Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cuttlebug Challenge - Oh Christmas Tree!

I hope you guys have checked out the Cuttlebug Challenge by now to see all the wonderful Christmas projects that have been posted!

Tags, Bags, Boxes and More is such a great little cart and packed with some wonderful items. Sadly it is being retired and will no longer be available so when it's gone it's gone! While it is not one of my most used carts I do love having it to make cute little projects such as this CHRISTMAS TREE BOX. The pyramid cut was used to make this tree. Christmas Noel was used for the branches on the tree and the star is from Home Decor.

The box is big enough to hold some candies or trinkets for gift giving. It could even just be used as a small table decoration or place settings at your Christmas dinner filled with mints for your guests.

Supplies used-
Cricut Expressions
Cricut Cartridges - Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, Home Decor, Christmas Noel
Patterned Paper - Basic Grey
Cardstock - Prism, Stardream Mica

I took a picture looking down so you can see how the details are on all sides.

I did cut my branches in two different patterns but of course you don't have to. I used 3 branches on the bottom layer, two for the middle and one for the top. There are extra branches in the cut file so don't worry if you have a few left over. I wanted to make sure I had enough in case one or two didn't cut correctly. Working from the bottom up I glued only the top of the branches so they would have a more dimensional look to them. The bottom branches were trimmed even with the bottom of the box.

For the star I used a toothpick between the gold layers so the star could stick into the top of the box. I then glued the white layer on top of the gold.

I hope you enjoyed this little Christmas project!


  1. great box! filing this one away for my holiday crafts! Super Cute and would be great for office gift exchange!

  2. I don't have that cart...thinking maybe I should have it. Seems lots of people have been using it.
    quilt4fun2 at hot mail dot com

  3. OMG!! This is sooooooo #&*$#@&% AWESOME!!!

  4. OMGOSH! such a pretty decorative box... I love it! :)

  5. like!....alot!....

  6. These are adorable. They would make such great treat boxes for my grandcildren to take to school.
    You just keep amazing me with your talent.

  7. OMGosh Okie this is absolutely

  8. As always, this is FREAKIN' amazing! I should just sell all my scrap stuff now cuz' my imagination could never come up with this or anything else on your blog! LOL

  9. Really lovely. TFS!

  10. Absolutely incredible. Your creativity amazes me.