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Friday, November 22, 2013

CardMaker/We R Memory Keepers Blog Hop!!

Hello friends!!  Happy Friday! Today myself and my CardMaker blog teamies have fun projects to share with you.  If you got here from the blog of my teammate, Michelle, then you are on the right track.  If you didn't and you want to see all the projects, then start from the beginning at the CardMaker blog.  Below is my finished project.  I have also included a few photos of the tool and my little box before I completed it.


We all know that We R Memory Keepers is at the forefront of innovative paper crafting products and that not too long ago they debuted their new punch board envelope maker.  Well, they have now added to that line with the Punch Board Pillow Box, Candy Box, Gift Bag and Gift Box and the CardMaker blog team each received one of these fantastic little tools to work with!  I received the Punch Board Pillow Box tool and first let me say that this tool is so incredibly easy to use.   You will be making wonderful pillow boxes in various sizes in no time flat.  When I received my tool I was pleasantly surprised to see that it is relatively small measuring a compact 5 1/4 x 7 inches in size.  I love that because storing it will be super easy.  I also like that they include a scoring tool that is cleverly stored inside the tool!!   When making the pillow box you simply cut your cardstock or patterned paper 6" wide and then up to 12" long.  The tool has easy to follow instructions printed on the tool.    If you can punch, score and fold, then you can make fun little boxes using this tool. 
I started my little box my cutting my cardstock 6" x 6" and then began punching and scoring my cardstock piece.  I made a few test pillow boxes and determined that you will want to use a fairly aggressive adhesive like Scor-Tape when adhering the box together.  Once completely punched out I assembled the box and added the embellishments.   I cut a piece of burlap to fit round the middle and then secured the burlap with some pale blue silk ribbon.  The leaves and acorn are from the Stampin Up! set Wonderfall and were stamped on the coordinated die cut pieces using More Mustard & Pumpkin Pie inks.  After adhering all the pieces to the box I finished things off with a little bow tied with some cream twine.


I had so much fun making this little package and definitely want to get the other punch boards in the near future.  Your next stop is Stacey's blog.  You can also check out all the punch boards on the We R website here.  I used the color combo from this week's ColourQ and so I will be popping my little pillow project into that challenge.

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  SU! Crumb Cake; PTI Vintage Cream; Tool:  We R Memory Keepers Punch Board Pillow Box tool; Stamps & Die:  Stampin Up!; Inks:  Stampin Up!; Ribbon & Twine:  May Arts; burlap:  PaperTrey Ink

37 comments:

Olga said...

adorable, now ya got me thinking I need one of these...............

Brooke said...

Very pretty!

richardbreaks said...

I LOVE this punch board. Your box is so festive!

stampwithsandy said...

Cute pillow box! Love how you decorated it, Rosemary.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh a pillow box! LOVE. And love the burlap with this box, very cute!

judkajudi said...

What a clever tool!! And I love your choice of embellishments. Darling pillow box!!

Malika said...

You made it very nice that box

Malika

Sabrina said...

Your belly band on your pillow box is very cute!!

Stacy H-W said...

These boards really do help you make the cutest projects! Love your sweet pillowbox. I'm certainly having fun hopping along! Stacy H-W Stacyhwatson(at)aol(dot)com

marylouh said...

It's great that it is getting so easy to make boxes and bags with a punch board. Your box is really pretty. thanks for sharing.

barbara macaskill said...

If a person can be in love with a tool then I am head over heels in love with these awesome punch boards!!
YOur pillow box is adorable! I love the burlap and ribbon! Rough and soft and silky! LOVE it! TFS!

Patti J said...

Wonderful project! Thanks for sharing :)

Alice Golden said...

This is darling! I can see one of these on top of everyone's plate as a Thanksgiving favor. I love the mix of the burlap and silk ribbon too.

Marianne said...

Absolutely adorable!

TLady said...

SUPER CUTE !!!!!!!!!!!! :) This would make a NICE LITTLE TREAT on your Thanksgiving Table!!!!:) SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Sue H said...

How cool is this tool! Love it too! Great job on your overview of it. I want this was too. thanks for sharing.

Martha said...

OH MY, Rosemary, this is simply BEAUTIFUL! That lovely color combination at Colour Q caught my eye when I first saw it, and you've used it SO beautifully! The blue silk ribbon is gorgeous, the burlap really adds to the beauty of this creation, & of course, the "kraft" always catches my eye! Well done!

How FUN that you received this wonderful Punch Board!

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh! Now that's lovely, Rosemary!!!

Sue D said...

very cute and looks like a useful tool.

Regina Hamilton said...

I know I need one of these tools. Okay, I need all of these tools.

Jean Bullock said...

I love pillow boxes. You did a fabulous job on these!

Sandra said...

what a great idea!
Sandra ltb

Cynthia Cole said...

Your pillow box is so cute!

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you embellished your pillow box, Rosemary! The burlap adds so much texture, and I love the color combo!

Karen said...

Love how you decorated the cute box. Will have to put one of these on my Christmas list.

Benwah said...

What a super idea to have a punch board for pillow boxes of many sizes. Thanks

Beneta

mypapercraftworld said...

This is such a delight, Rosemary ... gorgeous use of the delicious colours and such fabulous texture ... lovely! Anita :)

Greta said...

You never cease to amaze me, Rosemary! Love everything about this darling box--great color combo & that bow is so gorgeous! what a fun tool!

Linda Beeson said...

This is oh so sweet! Great job using the color combo.

Claire said...

What a fabulous way to use the colours Rosemary - the burlap makes it look so natural and rustic ...I have to say, you've almost sold this tool to me!

jintyoo7 said...

Wow, these devices are magical (almost) - LOL
Cute project!

Sylvia said...

Wow, Rosemary, I had not seen this board yet!...thinking! Love your pillow box and that touch of burlap to hold the brilliant leaves and beautiful bow. Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ, always love your projects! Happy thanksgiving!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Wonderful little fall gift box, the fabric ribbon is beautiful and earthy feeling. Awesome gift!

Lisa said...

Wow this is just fabulous!! The leaves look so pretty tucked in your pretty bow!! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

Marybeth said...

This is so beautiful! I love the burlap! Congratulations on your win! Rosemary!

Ann said...

Really pretty project! I love it - acorns and hessian together is just gorgeous! Just got the envelope board but now I think I need this one too! Wonder if its available in the UK..... hmm, a late Christmas present to myself perhaps!

Sassy Mama said...

I love it .