Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pillow box tutorial using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge.

Hello, friends!

I hope you are all having a great week. Mine is busy, but it is great to be back at school. Well, let me clarify that statement. I am glad to be back in a learning atmosphere, but could do with out my business calculus class. Have I ever told you guys how much I hate math? YUCK!

Today I have a pillow box tutorial that I made using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge.  This was the first time that I had ever made a pillow box, so I had no idea what to expect. While I was making this project I was thinking about the difficulty level of making bunches of these for a wedding or some other larger function. This particular box would be ideal for such a event. I realize that my Halloween box does not make you think of wedding or a shower. However, I thought a Halloween pillow box would be great to put treats in for my son's friends.


All products used to make this pillow box are from Close To My Heart except the adhesive.
I used the Mischief paper line.
I cut this at fit to page using my 12" x 12" mat. It made for quite a large pillow box!
I scored it using my Score Pal.
I used Terrifically Tacky Tape as my adhesive.
Then I cut this border at 1 3/4".
I added black grosgrain ribbon.
I then cut these shapes out at 2 1/4".
I then use SUNSET ink and the Stamp of the Month.

I felt it needed a bow, so I added one.
I felt the bow was not enough, so I added bling!
VOILA!

Now if you are interested in this fantastic cartridge and/or the current Close To My Heart promotions you have come to the right place!




Not only will you get the stamp set shown above, but you will also get a Typeset stamp set for free if you purchase the Stamp of the Month for only $5.





To break it all down...

Between August 15-31, get your Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for $99.00. The Cricut Art Philosophy bundle includes:

    * Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, Three Stamp Sets (retail value of $17.95 each), & Three    Dimensional Element chipboard sets (retail value of $4.95 each)

- Because you spent over $50, you can now purchase the August Stamp of the Month for $5.00 a value of $17.95!

-  Now you also qualify for the Typeface mini alphabet set a $6.95 value for FREE!

- Since you spent over $75, you’ll also get the Pair-a-Phrase double D-size stamp set a $35.90 value for FREE!

YOU SAVE ==> $55.80

To order click here ==> Melanie's Close To My Heart website

There is only 7 more days left to get this special promotion!


Come back tomorrow because I will have another tutorial tomorrow! Don't forget my giveaway! I will be giving away Best of 2007 cartridge and draw the winner next Thursday. To win:

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Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!

PEACE, LOVE, AND CRAFTS!

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45 comments:

Crhiga said...

Cool Halloween box!!

Carol

Joan Smith said...

Neato Halloween box!

SallyP said...

The pillow box can be used for lots of occations. TFS!

TheLastOfNine said...

Adorable pillow box, I love anything Halloween!
GloriaH

Tracy said...

I love this box! In fact, I'm loving this entire Art Philosophy series and I truly hope you keep doing more!

Shawnee said...

Very cool box. TFS!

Peg said...

So glad you are doing all these tutorials from this cartridge, can't wait for mine to arrive so I can start playing too!!seacaffe

Crafting Katie said...

This is so adorable, Melanie! Love it!

scrapdiva said...

what a great idea, love the box

4Ucards said...

Love the paper you used from CTMH. This is such a great cartridge.

Erin said...

Another great project! I am almost running out of compliments for this cartridge and your wonderful projects. Thanks so much!

Tina Campbell said...

Nice box. I can see this being used for alot of occasions too. I'll hve to check and see if any of the other carts can do this since I don't have this one :( and budget isn't going to allow it neither. But it is a fantastic idea!
Tina from PA

Amy said...

Very cool pillow box! I love that paper.

surfnfroggie said...

Melanie your pillow box for halloween is adorably wicked!
Great paper choice, great job!
surfnfroggie

Newbie2crafting said...

I LOVE THIS BOX!!! The stamp is perfect too, The more I see of this cartridge and stamp set the more I want it.

Dana

DEBBIE ORR said...

This is a really really cute treat box idea

Jennifer said...

Terrific box!

kim.mom said...

This is way TOO adorable!!!

Danka Doo said...

I want to try one! Any tips on how to easily score the curved line on each end?

AShu93 said...

This is a really great box! And I appreciate the time you take for the informative tutorials.

Linda said...

Oh my goodness that is such a wonderful deal. I wish I had the money. I love CTMH products.
I love the little box and that stamp is what I want most of all that is great! Thanks for sharing. I think I am going to go hit the change jar. LOL

jacgonz said...

Everyday is Halloween - just love that box! Great for office gifts during Halloween (anytime, sure can change the theme to fit). Thank you.

Susan said...

Love these pillow boxes! Thanks for the tutorial.
SusanJ in Atlanta

Got2BCrafting said...

Oh I love this!! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! My Art Philosophy cart should be here on Thursday...I am so excited! Thanks for always inspiring me. :)
Lori

Cynthia B. said...

Very cool! Love that border, and the greeting is wicked-cute! :)

Cassandra said...

What a great halloween treat idea! TFS

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Angie P. said...

Love, Love, Love your box. The paper is great! Perfect for treats of all kinds! TFS!

Sparkly Scrap Girl said...

Love the box! the paper is great.

Deneen said...

Love the pillow box! Love this cartridge more and more everyday.

lindagk23 said...

Love this cute pillow box! Will be perfect for treats! Thanks for sharing! lindagk23

Carol said...

Awesome pillow bix - love all the products used. Getting so excited - my CTMH package should be here Friday! WOO HOO

Marissa said...

What a great box! I could use this for my students treats!!

Martha galvez said...

love love love your project! great deal, wish i could afford $99 but it's kind of rough with school and all.. oh well some other time. Thanks for sharing.
martha

Kaye said...

This pillow box is fabulous! Thanks for all your tutorials on this cartridge and the ideas...they are wonderful!

'Chelle said...

The more projects I see from this cart, the more I know that I HAVE TO have it! Now if I could just find the money to purchase it I'd be a happy camper...Thank you so much For the pillow box tutorial. :) Never thought of using them for Halloween!

Judy said...

I can see many opportunities to use this especially since you pointed out how easy it was to put together. Thanks for all the tutorials on the Art Philosophy.

Kim. said...

I love pillow boxes they really are more roomy than they look. Love your idea, perfect for a Halloween gift.
Kim xXx

Mary said...

Very Cool pillow box.

Betsy said...

Thanks for all of the tutorials.
I have a question. When you make the flowers that are formed from spirals do you start rolling at the outside end or the inside end?

Nanci said...

Love the halloween box. Guess i need to get busy so I can have enough of these done. Thanks for sharing.

Terry said...

I totally love your tutorial! Thanks for sharing your knowlegde.

Harley said...

I absolutely love Halloween. I also love the really cool box. Keep up the great work.

JANLYNN said...

This would be soo cute for the trunk or treat that my grandson's school has, TFS

greyhoundmamax3 said...

I LOVE YOUR TUTORIALS! PLEASE CONTINUE THEM! AND THE CTMH ONES ARE THE BEST! MORE CTMH PRODUCT TUTORIALS ARE MY PREFERENCE!

Debra M said...

Love the pillow box! Halloween is my favorite holiday! Thanks for the tutorials.

 
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