Good morning, y’all! It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. We’ve got a theme challenge to work with and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table. I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!
I pulled out a little sumpin’-sumpin’ that some of us demonstrators got to get our hands on WAAAY early! It’s the Square Pillow Boxes from the Jan – Apr 2024 Mini Catalog! Yes. It’s almost time for a NEW catalog! Now – there’s lots of things you can do with these fun 3-D treat holders – but…I decided to turn one into a treat holder/Christmas Ornament. I used the Joy of Noel Dies and some of the Christmas Classics bundle to get it done! Take a look-see:
And – here’s our theme!
Some elements I used are thanks to this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. I went across the bottom (Shape Die – Copper – Leave/Foliage) and the diagonal (Metallic – Free – Copper). And I got embossing, too! 🙂
The Square Pillow Boxes ship flat – so you’ll want to decorate them BEFORE you fold the score lines and put the box together.
I used a Blending Brush to color all over the box with Pretty Peacock ink. Then, I stamped the Joy of Noel pine bough all over in Shaded Spruce ink. I added the holly leaves from Christmas Classics in Old Olive.
I started working all the folds, gently bending them until the little box took shape. Then I pulled the covers off the adhesive on the box – and secured all the flaps together.
I used a very expensive and precise hole punch – from the grocery store! – to punch a hole in two corners. I threaded some Silver Threaded Twine thru each hole and tied a knot in the ends to make the hangar.
On a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from Christmas Classics in Versamark Ink, sprinkled it with Copper Emboss Powder and heat set it with the heat tool.
I used the die from Christmas Classics to cut out the sentiment.
I cut out a Shaded Spruce pine bough using the Joy of Noel die, an Old Olive holly leaf and a Pretty Peacock Glimmer Paper leaf – both using a Christmas Classics die. Note: the Three Color Glimmer Paper is an online exclusive that you’ll be able to pick up on 7 November! 🙂
Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the die cut bough and leaves to the front of the box.
Over the top – I adhered the die cut sentiment with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I added a few dots of Copper Metallic Enamel Effects (and then set it aside to give those plenty of time to dry!).
And – that was all there was to it.
…it WAS kinda empty. 🤷♀️
So…I fixed that! For your treat planning purposes – it will easily hold FIVE Ghiradelli squares!
Et Voila! These Square Pillow Boxes are…perfectly sized for little-gift-giving, treat gifting, etc. It won’t really hold a gift card – but it WILL hold good ole cashola! And it’s easy – and fun! – to decorate to suit your occasion! With Joy of Noel and Christmas Classics – it was a no-brainer to turn it into a Christmas ornament!
I hope you like!
If you’d like to recreate this project, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!
I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project. You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Square Pillow Box: Holder
Glimmer Paper (Pretty Peacock) and Old Olive Cardstocks: Christmas Classics die cut leaves
Shaded Spruce Cardstock: Joy of Noel die cut pine bough
Very Vanilla Cardstock: Christmas Classics die cut label (sentiment)
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