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November 12, 2010

Chinese takeout boxes a la Gypsy

Hi everyone, this is Beth from thunderbirdlindybydesign today is my day to be a guest designer on The Bug Bytes.  I wanted to share with you some Chinese take out boxes I created on my Gypsy using Opposites Attract and George Basic Shapes.  I had a major problem finding a trapezoid on the Gypsy that was symetrical.  I finally came up with one on Opposites attract, but even that one was kind of off kilter, but I went with it anyway.  This file is not perfect, but it turned out ok for what I wanted.  I had messed with the file numerous times before I scrapped the whole thing(no pun intened) and started over.  At that point I was running out of time so I went with what I had.

The first picture is on the file itself, sans Christmas tree cut, I added that later.  If you look closely, you can tell the image is not perfectly symetrical.

At this point I thought it would be cute with a window in it, so I added the Christmas tree from one of the Christmas carts.

I did not add score lines to the file itself, but did them by hand afterwards.  Did I mention this cut is not symetrical, and because of this, I just had to eyeball the score lines..

I tried to make sure I scored from the bottom corner of the box to where the top folded down 3.25" on all 4 sides so when the box went together, the top edges were even.

 I took 12" of 2 different colored ribbon and some heavy weight thread and a needle and with a gathering stitch sewed the 2 ribbons together by hand and gathered them to form a rosette.  Since I was only doing one, I didn't get out the sewing machine.

I really love these rosettes, they are so easy, and add so much to a project.

I had 3 prototypes before I settled on the last design but I thought I would decorate and throw them in to the post also.  They don't look bad, especially after being decorated up. 

Here is a pic of all of my boxes, they would look great with 25 cut out and used a count down to Christmas Calendar maybe strung on a string in front of a window..  The first 3 are the prototypes(can you tell my husband is an engineer?)  The last one with the tree is the final one.

Close ups, I added a piece of Cricut Cart Plastic to the inside of the tree cut so my goodies would not fall out.  I have purchased so many carts, I don't think I will every run out of plastic.

Well thanks for having me today.  If you are interested in the cut file, email me (rwhite58@maplenetbroadband.com) and I will post on my blog.  I didn't want to just put it out there with it not being perfect.

Until next time, keep crafting, Beth.


TR said...

Nice Job!

I don't know if I would have tried to attempt that from scratch.
hahahaha. But we are GYPITIANS. You never know where we will end up in this creating world. ;)


papillon digital design said...

These are lovely! take out boxes. What a great use of the G. And I love the decoration

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a great design! Love these boxes. I realy like how you decorated them. Thanks for sharing.

sugarsherri said...

OK, trying to get ideas for Xmas. Sitting at my Imagine for the last few hours and designing from Snow Angel, cut the first page and go across the room for more paper....too many machines in here so the Imagine cord goes acrosss the floor in a real OSHA violation way...so needless to say, the rest of my Christmas ornamements need to be reformed. Not tonight...just to upset.

Then I see these Chineese take out boxes....wouldn't they look cute as ornaments? So much work, but so cute!!!!!!!

Oh, yeah and I still can t get the upload for my GYPSY and Imagine, Provo craft is stumped...they said to do it on someone elses computor....anyone want to help?

Well, anyway doing a demo at Michaels (Katy, Target) at 10 am,,,its Jolees new jewels. Maybe I can use them on my Christmas ornaments.

Hey, I am just falling apart and we haven't made it to Thanksgiving yet!!!!

Katy, TX

Audrey Frelx said...

Beth, great job!!! Love your boxes!

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.blogspot.com) said...

I love these boxes! Awesome design!

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