Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thrifty Thursday

Today is Thrifty Thursday on My Creative Time Blog. The goal is to create a project using scraps/leftovers or a recycled item. 
I made a treat box from 2 tag dies I had leftover from a project as well as a card using scraps from the 4th layout I did last week.  Scraps and leftover dies come in really handy!!

For the treat box, I took two tag die cuts and then scored them at 3.5" as shown here:
 Then I glued the tags together on the scored, folded part as shown here:
 Next, I took a piece of scrap pattern paper, 2x8 and scored it at 1.5", 2.75", 5.25" and 6.5". I glued this piece around the tags to create the box. You do not glue the sides of the paper. I decorated the front with leftover dies I had from doing other 4th of July projects. I put crunch mini chocolate bars inside the box and tied it up! Easy & Cute!!

My Creative Time Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Paper: Doodlebug Designs
Twine, Sequins & Pearls

 This card I made from left over scraps from the layout I did last week.  I just added some die cuts and did the sentiment the same as the layout title. Love the new Happy Thoughts coordinating dies!!

Close up of the dies and stamp I used:
My Creative Time Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Paper: Pebbles, Inc.
Twine, Sequins & Gems
Wood Veneer Stars
Mini Clothes Pin

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Joan Smith said...

WOW girl what awesome 4th of July goodies you created what cool, clever and creative ways you used Miss Emma's goodies!! Love your treat holder & card super great papers you found too. YOU ROCK!!

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute treat box and card. LOVE the treat box idea!! Lee-Ann :)

Crafting Katie said...

Clever and quite adorable treat bag box! And your card is gorgeous! Love that woodgrain paper!

Kim H said...

Candace ~ Oh my word! I have to steal both of these ideas! EEK! The treat box is seriously CLEVER!!! I LOVE how you did that and wrapped it to help keep it closed! Then your card screams America too! I LOVE everything!

quilt4fun2 said...

Your treat box is sweet! Super clever! Your card is beautiful...and to think these were just scraps. Extra die cuts do come in handy. Great job!
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jessica said...

What an AWESOME project Candace!! LOVE how you used the tag dies to make that treat!!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE that idea!