Takeout Treats

Today is Not a Card.  It is the adorable box from Takeout Thinlits.  It is shaped like the Chinese takeout containers , but in miniature size.  There are quite a few different ones that you can find on Pinterest, etc. I made this one a little bit ago when my Upline, Brian King, had a challenge on our group Facebook page to post every day.  Since I do not do a blog post on the weekends, I have a couple of cute little projects left over.  But first, I hope you will fall in love with this cute little takeout box.


Takeout Thinlits, 147927


My takeout container is done very simply.  I used designer series paper for the entire box.  Most of the samples you will see utilize the DSP as the layers for the sides.  The dies are awesome for this layering as there is a die that cuts the side layers included in the set.  Yay for Stampin’ Up!

I kept the decoration pretty simple as well.  The heart is an included die and the white heart is cut using that.  I simply adhered the die cut heart to the Fresh Fig card stock and fussy cut around it.  It was not really very fussy cutting!  I then used the 1/8″ handheld punch to punch a hole through both layers.  The cute little ribbon is the Fresh Fig ribbon also.

This adorable little box would hold a handful of Hershey Kisses or a couple of Lindorf Truffles even.  Better yet, a cut little gift!

Thank you for visiting today.  I appreciate it very much.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the post






Table Accessories

I have a different type post for you today.  It is paper crafted table accessories.  Wether or not we are ready for the holidays, they are quickly approaching.  This means a variety of special dinners or gatherings.  For me at least, these tend to be more the buffet style.  And that brings me back to the topic.


Stampin' Up!, A Big Thank You, Nature's Poem, Darling Label such, Everyday Label much, Leaf punch, Trio punch, Jackie Beers

A Big Thank You, 147377


I paired two super projects together.  The Hand Sanitizer is from Julie DiMatteo (The Paper Pixie) and the silverware holder is my design.  You can see Julie’s post HERE  for her fabulous video tutorial.  I created the napkin/utensil holder based on something a friend had.  I widened it so that it will hold more utensils.  My photo has clear plastic utensils (sorry about that in terms of being able to see them!) and a napkin easily.

Obviously you could change up the colors for both of these projects to suit your occasion.  The utensil holder is great for buffets as I mentioned earlier.  This way everything is together and you do not drop the lose pieces.  And of course, we can always use the hand sanitizer!

I have the measurements for the napkin/utensil holder listed below.  Again, Julie has a great video on making the hand sanitizer holder if you click the link above.  They are both very easy to make and the decorations can be up to you.  I hope you will give them both a try.

Thank you for visiting today.  I very  much appreciate it and hope you will continue to stop by and check out my projects.


  • Crumb Cake base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 6 and 10.
  • Fold and burnish the scorelines.  The 1″ piece folds to the front.
  • Using Tear & Tape, place the tape against the edge of the section between the two score lines.  Before adhering, place a folded napkin inside. This gives you room for the napkin, etc without tearing the envelope.
  • Prior to taping down the little flap, wrap the ribbon and secure it.
  • The DSP is 3/4 X 4 for the little flap and 3 X 4 for the front
  • Round the top corners wit the Detailed Trio Punch



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Post It Note Plus

I always seem to be looking for something to write on, and usually find several post it note holders laying around.  But for today’s project I have combined a Post It Note holder with a space to keep the 3X3 notecards for a Random Act of Kindness.  Yes an odd pairing, but I have both in my purse anyway.  It is designed to keep your little note cards from getting damaged before you can hand them out.


Share What You Love Designer Series Paper, 146926


It was hard to cut into this gorgeous paper!  However, the thickness of the paper is perfect for this type project.  Usually for these holders they are made of card stock and then another layer on top is decorated.  This specialty paper takes away the need for that additional layer because it would be hard to improve on this beauty!  Here are pictures of the inside.  I used a different pattern from the same DSP package for the envelope to hold the cards.



I definitely do not have the touch with these type projects that my friend and fellow SU Demonstrator Julie DiMatteo does. (The Paper Pixie)  But this one is really easy.  I have included the measurements below.  And if you did not want the addition of the note card holder, it is simple to cut the paper without that added length. Simply make it 3 1/2 X 7 7/8 (or 8).   It holds 3X3 size Post It Notes, and 3X3 notecards in their envelopes.

I added magnets to the project to hold it closed.  This can be done with other means, or not at all.

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MEASUREMENTS and Directions:  There are many videos on the notepad/pen holder portion of this project if my directions are not clear.

  • Base is 3 1/2 X 12
  • Score at 3 1/8, 3 5/8, 4 1/8, 7 7/8, and 8 1/2
  • Fold and burnish on all of the score lines
  • For the pen slot, fold the first three scored sections so that the center one is up and the other two are touching.  Cut 2 times into the scored sections approximately 1/2 apart.  (You should be able to see how to finish that part from the photo)
  • 3X3 envelope: Begin with a 6X6 piece of matching card stock or DSP
  • Using the Envelope Punch Board, punch and score at the 3″ mark.  Repeat this on all four sides, as you would to make an envelope with the board.
  • Now go back and score only at 2 3/4 on all 4 sides.
  • Fold and burnish all of the score lines.
  • Cut away all 4 of the corners.
  • Adhere the envelope together as you would any envelope.  Round the flap you have chosen for the top.
  • To adhere the envelope to the inside of the top flap of notepad: place your 3X3 cards in their envelopes and place them in this envelope.  (It comfortable holds 3)
  • Place Tear & Tape on the back of the envelope and adhere to the inside of the top flap of your pad holder.



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