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September 6, 2016

Textured Pillow Boxes by Mitsyana Wright



Hello, Crafty Friends!! I'm back again kicking off another Monday with Team Cut'n'Boss for Craftwell! And we have been going nuts over Teresa Collins' new A6 sized embossing folders!!

Supplies Used
Cut'n'boss (Craftwell)
Teresa Collins A6 Embossing Folder- Decor Circles/ Alpha (Craftwell)
Teresa Collins Pocket Dies- Thankful Holiday (Craftwell)
Ebrush (Craftwell)
Pillow Box Die (Sizzix)
Denim Stack (DCWV Inc.)
Kraft Paper (DCWV Inc.)
Green Cardstock (DCWV Inc.)
Sharpie Markers- Brown, Orange, Green. Olive Green, Yellow
Seed Beads
Bakers Twine
Glossy Accents
Scissor


Today, I will be using the Deco Circles from the Teresa Collins Embossing Folder set to make textured pillow boxes! And, not just any pillow boxes but DENIM pillow boxes... That's right, I'm going to emboss denim!!!

This special Denim Stack from DCWV has a paper backing that makes it cuts like butter and embosses beautifully!! 


So first, I cut my 12"x12" sheet down to 8.5"x 12". Just small enough to fit on my cutting platform.
I positioned my die face down and ran it through my cut'n'boss machine using the following platform combination...

From Bottom to Top
D PLATE
B PLATE
A PLATE
DENIM SHEET
DIE (FACED DOWN)
A PLATE

Note: You will need to two die-cut panels to make one box.

If you have any areas that didn't cut all the way through, use your scissors to snip the attached areas. Then pre-crease the score lines before proceeding. This helps find the creases/ fold lines once it is embossed.


Once they were all pre-creased/ folded, I place my die cut panels (one at a time) into the Deco Circles embossing folder and ran it through my Cut'n'boss machine but this time using the following platform combination:

From Bottom to Top
D PLATE
A PLATE
EMBOSSING FOLDER W/ DENIM PANEL
A PLATE


Just check out these gorgeous results!!

I folded and creased the panel's only flap and added clear liquid adhesive. Then attached a second panel.


I filled my boxes with treats and then tied a bow with bakers twine around each box.


For added decoration, I die cut a few Teresa Collins pocket dies from assorted cardstock.


Then shaded the die-cuts using an ebrush and sharpie markers.


For the flowers, I only ebrushed the center of the flowers. Then made a tiny snip in between each flower petal. Then used a large stylus to shape the flower petals and make the curl. I placed the flowers on a foam mouse pad to do this step.


Then I used more clear liquid adhesive to attach micro beads into the centers of my flowers.

Once dried, I glued all my leaves, stem and flowers to the top of my pillow boxes.


And here are my finished pillow boxes...



I really hope hope you enjoyed this tutorial!!
Try playing with your embossing folder and see what other materials you can emboss!! That what I did!! And, Im so glad I did too!!

Until next time...
HAPPY CRAFTING FRIENDS!!
~ Mitsy



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