Good morning! I hope your holiday preparations are going well---I still have some shopping to do and some gifts to put together but I'm finally feeling like I'm making progress.
Today I'd like to share with you a set of pillow boxes that I created using the Sizzix pillow box die and some stamps from Purple Onion Designs. You could fill the boxes with some candy or a small tree ornament or a gift certificate. I was able to cram a gift card into them too but you lose a bit of the 3D-ness of them.
The design of all three boxes is very similar: I die cut the pillow box, stamped on the cardstock (before assembling) to create the background and then added some embellishments. Scroll down for close ups of each box with a few more directions :)
For this box I stamped some Christmas sentiments in two different colours using the limited edition holiday Distress Inks from Ranger. Then I simply added a ribbon bow and a piece of a Christmas beaded pick from my junk box.
For this box, I stamped a music backgrounder onto the dark cardstock in white pigment ink. Then I created this medallion type embellishment using a journalling scalloped circle stamp and a premade accordion sticker embellishment from K and Co. I added a little baker's twine bow and voila....number two done.
Supplies (Snow man kraft box):
Stamps: Merriness Set from Purple Onion Designs
Papers: The Paper Company cardstock, Neenah cardstock
Ink: Joann Essentials white pigment ink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Devine Twine from Whisker Graphics, Darice felt snowflake, Copic markers, Spellbinder's Nestabilities die, Sizzix Pillow Box Die
Supplies (Dark box with accordian flower):
Stamps: Early 1900s Music Backgrounder from Purple Onion Designs, Circle Scallop label from Purple Onion Designs
Papers: Bazzill cardstock, Georgia Pacific cardstock
Ink: Joann Essentials white pigment ink, Ranger Distress Ink (Evergreen Bough) Limited Edition Inks
Accessories: Making Memories button and rhinestone, K and Company accordion embellishment, Martha Stewart Baker's twine, Sizzix Pillow Box Die
Supplies (Green and Red box with beads):
Stamps: Holiday Ticket set from Purple Onion Designs
Papers: Georgia Pacific cardstock
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink (Festive Berries, Evergreen Bough) Limited Edition Inks
Accessories: Christmas bead pick (craft store), American Crafts ribbon, Sizzix Pillow Box Die