Monday, January 7, 2013

Valentine's Pillow Box & SVG Freebie

Hope everyone had a great holiday season!  The challenges at CREATIVE CUTTING CHALLENGE have started up again and this pillow box is featured as my design team submission for the current theme of "Valentine's Day--Not A Card".  If you use electronic cutters, I hope you'll pop over there and join the challenge!  Now for the design details on this pillow box:
I have pillow boxes that other SVG designers have created but I wasn't happy with them.  The perforations were way too small for easy folding on the curved ends (and it took forever to cut).  If you plan on making a bunch of boxes, it would be very time consuming to hand score those curves.  So I got to work and created this pillow box that has large dashed folding perforations. 
You can get the pillow box SVG file for FREE HERE. (If you don't have an electronic cutter, a pdf of a pillow box is very easy to find with an online search)  Because the dashes on my file are larger, be sure to use a nice weight of cardstock for your boxes.  I used this great Valentine's kraft paper (sorry, I don't have the name) for my box.  I used Scor-Tape to make sure that the box held together once filled with sweets.
 
To decorate the box, I found some scraps of a paper lace doily.  I trimmed it to fit the front and glued it down with Glossy Accents. I cut the cupid from my VALENTINE  set out of kraft cardstock then distressed the edges with Brick Red and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  I mounted it to a diecut heart with foam tape.  The heart also has DI added to the edges and I punched holes at the top to run baker's twine through.  The twine wraps around the box, with each end coming up through the holes.  I tied a double knotted bow in the center.  Pretty sweet, don't you think?

This project is entered into the following Challenges:

8 comments:

MzLavr2 said...

Super cute gift! Love it!
<3 Pam

Teresa Arsenault said...

Fabulous pillow box.

Thanks for sharing this at Avadares Challenge blog.

Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Jeanette said...

Thank you very much...I have a pillow box svg but, like you said, I really struggle with it, so I am looking forward to trying your file. Thanks again

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous pillow box, striking colours, love the kraft and red. The Cupid on the front is perfect . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Paper Squirrel said...

Great gift box! Thanks for the freebie.

Berni Cuttino said...

Fabulous project. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Avadares. Hugs
Berni,DT
Avadareschallengeblog.

Julie Short said...

Your pillow box is lovely and I am sure will be well received. Thank you for joining us at Anything But A Card this challenge.

Christy said...

This is just PERFECT for our 'wings' challenge. A cupid?!?! How clever! :) Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card! :) :) :)