Tuesday, May 1, 2012

End of the Year Pillow Boxes

I had such a blast creating these little pillow boxes for my oldest daughter's 4th grade class.  The colors I choose are purple and yellow which are the school's colors.  The comet also represents the school, they are known as "The home of the Comets." 

So I had never made a pillow box so I did a little research on the internet about what size I should cut them with my Cricut.  The one person that I watched cut her pillow boxes at 5 inches, I decided to cut mine at 5 5/8 inches.  I found out at this size I could cut 4 boxes out of 1 12 x 12 piece of cardstock and it also allowed me to fill the boxes with 4 SMARTIES candies.  This only shows half of what I made.  I had to make 28 of these little darlings.

I designed the boxes using my Design Studio, the Wrap it Up Cricut cartridge and the Ultimate Creative Series Sampler Cricut cartridge.  I couldn't find just a plain pillow box on the Wrap it Up Cricut cartridge so I used the one with the diploma on it, hid the contours and inserted the shooting star from the Ultimate Creative Series Sampler Cricut cartridge.  I cut the inside out from yellow cardstock and then once the box was assembled I stickled it.

 On the back I used a clear stamp I got from the Michael's dollar bin.

I am entering my End of the Year Pillow Boxes in the following challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my End of the Year Pillow Boxes.


  1. These are so awesome, Carol!! What a great idea for your daughter's class!! Love how you used the school's colors!! Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Playtime!!

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  2. really cute thank you for joining us at decorate to celebrate.

  3. Adorable class gift idea!! Thanks for playing along at Decorate to Celebrate! :)Amy

  4. Hi Carol, Great project for her class and yummy treat inside!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!!


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