So I mentioned last week that I wasn’t so fond the black Holiday paper when I first saw it in the Holiday Catalog. But that I did get it out to use it and was actually very pleased with the results for my card. (Yes, I realize that Christmas has come and gone and I’m sharing yet another Christmas project. But, I wanted to show that you can reuse your great ideas again and again.)
We were invited to attend a Christmas party earlier this month at a friend’s house and she does a very lovely gathering in her home. I knew I wanted to take a little something for her but I didn’t want to take another bottle of wine that I knew would end up the counter with all of the other bottles of wine from guests. I wanted to take something special.
Since the black and gold card I’d made turned out to be quite elegant, I decided to remake the card into a box that I could fill with some chocolates. This is the Square Pillow Box Thinlet die. You die cut two of the box pieces and then glue them together to make a pillow box. If you’re going to make one of these yourself, be sure to use good adhesive for the box assembly – you don’t want it to fall apart. The ribbon is taped down below the antler tag and the knot at the end is what holds the box closed.
This is almost identical to the card that I made last week. Here they are side-by-side. The box is a square, so I did make some adjustments in the paper sizing, but other than that, it’s right on.
Anytime you see a great idea for a card you like, you can always adapt it to another project by adjusting the measurements as needed. You’ll notice that my scallop circle and circle layers are slightly smaller than on my original card. And I trimmed down the size of my tag to make it more in scale with the box.
The Pillow Box Thinlet is available until January 4th and then it’s retired. I know! I can’t believe they aren’t continuing this die either! It’s a great shape for a little something and it’s big enough to fit gift cards. Don’t wait on this one. You’ll be sad if you miss it. Edited to Add: Unfortunately this die is no longer available. It just sold out. 🙁