This month's PTI Blog Hop challenge is to gleam inspiration from the above photo and use it to have fun experimenting with fabric & felt. I love all of the fun fabric goodness found in the inspiration photo! If you would like to check things out for yourself, you can find out all about it here.
For this challenge I decided to make some pillow boxes using my new die from PTI. I used Melissa Phillips' die-cutting fabric technique to die cut my pillow boxes out of various fabrics: burlap, muslin, cotton patterned, and even some minky dot!
The pillow boxes are perfectly sized to fit a gift card, and what's better than a gift card? A gift card wrapped up with a pretty pin/clip embellishment that you can detach and wear!
My favorite of the lot has to be the minky dot. It is so, so soft ... a perfect gift for a baby shower. The satin flower with pearl and glass bead center is attached to a baby headband with a detachable pin/clip.
How cute would that flower look on a newborn's head? Pack a BabiesRUs giftcard or something similar into the pillow box, and you've got a complete gift!
The cotton patterned pillow box has a detachable flower on a pin/clip made from PTI's awesome-quality felt in Pure Poppy. There is an elastic hair band wrapped around the pillow box and the flower is clipped onto it.
I used the same technique with the burlap pillow box. A flower trio on a detachable pin/clip which is clipped onto the elastic hair band.
A close-up of that gorgeous texture:
The muslin pillow box is decorated with a felt die cut from PTI's Holiday Button Bits set. Pure Poppy buttons were hand sewn in place. The sentiment from PTI's Happy Day set is stamped using Palette Noir ink. I love the homespun feel the muslin gives that pillow box!
Thanks ever so much for stopping by!