Pretty Pillowbox Dies 3 Ways!

In today’s post, I’m sharing the Pretty Pillowbox Dies 3 ways: a Gift Card Holder, a Letter Opener/Ghirardelli Square Pouch, and a Treat Tote! These dies make the most adorable pillow boxes, but you can create so much more with them too!

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The Pretty Pillowbox Dies make the most adorable pillow boxes and you can also make the most adorable alternatives with these dies too! I love alternatives to help me maximize the use of my dies, don’t you?

Use the links below to help you jump to the 3 different projects included in today’s post.

Here’s my livestream replay where I share all 3 projects with you!

Without further ado, let’s get to the 3 projects!


Gift Card Holder

This is a gift card holder created with the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pillowbox Dies featuring the Lights Aglow Designer Series Paper and Brightest Glow stamp set

This gift card holder is created by strategically adhering two Pretty Pillowbox die cuts together to create the perfect gift card pocket inside! I just love this idea inspired by Julie Gilson at Stampin’ Gala! Here’s a look at what the inside looks like:

This is the inside of a gift card holder created with the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pillowbox Dies featuring the Lights Aglow Designer Series Paper and Brightest Glow stamp set

What a great way to give a gift card for the holidays! I absolutely love the shape of the Pretty Pillowbox Dies just as they are before turning them into a pillow box – so many uses for it!

PROJECT MEASUREMENTS:

  • Cardstock – 4-1/4″ x 6″ (2 pcs)
  • Designer Series Paper – 4-1/4″ x 4-3/8″ (landscape)

PROJECT SUPPLIES:


Letter Opener/Ghirardelli Square Pouch

This is a letter opener pouch created with the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pillowbox Dies featuring the Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper and Brightest Glow stamp set

This pouch is so easy to create and it’s inspired by a swap I received from fellow demonstrator Susi Brunk! Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’ shared a similar project too! It perfectly fits a letter opener or a Ghirardelli Square – perfect gifts for the holidays! Here are the letter openers I recommend on Amazon:

Uncommon Desks Colorful Letter Openers (White, 3-Pack)
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Uncommon Desks Colorful Letter Openers (Asstd, 12-Pack)
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These are a great team member gift and a handy tool for opening Christmas cards!

PROJECT MEASUREMENTS:

  • Cardstock – 4-1/4″ x 6″
  • Designer Series Paper – 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (full coverage) OR 2″ x 4-1/4″ (maximize paper)

PROJECT SUPPLIES:


Treat Tote

This is a treat tote created with the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pillowbox Dies featuring the Storybook Gnomes Designer Series Paper and Joyful Flurry Bundle

This is a fun treat tote, perfect for a table setting, and can hold 2 Fererro Rochers or other treats! This project is also inspired by Julie Gilson at Stampin’ Gala, but I’ve “Pixiefied” it a little to make sure you can get 2 Pillowbox die cuts and the box insert from one sheet of 8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock.

Here’s the template for reference (not to scale) and the Project Sheet for the Pretty Pillowbox Caddy:

This is a template for the Pretty Pillowbox Tote Insert

PROJECT MEASUREMENTS:

  • Cardstock (outside) – 4-1/4″ x 6″ (2 pcs)
    • With scalloped edge on the left, line up score line at 1-1/2″ and cut
    • Remove curves from bottom section (see video)
  • Cardstock (inside box) – 5″ x 6-3/4″
    • Score at 1-3/4″ on all sides
    • Remove 1/8″ from tabs to prevent overlap
  • Designer Series Paper – 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (full coverage) OR 2″ x 4-1/4″ (maximize paper)

PROJECT SUPPLIES:

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful & blessed day!


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18 thoughts on “Pretty Pillowbox Dies 3 Ways!”

  1. Thank you Julie for the post today. The boxes are adorable. Can’t wait to make some myself.
    Enjoy all your post, and thank you!
    Darlene Williams

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  2. I’ve waited too long to finally scroll all the way to the bottom of your posts to see “leave a comment.” Thank you so much for what you share with all of us. I love making boxes and have a Pinterest board with your name on it! Your work is wonderful.

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  3. Thanks for the wonderful idea. I make a lot of “treasures” for some of the nurses each month and this would be a wonderful surprise for them. You are so special. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  4. Hi Julie,
    There ya go, enabling me oh well, Xmas is coming and you are correct…..good for opening Xmas cards. I misplaced my opener so perfect timing.
    Have a great weekend
    Nancylee

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  5. Hello Julie.
    Many Thanks for checking on me. I enjoy the program every week. Happy to see the whole family working together. The children’ s projects are excellent.
    I’m enjoying my embossing folders.The Pillow Box dies are nice

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  6. For a birthday party in December for my twin grandchildren’s first birthday, I will be using the
    box project filled with goodies as a “thank you for attending the gathering” favor.
    I thoroughly enjoy your lives and learn so much from you.
    Thank you for all of the thought, time and preparation you put into each project.
    You rock!

    Sincerely,
    Rose

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