Friday, 7 October 2011

Extended pillow box

Isn’t this cute? And perfect for those bars of chocolate which won’t fit in a normal-length pillow box!

I first got this idea from a French* demonstrator after receiving an extended pillow box from her in a swap earlier this year. It really is very simple – all you do is die-cut two pillow boxes and join them together with Sticky Strip! Then you just have to make sure you’ve covered the join with something – here I’ve used the oh so very lovely Cheerful Treat Designer Series Paper which is available to hostesses who hold a workshop with sales of £150 or more.

The snail is pretty cute for a vile mollusc/garden pest/thing of nightmares – made even cuter by the paper piecing. I stamped him once on Whisper White cardstock and then again on different scraps of Cheerful Treat paper, which I then cut out and stuck onto the white cardstock.  I love the way the swirls of the Bashful Blue piece seem to look particularly shell-like... even in an unrealistic blue!

* Oops, apparently she was German, not French. 

Stamps: Easy Events
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Paper: Cheerful Treat (hostess)
Ink: Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Big Shot, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Pillow Box die, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8” Circle punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch

All products by Stampin’ Up!®            

3 comments:

  1. LOVE this idea and your paper pieced snail! I rarely use this die because I don't have many small things to put in them! Time to get busy!!

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  2. Gorgeous card and pillow box honey but she is German not French, sticks her tongue out LOL

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  3. Again with the snail! What's come over you? It's adorable!

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