Monday, November 21, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch #74 Challenge

 Hello all!  It's been a while since I participated in this challenge.  Here's a project I wanted to do that was just crying out for the Sewing Box Christmas set, so I used it for the sketch challenge.

Recognize this container?  It is a repurposed Blue Bunny 1.75 qt ice cream tub!  It was such a cool shape I couldn't throw it away.  It's been covered in white card stock that was run through an embossing folder (Cuttlebug Swiss Dot) multiple times to get complete coverage.  The holly leaves and berries were paper pieced from DCWV and K & Co. patterned paper, and the sentiment was curved on the acrylic block and stamped on a Spellbinders Floral Doily die cut.  The die cut behind it is Lacy Circles.  The seam binding was dyed to match, and mini ric-rac was added.  

Now, the contents can also be attributed to Waltzingmouse, specifically the recipe for the homemade shortbread that is packed inside.   The recipe was developed by Claire Brennan of Waltzingmouse.   You have GOT to try this recipe--genius!  It's a wonder there was enough to put in the tub.
That's all for now, thanks for looking!



  1. This is just beautiful Cyndie, love the papers you have chosen and the design. But the clincher for me would definitely be the shortbread.

  2. Oh that is CUTE, Cyndie! I had no idea that it was a repurposed container, the edge is so pretty! Your holly leave are wonderful all paper-pieced like that, and I love the layered die cuts underneath. Super sweet, what a great sketch challenge entry :)

  3. GENIUS!!! This is DELIGHTFUL Cyndie, what a great way to recycle this awesome container. Now you know I love the dotted swiss and all of the sweet polka dots in your paper piecing. My aunt once made a cookie container out of a recycled plastic coffee container. Good idea trouble was all of the cookies tasted like coffee ~ HA!!! Hey if you want to make more of these I'm avaiable for eating the ice-cream ;)

  4. This is super smart and I thought that shape looked familiar! I just think those holly leaves look so beautiful and such a great and creative take on the sketch challenge.

  5. So sweet and what a beautiful container for a yummy treat.

  6. FABULOUS!!! Love the embossed detail around the carton and the holly leaves tag is just super!

  7. This is fabulous!!!
    one of my most favorite sets...
    can't get enough of it! ;)
    And two...
    what a great way to recycle!!
    I always look at containers thinking "how can I reuse this?"
    Such a wonderfully gorgeous way to package these yummy treats...
    love it!!

  8. This is gorgeous, so creative and a beautiful container for these yummy treats!

  9. This is absolutely WONDERFUL! So perfect for Christmas treats!! LOVE everything about it!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Amazing! I'm a big fan of upcycling:) Just adorable!

  11. beautiful! Love how you recled the ice tub
    Thanks for joining us at wmsc


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