Small Gift of a Tic Tac Toe Travel Game for Stamping Sunday Blog Hop

Small Gift of a Tic Tac Toe Travel Game for Stamping Sunday Blog Hop


Mini Paper Pumpkin Box is used to create a Tic Tac Toe Travel Game … a cute little project to keep the kids amused on a road trip … well for five minutes anyway.

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Welcome to my blog on this second Sunday of November 2021. Today I am hopping with the Stamping Sunday Second Sunday team. This hop is hosted by Sara Levin, the Artful Inker and this month we are creating small gifts and/or tags. I have the one project for you today … a Tic Tac Toe Travel Game, created with a Mini Paper Pumpkin Box and a little bit of cardstock and designer series paper … along with lots of cutting, scoring and folding.

Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

Mini Paper Pumpkin Box for Tic Tac Toe

I really have no idea why I elected to take on this project as a small gift. I was trying to think outside the square of gift packaging and create something that could be given as a gift. I thought that Tic Tac Toe was a relatively simple game that could easily be packed into a mini pizza box … the height of the pizza box made me think I should try and make it so that you could play the game in the car (or a train or plane) without the pieces falling off the board. Here is a video of the game in action.

The most time consuming aspect of this project was working out the measurements. Now that I have gone to all the trouble of working out the measurements in both metric and imperial, I plan on doing a free live class on Facebook to re-create this little travel game, which will include the PDF giving all measurements and scoring directions. If you are interested in attending, please email me on to register your interest in attending and/or receiving the PDF measurements.

I will need to make another one anyway as hubby has already bagged this one to take down for his bosses kids who come into work after school.

Mini Paper Pumpkin Box for Tic Tac Toe

The Designer Series Paper used is the Host Rewards Designer Series Paper, Pattern Party … a whopping 48 sheets of 12″ x 12″ paper. Nice and bright with kids in mind. The noughts and crosses on the playing tiles as well as the words on the score notebook and top of Pizza Box are from the Playful Alphabet Dies. This a No Stamping project, I have just realised.

I added a trimmed down mini note book (not Stampin’ Up!) onto the inside lid of the box, complete with a little pencil in a Designer Series Paper tube, for keeping score on who wins. I may add a little die into the box as well to decide who goes first.

Mini Paper Pumpkin Box for Tic Tac Toe

The game tiles are double sided, simply created twice per tile and then adhere together with Adhesive Foam Sheet cut to fit. It gives them a little bit of “heft” and being double sided is fuss free when playing.

The Stamping Sunday Design Team…

I am really looking forward to seeing what the other team members have created today. To move forward in the hop, head on over to Sara Levin’s blog here. Or to go back to the previous blog, head back to Vicki Boucher’s blog here.

Here is a list of all the blog hop participants….

xx Cheryll

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    • Thanks so much Kim! Have made a note of your email and can send Measurements when I have finished typing them up if that is any help to you. xx

  • Love this idea! I’m so going to CASE! Your colors are great & I love the idea of using foam to give the tiles more heft.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Aw, thanks Sue! I would love to see what you create. I will email you when I have all the measurements for imperial finalised and creating this one live if you like. It was fairly easy to put together once I had the measurements worked out. xxx

    • Thanks so much Tami! I have two full grid paper sheets full of measurements and “workings out” … A good mind stretch for the Sunday after Onstage. Congrats on all your achievements this year! So chuffed that you visit my blog and leave such lovely comments! xxx