Sunday, January 11, 2009

Ribbon winner and a tutorial

First, the winner. Well, two winners. I just keep finding ribbon in every drawer of my room!

Sylv and Marielle - please email me your mailing address and I will get this out to you. Enjoy your ribbon!

To comment on your comments from that post - I'm loving the FLIP. I've already uploaded a few videos and emailed them out to people. I'm going to test posting one here this week. Its the easiest thing to use!
As for the ribbon, I see ribbon used in layouts and on cards. I see this really cute ribbon when I shop and I pick it up. My problem is, I never use it. I have this aversion to actually putting it on the paper. So, I just keep collecting it. Nina said I should challenge myself to use some of it. Well, Nina, I did. Sort of. I'm in the process of making a lot of things for Valentines Day and I'm trying to use some of the new ribbon and some from my stash. See the tutorial below.
I wish I had enough to send to each one of you!

Pillow Box Tutorial
I needed a creative way to give someone a gift and I thought a pillow box would be cute!
I downloaded the templates and saved them to a folder on my PC for future use. I ended up using a medium sized one that is perfect for candy and Gift Cards.

I downloaded the template, printed and cut it out.

Then I traced the pattern onto some really cute papers. I ended up using some of the new My Minds Eye Be Merry paper. This may be Holiday paper, but some of the patterns reminded me of some cute wrapping paper.

After its traced, cut it out. You can get 4 of these out of 1 - 12x12 sheet. If you use the smallest template, you can get 6 out of a sheet.

Instead of messing around with an uneven flap hole, I used a 5/8 inch circle punch. Just punch a half circle.

Fold your paper. The suggestions on the template site say to print directly on your paper. If you do that, you may not be able to get 4 pillow boxes out of one sheet without some creative cutting. If you do print on the back, then you have the fold lines. If not, its pretty easy to see where you need to fold.

Apply adhesive on the printed side of your paper. Unless you use double sided paper. Then its the top side of your folded flap. (see picture). Seal the box.

Fold down the two ends and tie it shut with ribbon or some embroidery floss.

Now comes the fun part. Labels, tags, trinkets - something to decorate the front. I used some of the Scenic Route chipboard buttons. Inked them and added Glossy Accents to make it look like a button.

Or, use a circle punch to punch out a small piece of cardstock. Use a stamp to create a to/from tag. Here I used the new Cats Life Press To:/Love: stamp that we just got in the store. This was originally from their Christmas release, but really, you can use it for anything.

I added some Glossy Accents to the back of the circle and laid a piece of embroidery floss in it. Once its dry, you can tie it around the ribbon for a cute little tag. Of course, you can do this on a larger circle and write the names, but I thought it was cute with just the stamp image.

The possibilities are endless. You could top this with a big bow, flowers and anything else really. I was going to do something with some Maya Road chip swirls but my son must have run off with that box so maybe next time!

1 comment:

  1. Love the pillow box too cute. Those would make awesome VDay candy holder for the kids school party.Going to preint that template and give it a try. Thanks for sharing!