Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pillow Box

Yesterday I needed a little gift box very quickly, for a necklace I was giving away. I pulled out my new Tim Holtz Sizzix Pillow Box w/Labels die, and this gift box was made very quickly.

The Pillow Box die makes a perfectly sized gift box, you can fill it with candy or as I did with a small gift. I die cut it from kraft core cardstock, sanded and inked. A music stamp was stamped on top with Gathered Twigs and clear embossed for some texture. The branch was cut from Walnut Stain distress Core'dinations paper, sanded and smeared with a bit of Rock Candy Distress crackle.

Since the die both cuts and scores the paper, the box is very easy to assemble.

The vintage Christmas card was die cut from patterned paper, inked and the edges were distressed. After adhering the branch and Santa image to the box, I wanted more shine so I misted the whole thing with Biscotti Perfect Pearls mist.

The little Cardinal was die cut from grungeboard, inked with Distress Stains (Fired Brick and Walnut Stain), covered with a thin layer of Glossy Accents and then glittered with dry Rock Candy Distress glitter. The flower trim was a scrap from a previous project, it had been inked with Antique Linen Distress Stain.

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Happy crafting!


Dies: Sizzix Pillow Box w/Labels, Holly Branch, Mini Cardinal and Poinsettia
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Holiday Wishes
Surfaces: Tim Holtz Core'dinations Kraft Core and Distress colour core cardstock; Tim Holtz Idea-ology grungeboard, Seasonal Paper Stash
Ink: Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs
Stain: Distress Stain Fired Brick, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Mist: Biscotti Perfect Pearls
Glitter: Distress Stickles Rock Candy dry glitter; Distress Stickles Rock Candy
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Trimmings, Seasonal chit chat stickers; red pearls


  1. Lovely decorated box, love the turquoise and red together. The cardinal s perfect as is your flower . Tracy x

  2. I love the vintage look of this, and I'm really loving your use of core'dinations - it gives such a great distressed look. The Santa "card" is lovely, too. Oh, and I like the glitter of the cardinal. Great (quick!) job!

  3. Delightful! Not going to be able to resist the pillow box die for much longer....
    Alison x


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