Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Gift Cards in Pillow Boxes

Busy, busy ,busy...the days are flying by and we all have so much to do.  If you are giving cash or gift cards to some of the people on your list this year, why not present them in a pretty pillow box?

There are pillow boxes on several Cricut cartridges (Art Philosphy, Easter, Enjoy the Seasons, Something to Celebrate, Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2, Wedding, Wrap it Up)  and files are available in the Silhouette online store or in SVG format from many sources. I recently purchased a Tim Holtz Alterations die to cut pillow boxes quickly - I prefer the curved scored line the die produces over the slits and cuts that the electronic die cut machines make. 

Once you cut the basic box, you can have lots of fun decorating it with odds and ends from your embellishment stash.  You can see a few more tips about assembling the boxes at THIS POST from last year.

Well - back to work for me.  I have some shopping to do and more trees to decorate.  Three days until everyone starts to arrive - I can't wait!  I do need to get busy in the craftroom and make sure all of the extra crafty stuff is off the pool table - why do horizontal surfaces attract so much clutter?

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  1. Diane
    Pretty, pretty box.
    I used to work for a man that didn't like clutter so the only horizontal surface was your desk. Everything else had a slant so it couldn't collect anything. lol
    Merry Christmas

  2. Diane, your box is GORGEOUS! Thanks for the great idea!!!!
    Miranda :)

  3. I still "do" stockings for my adult children. It's easy to do for my daughter and two d-in-laws, however, I confess the guys usually get a gift card or two. After reading this post I got out my Art Philosophy cartridge and cut pillow boxes in which to place the cards. Thanks for the creative inspiration!
    MCF's Mimi


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