Friday, December 9, 2011

Use Your Stash - Use Your Holiday Paper

Hello all! I feel as though I have been gone for years!! Life has and still is pretty crazy around here and it doesn't look like that is changing anytime soon. My craft room doubles as the dining room during the holiday season and I just got back in this week - it still isn't set up in real working order. That being said I am going to share a project I did last year and never shared - and then when I consider the amount of work that went into them  - how the heck did I not post them?? And it will serve as a reminder that I have done this before.

And yes - this week's challenge is to use your holiday paper - that's right I said it - you have to USE it. I know, I feel your pain, I may have one or two stacks that I have multiples of (or maybe even 4 or 5). I decided it should be this week's challenge because I have to challenge myself or I won't be able to do it!! It's so hard! I have projects to get done and that paper needs to be cut!! So steel yourselves and join me!

So without further ado, here are my projects!

Remember when there were no Cricut carts with Chinese takeout boxes?? These are Chinese takeout boxes that I made last year using a George file from Cindy McEvey's blog - the file did not quite work like I needed to so Caroline re-created it for me and it was the solution to my problems but they took for-ev-ah to cut! and look at all the pretty paper I used! With the addition of a mini cupcake wrapper they are the perfect packaging for glitter ornaments, which you can see on my personal blog here

And I was nuts enough to make almost 30 of these because they were the goody bags for my daughter's class. I am shuddering right now as I realize that most of them probably went straight in the trash - but that's not why we do it right? And of course now there are several carts with takeout boxes including Sweet Treats and I think Art Philosophy. 

So I can't wait to see what you make with all your pretty paper! I am getting into my room no matter what this weekend! After cookies get done, dance tickets sold, pageant practice over....SIGH. Happy Crafting!


  1. WOW! That for sure are lots of boxes . I feel for you using up all the lovely stack.

  2. I love the cupcake wrapper idea for your ornaments!

  3. So you know you are not alone Allison! I've added the pillowboxes I've been making. And am STILL making! And will most likely STILL be making come Sunday!

  4. Sara!! Miss you!! It won't let me look at your post :( but I love them! and miss you lots!

  5. Wow, Allison! What a lot of work you did! And everything turned out great. What a good Mommy you are!

  6. Such a great project Allison! I need to get to my room, I miss it!