It’s the first of November, so that means we have a new challenge over on the Pink & Main Challenge Blog. This month’s theme is “Thanks/Thanksgiving” and there are some great prizes up for grabs! To enter, all you need to do is to create a new project with this theme and post a direct link to it on the Challenge Blog. You do not need to use Pink & Main products…but you will get bonus points if you do!
I wanted to make a cute takeout box for Thanksgiving leftovers, so I started by cutting out this design (#72241) from the Silhouette Design Store using my CAMEO. This pretty paper is from Authentique’s “Nestled” collection (I couldn’t resist the woodland animals in this collection!) and cut well using the standard settings for Textured Cardstock in the Studio software. The best part about this box design is that it requires no glue – this makes it easy to assemble and perfect for use with food items.
My tag was made using stamps from the “Scarecrows” and “Stitched Greetings” sets along with their coordinating dies. To match my patterned paper better, I stamped these on some heavyweight ivory cardstock from Recollections. I had read some rave reviews about how this cardstock works for alcohol markers…but frankly, I’m not impressed with the blending I was able to achieve on it and will not be making a habit of using it!
Once colored and die-cut, I glued my scarecrow to the sentiment, punched a hole through the hat, and attached the complete tag to my box using some natural jute. A bow made of burlap ribbon finished off this cute little box that’s perfect for leftovers or even a nice little autumn hostess gift.
I hope you enjoyed this easy Thanksgiving gift project and will join in the fun over on the Pink & Main Challenge Blog. I’ll be back tomorrow with some fun news, but in the meantime, I’d love to hear your comments!