Sunday, August 26, 2012

My beautiful pillow box die

When the retiring list is released each August at midnight, I carefully go through it - yes at midnight, and check out all the things I wont be able to use again in my classes. The biggest shock for me this year was the pillow box is retiring. Wow, my beloved pillow box, which I have loved since I first laid eyes on it, is retiring. You can do so much with this, and it makes a wonderful quick easy gift with a few chocolates in it. I know I won't be parting with my die anytime soon.

Anyway, I managed to make up a few samples with it last week, amongst the chaos of the house while preparing for the fundraiser.

I love handbags!!! And the pillow box makes quick easy one if you just add a simple handle. And the paper - retiring moccha speciality paper. Always loved this. Just had trouble cutting into the beautiful flocked pieces till now, because they are soooo nice.

I think this was my favourite one.

These little mummies don't take long to make at all. Just wrap pieces of torn white paper around the pillow box and then add some eyes. Even kids can do this one, and best of all, they would be great for boys. It is always hard finding things for boys, there is just not that much around for them! I must add I did case this from the internet, tons of them around so not sure who the original inventor was.

Last year at our regional Stampin' Up day, they demonstrated how easy it was to put material through the bigshot to make boxes. It is simply adhered to cardstock with adhesive sheets first and then cut. It makes a lovely strong and tactile box. And see that beautiful satin ribbon, retiring too - I know madness!

This one does not need much explaining. I simply cut out the box with gold cardstock and then run it through the bigshot again with the embossing folder. Simple, quick, but effective.

And lastly, you may have noticed these in the photos from the last post. Pillow boxes, made flat for the silverware on Xmas day.

I hope you have enjoyed this post on the pillow box, and are inspired to get out your pillow box and start creating. If you don't own one, you only have a few days to purchase one, so contact me quickly so I can order you one. And that goes for the beautiful moccha morning speciality paper too - thats 25% off. My email is


Juliette Chapman said...

Michelle I was sad when the retirement list came out and the pillow box die was on it:-( Love what you have created with it. Those handbags are just gorgeous not to mention the Christmas silverware holders. Didn't know our kids were at the same school.

Kate said...

Thanks for sharing