Wednesday, March 18, 2009

BBTB Challenge - Pillow Box

Okay - here it is! I finally got to do one of Regina's BBTB Challenges! I had been waiting around for a cartridge that I actually have! I was thinking of what I could do to make this one unique (as it is my first). I saw my gingham ribbon! I was Dorothy for a Halloween party for work and this was the ribbon I used for my hair. I thought, this is perfect! I absolutely love Wizard of Oz!

How I did it:
  • Pillow box is cut at 8"
  • I used CDS to make the spirals another cut with an outline in Green.I ran this piece through my Zyron upside down. When I flipped it over, I dusted it with ultra fine white glitter. Afterwards, I realized I should've used green glitter (something I would have had to make a trip to M's for...darn, haha) But hindsight is 20/20, eh?
  • Then, using CDS again, I used the cut that would have made the ouline for the window, hid a contour line, squished the square into a "brick" size! Yes, each of the yellow bricks are individually cut & pasted! Wowee!
  • It took me forever to figure out my ruby slippers. I used PDDU for the shoes, but in CDS I squished them too! Once cut, I trimmed them so it didn't look too puffy. I used my Star Dust Stickles to make them shine! Again, should have gone to the store for red Stickles, huh?
  • Now, for Toto....I used the Scottie cut from Paper Pups. Yes, I know Toto wasn't a Scottie, he was a Cairn Terrier...but who's gonna complain? :) I used my gel pen to make him have gray hairs.
  • I cut the tag & shadow from Plantin to make my tag. With red glitter gel pen I wrote There's No Place Like Home. With some doodling on the corners.
  • Then I did white 'stitching' on the pillow box.I tied my gingham ribbon & voila! Presto! I love it!

Thank you so much for looking! I'm so excited to be able to enter into a BBTB challenge!!!
I had so much fun with this!
Here is a picture of the crew at the Halloween party - for fun!


  1. Great take on a pillow box!!! LOVE it :-) and the office staff looks like they had a blast.

  2. wowzer, awesome take on the pillow box...

  3. This is awesome!! I'd never think to use a theme for a pillow box like this.. soo cute!! :) Thanks for joining us at BBTB!