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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Use your stash: Altered cigarette boxes

I love finding great ways to use my scrapbooking stash and here is a great way to use cigarette boxes. okay, I am not condoning smoking of course, but the truth is, people still smoke, so we can use up those boxes to make a great treat box. The gals at Creatively Green have altered these boxes to make great treat boxes, they even show you how to get the tobacco smell out of it and provide an alternate template to make a box of your own! Be sure to stop and see what they have been up to because they are also giving away some great prizes until Christmas!

If you dont want to use a cigarette box at all- heres a template!

**If you hate the smell of smoke, here is a super easy way to REMOVE smoke smell from just about anything!**

How To Remove Smoke Smell/ Scent Up Your Projects!

1 To get rid of the smoke smell: Mix 1 cup of water with 1tsp cinnamon, and 1 tsp of vanilla. Using a brush, paint, the mixture on the inside and outside of the cigarette boxes. Place in your oven on LOW for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool ( kinda like baking cookies). When they are removed, the smoke smell will be gone, but they will now smell like cinnamon cookies.

Wrapping with scrapbook supplies


Adorn a trio of holiday gift boxes with gem-studded tags. Layer the white tags on green cardstock, apply rub-on letters and gems, and thread the ribbon through punched holes.

Featured video: Gingerbread house with the cricut

I know, I know, another box! I couldn't help myself! This is a fairly large box- about 5 1/2 x 4 x 6 1/2 tall. I made my box with the scal 2 file, and then made the ds (george) file. I used the ds file in the video, just to make sure it worked! The download links are at the bottom of this post, before the video.
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Denise Hill
created this fabulous gingerbread house using her cricut.Here is the SCUT file for you.

Featured Project; Just for you treat bag

Just for You Bag Take a seat and have a comforting cup of tea. This little bag invites the security and warmth of a pot of tea and a good friend to share it with.

Just a few blog finds

I spent a lil why hopping the crafty blogs, here are a few paper-related or ideas I found... be sure to click the links above the photo to see the original post!
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