Friday, January 18, 2013

Pillow Box Love

Happy Friday,  The weather has been super cold here for the last week but we have finally come out of the deep freeze and are enjoying warmer weather. It is suppose to be in the high 50's today and tomorrow. Very happy about that.
Thanks to everyone who left comments on my last post. Unfortunately my blog has been taken over by SPAM and I accidentally deleted  some of your comments in the process. I like to visit your blogs if you leave a comment so if you didn't get a visit from me that is why.
Sophie got sick  again last Saturday. This was the 3rd time now so she went to see a specialist on Wednesday. They think the problem is an infection in her neck not not her ear now so we have her on another antibiotic with a new pain med. Thankfully she is doing much better now just hope we are on the right road to curing her this time. Lily is also having problems with her foot now too. She did something to her back paw and did not respond to antibiotics so we are watching it for now. Hopefully is it nothing serious. I just hate it when animals get sick I feel so helpless because they can't tell us what is wrong. I hope they will both be back to normal soon.
I am still very busy with Etsy orders but made some time to make a few new Valentine items. Today I want to share a few of them. This is the first one.
My inspiration for this pillow box came from this card by Debbie Olson. I used the pillow box svg  from My Time Made Easy for the base which I cut out of Rustic White Cardstock. I sewed the gingham layer on to the box. I then cut some layers with the new heart dies and stamped the images from the With All My Heart stamp set. (Love that set!). Finally I added some tiny pearls to the middles of the flowers and finished it off with some Hawaiian Shores Saddle Stitched Ribbon.  I loved how this came out so much I made another one.
This one was made with a Vintage Cream Base and patterned paper from this digital paper pack. I finished it off with a Plum Pudding Satin Ribbon tied in a bow. I had some problems getting good coverage while stamping the heart image. I even used the new ink formula too. If anyone has any tips to get better coverage let me know. These boxes are perfect for holding gift cards too.
That's all for now I will be back with one more Valentines project to share soon. Until then I hope you have a great weekend.



12 comments:

Rhonda said...

These are adorable Terri. Love the pillow boxes. I have the die and need to start on a few projects.

Leigh said...

Oh, these are beautiful and perfect!

Tracey McNeely said...

Both are wonderful and LOVEly pillow boxes.

Cammie said...

Terri, these are super! I am especially drawn to the first with the red gingham. The stitched panel on the front of the boxes is a great idea. I have a couple of questions for you. First,what size are these boxes? Second, what blade setting and speed do you use when cutting PTI cs with the Silhouette?

Paper and Ribbons said...

Be still my heart Terri, I have fallen in love with the first pillow box, the gingham, the polka dot, the flowers, the colour, everything about it is perfect!

BethieJ said...

Terri these are DARLING! I LOVE them both!! (I HAD to buy that paper you linked! so CUTE!)
Sorry to hear about your dogs! Hopefully they are both doing better SOON!!
Have a GREAT weekend!

Linda Nicholson said...

What pretty little pillow boxes! I especially like the color choices on the first one!

Hope your pups get to feeling better soon! I'm also in CO too (down in the Springs) and i'm so glad that it's starting to warm up.

Linda

Beth said...

Both of these are adorable Terri I love them.

Handmade in Israel said...

These boxes are gorgeous, Terri!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Beautiful work as usual!

Kim Heggins said...

So elegant and beautiful.

Michele said...

these are gorgeous and they inspire me to try a pillow box of my own. i hope everyone's health improves in your household! xo