Fable Friends Part 3 — Getting ‘Squirrely!’

I’ve been featuring projects from the new stamp set found in the SU! Occasions Catalog called Fable Friends.  This third project is a pillow box perfecting for gift cards or small presents, even party favors!  The Kraft Pillow Boxes from Stampin’ Up! are perfect for this kind of project!

How do you like this Mr. Squirrel??  Cutest squirrel EVER, right?

Fable Friends - Squirrel 2 - Kraft Pillow Box - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper

I built this Birthday Gift Box from one of our Kraft Pillow Boxes.  They’re so easy to work with.  I took a strip of paper from the Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Papers and wrapped around the pillow box.  I then cut a strip of Glimmer Paper and placed across the front of the box.

Fable Friends - Squirrel 1 - Kraft Pillow Boxes - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Varied Vases

From there, I cut an oval from a scrap of Thick Whisper White card stock using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  I stamped the squirrel stamp from the Fable Friends Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, and used Stampin’ Blends to color him in.  (See colors below)

I punched a butterfly out of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Papers with the Butterfly Duet punch — so easy!  Using a glue dot, I popped the butterfly onto the oval and used a small embellishment.  I tied a bow with the Braided Linen Trim and frayed the ends of the bow, popping that on with a glue dot as well.  The sentiment is from the Varied Vases stamp set, and I used a banner from an older Paper Pumpkin Kit.  You can use any banner you’d like, and any sentiment you’d like, depending on what your Pillow Box is for!

Fable Friends - Squirrel - Close Up - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Kraft Pillow Boxes

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Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad

Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad

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