Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Make A Manly Pillow Box with the Cricut!

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Need a gift card holder for a guy?  Or a guy teacher?

My son has had a wonderful teacher this year and I'm getting his "end of school year" gift together.  A gift card is usually appreciated and fortunately, our school provided the info about what stores/restaurants/hobbies that the teachers like.  So helpful.

The pillow box is a perfect solution.  Larger than a card, smaller than a gift bag.
I found this fun, chevron pillow box hidden away on the Cricut Something to Celebrate cartridge.  Amazingly, there are quite a few pillow boxes on this cartridge (see below-photos from cricut site):



I cut this pillow box at 8.5".  The box comes out to about 4" x 6".  I inked the edges to hide the score lines.  I used Scor-Tape to adhere the box.  Ribbon is from Stampin Up!
Quick and easy!  My favorite kind of project!

I found the teacher appreciation tag at 24/7 Moms as a free download HERE.  Thanks to 24/7 Moms for this fun tag!

And now for our giveaway!

This week's giveaway is the Cricut Teddy Bear Parade cartridge!

How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below letting me know if you make mini-albums. I love to make them!
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Winner will be announced on Monday, May 20, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.

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75 comments:

  1. Adorable man pillow box!! I've only made one mini album. Lee-Ann :)

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  2. Great pillow box! I do not make many mini albums.

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  3. This is a perfect teacher gift! I love it!! I didn't know there were all these pillow boxes on Something to Celebrate! I guess I'm gonna have to get that one! :-) I LOVE to make mini albums! They are one of my favorite things to make!! So many possibilities!!

    javajen1 at hotmail dot com

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  4. great pillow box for the men, I esp. like blue and yellow as a combination.
    I made one mini album but its a flop I have to find a better way hold it all together.
    DawnRI
    abosoffit@hotmail.com

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  5. YOU ARE MY HERO! I've been searching Cricut for a great pillow box cartridge for months. I make them by hand for my business, and this will save me HOURS of work. I cannot thank you enough for posting this and pinning (that's where I saw it). Cheers.

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  6. I love to make mini albums...my all time favorite is one I made for a vacation that my husband and I took to TN back when we first got married. I often take it out and look to reminisce. Back to the carefree days before we had kids and our lives became so chaotic! lol Wouldn't have it any other way though.

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  7. Love the pillowbox! I have not made a mini album yet, but I have the supplies I need to do it!

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  8. Wow! This is so cute! You really did a great job! It is usually so hard for me to come up with good man themed projects. Thank you for sharing the Cricut cartridge that has this cut, it would be great decorated in lots of ways and in so many pretty papers! I love Cricut, they have such a variety of great cartridges and ideas! Thank you Joy, for all of your great ideas! As for mini albums, I have never made one, but they are really cute.
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  9. Adorable box!

    I have been collecting things for ages to make mini-albums, like paper bags and "altoid" tins and templates and the Mini-Books cartridge, but so far, I haven't gotten any made. :)

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  10. Love all the manly projects! I am always stuck when it comes to these, this will help!

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  11. Very cute pillow boxes! I have just gotten started making mini albums. In fact, I just made one for my daughter and daughter-in-law for Mother's Day! They loved them! And I'll definitely be making more.

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  12. Isn't always fun to find something you've overlooked on a cartridge! Great reminder about the pillow boxes on that cartridge. I love the navy blue and yellow color combo. I'm going to head over to the site where you found the tag now and check it put. Thanks for another great project.

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  13. Chevron Pillow Box is really nice!
    and could be used for any occasion, Thanks!

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  14. What a cool and manly pillow box. And a nice way to thank the teacher, it really helps when the school/principal provides on each teacher's favorite stores.

    LST in Colorado

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  15. I love, love, love teddy bears! Would love to win this one-Nancy from Pa

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  16. Great boxes and really really need to try a mini album this summer!!

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  17. Love the pillow box. I'm not a mini maker!
    Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  18. What a great giveaway! This cartridge is on my wish list.

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  19. Your pillow box is great - and the chevrons are so trendy right now. I've not yet made a mini-album, but I'm thinking about doing one for Christmas this year. My sister has done them, and she inspires me!

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  20. Nice project! TFS! I've only made a couple of mini albums but hope to make more in the future.

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  21. you've chosen very nice colors for this box! any teacher would be happy with it!

    greetings from wendy

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  22. I love making the mini albums too. I don't use them very much, but I love making them and giving them away as gifts.

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  23. awsome pillow box love the shaveron cut out i wished i had a cart hat has the pillow cut on it. I love to make Minis i just hav a hard time making them mini the start mini but end up very chuncky n not so mini. LOL

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  24. Always love ideas for the guys in our lives! Thank you!

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  25. Cool idea. love the pillow boxes, thanks for sharing.

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  26. Great idea ~ we have to take care of our guys.
    YES ~ I've made lots of mini albums. My favorite was an album of Disney characters ~ which we took to Disney to have the characters sign. Then I added the photos of my granddaughters to the page ~ adorable!
    SusanJ in Atlanta

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  27. I too love when the schools send stuff home about the teachers so that you can get them somethign that they truly want/like! This is a great project. I might need to take a look at that cartridge!

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  28. Love the boxes. Great idea. I have made a few minis, they are fun to make.

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  29. Love the chevron design on the pillow box and the school colors. That is a great ideal for a gift card.

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  30. I'm not into making mini books, yet. But I love all the ones that are out there. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  31. I haven't yet gotten into mini albums. They are on my to do list.

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  32. Great job on the pillow boxes!! I don't do mini albums, just 12x12 and 8.5x11!

    Thanks for a chance to win!

    bdcampers@msn.com

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  33. Great box. I does look masculine.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
    follower

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  34. I haven't done any mini-albums yet, but I hope to give them a try in the future.
    paravella@aol.com

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  35. Your box is fantastic. I love blue and yellow together. Gift cards are so much better than the traditional apple stuff. After the first year, the teacher doesn't need another thing in the shape of an apple!! I adore making mini albums and made one recently that you can see on my blog here
    http://dianesdribble.blogspot.com/2013/05/one-sheet-wonder.html

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  36. Great pillow box! Mini albums are a good way to use scraps, love them. Thank you for sharing.
    Kim S. from N. California

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  37. Nice pillow boxes! I have only made a couple of mini albums and I had fun doin them!

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  38. I made mini scrapbooks/photo albums for 10 of our 12 grandchildren so far...and for 2 of our sons. They loved them! Now I just have 4 more to go.
    Your pillow box is great! I love using them.

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  39. Love, love, love these pillow boxes! I haven't made a mini album yet, but I should. The large scrapbooks take me forever (I'm always making cards!!!)

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  40. Fabulous manly box, love the color combo, TFS Joy!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz O

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  41. I have made mini
    albums before. Made
    7 of them out of
    paper bags for gifts
    one Christmas.
    Carla from Utah

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  42. Very cute pillow box with the chevrons! I don't make very many mini albums for myself, but have taught several classes with kids at church where we made them. We've made them from paper sacks and shaped ones.

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  43. Really great idea for a masculine pillow box. I'm always struggling with masculine cards, bags & gifts.

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  44. Love to see masculine ideas.
    I'm getting ready to make a secretary album/journal.
    dianaherrera at comcast dot net

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  45. cute box!! I love to make mini albums..have made tons of them!!

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  46. Cute pillow box! I do not make mini albums. I like the look of them but they are not my thing.
    Kerry

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  47. I love to make mini albums! They make great meaningful gifts, I have made them for family, friends, and teachers. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. I do make mini album's. Our foster son was put into high needs care due to the abuse he received by his mother. So, I made one to take with him. It included all the prayers that we say, pictures, a story we read every night that he loved and little letters from us telling him how much we love him. After six months he is finally coming back home to live with us. We get to start our adoption upon his return. Thank the Lord. I really enjoy your site and your projects.

    Kathleen
    jbaugh1481@aol.com

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  49. That is one adorable pillow box! I haven't tried those before, but you have inspired me! I haven't made an intricate mini album, but I always love to see the ones other people have created with all the special features. Still loving the Teddy Bears on Parade cartridge and thinking how fun it would be to win!

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  50. Love the idea and love the pillow boxes, tfs

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  51. Love your designs. thanks for sharing.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  52. Love the pillow boxes, I've made a few! I haven't made mini albums yet, but am planning out my first one. Thanks for the chance to win the Teddy Bears on Parade cart, it's at the top of my wish list.

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  53. Great manly pillow box. Yes I have made a few mini albums.

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  54. I haven't made any mini albums as of yet, but I am collecting materials and ideas for several.

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  55. I have never made a mini-album, but once I have grandchildren I'm sure I will be doing a lot of them. Great pillow box, I am very surprised by some of the stuff on find hidden on some of my Cricut cartridges. Thanks for the chance to win this great cartridge too.

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  56. This is great, I am always looking for masculine ideas. I have made a couple mini albums.

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  57. I haven't made one yet but I will soon! I think they are so cute!

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  58. Oh WOW! Manly stuff is so difficult to find! LOVE pillow boxes to begin with & this one totally screams MANLY!!! Thank you for sharing your AWESOME creativity w/ us & for a shot at a cart I don't have yet!!! kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

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  59. I really like to make mini-albums, but I have to really like someone to make one for them lol. One of my favorites is the Maze mini-book made out of one 12 x 12 sheet. There are so many variations that can be made with that (pockets, sewing, binding pages or not, drawing with Cricut markers before cutting, etc.)

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  60. I have just recently started to make mini albums and have fallen in love with them. My first was for a friend for her birthday!

    Cindy B.

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  61. I made a mini album from toilet paper rolls for a dear friend in Texas (I'm in Indiana), and she passed away two days before her birthday. I was going to send it to her daughter, but every time I start to get it ready to mail, I look through it and decide I just can't, yet. Someday maybe. . .

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  62. First of all I have to say I love the font on the "first few years"cart. Both cartridges would be great to use on layouts and I think this is a great tool to have. I think both of these cartridges would become your "go-to" carts to use when scrapping'.

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  63. Mini albums are one of my favorite makes.

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  64. I've not made mini albums yet :) I hope to in the future.

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  65. I really like the when I was a kid cartridge. I use the Handy Man cartridge for my guys and I have only made a couple of mini books. I absolutely would love to win the Teddy Bear Parade cartridge. I love it. I love your blog also. I read everyday to see if anything is new. You are so up to date on everything.

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  66. Hi Joy!
    Hope you have a blessed day. I create greeting cards..for the guys,most of the time I use either the "Heritage" cartridge or the "Give A Hoot" cartridge. I love to personalize my greeting cards with names using welded letters.
    Chris from Bryan, TX

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  67. I have not made a mini album. If I EVER get caught up on my "regular" albums I may give it a try.

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  68. Yes, I love mini albums. Make them all the time.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
    follower

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  69. Love the pillow box! I love making mini albums, especially for grandkids!

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  70. I don't really like mini albums. It is about all I can do to get some regular scrapbook pages done. Would sure like to have Teddy Bears at my house, :)

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  71. Love those pockets...I haven't made one of them yet, nor have I made any mini albums yet!! I have the means to make both, but have been concentrating on cards lately! I'm wanting to get back to my Cricut more!

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  72. Oh gosh I don't think I have that cartridge, love this though. Might have to see if I can find this one cheap. LOL I love to make mini albums in the middle of one right now and had one started for my mom with her dog, didn't get it done in time she passed away on the 30th of April. Darn pneumonia took her just like it did my dad. Wish I would of started it earlier but who knew we wouldn't have her much longer. Going to be very difficult to finish that one. I miss my mom and dad so much.
    angel hugs
    Debby

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  73. Oh my goodness I never saw that one on my cart. Wow thanks for pointing it and the others out!
    You are so right we really do appreciate gift cards from our students. TFS.
    D~ dmcardmaker (AOL)
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  74. Thanks so much for all of your cute ideas. I've use them many times. Sure hope I win the teddy bear cartridge.

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