Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Last week I decided to get out my designer paper scraps and do something with them.  My other goal was to get some gift packaging done so I wouldn't have to create something at the last minute, which is the "usual" for me.  So putting those two goals together, this is what I came up with:  two gift boxes to hold cards, tags for the boxes, and two pillow boxes to hold little gifts.  Sounds easy -- but with all the boxes I have made, I had never gotten around to making a regular gift box to hold at least ten cards and envelopes.  Plus, I thought I owned the pillow box die only to find out I had never bought it and it is now a discontinued product from Stampin' Up! 

So, I decided to use up some toilet paper rolls that I had been saving for another project to make my pillow boxes.  First problem fixed!!  Next I sat down and did the math to make my card boxes for standard A2 cards -- so easy peasy with Stampin' Up's Simply Scored Scoring Tool!!  Wahoo, all problems fixed and here are the finished projects.

Main Stampin' Up supplies used are the Fan Fair Designer Paper; Riding Hood Red Card Stock; Basic Black and Riding Hood Red Ink; Petite Pocket Bigz XL Die; Linen Thread, Victoria Crochet Trim, Vanilla Flower Trim, and Pink Pirouette Two-Tone Ribbons; Silver Soda Pop Tops; Crystal Effects; White Creped Filter Paper (large flower); and  Pretty Petites Sale-A-Bration and Postage Due Stamp Sets.
Don't these toilet paper rolls make cute pillow boxes (recycle, recycle, recycle!!).  This card box was made for a male gift.  Believe it or not, males love to receive a box of cards so they won't have to shop!!  Same products were used except I used the Sale-A-Bration Island Indigo Sycamore Street 1/4" Ribbon and Island Indigo Card Stock.

Close-up of the back/inside of tag. 
Close-up of the front of tag -- which is terribly out of focus!!

Pillow box close-up.

This is my favorite!!  I cut the ribbon in half as it was a little too wide for this box.

Picture of the box lid before adhering sides.  And to save you time here are the measurements for the box (if you don't already have): 
Top Lid of Box:  Cut 6 7/8" X 8" piece of designer paper.  Score 1" on all 4 sides and crease on score lines.  Cut the 4 corners as show in the picture above and apply Sticky Strip on the front side.  Adhere the 4 corners to finish the lid.

Bottom of Box:  Cut 7 3/4" X 9" piece of card stock.  Score 1 1/2" on all 4 sides and crease on the score lines.  Finish directions as written for top of box.

Until next time,

"I remember the days of old."  -- Psalm 143:5
Fellowship with Christ is the secret of happiness now and forever.


  1. Lovely projects, Sandi! You do vintage so well, thanks for sharing dimensions.

  2. Wow, Sandi!! You have been very busy! You did a great job on these projects. I really love the Fan Fair DSP. I have considered buying the Postage Due stamp set. I love it but I am not sure how often I would use it. Seeing it used more and more tempts me more! Have a great day and thanks for sharing your projects with all of us.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this; what a wonderful use of DSP. I am on my way to my workshop to construct one.

  4. Love your gift boxes and tags! You have inspired so many ideas for me to try. "Masculine-vintage", something new for me.

  5. What a great idea, Sandi. Since I have to make up a couple of boxes for the cards I have selected to donate to a charity silent auction, I will use you diagram so I can make em fast and have fun decorating the top. LOL TFS

  6. Those TP pillow boxes are all the rage right now. We made them at our last meeting at my upline's and we'll be making them at our big stamping day here in May. Guess I should've tried some of the Fan Fair DSP. I love the way they turned out.