Sunday, November 20, 2011

Art Philosophy Believe Pillow Box

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I have a bunch of festive gift boxes to share with you using Close to my Heart’s fun Believe paper packet, and of course the Art Philosophy Cricut collection. You can use the AP cartridge and coordinating products and paper to make tons of great gifty items for all of those hard to buy for people on your Christmas list this year. (Plus, you’ll save tons of money by making them yourself. Bonus!)

Today I am going to share this cute pillow box I made. I used the Sky colored patterned paper from the Believe paper collection and cut a simple pillow box using the AP cartridge. Then I used one of the awesome Dimensional Elements (chipboard) shapes that come with the cartridge to make the tag. I cut the same tag shape out of the striped Believe paper and adhered it to the tag. No scissors, Xacto knife, or sanding block were needed. Just a quick cut from the Cricut and the shape and size matched up perfectly. LOVE IT!

I inked the edges of the tag with some Chocolate ink and a Sponge Dauber. Then I stamped the scallop circle “Thanks” stamp from a set that comes with the AP bundle on another one of the Dimensional Elements shapes in Holiday Red ink.  I cut two ticket shapes from the AP cartridge and stamped the “Thanks” ticket images from one of the stamps that come with the AP bundle with Chocolate ink.

The roses were made with, yes, you guessed it, the Art Philosophy cartridge as well. I simply cut a small 3-D rose from some White Daisy cardstock and inked the edges with some Holiday Red ink before rolling it. (To learn how to make 3-D flowers with the AP cartridge, you can watch my how-to video here.)

I added a bit of Cranberry Grosgrain ribbon to finished it off and my cute little pillow box was done. Can you believe that the entire project was made using the Art Philosophy Cricut Collection? This bundle comes with EVERYTHING you need including (3) sheets of chipboard shapes that all coordinate with images on the cartridge, (3) coordinating stamp sets, and of course the cartridge itself, all for only $99. If you don’t have this collection yet, don’t worry, you can still order it and get it in time to make all of your Christmas gifts. 

Click here to start shopping now or contact me to place your order! 


Did you enter my huge November giveaway for $100 in CTMH products of your choice yet? Click here to enter. (If you win, you can even use the gift certificate to get an Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle!)


Also, don’t forget that you can get the limited edition Holiday Wishes stamp set that coordinates beautifully with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge for only $5 with a stamp order of $25 through November 30th! 
Stay tuned for more Art Philosophy Christmas projects... 


  1. I think there is much easier way of making those red flowers, using a dou. you can paint red color on the white dou after shaping it into a rose flower or simply just add the paint into the dou mixture.
    you wont be needing Art Philosophy cartridge.
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