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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Linday's Stamp Stuff - Pretty Packaging & Sale Info

This week Lindsay challenged her DT to find ways to prettily package up Christmas/Holiday gifts. I used the chance to acquaint myself with the SCAL software I bought a while ago and have not used much. I have to admit was dreading getting to learn a new software program and was really happy to find how easy it was to use Lindsay's SVG files. I ended up cutting a stack of pillow boxes, gift card boxes and a ginger bread house box that I plan on decorating before the Holidays.

Today I am going to share 2 pillow boxes that I cut using the file from Pretty Packaging. Remember that if you do not have SCAL software, she also offers printable templates.

For my first pillow box, I just cut a plain box and then decorated it. I used some vintage sheet music that my friend Joy got for me this summer (Thank you Joy!). I love that it is green. I have been hoarding it but decided that I had better use it. I also used some lace and some rick-rack I bought at the Target $1 Spot a couple of years ago. Like those snowflakes? I just picked those up at Target. They called them "table scatters" and I love them. (I think my love of all things with snowflakes goes will with my snowman obsession.)




After making this pillow box, I was feeling pretty feisty and decided to try one using one of the cut outs that Lindsay included in the package. Easy peasy! Again I was impressed with how easy it was for a complete novice to use.


I adhered some transparency film that I had in my office on the inside of the box to keep the candy from falling out and decorated with some ribbon and charm from my blogging friend Maria. (Thank you Maria!)

Here is a looks at all the boxes you can make using Lindsay's Pretty Packaging templates.



If you missed the sale at Mygrafico.com last week, Lindsay is having a 25% off sale on everything in her mygrafico store through Saturday. Check out all the fun cutting files & templates in her store.



Thank you for stopping by today. Stop by the rest of the DT to see their pretty packaging ideas. Lindsay will have the weekly freebie available on her blog.

Lindsay Weirich (Owner & Stamp Designer)
Cindi Hooks
Diane Bove
Jennifer Bliss
Karin Martin
Laurel Seabrook
Leanne Garner
Margie Visnick
Micki Harper
Rhonda Walker
Shannon Neparko
Tamara Bennett
Tracey Allen

Supplies:
  • Cut file used: Pretty Packaging from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff on mygrafico.com
  • Stamps: PaperTrey Snowflake Serenade
  • Papers: PaperTrey kraft CS, misc. sheet music
  • Inks: Versamark
  • Tools: Heat tool, Circut,
  • Embellishments: Ranger clear embossing powder, PaperTrey bakers twine, misc. ribbon, rick-rack, buttons, snowflakes & charm

Challenges:

57 comments:

Karen B. said...

Cute packaging, even better when you make it yourself.

Crafty Creations said...

Great packages!!! I love the snowflake cut out of the second one and when I *saw* the ribbon, I was like - Hey - I have that ribbon too!! LOL

I used some of the ribbon you sent me on a project too!! Hopefully will get them posted by the weekend!!!
Have a great day!
Maria

Karin said...

Your projects are awesome every week...Love the shabby chic look to your first box!

Laurel said...

Fabulous packages!

racinggrandma61 said...

How adorable. Great job and I just LOVE the colors.

TY for joining us at Stamp-n-Doodle and be sure to come back and join us again.

Laralee DT

Jennifer said...

Lovely! Esp like the embellies!

Lindsay Weirich said...

I just love the cutout! both boxes are stunning!

Cindi said...

these are fabulous!! so pretty and festive
:)

Marlene said...

These are just the cutest!!! Love the little charm you hung off that second one, too!

Ros said...

These are all so pretty ... thanks for playing along at CCCB

Patricia said...

Very pretty thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls.
~Patricia

Rachel Hope said...

Wonderful packaging!!!! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

tampatha said...

these are awesome! sure don't look like they were made by a novice to me! thanks for entering this weeks anything goes challenge and can't wait to see what you come up with again!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

These are great and what fun gifts they are going to make. I have been on the fence about SCAL, but I think you my have been able to push over to the side to give it a try :) Thanks for joining us at Fresh Brewed Challenges, these are just great!

sue said...

Your vintage pillow box is really lovely!I love vintage Christmas! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge :)

Susie said...

Beautiful pillow boxes, love the fesitve papers! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and Merry Christmas xx

melissac said...

These are wonderful!! The boxes are gifts themselves!! You are alway so inspiring!! Blessings and Hugs!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great packaging- love the one with the snowflake ALOT! Great ideas. TFS

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very cool packaging, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Tracy said...

Your boxes are great! I love all the embellishments you put on the first one. Very festive! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

Julye said...

Both look very professional, thanks for joining us at Penny's and happy christmas.

Rainbow Lady said...

Delightful pillow boxes and I love the pink snowflakes. Thanks for your entry this week Love Cynthia x

Tracey said...

These are stunning Cheryl :)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just fab packaging, love the one with the snowflake cutout!!
Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Hugs Shell xx

tiggertastic said...

fantastic work, i love your idea

Good luck in the challenges and i wish you an enjoyable weekend,

Sarah-Louise x
Designing for : CCC & CPF

Jana said...

Ooooh. The packaging is a gift in itself. These are both so pretty. Thank you so much for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Joanne Gilch said...

Cheryl, great ideas for Lindsay's packaging set! I like the snowflake cut out and that wee charm is adorable.

stampinbygenny said...

Cheryl,
Your boxes are gorgeous. I love the box with the music notes. So vintage. And the box with the snowmen is so cute and whimsical. LOVE IT! Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Anne Marie said...

Awesome gift boxes, Cheryl! Love all of the added details that give them your signature style! :)

Sparkly Pink Star said...

These boxes are awesome, thanks for the links!

clare said...

Thanks for joining us @ PTD. Merry Christmas. x

HappyCrafter said...

These are so cool! I've never made a pillow box, and that template collection looks neat. Great job!

Anonymous said...

What a cute idea!! These would make great party or office favors filled with candy for friends and co-workers. Thank you for participating in Hand Stamped Sentiments!! Amy

stampingminnie said...

I love your pillow boxes and what a great idea. I'm so glad you participated in the HSS snowflake challenge - Thank you!!

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

I thought your pillow box was so darling I actually hopped over and bought the svg.file. Thanks for linking up with us this holiday week at Papercraft Star !

Emora Designs said...

This is the perfect little gift box! It's very pretty! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star! Merry Chrismtas! Regan

Rosemary said...

Aw, this is a great idea for pretty packaging (love that you got feisty after your first one and kicked it up a notch on the second one) - you've inspired me to give this a try. Love the paper - don't we all have a little in our stash we hoard for just the right project? And the embellishments are grand.

Thank you for participating with us at Opus Gluei, please keep coming back for more and thanks for sharing your inspiration!

Anita said...

Fantastic projects! That snowflake box is so clever! Thanks so much for joining us at the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge! :)

craftybunny said...

These are going to make wonderful gifts.Love the vintage feel on the first and the cut out window on the second.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory and Pear Tree Designs :D
Merry Christmas
Lisa x

Angi @ CokiePop said...

ADORABLE Project. These are great gift ideas. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

Lawren said...

I love packaging! Very nice. Thank you for joining us at AI Factory.

Lawren - DT

Pauline said...

Delightful Cheryl! I hope all my Christmas pressies come wrapped like this .... just beautiful. The laces certainly make an impact on the kraft CS. Thanks so much for sharing with us at For Fun!

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Cheryl
I love your packaging and so apt for our MAWTT theme this week - thankyou for sharing them with us.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
luv {brenda} xoxox

Vee said...

This is a beautiful Christmas design. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Top Tip Tuesday.
xx Vee

Vicky said...

These are both fabulous I think the 2nd 1 is my fave cus I just love the snowflake cut out in the middle.
Thank you for joining us at CPF, good luck.
Merry crimbo & all the best for 2011 from all the DT at Crafty Purple Frog

Hugs Vicky xx

Bettina said...

cute boxes! love the one with the snowflake. thanks for joining us at southern girls challanges. hugs

1CardCreator said...

Wow Cheryl, these are both awesome! Your buttons and bakers twine look fab with the ric rak and snowflakes. ~Diane

Erin Gonzales said...

I LOVE your projects, especially the one that has the little snowflake window! That one is adorable and I SO want to try that with my pillow box template- you are so clever! Thanks for playing along with us at HSS, we hope you play along with us next week too!

Linda Robinson said...

Your creations are woderful. what a cute idea.. I love them.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Margie said...

How perfect! What a great gift!

hayward69 said...

These pillow boxes are just fantastic.

Thanks for joining in with us over on CPF

Jayne xx

Julie said...

Fantastic!just perfect for the vintage challenge at Southern Girls!Have a good week,Julie.x

Courtney said...

Wow Cheryl! These are too cute! Thanks for playing along with us again at Penny's. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!

Courtney~

Cheryl Nelson said...

These are so fabulous! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

cardmaking bird said...

Great project. So good to see something different! Thanks for playing along with us at Southern Girls!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Marie x

Alicia said...

I love these little packages! Thanks for joining in our Vintage challenge at Southern Girls and good luck!
Alicia xx

kaos said...

Gorgeous Christmas project!

Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!

hugs
kaos

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