Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Using the Pillow Box Die

One of the quickest & easiest little gift boxes to put together is made with the Pillow Box Bigz Die that works with the Big Shot and other Die Cut systems.

I've chosen to cut my pillow box from a 6"x6" piece of Nursery Nest designer series piece.  You can use a smaller piece of paper but I find this size gives you a bit of safety room.

I've found to get good strong creases in your Designer Series Paper (DSP) it's a good ideas to place a sheet of cardstock underneath the die as a shim before running it through the big shot.

 After running your paper through the Big Shot.

Crease the two fold lines with the Big Shot place adhesive on the tab and fold in to close the pillow box.

Now is the time to fill the pillow box.  I just fitted six Hershey's kisses in mine.  You can see it bulging a little bit.

If you wish you can make a tag.  I've used the Baby stamp from the Easy Events stamp set in Marina Mist ink, sponged the edges and punched out the image with the 1 3/4" circle punch then mounted it on a 2 3/8" Scallop circle punched from Marina Mist cardstock.  I've used the largest hole punch on the Crop A Dile to punch a hole for threading the ribbon through.

I find that placing a bit of adhesive on the back of the pillow box and sticking the ribbon to it keeps the ribbon in place when tying it round the box.  I've used a piece of Marina Mist Scallop Dots ribbon.

Thread your tag onto the ribbon and tie at the front and you're finished.


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