Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Blog hop featuring Tombow & Unity Stamps + a giveaway!

We're having a fun blog hop at Mountain Plains Crafters and combining creations made with two great companies, Unity Stamps and Tombow Adhesives.  The theme?  Giving thanks.  For my project, I've made a decorative pillow box for my Thanksgiving table, to be filled with a special treat.

The paper I'm using was hand painted from the DecoArt booth at the #CHA 2014 Paper Arts show. I picked out the orange and gold colors and the artist, Alison Craig, performed a Gelli plate demonstration. Fun! So, with Thanksgiving colors in mind, I thought it would be perfect to use today.
I've decided to go old school and share a printed template that was on the inside of my Graphic 45 paper pad.  G45 has graciously allowed me to share this template with you.  I cut it out and used it to model more templates.  You are welcome to enlarge and print it out.   I'll share the dimensions at the end of this post.   :)

The products I'm using today are the Unity background stamp, "Grainy background", and the leaf and sentiment are from a set called "{leafing} Grateful".  I have been an avid fan of Unity Stamps for years and have more than I care to count!  They are the absolute best quality and give me a clear, crisp image every single time. 

I'm also using the Tombow Mono Aqua liquid glue.  It has a fine tip on top and a wide tip on the bottom.  It's my go-to glue!  Love it.  Also, I'm using the Xtreme adhesive runner.  This bad boy sticks to just about anything; wood, metal, name it.  Once it sticks, it's stuck for good!

I've penciled and drawn arrows where
I want to score my cardstock template.
                                                        and hand drawn the score.  No fancy score
                                                                           board needed!
                                                         Here, I've stamped my image and used my
                                                        mini blending tool to blend in more color.

I've glued my leaves and sentiment to the grainy frame and folded my frame so it's half on the front and half on the back, glued with the Xtreme runner.  Just a drop of the Aqua mono glue, to make sure my jute twine and enamel dot stay secure.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

This link will take you back to the hop or head on over to Sheryl's link.  And don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway on the MPC link!

**Template dimensions, approximately 5" x 7 1/4" (side folding flap is 1/2")

#giveaway #unitystamps #tombowusa #CHA #Cre8time

Additional supplies: We R Memory Keepers large enamel dot, Websters Pages crocheted ribbon, May Arts Ribbon natural jute twine, Colorbox archival ink in Saddle, Spellbinders Celebra'tions Odacious Orange ink


  1. Great little pillow box! I have GOT to get my hands on that grainy stamp from Unity... can't believe I've never seen it before

  2. this is a really sweet idea!! what will you stuff them with? :) that grainy stamp is awesome -- didn't know they carried that.

    1. Well Ruby, I make cinnamon spiced pecans and plan to fill my box with that. They are yummy. The grainy stamp is HUGE! I love it and have used it a lot.

  3. Lovely little gift box. I love how the leaves look with the wood grain behind them.

  4. How pretty your
    pillow box is!
    Love the leaves.
    Carla from Utah

  5. Love the colors, and what a great idea for a little thankful treat box.... Also, loved the stamps you used, I think I need some new ones now!

  6. Cute pillow box! Love the stamp and the colors.

  7. Wow!looks so simple but really fancy looking!

  8. The orange really pops. The leaves look so nice on the wood grain circle. Thanks for sharing a very pretty pillow box.

  9. Oh what a lovely pillow box! I love the leaves with the distress inks :) thx for having me hopping with you

  10. LOVE the little box !!! And still lovin' that Color Box ink !!

  11. Beautiful fall colors on your pretty pillow box! Love the leaves and the woodgrain stamps!

  12. Hey poopers!!! I love your pillow box. So totally cute. I love pillow boxes. Speaking of pillows...I need to take a nap LOL.

  13. tombow is awesome. Thanks for sharing the pillow box project with us

  14. Love your project and love Tombow products!

  15. I love all the texture you managed to add to the pillow box. It's always nice to find a glue that really works.

  16. Super cute little pillow box! Beautiful colors and design. Thank you for sharing.


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