Making Merry

Last week, Little Yellow Bicycle began sharing peeks of their two newest collections. Little Yellow Bicycle’s 51st and 52nd collections celebrate fall and Christmas, and are releasing in time for CHA. I don’t know how they do it every time, but they do. They make me fall in love all over again.

Have you seen them? First there’s Feels Like Home for fall.

And then Making Merry for Christmas.
Little Yellow Bicycle is not actually attending the show this summer, so no yummy booth projects. But I was very excited to be asked to create a few Making Merry projects for the new catalog, and today, I get to start sharing those projects with you. I hope you’ll fall in love with Making Merry as quickly as I have.
AudreyPettit LYB Making Merry Dec 25 Pillow Box

Recently, I experimented with creating my own pillow box from the Vintage Summer collection without use of a die or template. Happily, Little Yellow liked my box enough that they asked me to recreate a similar version for the holidays. So here is my Making Merry Christmas take on my handmade, fun and funky pillow box design.

AudreyPettit LYB Making Merry Dec 25 Pillow Box3

I can’t help thinking that the colors in Making Merry really POP. The bright and crisp red and green mixed with the black chalkboard accents is really bold and eye catching. And the Decorative Edges Cardstock shapes are just too fun, aren’t they? Here I folded two of the shapes over the top of the box and secured them with a ribbon tie. A third smaller piece becomes an instant tag when tied into the bow.

AudreyPettit LYB Making Merry Dec 25 Pillow Box2

The gorgeous layered poinsettia and leaves are from the Paper Crafting Kit. I added some stitching and bending for texture and topped the flower with a custom brad made from Epiphany Crafts shape studio tools. Then a few decorative pins, die cuts and stickers add the final touch.

So what do you think, my friends? Are you a fan?

22 thoughts on “Making Merry

  1. Wow – what a beautiful new collection! You are so lucky to get to play with all of this stuff, and they are VERY lucky to have you strutting their stuff!

  2. I think I’m in love as well!
    Your project is GORGEOUS Audrey and you are certainly the best ambassador for my LYB!

    Thank You~

  3. Who the heck would want to open this thing up? I think it’s got to be made into an ornament afterwards it’s so gorgeous!!!!

  4. This is gorgeous. That flower is beautiful atop that chalkboard tag. These collections look like so much fun and I look forward to seeing what you create with them.

  5. Gorgeous pillow box Audrey!! I LOVE,LOVE that pointsettia!!!! Great new collections!. I read that Websters isnt going to CHA either

  6. What a pretty treat box you’ve created here, Audrey!! I love all the mixy matchy papers and embellishments — especially those yummy ribbons 🙂

  7. These collection are gorgeous, Audrey! It’s hard to think of fall and winter today… we finally have some “heat” in Ohio… but I really need to start planning my purchases. Your beautiful pillow box certainly gives me some inspiration!

  8. Oh yeah, I’m a fan. Both of those collections have wonderful bold colors and patterns. Your little pillow box is just loaded with goodies. 🙂

  9. This is wonderful! LOVE the stitching on the leaves- genius again! WOW. You are the only person who I will allow to get me excited about Winter right now! LOL. Seriously gorgeous project. XO

  10. […] you started your Christmas wrapping yet?  Maybe today’s post might be of some help. This adorable pillow box is perfect for small trinkets like jewelry, candy, or little pishkys.  It also fits nicely in most […]

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