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Happy Friday, Friends!

I have alot going on today, so I will likely make at least two posts.   I have some really exciting news coming later on, so be sure to check back!

Today’s Limited Supply Challenge was to use either our wedding colors or high school colors.   Now, I was married in the early 80s…, so you can bet the colors in my wedding were pretty putrid.   The bridesmaids wore mauve (yuk!) and the groomsmen wore burgandy.   Both DH and I wore white.   I just couldn’t wrap my head around using those colors this morning, so I went with my high school alma mater… The Blue and Gold of Oak Grove High School (San Jose, California)… Go EAGLES!!




Didn’t feel like making a card this morning, as you can see.   I made a little bag instead.    I have included basic instructions, but if you have any further questions, please do not hestiate to ask!


The box is made from a piece of 4 1/2 x 10″ cardstock scored cut as shown below.


Score at 1/2″ and 1″ on both the short sides… then at 4 1/2 inches from each end on the long sides.  *note ~ I find it easiest to score at one inch first, then score down the middle of that.

It is important that you punch out your handle holes PRIOR to assembling your box as you will not be able to after you have contructed it.. it’s too thick!

The flap on top is two layers.   The first layer is 2 1/2 x 3 inches.   The dp layer is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches.

Here are the deets:

Stamps:  Stampin’ Up’s Great Friend

Colors: Night of Navy, Marigold Morning, GP White, SU dps

Ink: Marigold Morning, Brilliance White

Accessories: ribbon, clip, word window punch, designer label punch, circle punch, swirl punch, dimensionals, velcro closure, sticky tape, scoring blade, scissors


Thanks for stopping by!   Hope you have a blessed day!

~~ Holly ~~

6 Responses to “~ A Little Nostalgia~”

  1. on 17 Jul 2009 at 09:41Marisa

    Well done , Holly. Love the double layer of the border punch.

  2. on 17 Jul 2009 at 11:48Connie

    So very adorable, Holly! Love this little bag! Love the added flourish too!! These were my grade school colors, how funny!!

  3. on 19 Oct 2009 at 14:37Sabrenia

    Hi Holly,
    Can you send me detail instructions on the assembly of this box.

  4. on 19 Oct 2009 at 15:07Holly McMillen


    I would be glad to help you out. Could you send me your e-mail address?

  5. on 15 Jan 2010 at 06:52lois paulo

    love the idea, tried to make and confused on the sides with the 1/5 and 1 inch folds.
    thanks lois

  6. on 24 Mar 2010 at 15:16JoAnn H.

    I love the little box you have shared. I’m looking for something just like this for Easter treats. This looks perfect and easy enough to make a few. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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