Halloween Trick or Treat Pillow Boxes

Halloween is coming soon, and this week our design team is featuring treat boxes, bags, and other containers for gifting Halloween treat, not tricks. We thought you’d enjoy these clever Halloween Pillow Boxes from last year.

 

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here, and today I’m sharing a the Halloween pillow boxes I made for my kids using the Template Studio:

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

First, I chose which designer poster boards I would use – black glitter and black and white stripes. I also gathered American Crafts Bootiful Night embellishments and a piece of yellow mylar paper by Bazzill.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I followed the easy instructions for creating four of the smallest pillow boxes.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I added a special touch by using the new circle Clear-Cut Punch to create a “moon” on the front of the black glitter pillow boxes. It was so easy to line up the punch exactly where I wanted it.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I cut a square of the mylar paper and hot glued it to the back of the punched out circle. Then I assembled and glued the rest of the pillow box.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

To embellish this All Hallows Eve box, I hot glued Bootiful Night die-cuts around my punched moon and secured flair to the front with a little bit of whispy, silver thread. Star stickers finish off the spooky scene.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

This Happy Halloween box is embellished with a Bootiful Night cobweb, more flair and thread, and die-cuts.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Here I created a scene by adhering a haunted house beneath the mylar moon. Some stickers and flair finished it up.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Trick or Treat says the skull, embellished by stickers and more flair.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I had a lot of fun making these pillow boxes and my kids can’t wait until I fill them up with Halloween treats. Are you gifting treats this Halloween? Pull out your template studio and make some easy-fun boxes! Happy crafting!

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies Used:

Template Studio

Template Studio Pillow Box Template

Circle Clear Cut Punch

Jumbo Pillow Box Gift Wrap

Hey, We R fans, Laura here with a fun gift wrap idea for you this week. Today, I am going to show you how to use the Template Studio with the Pillow Box guide to create adorable pillow boxes you can use to wrap up the perfect gift for your best friend. Pillow boxes are great because they can accommodate gifts that are oddly shaped and would be hard to wrap with traditional wrapping paper.

Pillow Box Gift Wrap by Laura Silva 1

To start, you need to trim your paper to the measurements shown on the Pillow Box Guide instructions. I chose to make the smallest size box, so I needed to trim my paper to 13” x 10”. You use the A and B or B and C guides to cut or score straight lines with your template.

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Once you have cut your paper to the correct size, follow the instructions that came with the Pillow Box guide. You will need both the cutting blade and scoring blade to create your box.

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Assemble your box using adhesive along the folded edge. Then, decorate it however you like. I found it easier to decorate the box before folding the flaps down on each side.

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To decorate the first box, I cut a thin strip from the Flower Girl Collection papers and used adhesive to apply it around the middle of the box.

Pillow Box Gift Wrap by Laura Silva 5

Next, I created a flag piece using the Banner Punch board. I cut out two separate strips of patterned paper, with one being a little wider than the other. I used the punch board to cut the flag shape out of the bottom of each strip. I folded the strips in half and used adhesive to attach them to the top of the box.

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I finished off the box by adding a wooden veneer banner shape from the Flower Girl collection.

Pillow Box Gift Wrap by Laura Silva 7

I wanted the second pillow box to look like a purse. I started by creating a slightly larger pillow box than the first one. Once the box was assembled, I cut a decorative floral shape using the Evolution Advanced and leftover pink paper from the first box.

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Fold the shape in half and adhere it to the top of the pillow box. Then, I cut a ¾” strip of the pink paper to create a “strap” for the purse. I cut slits in the top of the box and slid the straps into the box.

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To make it look like the purse flap has a snap, I used the Crop-O-Dile and a wide eyelet on the front part of the pink flap.

Pillow Box Gift Wrap by Laura Silva 10

The pillow box gift wrap is the perfect way to add a little something special to a gift for your best girlfriend.

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Supplies:

Template Studio
Pillow Box Guide
Designer Poster Board
Banner Punch Board
Evolution Advanced
Flower Girl Collection
Crop-O-Dile
Wide Eyelets

Halloween Pillow Boxes

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here, and today I’m sharing a the Halloween pillow boxes I made for my kids using the Template Studio:

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

First, I chose which designer poster boards I would use – black glitter and black and white stripes. I also gathered American Crafts Bootiful Night embellishments and a piece of yellow mylar paper by Bazzill.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I followed the easy instructions for creating four of the smallest pillow boxes.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I added a special touch by using the new circle Clear-Cut Punch to create a “moon” on the front of the black glitter pillow boxes. It was so easy to line up the punch exactly where I wanted it.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I cut a square of the mylar paper and hot glued it to the back of the punched out circle. Then I assembled and glued the rest of the pillow box.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

To embellish this All Hallows Eve box, I hot glued Bootiful Night die-cuts around my punched moon and secured flair to the front with a little bit of whispy, silver thread. Star stickers finish off the spooky scene.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

This Happy Halloween box is embellished with a Bootiful Night cobweb, more flair and thread, and die-cuts.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Here I created a scene by adhering a haunted house beneath the mylar moon. Some stickers and flair finished it up.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Trick or Treat says the skull, embellished by stickers and more flair.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I had a lot of fun making these pillow boxes and my kids can’t wait until I fill them up with Halloween treats. Are you gifting treats this Halloween? Pull out your template studio and make some easy-fun boxes! Happy crafting!

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies Used:

Template Studio

Large Pillow Box Template

Circle Clear-Cut Punch

Pillow Box Gift Wrap

Hey, We R fans, Laura here with a fun gift wrap idea for you this week. Today, I am going to show you how to use the Template Studio with the Pillow Box guide to create adorable pillow boxes you can use to wrap up the perfect gift for your best friend. Pillow boxes are great because they can accommodate gifts that are oddly shaped and would be hard to wrap with traditional wrapping paper.

Pillow Box Gift Wrap by Laura Silva 1

To start, you need to trim your paper to the measurements shown on the Pillow Box Guide instructions. I chose to make the smallest size box, so I needed to trim my paper to 13” x 10”. You use the A and B or B and C guides to cut or score straight lines with your template.

Pillow Box Gift Wrap by Laura Silva 2

Once you have cut your paper to the correct size, follow the instructions that came with the Pillow Box guide. You will need both the cutting blade and scoring blade to create your box.

Pillow Box Gift Wrap by Laura Silva 3

Assemble your box using adhesive along the folded edge. Then, decorate it however you like. I found it easier to decorate the box before folding the flaps down on each side.

Pillow Box Gift Wrap by Laura Silva 4

To decorate the first box, I cut a thin strip from the Flower Girl Collection papers and used adhesive to apply it around the middle of the box.

Pillow Box Gift Wrap by Laura Silva 5

Next, I created a flag piece using the Banner Punch board. I cut out two separate strips of patterned paper, with one being a little wider than the other. I used the punch board to cut the flag shape out of the bottom of each strip. I folded the strips in half and used adhesive to attach them to the top of the box.

Pillow Box Gift Wrap by Laura Silva 6

I finished off the box by adding a wooden veneer banner shape from the Flower Girl collection.

Pillow Box Gift Wrap by Laura Silva 7

I wanted the second pillow box to look like a purse. I started by creating a slightly larger pillow box than the first one. Once the box was assembled, I cut a decorative floral shape using the Evolution Advanced and leftover pink paper from the first box.

Pillow Box Gift Wrap by Laura Silva 8

Fold the shape in half and adhere it to the top of the pillow box. Then, I cut a ¾” strip of the pink paper to create a “strap” for the purse. I cut slits in the top of the box and slid the straps into the box.

Pillow Box Gift Wrap by Laura Silva 9

To make it look like the purse flap has a snap, I used the Crop-O-Dile and a wide eyelet on the front part of the pink flap.

Pillow Box Gift Wrap by Laura Silva 10

The pillow box gift wrap is the perfect way to add a little something special to a gift for your best girlfriend.

Pillow Box Gift Wrap by Laura Silva 11

 

Supplies:

Template Studio
Pillow Box Guide
Designer Poster Board
Banner Punch Board
Evolution Advanced
Flower Girl Collection
Crop-O-Dile
Wide Eyelets

Easter Table Setting

Easter is such a special time of the year. For me, it’s a time of reflection and the hope of new beginnings. My family especially looks forward to a lovingly prepared meal around the table. I don’t go crazy with the décor, but I do enjoy putting together a themed table setting for holidays and special events.

Easter Table Setting by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

This year, I will be adding some bright notes with fresh whites. I love how the candy colours bounce off the neutral tones!

Easter Table Setting by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

It’s no secret that I am just a little smitten with DIY Party Honeycomb Pads. How adorable are these little eggs! So quick and easy to make, they bring such a sense of fun and nostalgia to the table.

Easter Table Setting by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Take your Honeycomb pad and you will notice that it is divided into two sections. I split the sections, as I find it quite tricky to accurately cut such a dense amount of paper by hand. For my little eggs, I have selected the Egg shape template from the DIY Party Honeycomb Stencils pack. Choosing the smallest size, I then used a pencil to trace inside the guide. NOTE: I traced two identical shapes for each egg, as I wanted a nice full shape. When I was done, I used scissors to cut along the pencil guide. I then adhered the two shapes together like a sandwich, opened it up like a fan and glued the ends together to secure in the dome shape.

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Another sweet decorative element I have added to my table are some Candy Boxes. These would make fantastic Christmas crackers too. Best of all, you could stuff them with whatever takes your fancy! Creating these in Template Studio with the Candy Box Guide was a breeze.

Easter Table Setting by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Inside the Template Studio Starter Kit you will notice there are some guides included, as well as two types of tools. The dark grey one is the cutting blade and the aqua one is a scoring tool.  We will be using both, along with the guides to create the boxes.

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I have chosen the smallest of the sizes offered on the instructional cards for the Candy Box template. This one called for a 13.5 x 11.5 inch sheet of paper. (The straight guides in the starter kit can be used to cut down large sheets of paper.) I then placed the box guide into the allotted marker points and using the blade and scoring tools, went about as per the instructions.

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What you will end up with are diamond-shaped cuts with score lines. These fold up easily to create the cracker/candy box shape. Glue the ends shut and tie up the sides with some ribbon or twine.

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I’ve chosen twine as it adds a natural touch to the table (especially when used with some carefully selected artificial botanicals!)

Easter Table Setting by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Easter Table Setting by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you so much for joining me today. Wishing you and your families a blessed time together.

 

Chantalle

 

Supplies:

Template Studio Starter Kit
Template Studio Candy Box Template Guide
DIY Party Honeycomb Stencils
DIY Party Honeycomb Pads

 

Christmas Pillow Boxes with Star Tags

Hello, Samantha here with you to share another way to wrap up some Christmas presents. Today I’m going to be using the Template Studio to create some Christmas pillow boxes with star tags. I have to confess, my husband does most of the wrapping at our house. I don’t really enjoy doing it, and I’m not very good at it either…but making pretty packaging with the Template Studio is so much fun!

Christmas Pillow Boxes with Star Tags by Samantha Taylor We R Memory Keepers

To create pillow boxes, you’ll need the Pillow Box Guide and for the star tags, you’ll need the Star Guide. WRMK’s has released some great designer poster board for Christmas, I chose Candy Cane and Snowflake. I love how red and aqua look together!

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I am wrapping some t-shirts in these boxes, so I chose to make a medium sized box. The finished size is 5 ¼ x 14 x 2, so you start by cutting the poster board to 13 x 16 (you can get 2 pillow boxes of this size per piece of designer poster board).

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The pillow box is a super easy box to make. You just score along the top side of the guide and cut along the bottom side.

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When everything is cut and scored, it’s important to use a good, strong adhesive when assembling the box. I really like the Sticky Thumb Sticky Thumb Double Sided Tape. It comes in ¼” and ½” widths, is super strong, and can be torn off the roll (no scissors needed!).

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Once they’re assembled it’s time to decorate them. I decided to use leftover strips of designer poster board as wraps around the boxes.

Christmas Pillow Boxes with Star Tags by Samantha Taylor for We R Memory Keepers

I finished up by using the Template Studio Star Guide to make gift tags for the boxes. The Star Guide makes 4 different sized stars. I made the smallest size star for my tags.

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You can attach the stars directly to the pillow box with some Sticky Thumb Adhesive Dots, or you can tie them on using some Baker’s Twine or Raffia.

Christmas Pillow Boxes with Star Tags by Samantha Taylor for We R Memory Keepers

These Christmas pillow boxes with star tags are now sitting under the tree all ready for gifting. This is definitely some wrapping I don’t mind doing. Do you like to wrap gifts, or is creating packaging like this something you prefer?

 

Supplies

Template Studio Starter Kit
Template Studio Pillow Box Guide
Template Studio Star Guide
Designer Poster Board Snowflake
Designer Poster Board Candy Cane
DIY Party Raffia
Crop-A-Dile Power Punch 1/4”
Pink Paislee Yuletide
Sticky Thumb Adhesive Dots .25”
Sticky Thumb Double Sided Tape .5”

Template Studio | Pillow Box

Happy Monday, We R fans and welcome to Template Studio Week! We’ll be sharing awesome inspiration all week long featuring this versatile tool, and we think you’re going to be amazed at the possibilities. Let’s start things off with a darling project from Jen using the Pillow Box Template Guide.

 

Good Morning, We R Fans! Jen McDermott here, showing you how to put together a cute little gift box using the awesome Template Studio.  Tis the season for coming up with unique and adorable gift packaging; after all, you worked hard on your handmade gifts, and you want to dress up your store-bought presents too.  The Template Studio is very easy to use (think of a big paper trimmer) and it took no more time than a regularly sized punch board to put this box together.

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First, I grabbed this cute gold polka-ed kraft paper, and trimmed it for a box that would easily fit my handmade crochet headwraps, or a pair of boot cuffs.  Then I aligned the paper and the large pillow box template and used both the scoring blade and the cutting blade where the instructions indicated.

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Then, I flipped the paper on it’s BACK (don’t rotate it! Flip it right on it’s back), and did the same thing to this side of the paper.

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Then just score the paper on the verticle lines that create the sides of your box.  The Template Studio paper board is really thick and strong, so you are going to need a strong adhesive to keep the box together. I grabbed my Sticky Thumb red tape, which worked perfectly.

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Last, it’s the fun part. The embellishing!! I grabbed a roll of tulle, and some Wildflower embellishments to make a cute little gift package that can be used for any occasion. I just love it!!

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So easy and cute! Tell us, do you make your own gift packaging for your gifts?

 

Supplies used:

Sticky Thumb ½ inch red tape
Template Studio Pillow Box template
Template Studio Starter Kit
Wildflower bows
Wildflower layered tags
Designer poster board