Monday, July 17

You're a Star Gift Containers

Hello Monday, my friends! Are you ready for a new challenge? This week we are "Getting In Shape" and going 3D and using different shapes - we are moving away from flat to creating something shapely! Whew! It doesn't mean we have to go to the the gym, swim,  walk, or do yoga...but I have learned to like doing those things too, LOL!

The Fourth of July had me seeing stars, which inspired me to work with these neat wooden stars from Seth Apter and decorate a couple of gift containers.  I found these corrugated pillow boxes in my stash, but you could easily make them with a die and some lightweight cardboard. 

My plan when I began was to make one. I stamped the words onto the lined paper, making sure it would fit into the wooden star. 

Next I added a piece of Media Tape (Dina Wakley), then wiped down the distress oxide on either side. I spritzed a bit of water and wiped a bit off, then let this dry. 

I glued the star onto the paper, cut it out, and added in some 28 Lilac Lane embellishments.

I ripped the Eclectic Elements fabric to make "ribbon," tied it around the box, and used a clip to attach the star. This way the recipient could use it too. Oh, Before I did that, I wiped some black ink across the corrugated cardboard to bring out the design a bit more. 

Once I finished this one, I liked it so well, I had to make another!

I used the other part of the star and added a big button with red thread to the center. Tip:  put a drop of Diamond Glaze onto the thread to keep it from coming untied. I added some more 28 Lilac Lane embellishments around it...

...then added in some blue mica powder and micro beads. I randomly swiped the box with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide.

Now, all I have to do is reach into the drawer for a starry gift box for someone special!

Are you ready to GET IN SHAPE? I'm talking about the crafty fun version, remember! All you have to do this week is make something shapely and share it with us for a chance to win a $50 voucher from Simon Says Stamp, or you might see yourself up in our Spotlight!



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  1. Your pillow boxes are so pretty, Maura! I love the different textures you used and the rustic, vintage look of them. There are so many details to see and love.

    Cathie ♥

  2. Great! This corrugated pillow boxes are fantastic. I love the red and blue embellishments onto the shy kraft boxes. LOVELY! Hugs, Macarena

  3. Gorgeous pillow boxes Maura! I love the whole design of these, STUNNING!! :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. Gorgeous pillow boxes! Love the corrugated paper to add texture and the shaker stars :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  5. Fantastic. What a great way to use the stars!

  6. such pretty and special gift boxes Maura-these are a gift in themselves!

  7. Love it Maura! Those stars are absolutely gorgeous...Hugs xxx

  8. Love your fantastic pillow boxes, Maura. The star embellishments are fabulous. :)

  9. love your beautiful corrugated gift boxes and the red and blue embellishments go perfectly with the kraft...hugs kath xxx

  10. These are fantastic Maura ~ I love the embellishments you've added and the way you've created them, they just look amazing on the corrugated boxes and I'm sure anyone would love to receive one of these! Hugs xx

  11. Really great decorations, what fun to make! They really put a simple package over the top.

  12. Beautiful pillow box Maura! I always struggle when I have to do a packaging, and this is such a cool idea to remember next time I have to pack a gift! So creative!

  13. Amazing pillow boxes! love how you used Seth's star and Tim's fabric! fabulous idea!

  14. Wow that's an amazing challenge . I am really impressed from your work.

    Thanks to you for sharing with us .

  15. This blog is great in the information that it delivers! it has helped me find so much relevant information. I am sharing another link for customized packaging that might come in handy for you all! there is a wide variety for Gift Boxes.

  16. Its a very amazing gift packing box design . I am impress to see the ways you made it. Thanks!


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