Thursday, October 1, 2015

Stampin' Up 'Double' Fun Square Pillow Box

Well, I think this is going to be the last of the series of Stampin' Up's Square Pillow Boxes that I will be showing on my blog so I made this one DOUBLE fun!  I may make a few more here and there or for presents and embellish them differently; but, this will probably be the last 'altered' Square Pillow Box (I think).  

Bet you can't guess what Designer Series Paper I used!!!  =)  

Let's take a look!

Yup!  I used Stampin' Up's Into the Woods Designer Series Paper; AGAIN!!!  Gosh!  I LOVE this paper!!! 

O.K.  For the Pillow Box in the picture above, I die cut 4 pieces of the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Die from Stampin' Up.  I cut 1 1/2" off a curved end on each piece (it's much easier to tell which curved flap that you want to cut off if you lay your die cuts out like you are going to put them together to form the pillow box).

I didn't stamp on mine this time; but, I did run them through my Big Shot with SU's Wood Grain Embossing Folder.  I LOVE how the paper resembles the lines in the tree's after embossing.  Sometimes, if you don't get your die cut centered in the embossing folder just right, it may emboss over your fold lines and the fold lines will disappear (ask me how I know this) so it is a good idea to mark your piece that will be on the inside of your Pillow Box to make your folding and die cutting easier.  It is also a good idea to try to match up the embossing on the ends so when you adhere them together, the pattern will some what match up.

I used SU's Tear & Tape adhesive to adhere the top two pieces together at the side seam flaps and then did the same for the bottoms.  Carefully put a long strip of Tape & Tear adhesive all the way across the inside center seam to adhere the tops to the bottoms.  Then, fold over the side seam flaps, put adhesive on them and carefully fold the entire piece over on to the side seam flaps or vice versa (which ever is easiest for you).  Now just fold your curved ends in, one over the top of the other, and you are ready to embellish.

Would you just look at the height of my leaves!!!  Wowzers!!! 

As you can see in the picture above, I didn't quite get my tree lines matched up where the tops and bottoms of the Pillow Box meet so I created a belly band to hide the seam.  I picked the acorn patterned paper from Into the Woods Designer Series Paper and cut a piece 1 1/2" x 9".  Place the strip of paper over the Pillow Box and gently round/fold your sides and adhere together in the back with SU's Tear & Tape Adhesive.

I used Stampin' Write Markers to color the A Little Something stamp from Stampin' Up's A Little Something Stamp Set, I huffed on the stamp to rejuvenate the ink when I was done coloring it and then stamped it onto SU's Whisper White Card Stock.  I die cut the Whisper White piece and a piece of Soft Suede using die's from SU's Lots of Labels Framelits.  Soft Suede ink was sponged around the Soft Suede piece to give it a little POP.  I used Multi Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the Soft Suede piece to the center of the belly band and then popped my stamped image on top with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I used Stampin' Up's Vintage Leaves Stamp Set and stamped a leaf on a scrap piece of Tangelo Twist, Cajun Craze, Real Red and Daffodil Delight Card Stocks.  They were then cut out using SU's Leaflets Framelits.  I crumpled each leaf with my fingers before adhering the 4 leaves together at their stem bases and then adhered them under the Soft Suede piece on the belly band using Multi Purpose Liquid Glue.  I tied a bow using a thread of burlap from SU's 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon and adhered it in between the Soft Suede piece and the Vintage Leaves.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!   Please come back again tomorrow and I'll show you what is hiding inside my 'Double' fun Pillow Box!!!

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1 comment:

  1. This is one of those darling projects that I adore. Your leafs are SO BEAUTIFUL and I especially like the Wood Grain Embossing Folder that you used on your pillow box. GREAT PROJECT Lynn!