Sunday, December 20, 2009

Need a last minute gift? Fill this little TAKEOUT BOX with goodies!

I made my annual batch of peppermint bark today, and then I realized that I needed something to put small batches in for a few people, so....I went to my craft room and came out with this little cutie!  It's shaped like the traditional Chinese takeout box, but it's constructed a little more simply, and it's so easy to make that you don't even need a tutorial!  Just score, fold and adhere the bottom and side, add an optional ribbon handle and you're done!  I whipped up 5 in about 30 minutes, start to finish.  The file doesn't include holes for the ribbon so that you can use it without if you'd rather.  I just used a 1/8" hole punch on mine, but you can use an awl or paper piercer, or you can use a standard punch for larger ribbon.

Please be so kind as to leave a comment below if you download this file! :)

Cartridge: George and Basic Shapes
Takeout Box file for Design Studio
Takeout Box file for Gypsy

82 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG thank you Cindy i have been wanting a take out box cut but all that have been posted have been in SCAL and i dont own that.
I have a couple other cuts of yours and they are wonderful thank you for all your hard work. Love love love and the cuts keep it up.

Sue said...

Thank you very much for the wonderful Take Out Box cut file. You do such wonderful work. Keep up the good work. Thanks again.

Michele said...

Thank you! You are seriously rocking the boxes! Awesome job!

Joy said...

Thank you for sharing your take out box with us! It is really cute.

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Blog Cutting Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 20 Dec [LA 04:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 21 Dec [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

Craftyanny said...

Hi Cindy
Have just stumbled upon your blog whilst hopping around.
I love those little boxes, they're fab.
Thanks sooooooooo much for sharing the file
Anne x

CBH-Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Box, Purses, etc. post on Dec. 20, 2009. Thanks again.

Alison said...

Wow thanks so much...this is so cute and easy!
You are very cerative.
TFS

Duan Marie Byrd said...

Thank you so much for sharing this cut file. I am sure I will use it a lot. I have lots of ideas for this.

Tazmadazz said...

Thank you for sharing all your wonderful files!!

Parcha said...

Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Anonymous said...

Thanks I am snowed in today and this will be a great last minute gift for some co-workers..

Anonymous said...

You made my day--looking for something special to put some cookies and treats in for a coworker and this was great

sopranoannie said...

Hi there!

Thanks so much for this file. It's adorable, and I'm sure I will use it for te last minute presents I'm doing for friends. Have a wonderful holiday!

Ann

happy2scrap56 said...

Just to let you know I have stocked up on energizer batteries for you, Keep on creating those beautiful boxes I love it.
Jan

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Thank you for thefile! Would be super cute for Valentines day too!

It's Jenn! said...

Thank you! Super cute! I can finally throw away that old template I kept from my leftovers years ago, lol!

Theresa said...

Thank You! Pretty little box!

LilGreenBug said...

Thanks SOOO much for sharing these awesome files!!! Can't wait to make some up to package my homemade almond clusters in!! You rock!!!

Cindy McVey said...

Ohhh, LilGreenBug...send me some! LOL

Anonymous said...

Just awesome and it is something useful for all those Christmas goodies. I'll have to get baking

lynn said...

this is wonderful, cindy!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THESE SUPER CUTE BOXES. GREAT TO BE ABLE TO DO THEM UP IN ANY CARDSTOCK FOR DIFFERENT OCCASIONS.
THANKS FOR SHARING.

BOBBI

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing your file, I have been trying to make one myself without much success. LOL Thank you again.

disneynut77 said...

Thanks for sharing your take out box. I just love it.

MedicScrapper said...

Thank you for sharing your files :) What a darling little box !!!

Anonymous said...

wow! thank you for sharing! I cant wait to try it out on my new expression!! This is all so new and so exciting!!! There r so many amazing things out for the expression, I cant warp my mind around how everyone is coming up with them, but I'm so grateful that everyone is sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your take out box cut file.

Bridget

Anonymous said...

Your boxes are amazing. Thanks for sharing them.

Carmen said...

Thanks for sharing.

scraphappysteph said...

How nice of you to share! Thanks.

~JulieH~ said...

Another gorgeous box thanks so much for sharing
Juliex

Anonymous said...

Have several of your cut files and just tried the Take Out Box today. I love it! Didn't have to make any adjustments and it went together effortlessly. Will definitely be using these for preschool and kindergarten Chinese New Year parties. Thanks so very much for generously sharing with all of us. Rose

masseyav said...

These are absolutely adorable!!!Thanks for sharing them with us!!! Happy Holidays!!!

redlady said...

Cindy, OMG, thanks for your cut files. I downloaded a few of your boxes and plan to try them tomorrow. You are very good at this. I love boxes too! I got my Cricut E for Christmas an opened it Mon.night. I made all my Christmas cards with my Baby Bug this year (maybe 25).

DCDoll said...

Cindy, you're the best for all of these fantastic cut files. TFS!

Kristin said...

Thank you! I found you on the cricut MB with all your cute boxes/bags, etc. I see these all the time in the Target $1 spot and refuse to pay a $1, but never have time to design my own!

Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I just finished a batch of rolo/cashew/pretzel treats. Now I have a fancy container to put them in.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

{B} said...

thanks so much for the file. Merry Christmas to you!

cindy H said...

Thank you so much for the box designs. Just got my Gypsy for Christmas and looking forward to using it.

Lisa said...

Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful creations.

Cindy said...

Wonderful box thanks for sharing!

jessica said...

thanks so much, you have the cutest boxes here. i just ordered my george cart from the rewards program so i will finally be able to cut this stuff.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all your hard work and that you are willing to share.

AndreaA said...

Thanks so much for sharing your files.
This is very kind of you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you again Cindy! I always leave msgs on the mb when I take the files.
Thanks for all your hard work & time.

Bearylish said...

This is such a great cutfile. I saw these boxes on clearance at M's the other day and glad I didn't purchase any of them. It will be great to have the versatility to make my own. I don't know how you or others can create files like these. I barely can weld letters together lol. But I am glad you are able. Thank you so much.

Meg said...

Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this Design Studio file! I really appreciate your work!

Paula said...

Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to use this! Happy New Year

Jamie H. said...

Thanks for sharing your talent!! I can't wait to make this!

smileyfish76 said...

Thank you so much for sharing.

Diane said...

This is so CUTE! It will work great for a Valentines' Day treat!! Thanks
Diane

Tammy said...

I love. I'm going to make them as the party favor for my Chinese New Year party. Thank you for sharing all of your talent.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing this versatile box file.

Lisa B said...

Thanks again for once again sharing your craftiness!

Kris in Alaska said...

Totally cool! Thanks for sharing it with us!
Kris in Alaska

Anonymous said...

Perfect for that small little present! Thanks!!! :)

Natalie said...

Thank you for the file. I hope I can get it to work.

Anonymous said...

I just discovered your blog and your designs are lovely! Thank you so much for being so kind and sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your lovely work which you are so generously sharing.

Blessings!

Anonymous said...

These are wonderful. I can't wait to try the cut. Your work is very inspirational.

memories2keep1976 said...

Great boxes for a little gift.

Kelly said...

I downloaded the file. Thank you so much for sharing it!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful blog - I just found it from the cricut site, and I'm in love with your designs. Definately a file in my computer with your works of art in them, and a newly bookmarked blog. :)

Anonymous said...

What a great blog. I'm saving this link as a favorite. Thank so much for the hard work on these boxes. They are just what I was looking for.

Melisa said...

I just found your blog and will have to make it a regular stop. Thank you so much for offering your cut file. I can't wait to make some of these adorable boxes.

Caroline said...

Cindy - thank you for sharing your files with us it is greatly appreciated. Can't wait to give this file a try tonight.

thanks!!!!

Caroline (aka Doxieluv01 on Cricut)

brandy2003_18 said...

Thanks for sharing.

Ohhh Snap said...

I can't wait to try this, thanks so much for sharing :D.

Gowiththeflo said...

This is so perfect! My 9-year-old daughter wants to give out fortune cookies for Valentine's Day at school. I thought it would be so fun to package them in little fortune-cookie-sized boxes. Right away I turned to my cricut cartridges but found nothing. So, I hit the cricut community and there you were! How happy am I?? Thanks so much!!

Jamiecrafts said...

i DL the gypsy file and got it on my g but when i hit cut it takes me back to the screen with the 3 boxes at the very beggining, what do I do?

Elizabeth said...

this is exactly what i am looking for, however, i have no idea how to use it. i have a cricut expression, nothing else. what do i need...help!

JANLYNN said...

Thanks so much for shareing this file.

LC said...

Thank you so much for the file. I need to make something for my volunteers at church. This might be it!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I have been needing a box like this for a project! Thank you for sharing.

Jenette

Carol said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful file. I love your site, keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so mutch!!

mockoo12 said...

I can't wait to try the takeout box. Thanks for sharing!

Nadia said...

Someone on the Cricut Circle posted a link to your fantastic blog. Thank you so much for sharing this file! So clever and generous!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing your files! I know they take time and energy to create, then more time to post them. I've been looking for a takeout box for awhile, going to a New Year's movie party and I'm bringing homemade treats. This box will be perfect!

Cyndi - YaYa said...

Thank you so much for this file!

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Lifetime crafter, beginning with sewing clothes for my troll dolls when I was 5. Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2000. Wife of almost 30 years to my high school sweetheart and planning on 30 more! Mom to 2 great kids and one awesome new son-in-law. "Mom" to 3 furkids, Pomeranians Roxy and Lulu, and a Calico cat, Sugar aka "Miss Fattypants." Addicted to all things Disney!