If you want a hug, I'll be your pillow.
If you need to be happy, I'll be your smile.
But anytime you need a friend, I'll just be me.
~ Author Unknown
As I was making these fun pillow boxes the old 1959 movie Pillow Talk was stuck in my head. Anyone old enough to remember that movie?
I was a baby when it came out, so, you know, I only remember watching it on the small screen. I loved all the hijinks between Doris Day and Rock Hudson from sharing a party phone line, because, yes, we had one of those. But, I digress. (Yeah, I do that all the time).
I was thinking about Pillow Talk the movie because I was making lots and lots of pillow boxes with the new Square Pillow Box Die-namic being released this month by My Favorite Things.
Holy Cow these things are fun to make. I learned a few lessons along the way, so here are just a few tips.
- Which way is up? I treated the end with the smaller rounded tab as the bottom of the pillow box because that was the end I put adhesive on. Be sure to line up your Square Pillow Box die cut with the direction you want your paper to go when it's finished.
- Which way is down? Usually you put a die cut on the top of the paper so any embossing will show. Put this die cut on top of the bottom side of the paper that will become the inside of your box. The embossing makes the creases/folds of the box and this will put the valley and mountain folds in all the right places. (That's fancy origami talk.) If you forget, no worries. Just fold the creases the way they want to fall. That will break the fibers sufficiently enough to let you fold them back the other direction.
- You should be getting crisp embossing for your folds, but if you don't, just run it through your die cut machine again with the impression/embossing pad.
- After cutting out one of the boxes, I ran it through a Cuttlebug embossing folder to get the dotted Swiss textures. That, lightened the creases (mountain/valley folds) from the pillow box die, but, because I folded the creases back and forth before running it through the Cuttlebug folder, the fibers were broken enough to still maintain the folds.
It's day one of the My Favorite Things Teasers (MFT) and here are the details about all the festivities for the upcoming release:
- You can join the party right now with the guest designer contest. Check out the forum for details on how you can win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics.
- If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, just click over to the MFT Blog now. Be sure to leave comments as you visit the designers for the chance to win $10.00 gift certificates given away daily. The winners will be posted on January 8 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
- The New Release Party is on January 8 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can also WIN PRIZES!
- All the new stamps sets and Die-namics, will go on sale on January 8 at 10:00 PM EST. You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
Today we're featuring Lisa Johnson's latest designs: Homespun Hearts and Hearts and Stitches. The Homespun Hearts set has so many sweet images, I thought it would be fun to mix and match the images for Valentine treat boxes. Lisa also designed Die-namics to cut out the heart images – so I was able to make felt hearts to match the stamped hearts.
And . . . did you spy two other new Die-namics. Ah, you are observant!
Here are all the ingredients I used.
- Ink: VersaMark Watermark.
- Paper: My Mind's Eye Love Me 6" by 6" Designer Paper
- Pad. Fibers: American Crafts twine.
- Tools: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.
- Misc: Ranger Seafoam White Embossing Powder.
I'll see you all tomorrow with more teasers.Pin It