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Friday, February 1, 2013

Pillow Box Stamping: MIM #102

When I first saw the new "Make It Monday" Challenge" (Pillow Box Stamping) 
at Papertrey Ink, I wasn't sure if I would play along -  I don't have the 
Pillow Box die or a Silhouette/Cameo machine to cut the design.   But ... 
I found a ready made pillow box in my stash and took it apart so I could 
use it as a template.  After making several of the boxes with white card 
stock, this die has gone to the top of my wishlist!! 

I had so much fun stamping the rainbow of stripes onto the card stock and decorating them to co-ordinate with some cards I already had in my stash.  
I used Distressed Stripes for all of theses, but varied the colours of ink.


#1:  Birthday Wishes
I made this card for the 2012 Stamp-A-Faire Challenge (view card details here) 

The same colour scheme was used to stamp diagonal stripes on the Pillow Box - Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold & Simply Chartreuse. 
I also added stripes in  Raspberry Fizz and Berry Sorbet for some extra pizzazz!! 

In order to co-ordinate the card and gift packaging I stamped a  
Tremendous Tags die cut with the flowers from Botanical Silhouettes 
and added a sentiment from Year of the Flowers Collection. 
A green satin ribbon and bow finishes the package. 
My sister-in-law's birthday is coming up, so this set will be perfect for her!!


#2. Rainbow Wishes
When I stamped these stripes, the colours totally reminded 
me of Skittles or Tutti Frutti gum!!  I'm going to use this 
box to hold a sweet treat for my son on Valentine's Day!!

Inks: Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Harvest Gold, 
  Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, Spring Moss
Other: Just for You stamps; 1 3/4" circle punch; yellow grosgrain ribbon 


#3.  Red - Black - White Valentine Wishes
Here's another variation of the pillow box using red and black 
stripes and images. I'm going to add some Valentine candies to 
this package for my husband. It will co-ordinate with the card 
and card holder that I made for the January 2013 Blog Hop. (here)

Inks: Pure Poppy, Soft Stone, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Distressed Stripes; Heart-2-Heart #11; Tag- Its #11; Love Potion
Other: Tremendous Tags die; Pure Poppy Baker's Twine; red satin ribbon 



Stamping Tip:

Ashley's tip in the video was very helpful in creating 
a continuous look from the front to the back of the box. I stamped the box while it was flat and made sure that the colours matched at the folds. I used a piece of paper to mask one side at a time.... creating a 'chevron' effect on the sides of the pillow box. It took a little extra effort but I was pleased with the final results.  I can see lots of these in my future!!
Making these pillow boxes was so addictive!! 


Thanks for visiting today. 
Karen C. 


7 comments:

Leigh said...

Oh, wow, these are fabulous, Karen! I love them all, but the card you made for stamp-a-faire and the matching box are my favourites-- so bright and cheerful-- they just scream Spring!

Carolanne said...

These are so pretty! Love all the colors. The tags match perfectly:-)

Marcia said...

Everyone of these are beautiful! I love how you matched them to the cards too...you are all set for gift giving! :0)

Marybeth said...

Karen these are gorgeous! You have stamped them beautifully, love the matching card to go with the one box. You have inspired me to try my stripes.

Emma said...

These are fantastic Karen, love the colours.

carol (krillsister) said...

Love those pillow boxes.
Very colorful. the stripes are a perfect background.
Love how the tag coordinates with the cards.

Lorraine said...

Hi Karen! I'm trying to catch up on your beautiful creations! These pillow boxes are gorgeous! I love them - colors, disigns! I still need to break out this die, lol.