Sunday, January 24, 2010

CHARMing Favor Box For All Occasions



I've been a little absent from posting new projects lately.  Got sick, went on vacation, got sick again....well, you know how life happens and messes up your best-laid plans.  But all the interruptions didn't stop my brain from working on ideas, and I'm really happy to share this one with you  just in time for Valentine's Day....or St. Patrick's Day, or a baby shower, or any number of other occasions that you need a small favor for.  The takeout box that I posted before Christmas has been downloaded 1385 times -WOWIE!  I'm glad you all liked that one!  I think you might like this one just as much because it's SO versatile!

The "charm" of the box is in the 6 optional embellishments that you can easily attach to the box when you tie it closed.  Some of the charms are double-layered, so you can really get creative with your choice of papers, colors, and embellishments.  I used Stickles on a couple of mine to add some bling.  They're large enough to hold a large variety of treats and gifts, but small enough to set on a plate to add a nice touch to your table, the perfect size for a child to give as valentines, or a great little alternative to a card for tucking in a little cash.  I know all you creative ladies will find dozens of other uses for it!

I didn't make a tutorial for this one, because it's so quick and simple, but if you have any problems or questions, please email me.  The Design Studio file has 7 pages - 1 for the box and 1 each for the six optional charms.  For you Gypsy users with multi-page issues, I've made each page a separate file and zipped them up for one easy download.

Now, I have just one request for my followers who are downloading files.  I want to see pics of your projects!  I love seeing how other people interpret and jazz up my designs, so please email me your photos.  I get inspiration and ideas from all of YOU, too!

Cartridges needed are: George for the box, heart, star, & shamrock; Walk in My Garden for flower, Mickey & Friends for Mickey.
EDIT, Jan 25: You will need New Arrival for the onesie

As always, the only "payment" I ask for my files is a comment.  I love comments!  OK, that's two requests, but who's counting?

Cricut kisses!

CHARMing Box Files for Design Studio
CHARMing Box Files for Gypsy

64 comments:

Dani said...

Thanks so much! I most likely won't be able to work on this project anytime soon, but I'll try to remember to send you pics when I do.

~JulieH~ said...

These are adorable I love them all! Thanks so much for sharing your work
Juliexx

KellyScott (Cricut MB) said...

Thanks Cindy for another wonderful Creation.

Lynette said...

These are so cute. Thanks for sharing the files.

Gayle said...

These are fantastic! I'm particularly thrilled that the Shamrock is on George (which I have) since my 50th b-day is on St. Patrick's Day. Methinks I might have to get me something special to put in there :) Thank you so much for once again sharing your amazing talent.

happy2scrap56 said...

YEA YOUR BACK!!!
I was worried about you, being so quiet.
Sorry to hear that you were sick.
Love the boxes and will be doing them tomorrow.
Jan

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing your files. You make us not-so-creative people look really good. Will post a pic as soon as I make one.
Barbara

Anonymous said...

These will come in handy this year. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
Kats

lynn said...

cindy, this is just too awesome! thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU FOR SHARING THESE BEAUTIFUL BOX IDEAS..

BARBARA

Pricy Darrell said...

Cindy, Thank you very much for sharing your creativity with others. And just in time for Valentines Day.

MelKilMD said...

Thank you so much for sharing.

bananagirl said...

I love this box, I have been looking for one just like this, thanks again for sharing your files.

Charlotte said...

Thank you for the cut files! These boxes are adorable!

Charlotte

scootin granny said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I hope to be using this soon and will post pic when I do.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic job, Cindy. They will be very useful. Thanks for sharing!

Crafty Cathy from the Cricut MB

Audrey Frelx said...

These are so cute! TFS

I'll be seeing you!

nikkigirl said...

I was soooo needing something fun to make...so I pulled up my favorite blogs....and....voila...these boxes are so cute!!!!!! I love them.

Anonymous said...

TFS!!! You are so creative. What would we do without you!!

debbie said...

Thanks for the file Cindy....I do have a question....which cartridge do I need to cut this cute project with?

Cindy McVey said...

Debbie, I try to list the carts in my posts. Look towards the bottom when I post a project.

For this one you need George for the box, heart, star, & shamrock; Walk in My Garden for flower, Mickey & Friends for Mickey. :)

Nicole said...

HEY CINDY! Guess who won the digi's from the Digital Delights Blog Hop last week? YEP! #13 was LUCKY for you! HAHA! I will send your email info to Wendy, so be sure to look for the email from her!

Hugs and CUTE CUTE CUTE BOXES, girl!

Hugs and Thanks for Hopping over to my blog! Nicole

happy2scrap56 said...

Cindy
Made boxes but can't figure how to get tops on
Jan

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the CraftCrave Blog Cutting Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: [25 Jan 02:00pm GMT]).

pruttybird said...

Love, love, love these boxes. You are so creative. Thatnks for sharing your files :)

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 Jan. 25, 2010. Thanks again.

Bobbi said...

These are adorable. Thanks for the file. I have a baby shower coming up and am going to try the onesie box. I will post pics once i cut it. TFS

Kim said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I am a new follower and when I do make one of your projects I will link back so you can see a picture!

Cindy McVey said...

happt2scrap....fold in the 2 slotted flaps first and connect them slot-into-slot. The 2 rounded flaps are connected by putting ribbon thru and tying on the front. If you add one of the charms, thread it on to the ribbon before tying. That's all there is to it!

Craftyanny said...

Hi Cindy
You won the Digital Delights image candy on my blog:)
hugs
Anne x

Susan said...

What adorable boxes!! Thank you sooo much for sharing your incredible talent!
SusanJ

scrappinkay said...

these are awesome boxes, great for little gifts or treats.

TFS

L8ybug2 said...

I love these little boxes. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Kris in Alaska said...

Sweeeeeeet boxes! Thanks for sharing with us!
Kris in Alaska

Lisanna said...

Your files are fantastic!!!!
thank you very much

Anonymous said...

Cute little boxes - thanks.
Debe

Me said...

Thank You for sharing these wonderful boxes! I downloaded the cut files, and left a comment on there that we will be using the cute lil boxes for my baby shower favors that my SIL is coming to work on this weeked! Thanks you so much!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try this box. Thanks for the file.

AndreaA said...

Thank You for sharing your files.
These boxes are very cute!!

TeriJ said...

These are absolutely adorable!!! Thanks so much, thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

dttyler said...

these are great looking boxes and as soon as i can find a george cart i want to make them. mine came with dj.

thanks

Donna said...

Thank you so much for shating these adorable box files.

Donna C
goCricutgo

Anonymous said...

Absolutely FANTASTIC! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

Jen425 said...

These are so cute, and would be perfect for kindergarten goodies! As always, thank you for sharing your talent.

Jen_Red

jan farnworth said...

very cute box i will try to post a picture on my blog once i have time to make something with the file.

MedicScrapper said...

I am in love with the Mickey box !!! This will be perfect as a gift for our upcoming Disney trip. Thanks for sharing :)

mshady said...

Love your work. Thanks for sharing.

Natalie said...

Thank you so much my dear! I am getting into boxes more and I really prefer to make my own instead of buy them from the store! I will share with you once I get some made!

Demita said...

Thanks for Sharing these awesome boxes!!

Kristin K said...

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful designs!

I can hardly wait to make these boxes!

Kristin

Faith said...

Thank you Cindy, these will make great treat boxes. faith

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for having such a sweet, sharing spirit! We all appreciate you very much and are envious (in the best way!) of your special talent! Please do keep dreaming up more fantastic projects. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing.Love the boxes! Can't wait to use them.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your files. I love the treat boxes that are on the new cartridges, but I don't have any of those yet, so I am thrilled that you have so many different boxes to choose from that use cartridges I have. Thanks again.
Jan

Becky said...

SO CUTE! Thanks for sharing. Becky

Pat said...

Thanks for sharing these! I appreciat you!

Marg said...

These are so cute. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the cut files you do and for free. Please stay around the Cricut board. You are so apreciated by so many of us.
jaisgrandma

Sherry said...

These boxes are wonderful. You do wonderful work. Thanks so much for sharing.

Paper said...

This looks like a very cute versatile little box. Thanks.

tinkerbug said...

Very cute and versatil. Thank you for sharing your files.

Anonymous said...

These are so great. Thanks so much for sharing all of your hard work with us.

Anonymous said...

Your post got bumped to the top of the messageboard again and I thought this is a sign to downland the cut this time. I love these boxes. Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

I have downloaded a couple of your boxes. I'm new at this a eagar to try. Thanks for keeping them simple and for making them available.

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