Fall Leaf Pillow Box

ctmh fall pillow box

Today I have a super easy project for you! I used my Cricut machine and the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to mass cut several pillow box shapes for my upcoming craft fair. If you don’t have that cartridge, you could probably find a template for a simple pillow box online.

Using Kraft cardstock, I cut the boxes at a 4″ height, which made them quite small when folded over. Before cutting, I found an image of a leaf that I liked from the Mickey and Friends Cricut cartridge. I simply placed the leaf image in the center of the pillow box front and welded them together. That way, when the pillow box was cut, the leaf image was cut out with it.

ctmh fall pillow box

I glued a small, clear bag to the inside front of the box (covering the leaf opening) before assembly. Then I assembled the box, and used the cut out leaf as my tag. The leaf was sponged around the edges with Desert Sand Ink and the sentiment was stamped in Cocoa Ink.

Before closing the final flap of the box, I filled the small baggie with M&Ms and stapled it shut.

The tag was attached with some gorgeous fall-colored string that I had from my retired CTMH stash. A craft fair is a great way to use up older products!

I will be linking this project to the following challenges:

Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog: “Trending Now”

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Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog: #264 Anything Goes

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Stamp Sets  To/From Mini Wooden Stamp (retired CTMH)
Patterned Paper  None
Cardstock  Kraft
Inks  Desert Sand, Cocoa
Accessories                                                           CTMH colored string (retired)
Cricut  Art Philosophy, Mickey and Friends
Tools Glue Dots, Easy Stick Adhesive, Acrylic BlocksStamp Scrubber, Spritz Cleaner, Sponge DaubersAll-Purpose Mat, VersamatPaper TrimmerNon-Stick Micro-tip Scissors, Rub and Remove Eraser, Bone Folder, Mini Stapler

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Here We Go Card

Close To My Heart (CTMH) Here We Go Card

Today’s card was inspired by the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #417, and the Color Dare challenge #161, with Honey, Poppy, and Cocoa colors. Using all Close To My Heart products, I created this simple travel card.

Close To My Heart (CTMH) Here We Go Card

Starting with a 3.5″ x 5.5″ Colonial White Card base, I layered Cocoa Cardstock and patterned paper from the Sangria Paper Packet. Images were stamped with the “Here We Go” stamp set – Cocoa World and Honey sentiment. The sentiment was cut out and adhered with 3-D foam tape for a bit of a pop off the base.

Close To My Heart (CTMH) Here We Go Card

The 3 sequins actually started out as silver! I used the ShinHan Touch Twin Marigold Marker to color them a Honey color to match the card. Since the marker is alcohol-based, it gave complete coverage and dried very quickly.


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I’ll see you in the craft room,

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