Friday, November 2, 2012

Die Cutting Paper: Holiday Gift Box

Happy Friday Bloggers!

I'm so excited to show you my project this month! I've used a few NEW dies from the Tim Holtz Alterations line. I love these new dies and I'm sure you will too!

If you're like me you love to wrap presents. What better way then to handcraft your own using Sizzix dies! This little Pillow Box Bigz Die fits a gift card and is perfect for the gift giving season.

die cuttingFirst die cut the Pillow box from Kraft card stock. Don't forget when using dies that have cuts and scores it's best to use a crease pad to insure a good die cut. After die cutting, fold all of the score lines before embossing which will make them easier to fold after you've embossed.

Emboss the front panel of the pillow box with the Flourish Texture Fade.

Ink the raised area of the embossed Flourish with Vintage Photo Distress Ink on an Ink Blending tool. Assemble the box by adhering the tab on the side of the box and closing the ends. Ink all the edges darker with Vintage Photo.

Die cut the Tattered Poinsettias from Kraft'core card stock. Don't forget to die cut some petals using green Kraft'core for the leaves. After die cutting, use a Sanding Block to sand the outer edges of the petals. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink on an Ink Blending tool. Paint the petals with Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles and let dry. The Distress Stickles adds a little sugar coating and gives a vintage feel.

Assemble the Tattered Poinsettias by punching a small hole in the center and adding a Custom Fastener from the Idea-ology line. Tie paper twine around the pillow box and glue the Poinsettia in the center. Add one of the little tags from the die to label your gift. Who wouldn't love to get a beautiful gift like this?

Thanks for stopping by!


die cutting supplies

paper: Inessentials Kraft Cardstock; Tim Holtz Core'dinations Kraft'core Cardstock
ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Vintage Photo; Tim Holtz Distress Stickles- Clear Rock Candy
tools: Inkssentials Blending Tool and Foam; Tim Holtz Idea-olgoy Sanding Grip
embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Twine, Custom Fasteners
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  1. Your gift boxes are GORGEOUS!! I love the combination of products you used! Thanks very much!...Nancy :o)

  2. Just beautiful - I guess now I have to add the Pillow Box Die to my list.

  3. Such a lovely gift box.....even if you gave it empty!!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  4. What a gorgeous presentation for a gift card! Thanks so much for the great idea! I will stamp-lift this idea for sure this year!

  5. Beautiful boxes! Perfect for gift-giving!

  6. What kind of machine was that U cut the paper with?.. I have a big shot.. will that work?.. Thanks

    1. I use a Vagabond. Yes the Big Shot will work perfectly too!

  7. These are amazing! I love what you did! :)

  8. Gorgeous Richele...You are so Very Talented!!

  9. Totally Marvelous!!
    I'm so "over" current distressed lines in general ... but this will have to be one exception. ;)

  10. Saw you on Tim's blog today! What a lovely way to decorate these pillow boxes! :)

  11. I saw your Christmas tree star card on the Sizzix blog hop and loved it and now today Tim has sent me back to see your gift box and your configuration box. They are all beautiful!

  12. Beautiful. I love the way you embossed the frame on the front of the pillow box it adds such dimension-I would love getting a gift in these beautiful creations

  13. Om-Goodness!!! Such fabulous work... Love these boxes!



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