Hope you had an enjoyable weekend and were able to celebrate Labor Day with fun activities.  We had picture perfect weather and were able to spend lots of time outdoors.  
Following up on my promise to not overwhelm you with Christmas yet, I decided to try out the new Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies.  Oh, what fun! I kept my first project using the set very simple and made a window pillow box using Into the Woods Designer Series Paper (DSP).  The window die is included with the dies set so it couldn’t be simpler.  To embellish the pillow box, a leftover leaf and acorn from the Witching Decor Project Kit were used (just telling you, that kit has tons of stuff in it!).  The acorn with the sentiment “Nuts About You” is from the Acorny Thank You stamp set and was stamped using Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad onto Whisper White card stock then punched with the Acorn Builder Punch.  An acorn topper from the same set was used on the acorn from the project kit and the oak leaf was stamped using the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set.  Edges were sponged to add more dimension.  The Into the Woods 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon was tied around the pillow box prior to adding the paper embellishments…love the cotton ribbon but not sure about this color with my leaf, perhaps Early Espresso or Pumpkin Pie 1/4″ cotton ribbon would have matched better but I used what I had available.  I’m sure many of you have been in the same situation…thought you had a particular item on hand, only to find out you forgot to order it!
Treat Holder using Stampin’ Up! Square Pillow Box Dies Set & Into the Woods Designer Series Paper
There are endless ways to use this Square Pillow Box Die set and I look forward to sharing some different projects using the die in the near future.  This particular project comes together quickly so I see many pillow box treat holders being used with the upcoming holidays.
Check back on Friday to see what else I’ve been up to!
Thanks for stopping by…
and don’t hesitate to contact me with your questions. (margkni@gmail.com).

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