Pillow Boxes and Tags

pillow boxes

I have been playing some more with my Big Shot and this time the pillow box die that I just got. Aren’t these cute!?

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the die cut craze, I’ll show a few pictures tomorrow, so you’ll know what I am talking about.

These little pillow boxes are made just like the larger ones that we cut from a pattern and score, only they are much smaller and the scoring is done for you.

pillow box

This one uses the snow flakes from Merry and Bright, embossed in silver detail EP. The tags are also embossed in silver and cut out.

The Spot Light on Christmas set makes really quick tags, because they  work with our punches.

The card stock is Brocade Blue and Brushed Silver.

glitter glue

Here is a really cool tip for you……

My favorite way to apply glitter is to put down a few drops of Crystal Effects and sprinkle some dazzling diamonds on it. It gives the glitter a dimensional look, and it is beautiful! It is also very messy, just ask any hostess how long it lingers around her home after a stamp party!

Now you can make your own glitter glue. Just clean out a small container (I used an old glitter bottle, you can use an ink refill bottle when you are through with it) Fill it one third to half full with Dazzling Diamonds glitter and then fill your bottle the rest of the way with Crystal Effects. Use a tooth pick to mix it together well.  You can also have colored glitter by adding a few drops of your favorite color of ink. The best part is that it goes on with much less mess! Of course, if you love wearing glitter and just don’t feel completely made up without a little dazzle from head to toe, you can always sprinkle a little more glitter on top, for when you need blinding sparkle.

Here is another tip…..keep your new Dazzle Effects and your Crystal Effects stored upside down. It will keep the lid from clogging and will also keep the bubbles to a minimum. It will also keep your glitter sifted to the top of the bottle where you want it. And one more tip, If you are going to travel with your Dazzle or Crystal Effects, keep them upside down but carry them in a plastic baggy and check that the lids are very tight. Yeah, don’t ask.

acetate pillow box

OK, making an acetate pillow box from a pattern would be kind of tricky, but it is super easy with the Pillow Box Bigz die. You may need to do a little extra scoring with a stylus to get a really good crease, but these things pop together really quickly. All you need is one little strip of glue or sticky strip down the flap.

I just used an acetate transparency from the office supply store

Merry and Bright

Aren’t the see through boxes fun?

I used Merry and Bright and some Dazzle Effects on this tag. The Colors are Real Red, Glorious Green, and Green Galore to match the M&M’s.

Happy Stampin’,