A couple of years ago, I showed these little boxes that I made to hold some gift cards and cash. There are pillow boxes on several cartridges - these happen to be from the Wedding cartridge. You can see more details about them at THIS POST (there is also a yummy recipe for roasted vegetables in that post!)
I cut the same pillow box shape that I used for the blue boxes, however, I hid all of the lines except the curved lines at the ends that help to form the pillow box shape. I don't like the cuts, but it is tricky to score smooth curves for folding, especially with this heavy glittered cardstock.
I assembled the box with 1/4 inch Scor-Tape. This is a very aggressive adhesive and it works well even with the glittered cardstock. When you fold in the ends of a pillow box, be sure to fold down the ends with the thumbnail cut first. This makes it easier to open the second flap and also allows the solid flap to show when the box is closed. You can see the white edges that are exposed by the curved cuts - you could ink these if they are too distracting.
I put together a few poinsettias from Prima and added a pearl brad from Creative Charms. I colored the brad and pearl red with a ProMarker. These pearl brads come in the Vintage Velvet Poppies and I often change them and add a different center brad so I have lots of extras sitting around.
The flowers have slits cut to insert the brad but I had to add my own slits to the leaves.
There were also some little embossed ornaments in the Prima tin so I added one of them to the flower cluster. I tied a gold ribbon around the entire box and attached the flowers with a large glue dot.
I thought I'd like the ends of the ribbon to stay loose, however, in the end I decided to tuck them under for a rounder shape.
If you have a lot of "small, flat and folding" (as in cash) gifts to share, you could put all of the boxes on a tree and let the recipients search for the box that was personalized for them. I put this one on the front hall Santa tree to take photos.
The traditional colors blend in nicely with the tree. If you like the way the boxes look on a tree, you could even create a group of them to use as ornaments each year.
I had another gift box to share with you but, unfortunately, I dropped my camera while I was taking these photos and I am having trouble getting it to work properly. The lens came off when the camera fell and now it is not consistently recognizing that the lens is on the camera. This camera has been my constant companion for over four years and I hope I can get it sorted out to work as it normally does.
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