Thursday, October 27, 2016

Pillow Box Play.

One of my favorite types of boxes is the ever versatile pillow box, which can made in a variety of sizes and hold a magnitude of things from Treats for Halloween to small gifts such as jewelry.  The other reason I love them is they are so quick and easy to make, you can find lots of templates for them online, and even the latest Graphic 45 Paper Pads have them on the backs of their covers which is where the one I am using today came from.

Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 & Glitz 8 x 8 Paper Collections (available from Altered Pages)
Radiant Neon Inks (to ink the edges of my papers)
Bone Folder

The 8 x 8 Paper Collections from Graphic 45 and Glitz which you can find in the Altered Pages Store are the perfect papers to use for making them too, teamed with the decorative journal cards and pieces that you will also find in these collections.

Start by selecting your papers and using the template trace and cut out the shapes.  Score along the dotted lines shown on the templates and then start to assemble by adding some tape down the fold over flap as shown above and then bringing the flap across to the tape stick down.

Next the ends fold in to the center along the curve lines, with the curve with the notch cut out of it being on top or on the outside.

You pillow box is now complete.  You can choose at this point to decorate any way you like.  Collage Images, Flowers and Ribbon are great choices today however I am going very simple and using the journal cards that coordinate with my papers which are slightly bigger than my boxes once folded.

Your Gelli Prints are also perfect for creating pillow boxes too, here's a look at some I made a few Christmas's ago using a slightly larger template.