It's Challenge Me Monday over at FCCB again and I just realized I goofed on the theme of this week's challenge. I thought it was Sweet Treats, turns out it's Cool Treats! Oh, well, I'm going to say since gingerbread houses are made when it's COLD, and the icing on the roof is meant to look like SNOW, it's going to have to count! Besides, I need to get cracking on Christmas projects! LOL! Our sponsor this week is Cri-Kits. They make all kinds of nifty gel pens and markers to be used in Cricut and other electronic cutters. So stop by their website and check them out!
I thought it would be fun to make a box for treats with a Christmas theme. Wrap It UP has an adorable gingerbread house box, so I used that. I cut the box and its layer at 11.5 with my Gypsy. This box was extremely easy to put together and at that size makes a box that would hold lots of candy or 3-4 large cookies or a cupcake. The main image has several layers but the box only has one. I used a red Cri-Kit glitter gel pen to outline it, then cut it in white and then used punches and scraps to add color.
Here is the front of the box. I used a scrap behind the door frame. I cut out the door so it would be brown. I punched some strips for the "curtains" over the windows and the porch roof and trimmed a little piece for the top of the chimney. I colored the cut out pieces of the square windows and the arched window yellow (to look like candlelight).
Here is the side. The front and back match and so do the two sides. I used some old SU Christmas DP, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White CS, Nesties, and Gumball Green ink, plus some old Dress It Up buttons I had in my stash.
Here is a detail of the little wreath I made--I think it's so cute! It's an old SU punch with a hole punched out of the middle and some stickles. The tree punch is current SU. You can also see the Cri-Kit outline a little in this picture.
Here are some close-ups of those cute little cookie cutter buttons.
Other CS used is Gumball Green and Close to Cocoa.
Well, thanks for dropping by today, and don't forget to play along with FCCB this week! Remember, be sure to use at least one Cricut cut on your project! And if you have some Cri-Kit markers, use 'em! They are really fun and can add a lot to a project.