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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pillow Fright!!! Weekend Project

It's day four of "Halloween Week!" I hope you are finding some inspirations from the items I've posted so far!!!

I am just LOVING the new pillow box die cut from Stampin' Up! There are SO many things you can do with it. You can fill it with SO many things from candy to money!!! Since I don't have any money left from buying SO much stamping stuff I decided to fill mine with candy!!! LOL

The larger pillow box is a purchased one from Clear Boxes. I think they changed their name but that link will get you there just the same. They have TONS of clear boxes in various sizes. Including the ones that hold cards and envelopes for gift giving or selling in sets.

The smaller pillow box is the one by Stampin' Up! It's such a cute size and more economical to fill! I ran both through the Cuttlebug swirl folder . It's more difficult to see the swirls on the smaller one. The acetate isn't as thick as the larger one is so the swirls didn't get white around the edges like they did on the larger one. But in person they are still cute. For the smaller one I cut the box out of acetate and then used the folder to emboss it. I taped it together with the Stampin' Up! Sticky Strip tape. That stuff hold so well. I added the candies and folded the edges in. I then added the ribbon and called it done. I wanted it to be a quick and simple project and it was exactly that.

The larger one took a bit longer to do since there was some stamping involved with it. I didn't want to add anything stamped with the smaller one, you wouldn't be able to see the contents as well. But the other one was large enough so I was able to add some images to it. I used the pumpkin from the Stampin' Up! "Autumn Harvest" set. I colored it with the Pumpkin Pie marker and cut it out. I used the large oval punch and punched out a Lavender Lace piece and I used the medium oval punch and punched out a white piece. I layered them together and added the pumpkin. I cut a piece of black card stock 1-1/4" wide and 7" long and made a belly band to go around the box. I glued it in place and added a piece of ribbon to the top of that. I then added the pumpkin layers. I filled the box with candies and closed the ends. You get the best of both here. You can see the candies inside plus you get to use stamped images as well!!!

Again these items would be great for Customer Appreciation, Hostess Appreciation, Craft Fairs, Stamp Camp, Make n Take and if you die cut the boxes out first they would be a fun project for kids to do too!!!

I am hoping you are enjoying "Halloween Week!" There's still more to come!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


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3 comments:

The Vannoy Family said...

You have the cutest stuff! Great new ideas for me! Thanks for sharing!

Sara Paschal said...

Another great project, this die does look like so much fun!

reeree62 said...

OMG Wanda, I just love these. I'm definitely getting some pillow boxes now!