Friday, October 29, 2010

Finding the Unusual Cuts on Cricut Cartridges!

Often, it's so hard to see beyond the name of a Cricut cartridge or even the initial glance of images on a cartridge.

So, for instance, if you look at the new Cricut Sesame Street Seasons cartridge, you might think, "well, my kids are too old for this" OR "I'm not a teacher so I wouldn't use this..".  Perhaps, I even thought these things...LOL!

Check out this Christmas box below:

This box cut, with the scalloped rectangles, is on the Cricut Sesame Street Seasons cartridge!  How perfect is this box to use for a gift card or jewelry? The image was initially intended to be a box to hold flash cards.

Here are the details on the box:

The front/top of the box is just layered squares and rectangles.  The stamp is from Papertrey Ink.  I used a Spellbinders die to outline the stamp.  The bell with flourishes is from the new Cricut Quarter Note cartridge - it went perfectly with the stamped sentiment. I added a gold brad on the bell for the ringer. Flowers are by Prima and layered together using a glittery brad.


I cut the box at 5-1/2" (base and layer 1 - key 42).  Then, I cut the associated scalloped rectangles (shift base - key 42) at 5-1/2" for the red (two of these - one for top and one for bottom), 5-1/4" for the gold and 5" for the gold script paper.  Box assembly was very easy. I used red sticky strip and Scotch Quick Dry adhesive glue to hold it together.



Red striped ribbon is by Stampin' Up!  Ribbon needs to be adhered to the top box, underneath the scalloped rectangles.  The edging along the box is made using a Martha Stewart punch and then glued on.

I had a blast making this box! It was VERY EASY!!

Have a great day!!

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136 comments:

  1. This box is amazing..thanks for opening my eyes to cuts and carts I may not have thought of otherwise

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  2. Wow I am the first! Thanks for showing that even if you think you don't need the cart, you really do! LOL! I love the box!

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  3. Joy, this is so beautiful! awesome job.

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  4. Love this box Joy!! Thanks for enabling :D

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  5. Joy... this box is gorgeous. Thank you for the "boost" to look "outside of the box" when looking at a cartridge..

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  6. Oh my goodness, Joy. That box is gorgeous! How long did it take to make???
    Thank you so much for sharing
    Susan

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  7. Great Project. This is amazing. thanks for sharing.
    lilyshadden@yahoo.com

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  8. Loving that project! Thanks for sharing.
    Trudi

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  9. Beautiful Box!! I would not have even looked twice at Sesame Street if not for this project, thanks!!

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  10. wow! I love a cart that has other uses! A Child's Year is another example of great cart, that some people might pass up!
    liz :o)

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  11. That box is beautiful. I thought the Sesame Street Seasonal cart is great! I love using my Sesame street characters for a lot of my scrapbook pages. they are really cute!

    I need to remember to think outside the box even it's this gorgeous!

    Linda A

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  12. Wow!! What a gorgeous box!! I'm always amazed at the cuts you find!

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  13. This box is a gift in its self. Wow I have never made a box. Don't have any cartridges that have a box cut.
    I must get one.
    Thank you so much for the wonderful ideas you send us and those fantastic giveaways.
    We love you
    Linda in Stanwood

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  14. wow thanks for sharing such a great tip on a cartridge that I really had no desire for but all of a sudden need !!!hehehe

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  15. Wow! That is one awesome box.
    Hugs. Nataliya.

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  16. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity in using cartridges! I love the hymn that stamp is based on too. If you look at all the verses it tells an awesome story.

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  17. Thanks for showing us, never would have pick this cartridge up because it's young and my child is way past this stage. The box is amazing!!!!!!

    Roxanna
    bswinch at aol dot com

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  18. Joy this box is incredible! Very nice and you do a great job of seeing beyond the name or style of a cart!

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  19. I love this beautiful box. I want this one just for the 3D cuts. Hope I can get a good deal.I just love all the papers you chose. Really turned out gorgeous.
    stuff@gt.rr.com
    Http://cricutmimi.blogspot.com

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  20. I'm so glad for a blog like your that shares this information we wouldn't otherwise know. Love the box.
    Gloria H

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  21. Great box. I never would have thought that Sesame STreet cartridge would have great things like this. Thanks.

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  22. Fabulous idea!!Love the box.

    rhaun64@gmail dot com

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  23. Love this box and no I would not have gotten this Sesame Street cart!
    I would like to know how long it took to make, maybe a tutorial video on how to put the box together. I have found like on the folding to make paper boxes not cricut carts it was difficult if I didn't see a video.
    Once I saw a video or picture taken step by step I could put the box together. Maybe I'm challenged that way!

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  24. wonderful! I love when there are little hidden gems on cartridges. Thanks for thing "outside the box!"

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  25. Just stunning! You're right, I had written off the SS cart. Better give it a second look lol!

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  26. This box is amazing! Thanks for sharing the ideas on the carts because you are right I will look at a cart and say oh there's nothing on there for me. Thanks for all you do.

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  27. Beautiful box! Using the Sesame Street cartridge for a Christmas box - now that's thinking outside the box. LOL. Thanks for sharing.

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  29. Awesome! Who'da thunk it! Love your inspirations!

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  30. Fabulous box you have out done yourself.

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  31. This is an absolutely beautiful box!

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  32. What a gorgeous box! You are so right about wonderful treasures lying in so many cartridges. Thank you!

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  33. This is so gorgeous! I already wanted this one but NOW I want it more!!!

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  34. This box is fantastic! I love everything about it!

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  35. The Christmas Box is BEAUTIFUL, Joy! I'm going to make some of these this year for Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing!!!!
    jhilligus@yahoo.com

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  36. You're right--never thought the base of this beautiful Christmas box would be from Sesame Street--lol. It sure is pretty, though!

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  37. What a gorgeous gift box! You are so good at discovering the hidden treasures on the carts.

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  38. Way to think "outside the box" (pun intended, LOL). ;)

    That's a beautiful box and you're right, I'd have never thought this could be made with the Sesame Street cart. Thanks for all your great ideas and inspiration, Joy!

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  39. This is amazing!! Love the Stampin Up ribbon...haven't used mine yet. Thanks for sharing.
    hugs,jen
    jennyscards.blogspot.com

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  40. Beautiful.. It makes me want to run and create a box on my cricut right now. I haven't tried boxes before. TFS.

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  41. I noticed the same thing! There are some really cute, non Sesame Street cuts that anyone could use! Great box! It is beautiful!

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  42. Great project. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. The box is awesome...and just when I tell myself I can't spend any more money. LOL.

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  44. Wow....what a beautiful box. Would never imagine this came from a Sesame Street cart! lol

    Love all of the new carts...

    TFS!

    Nicole

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  45. Oh darn!! I just threw out a candy box (chocolate box) that would have made a wonderful card box! I need to keep the thinking cap on. I already save and recycle so much, I am sometimes piled higher and deeper! he he he!
    Blessings, Donna
    grandma4five

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  46. i love hearing about these hidden treasures. i don't like sesame street and would never have thought....

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  47. Really beautiful box! Yes I thought I did not need this cartridge. Guess I was wrong.

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  48. That's what I said too! Lovely box! Thanks for sharing.I guess I'll have to look at these cartridges closer.

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  49. I love the box you made. Who would have thought that could be made from the Sesame Street cart? I really didn't think I needed that cart; I think maybe I was wrong. TFS!

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  50. The box is so beautiful. Thank you for showing us all the versatility of the carts. Even though it makes my wish list that much longer!

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  51. I LOVE this box! And who'da thunk you could make something like this using the Sesame Street Seasons cartridge?!

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  52. Wow!! that box is amazing. It looks so beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Mickey

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  53. OMGOSH! This box is GORGEOUS!!! I love the colors and just WOW JOY! WOW! Sooo Pretty! :o)

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  54. I KNEW this cartridge had potential when I saw it.!
    You are a GREAT enabler & YOU ROCK!!!
    Big "Sesame" hugs!
    Emma;)

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  55. This box is amazing, a real keepsake.

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  56. You are just too clever! I don't see 1/4 the things you find on these carts! Every time I see one of your projects, I want to go out and buy the cart!! Very cute box.
    Once again, thanks for all your inspiration!

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  57. Very cute! thanks for sharing!!

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  58. I love this box and have no clue what to put in it but I love this box. Tutorial please - lol. Everything you did on this box fits so beautifully.

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  59. I just love all the 3d objects Cricut has! Way to go Provocraft! AND you Joy, I'd never have thought of this in a million years and it is so gorgeous.

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  60. Fantastic box!! It is amazing on what you can create with the Cricut.

    Carol

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  61. Joy, this box is Wonderful! Can't imagine getting a better gift than that.
    Carol
    ottersL@pacbell.net

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  62. Great shapes on sesame street cart. I have been cutting a lot of billboard style sentiment from Hello Kitty cartridge..(A cartridge I borrowed from a friend, thinking i'd never use it)

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  63. Never would have guessed that this box came from the Sesame Street cartridge! Thanks for helping us to look "out of the box". lol

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  64. OMG, what an absolutely gorgeous box! You're right about those hidden treasures!

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  65. Absolutely gorgeous! It's amazing the things you can do when you think outside the "box".

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  66. I'm so glad you are demonstrating "think outside the box" - I tell my fellow scrappers that all the time. This box turned out so beautiful. Thanks for going there...

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  67. Love this box-so cute. Great color combination.
    kateb@buckeye-express.com

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  68. Who knew that you could make this box with that cartridge! I love when you show the versatility of our cartridges!!!
    T. Blue

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  69. What a beautiful box. Who'd of thought that it was from the Sesame Street cart. I'm shocked.

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  70. Well who woulda guessed? This is pretty cool and could be used for so much. thanks for showing us!

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  71. Wow your box is amazing. I love it. I haven't even looked at this cartridge for the very reason you mentioned, just thought my kids were too old. I may have to peruse the handbook on the cricut webpage.

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  72. It pays to think outside the box with the cartridges.

    Nancy
    seedstlc@distributel.net

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  73. I have such a difficult time thinking outside of the images shown in the books! But thank you for showing some of the alternatives!

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  74. I always tell people that some of the best cuts are not the featured ones! You must look and look again at your handbook! Thanks for the reminder!

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  75. This cart is already on my wishlist, I can't wait to get it! Thanks for sharing.

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  76. Beautiful as a gift box!!! TFS

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  77. Joy this box is amazing....you have the best ideas.....I've been very hesitant to try a box......but this sure makes we want 2 try.



    Joan smith

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  78. Love this box it would be so fun for homemade candies to give a gifts to a special friend. Mindy1qc@msn.com

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  79. This is really pretty!! I love when you can find cuts like these on a cart you didn't think was possible

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  80. The box is incredible! It is so beautiful. The person who receives this box is sooooo lucky.

    Deana L.
    dmlbuster@yahoo.com

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  81. Thanks for the tip/reminder about the images on cartridges.
    This box is simply beautiful!

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  82. Beautiful box. Love the colors & the big bow is totally cute. Love it!

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  83. Joy - this is so pretty! Love it and love that you're showing us those little hidden treasures that we might not otherwise notice. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    JeanH

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  84. Beautiful box. This would make a wonderful presentation for a gift card or small gift. The sentiment is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

    barbara614@insightbb.com

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  85. Great box! I love everything about it! I can't wait to get my hands on this cartridge!

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  86. This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! i love everything you do! FABULOUS!!!

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  87. Awesome box! Maybe if I make one & tell my DH it would be perfect for jewelry, he'll get the hint?

    KEL 1059 at verizon dot net

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  88. I love that box! I guess I NEED this cart, too!

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  89. This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

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  90. This is just beautiful! Love it!!! :)

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  91. WOW!!! Gorgeous! TFS
    scrapbug@live.com

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  92. What a gorgeous box. Love the big striped bow. I don't have very many cartridges yet, but every time I pull one out, I can find something new to cut!

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  93. AWSOME! I love the box. Thanks for the ideas. You are so creative.
    syoung6987@aol.com

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  94. GORGEOUS!!! I love it when you do the unexpected from a cartridge- you are always opening my eyes to the infinite possibilities!!! Thanks for being FABULOUS!

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  95. Lovely box! I'll have to take a second look at the Sesame Street cart. TFS!

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  96. Wow, this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! TFS! -Sam :-)

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  97. this box is gorgeous!!! oh boy!! and another cart or two, to add to my list..I need to write in fine print the list is getting too long..hehehe :)

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  98. love the box!! wish I had this cart, is there another cart that has a box like this one? Would love to create this as a christmas gift. Thanks

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  99. That is an amazing box! I can't believe it was easy- but I will try it and find out. Thanks for the idea of looking into my cartridges for the different images I can use for other projects. You are full of great inspiration.

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  100. Oh my gosh that is just adorable. I saw that box for the flash cards and never gave it another look. Aren't you clever. Thanks so much for showing us different uses for these carts. Melissa
    MelJohn74 at aol dot com

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  101. Maybe I need to take a second look at this cartridge. The box is beautiful! What a neat idea for a special anniversary or wedding gift. Hm-m-m-m-m . . .

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  102. Beautiful box!!! Don't have this cartridge, but I'll check my other cartridges out. thanks for sharing this with us.

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  103. OMG what a beautiful box. It looks like it took you forever to make it. I love all the details. TFS

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  104. This project is beautiful. You always think so "out of the box" (hehe).

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  105. That box is just beautiful!! No one would beleive it wasn't store bought! Thanks for showing us what is hidden on the cartridges!

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  106. Gorgeous! What a great way to give special gifts, plus those impersonal gift cards that all people love!!! This is such a cute idea for so many things. Thanks for sharing!

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  107. Beautiful, beautiful and thanks for showing us to think outside the box.

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  108. Love the box!! I wish I had more time to explore all my carts. There must be so much I have missed.

    phonetecgirl@msn.com

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  109. Joy, you are so right! It is very hard to sometimes to see past the title or the initial intended use for a cart or image. But when you do, you open the door of creativity. I try to browse the manual that comes with a cart and tag the pages with cards or other uses for the cuts. I don't always get that done though. Thanks for this idea and encouraging me to keep browsing those manuals!!

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  110. LOVE this box! You make such a great point about looking beyond the title of the cart. I wish we were able to see everything available on the carts. I know I have passed up many carts because I saw nothing of interest to me--until you have stepped "outside the box". Thanks!
    Shellee

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  111. Such a lovely Christmas Box. I would never imagine you could do that with this cart.

    Traci
    NurseTraciScrapper at gmail dot com

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  112. Such a lovely Christmas Box. I would never imagine you could do that with this cart.

    Traci
    NurseTraciScrapper at gmail dot com

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  113. Thanks for the great reminder. I'm usually looking for the obvious, but there are a lot of fun surprises in these carts!

    robinjenkins13@msn.com

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  114. This is freakin awesome. Now I need THAT cart. Thanks for pointing this out.

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  115. Wow! That is beautiful. I,m always looking for the not so obvious cuts on all my carts. Thanks for sharing.

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  116. I love the box!!! ok, I am reconsidering the cartridge. :P

    dancingarden@gmail.com

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  117. that box looks like a million bucks! awesome job.

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  118. I really like this box. It is so beautiful. I don't have this cartridge yet but will put it on my list...... Thanks for sharing I really enjoy watch your you tube videos and viewing your blog for the awesome ideas you share.
    Thanks,
    Kris

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  119. Gorgeous! Thank you for helping me "think outide the box!"

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  120. Love the gift box. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas! Now I want to add that cartridge to my wish list! Thanks again

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