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SAVI Sunday - Episode 40 How To Make a Pillow Box

SAVI Sunday - Episode 40:  How To Make a Pillow Box

Happy Sunday to you!  The sun is shining so bright today on this last Sunday of November.  It is just a beautiful day.  

Today I wanted to share a video on how to make a Pillow Box.  These are great for putting a gift card in them, a little treat, or maybe some cash.  The finished, fillable area is about 3/4 x 2-1/2 x 3-3/4".  So you can fill with a number of things.  Let's take a look at my pillow box finished off with Sheer Real Red ribbon and a poinsettia from the Poinsettia Place Suite.  


I absolutely love how this turned out.  And although you can't see the shine of the flower, I did use the Brushed Metallic Cardstock to die cut the poinsettia petals.  This picture though, does show you the different hues or colors of the Brushed Metallic card stock that comes in the pack.  You get 6 sheets (2 each of the three metallic colors). 

Here is my YouTube Video explaining how to make the Pillow Box.

To create make sure to watch the video:

  • You will need a piece of card stock (or use Designer Series Paper) cut to 5 x 5-1/2. 
  • On the 5-1/2" side score at 1/2" and then 3" (or as in my video using the Stampin' Up! Paper Trimmer which was 1/2" from the right then 2-1/2" from the left).  The video will show you!
  • Trace your arcs and cut out
  • Create your scores
  • Punch half circles to create thumb tabs
  • Adhere the tab
  • Fold up and decorate

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SAVI Sunday- Episode 36 Gold Hoop Ornaments

SAVI Sunday - Episode 36:  Gold Hoop Ornaments

Well, my Sunday did not go according to plan.  In NE Ohio, we had very high winds and snow.  Yes, snow on November 1st!  With the winds came disrupted internet service.  My Wi-Fi was off and on all afternoon and after the third upload attempt, I said, I guess this was just not meant to be for today.  

Anyway, here is my Savi Sunday just a day late.  I really hope you like my projects, three cute little ornaments all made with the Gold Hoop Embellishments and the Quite Curvy Celebrations product suite releasing November 3, 2020. 


Ornament 1:  Real Red Ribbon

Don't forget.... you can click on any of the images and they will open larger for you to see up close!


  • For the first ornament, I die cut 6 of the leaves from Mossy Meadow card stock and 2 from Gold Foil
  • I clustered and adhered them together with Stampin' Seal+ adhesive
  • Tie a bow with Real Re ribbon and used a couple of Glue Dots to adhere to leaves
  • Use several Glue Dots to adhere the leaf cluster to the Gold Hoop
  • Tie a piece of Real Red ribbon for ornament hanger

Ornament 2:  Merry and Bright


  • I punched a 2-1/4 circle from Whisper White CS
  • Stamp the stars in Crushed Curry across the circle in three lines
  • Punch a hole at top of circle and adhere to Gold Hoop with Glue Dots
  • Stamp fern branch in Old Olive ink on Whisper White and fussy cut
  • Now do a Mirror Image Stamp of the same fern branch so it curves the opposite direction.
    • For Mirror stamping CLICK HERE to see my video explaining how to do!
  • Stamp "merry and bright" words only in Cherry Cobbler onto Whisper White and die cut with Curvy Dies, adding the tag tails
  • Die cut 4 Old Olive leaves
  • Adhere ferns, leaves and Old Olive Ribbon to back of "merry and bright" words
  • Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere to circle
  • Tie a piece of the Old Olive Ribbon for hanger

Ornament 3:  Shiny Star


  • What My SAVI Sunday Video to see how I put this one together

Coming NOVEMBER 3, 2020....  See it here:   Curvy Celebrations Product Sheet

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Cocktail Holder

Total Fun Project!  I did a Facebook Live video a few weeks ago showing how I made these.  They are so fun and easy to make that you could make as a fun party favor in no time. 

The Rainbow Glimmer Paper is a definite personal favorite and it is the perfect thickness for this project.  Tie it off with Metallic Mesh Ribbon from the 2020 holiday catalog, and a tag... Love this project. 


Project Details:

  • cut Rainbow Glimmer paper to 5-1/2 x 9
  • score it at 3-3/4 and 4-1/4 on both sides... along 5-1/2 side
  • score at 1/2" on the long side

Here is a close-up of the tag I made.  I stamped the small word phrases in Melon Mambo ink and the word Cocktails in Mango Melody.  Take a scrap piece of Whisper white and stamp the glass in Mango Melody, filler glass stamp in Mango Melody then cut die.  Use a Dimensional to add the glass to the tag. 


Want to watch my Facebook Live... click HERE and you will be directed right to it.

Thanks for stopping by today. 


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Fall Themed Gift Box

Need a quick and easy little gift box?  Here is one for you that you can make in minutes.  You just need a piece of 6x6 Designer Series Paper and coordinating card stock.  This one would be great for a masculine option or fall theme. 



Lid:  Plaid Tiding 6 x 6 DSP.  Score each side at 1/2" and 1-1/2" (back off edge of Score board slightly.... about 1/16")

Box base:  Early Espresso CS  cut to 7 x 7.  Score each side at 2"

Tag:  Two pieces of card stock cut at 2 x 3...  One Very Vanilla and one Early Espresso

CLICK HERE to watch my Facebook video to see how I cut on some of the score lines and put the box together.  Like and follow my page while you are there.  I would appreciate it. 

The Tag Die, Words and Spring Die are all from the Celebration Tidings Bundle  found in the 2020 August-December Mini Catalog. 

I used the Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon to tie up the box.  Finished box is approximately 5 x 5 x 3 (you can for sure fit 4 Ferrero Rocher chocolates)

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Don't forget October 2020 is our Designer Series Paper Sale and the Plaid Tidings 6x6 stack is included!  See the full list of DSP papers included by clicking Download DSP Sale 10-2020 .

Shop at: and use Hostess Code:  79F6YSCU  Order by October 29, 2020 to be entered into a Mystery Hostess

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October Paper Sale

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It's here!  The Designer Series Paper Sale of the year!  Save 15% on some of your favorite designs.

CLICK HERE for the full list.

There is anything from Whales to Christmas included; dogs, cats and tiles too.  My Two Favorites are the In Good Taste and Snowflake Splendor. 

I am also offering a Mystery Hostess!!! 

Place and online order with me from October 1st through the 29th.  You MUST USE HOSTESS CODE:  79F6YSCU when ordering.  I will announce the hostess on the 30th and you have one day to redeem your rewards with me so I can close out on October 31st. 

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