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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Color Me Christmas Fries

Yup, you read that right.  "Color Me Christmas Fries!".  There's lots of fun things you can do with a fry box!  I saw one someone had posted that had the Christmas Sixlets in them.  How cute was that?  They stood up like fries would in a box.  Though you'd either have to have a smaller fry box or a whole bag of Sixlets to get them to all stand up and not have the box look like you skimped on them.  I just find it easier to fill a sandwich bag with candy and tie it closed.  Then set it in the fry box and allow the candy to settle in the bag and box at the same time.  And this is what you get!  

You can get your free pattern to the fry box right here. It's from Split Coast Stampers so you know it's a pattern you can trust.  It's been tested a lot of times by many stampers!

I made my fry box using Cherry Cobbler card stock.  I found a sample of this fry box at Pink Buckaroo Designs.  

Once the box was put together I added a piece of decorative paper from the "Season of Style" DSP stack.  Because the paper isn't long enough to go around the whole box, I cut it off at the back edge of the sides of the box.  Who looks at the back of the box anyway?  All the fun stuff is on the front!  I glued the DSP on and set it aside to setup while I worked on the tree.

The tree is from the "Color Me Christmas" set.  I stamped the tree using StazOn ink and then colored it in with markers.  I used Old Olive for the tree, Crumb Cake for the trunk and Daffodil Delight for the star.  I didn't color the bulbs in because I was going to use the Candy Dots for the lights.  Before I put the lights on I used the oval die and cut out the tree.  I also glued the oval in place.  I wanted to make sure it wouldn't lift off.  If I had taped it, it may have lifted off because the fry box is not flat.  Once the oval was set up I filled a sandwich bag with candies and I tied the bag off using Baker's Twine and it was all placed inside the box.  As simple as that.  I would LOVE to have the time to make a whole bunch of these for the family for Christmas eve but I need 17 of them!!!  So I think I will be shelving that idea until next year or the year after!!!  LOL

This was a fun project to make.  It's quick too.  But then again I was only making one!

Thank you every so much for visiting today,

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