Saturday, December 10, 2011

My Creative Time ~ 12 Days of Christmas : Day 10

Happy Saturday everyone! It's Day 10 of the My Creative Time ~ 12 Days of Christmas. Only a few more days to go!! If you arrived here from Emma's blog, then you are headed in the right direction. If not, then make sure you start there because you don't want to miss a thing!

Today, I have another quick and easy holiday gift idea.  I think this is one of my favorites so far. 


I just love how they turned out.  I think they are so pretty and they were very easy to make.  The containers are simple little pillow boxes.  Now, I know that there are a few different Cricut cartridges that have a pillow box cut on them.  But to save time, I used some pre-made pillow boxes that I picked up on sale at Michaels in the wedding favor section.

All of the patterned papers are from the Recollections ~ Bright & Jolly paper stack.  And all of the ribbons are Celebrate It ~ Sheer Creations.


For all of the large flower shapes, I used the My Creative Time ~ Scallop Die.  For the smaller tags, I used a die in the My Creative Time ~ Build A Banner Kit.  For this box, I attached the tags with The Twinery ~ Maraschino Twine.


On the back of the little tags, I used the "To" & "From" stamps from the My Creative Time ~ Classmate Valentines stamp set.  The ink is Memento ~ Tuxedo Black.  To attach these tags, I used The Twinery ~ Caribbean Twine.


In case you can't tell in these pictures, I used some pop dots to elevate the center flower for dimension.  To attach the tags on this box, I used The Twinery ~ Peapod Twine.


Just a little FYI, these pillow boxes are the perfect size for gift cards, or perhaps even cold, hard cash.  LOL

***12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Alert***

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Your next stop in the hop is Cathryn.  In case you get lost along the way, here is the blog hop list:

Cassandra (you are here)

Well, my creative friends . . . we are almost done.  :(  That's it for Day 10 of the My Creative Time ~ 12 Days of Christmas. I will see you back here tomorrow.  I have one more super easy holiday project.  And then on Day 12 - I have my big grand finale!!!   Happy Holiday Hopping!!!  :)

~Cassandra

158 comments :

My Creative Time said...

SOOOOO PRETTY MY FRIEND!!! I LOVE THEM ALLL!;)
BIG HUGE HUGS,
EMMA;)

sarajean said...

Very cute!!!Thanks for sharing,sarajeank@yahoo.com

Beautiful831 said...

Love the pillow boxes. Gloria Contreras
Gloriaandmickey@yahoo.com

Kim44 said...

These are so beautiful! I am in love with the blue and white one! Great job.

Kim
kpedersen44@yahoo.com

nellie27 said...

The paper used made this absolutely beautiful.
nellessenconcrete@yahoo.com

CLM-cindylu2u said...

The pillow boxes are fabulous!!
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Jen said...

Your pillow boxes are beautiful!!

kissmyjen at gmail.com
justcreativeme.blogspot.com

Pam (AKA CraftyK) said...

Your pillow boxes are so pretty...I love everything about them!! Fantastic job!!
croptilludrop23@gmail.com

newbie paper crafter said...

very oreative, love the ribbons... pretty

kathlee said...

Those are simple but adorable! LOVE simple and adorable!! Great job!
Happy Holidays!
Kathie
kathlee154atgmaildotcom

pruttybird said...

Very cute pillow boxes. Love the flower on front of them :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Brenda said...

so pretty! I love all the colors!

thanks for sharing!!
brwneyes46@gmail.com

LindaB said...

Love what you have done today.
LindaB
top2kop@hotmail.com

JaniceA said...

Beautiful gift boxes, love the way you attached the to and from flowers.
Janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

Kim. said...

You have just given me an idea of how to wrap my daughter's Christmas present, I had forgotten about pillow boxes.
Your's are beautiful and co-ordinate so well.
kimthompson68@sky.com
Kim xXx

Brenda said...

Your pillow gift boxes is too cute!! I love the colors you used!!

bolvera66@yahoo.com

Christine said...

I love the 3D look it gives. Really Nice. TFS

christinescreativecards@gmail.com

Tami B. said...

Ooooo these are so pretty. I hope you ladies know we are all going to be having cuteness withdrawals in a few more days when this hop is over. tamiwb1234 at aoldotcom

jessica said...

These are FABULOUS!!!
I love them..what a great idea :)
TFS
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

These are so pretty...thanks for sharing!
Denise J.
drjohnson0526@gmail.com

Nancy Margis said...

I love these peachy keen stamps. Thanks for the chance to win.

Melissakc1 said...

girl! now these are cute! Melissakc1@yahoo.com

Craft Me This said...

These came beautiful Really good looking.
craftmethis@gmail.com

bex said...

So pretty. I love them. Great job inspiring all of us during the hop;0)

bex@
http://kawaiikrafts.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

Beautiful, those pillow boxes are a gift in themselves.

Crafting Katie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love how you were able to used the dies with the perfect paper!

shelly said...

Super cute pillow boxes. Love the colors.
Shellyholsinger@yahoo.com

joni said...

Beautiful little gift boxes...and my favorite kind...quick, easy and pretty!!! TFS
hugs,
joni

arcocha at yahoo dot com

Lara said...

So pretty! I love all three of them, great for stocking stuffers! lclass003 at gmail dot com

grammiej said...

gorgeous! your project are beautiful, love all the colors in each box

TFS
jashmore1944@att.net

Jenn said...

Those pillow gift boxes are very pretty! Great pattern paper choices. TFS!
hugs, Jenn
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

Glora said...

These are gorgeous and perfect for a little girt! Beautiful job on each one! Hugs- Glora

Kathy said...

Wow, what a great idea these are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Kathy
http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/

Tammy said...

Another great idea.

Karen said...

Your pillow boxes are so adorable. They would make great stocking stuffers. I am going to make a few. TFS!

kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

Cathie w said...

this is so pretty ...love the idea for this one

Cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

CREATIVE M said...

Amazing!Great idea.
Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

Angela W. said...

Love the pillow boxes they're Brilliant! Love the paper

VICTORIA said...

Love your gift pillow boxes so cute!!!
win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com

Marissa said...

Your boxes turned out beautiful!!


rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

Georgi Girl said...

Cassandra your gift boxes are super pretty and simple to do it! My favorite kind of project! Great job!
Hugs,
georgifelix at verizon dot net

Cindy said...

I love your pillow boxes! They are so pretty! Great idea,with the little tags!! Cute!!
Hugs,
Cindy

Houses Built of Cards said...

So pretty! LOVE the tags hanging by twine!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Megan said...

Fabulous boxes! The tags are adorable!

megan.saxe@gmail.com

quilt4fun2 said...

With the right papers fussy cut it makes the scallop die look so different...and the hanging sawtooth dies are so clever! Great job!
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

CA Scrapper said...

These boxes are so pretty!

Leslie

cascrapper at gmail dot com

Amy said...

Very pretty little gift boxes!! :)Amy
amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com
amy.arnold89@comcast.net

Rosie said...

The pillow boxed are so pretty!!!

rosiemini@gmail.com
www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Cute gift boxes. Love all the colors in each box.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to leave my name. Sorry
Kelly bloss4@sbcglobal.net

Denise said...

How cute. Love them all.

dendearmas@aol.com

Kristi said...

So very pretty! Look easy enough to re-create.
kidshomelove at yahoo.com

janner said...

These are so pretty. I love them because it isn't too time consuming but very effective.
thejanner@xcelco.on.ca

scrapaholicjen said...
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by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

You come up with the BEST Gift Ideas! Love these girlfriend. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

scrapaholicjen said...

Omigosh so pretty! Love how you attached the tags with twine! TFS!!!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

mamawcindy said...

Love your Gift Boxes! You have done such a wonderful Job on all of your Projects! Thanks for Sharing! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty decorating of the pillow boxes!
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

Cute pillow box treats. I love that you show several color combos...as some color combos really make a person like something more or can see themselves doing it if they see a color scheme they like. As you can tell I'm a very visual person...hehehe.
SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

Vicky said...

Very pretty love these pillow boxes
Olivervl at yahoo dot com

Arcy Scraps said...

Very creative... I might have to pick some up myself :)
Cyndy
arcy.scraps@gmail.com

Katie said...

What a sweet project!! Found you through paperdrama on you tube

janette09 said...

Love these pillow boxes.
Adds a nice touch.
janette09@comcast.net

Ashley said...

These are adorable pillow boxes!! I love them!

Ashley
ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

Java Jen's Creations said...

Wow! So beautiful!!!

javajen1 at hotmail dot com

Alvina said...

Beautiful gifts!!!

alvinadiaz@msn.com
alvinascreations.blogspot.com

Savahanna said...

Very pretty. I love these holders. Great idea.

savmora@gmail.com

Regina said...

I love the way you decorated your little pillow boxes. Very pretty! Regina
regina95370@sbcglobal.net

MeMe said...

Some of the best gifts come in the smallest packages.
Pat
plweir1969@yahoo.com

DevinTaylorCreations said...

DYNAMITE!!! Love that your did three different color schemes and the ribbons are such a nice touch. You're not kidding, I know kids LOOOOVE cold hard cash...LOL GREAT JOB!!! Hugz:)
DevinTaylorCreations@gmail.com

Candy said...

So cute.
Candy
candyyoung826 at msn dot com

Linda Harris said...

Those are very pretty!!! I cheat to on pillow boxes LOL Loving everyting this week Cassandra!!! Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

Trisha said...

Beautiful pillow boxes. Thanks for the great idea. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Doris P. said...

very pretty pillow boxes!! I love the flowers! parkernana5@cox.net

callyannc said...

These are super cute pillow boxes! I really love all the colors and the really cute ribbon! TFS CallyAnn
callyannc@live.com

Styme123 said...

What a wonderful work, such creativity!
Irene P -@styme123@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Super cute pillow boxes.
lorrainephelps at sbcglobal dot net

Melissa said...

These are gorgeous!

Dorcas said...

Very pretty. WOw. You all never cease to amaze me.

Dorcas
dtroche@bellsouth.net

Donna and Sara said...

Love how you created the flowers. Really beautiful. Thankyou. Teachermom5@gmail.com

Crafting Butterfly Creations said...

Love it! Great gift ideal.

Brenda said...

These pillow boxes are just beautiful! I love how the scallops look like snow flakes!
bsl60atembarqmaildotcom

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Love your pillow boxes they are so cute.
jeria22@yahoo.com tfs

Cookie said...

very cute, thanks

Scrappin with the bug said...

So pretty - I love the boxes what a great great idea. These are just darling.

Thanks for sharing -
terri_ski at yahoo dot com

brittmartin0910 said...

Your pillow box is so cute.Thank you for sharing.
brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

Jeri said...

Fabulously decorated pillow boxes. I love how you made those beautiful flowers out of the scalloped circle die. Great idea!
thomasjeri55atyahoodotcom

Mickey's Craft World said...

HONESTLY THOSE ARE THE CUTEST PILLOW BOXES I HAVE SEEN...THEY ARE ADORABLE!!

MICKEY
mickeysworld01@comcast.net

melllisssa said...

So so so pretty! I already love pillow boxes as is, but I absolutely LOVE what you've done to dress them up!

Thanks so much for sharing!
misshoanggg@gmail.com

Gina said...

how adorable! these are great
babi96 at aol dot com

Donna said...

Love how you decorated these pillow box. thanks for sharing - dsebby404@yahoo.com

Ester said...

The pillow boxes look really nice.

esterperez73@yahoo

Kate said...

These are Adorable Cassandra.

Hugs,
Kate

Jessica said...

Elegant pillow box. Very beautiful. Thanks for share with us.

lopezjrivera@centennialpr.net

Suzy said...

These are so cute!

Suzanne Suzyq28024@gmail.com

Miriam Prantner said...

These boxes are really cute. Love how you used the dies, so simple, but it looks great! mprantner at gmail dot com

Tammi A. said...

these boxes are so cute. loved all your projects this last week and a half.

tammi_amata@ameritech.net

NinaDee said...

You decorated these pillow boxes beautifully. Love the colors! ninadee@sbcglobal.net

Mimi said...

Love the little pillow boxes! These are so cute!

mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

Micia said...

love these little pillow boxes sooo pretty ;)

Micia
yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

Tracy said...

Cute idea!! love it!

trawat1972@gmail.com

Jamie - oohLaLaPaperie said...

So super cute!!

Jamie
Http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

Evelyn said...

I love how you used the scallop die for the flowers the look great! TFS
Evelyn
evl14512@gmail.com

tina said...

Perfectly beautiful!

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Jan said...

Super cute.

Jan
bearycreativecrafts@gmail.com

pam said...

having premade pillow boxes on hand is brilliant. loved the decos

Shanna Wilson said...

I love your box idea super cute
TFS
Shanna
Gracesonnawilson@gmail.com

Lisa R. said...

Pretty! Love the small tags dangling. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

TUKI said...

Ooh, what a pretty pillow box!!!


tuki123@att.net

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome pillow boxes!! I love how you decorated them-so pretty! I love Emma's dies and you did a fantastic job of showcasing some of them:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

I love how you decorated your pillow boxes.
Kathy
Katsews at Gmail dot com

Cookie said...

I love the pillow gift card boces. Gorgeous.
Picookie2@aol.com

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

These are so cute! Love how the dies are multipurpose. Flowers, tags and banners!

Debbie H.

niteowlis at clear dot net

Got2BCrafting said...

Very pretty! A great way to showcase Emma's dies. :)
Lori
got2bcrafting at gmail dot com

mbchoj said...

I love the colors on these. So pretty
mbchoj at aol dot com

Josie0602 said...

Beautiful pillow boxes!
Tracy
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

liz at liz's paper loft said...

never thought of using the banner rosette as a tag! awesome!

Denise said...

Beautiful boxes! So pretty it would make me not want to ope :) Denise queenbee.speigle@Gmail.com

Luanne said...

very cute pillow treat boxes. Love the different colors of flowers.

Luanne
myfootahead at gmail dot com
craftersreference.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Love this project!!

Christina Coen

christina.coen@gmail.com

2LilPrincesses said...

so pretty!!

candace
scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Very cute! Love that it's another idea for a gift card.

Lori
bloggin the crafts
lori at true dungeon dot com

OCCricut said...

OMG ... SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

surfnfroggie said...

All I can say is these are Stunning! surfnfroggie at aol dot com

Carol said...

very creative gift ideas TFS

Carol W.
workmanscraps(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Great project and great way to put a spin on the tags..love it.

Just Julie
juliemccrary at hotmail dot com

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

OMGosh, Casandra these are sooo pretty!!! The look awesome, I can see why they are your favorite!!!
Puppy Hugs,
Wendy
wendydotroos2boys@gmaildotcom

- said...

I love, love, love, these! What a great way to dress up a pillow box. Very nice.
(:(:Smiles:):)

Robin
thecricutscrapper at yahoo dot com

Pam said...

I love pillow boxes, and the tags and scalloped flowers are just perfect!
Pam at
http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

eva mason said...

very cute and festive boxes. TFS.
craftkrazy@optonline.net

Debbie said...

Love these, pillow boxes are one of my favorites! TFS.

Debbie B.
debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

RLS Innovations said...

Cyte treat boxes.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

Danielle Lee said...

What pretty boxes! Thanks for sharing.

Danielle
leeceratops@comcast.net

Bobbi said...

So very pretty.
F.U.N.
Bobbi

lindagk23 said...

OMGosh! These are so adorable!
lindagk23ataoldotcom

Scrapente said...

really pretty good job girl

scrapente@hotmail.com

Jeanne said...

I LOVE pillow boxes and you did a great job with thee ones! I confess, I use the pre-made pillow boxes more than cutting them from my Cricut or other die-cutting machine. :)

ScrappinT said...

Those are really cute! I love these little packages!

Krafty Krissie said...

Very cute! I love recieving craft gifts, makes it sooo much more special!

krissie84@live.ca

CraftsManda said...

I LOVE these! Pillow boxes are sooo cute. I just love how you decorated them, and the big bow is perfect!

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MsJay said...

Cute project. TFS

Richelle said...

Really cute. Thanks for sharing.
Richelle
lilbug1976 at yahoo dot com

Sue Alger said...

Nice job on the pillow box embellishment.

Handcrafted Simply by Us said...

beautiful boxes...

Ruby

raleman_2000 at yahoo dot com

Live Love and Scrap said...

How super cute are these boxes!!! I would never know you bought the box cause you put so many fun touches of your own...GREAT job!!!

hugs,
SArah
liveloveandscrap@hotmail.com

Lauren said...

So cute!!

Lauren
lechristina3 at gmail dot com

Ashley Nicole said...

I love pillow boxes. Love the colors you picked out.
Ashley
glamoroussideofscrapping@gmail.com

Kathy Salido said...

These are super cute.
Kathy
salido99@msn.com
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Tricia said...

These are great....great for a small piece of jewelry :)
papercreations_bytricia (at) yahoo (dot) com

elwalten said...

These are so cute!! Great job! Lisa - elwalten@aol.com

Sue D said...

Very cutely decorated pillow boxes.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

FMonty said...

I LOVE THESE pillow boxes & tags!!! Simply beautiful. TFS :)
fmadera75@gmail.com

Denise G said...

Very creative way to decorate those boxes. They look amazing. I just had to stare at them and admire them for a bit. Who ever get those will love the box, regardless of what is inside.

Denise G said...

I forgot to leave a way to contact me. Opps.

http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com/

Shana said...

Everyone has such great ideas. shanasewing@yahoo.com

SQ said...

So cute.
sarah.quillen@gmail.com

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Cute holiday treat holders! TFS.

coupondenise at live dot com

Chriss America Real said...

Once again, something great to use as a stocking stuffer! Just love them!

www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com
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