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[Video Tutorial] Pillow Box Leveled Up

Posted by Graphic 45 07/10/2019 11 Comment(s) Tutorials,Videos,Club G45,

 

Hello, G45ers!

  We are excited to share with you a #ClubG45LeveledUp Pillow Box tutorial with you today.  We thought it would be fun to feature our Club G45 projects by asking our Brand Ambassadors to take the original tutorial and add their own special flair to the projects, taking them to the next level.  So today we bring you the Master of Feminine Chic, Sandi Nagel's Garden Goddess gift box.  Sandi shares a step by step tutorial on how she adds extra fussy cuts, die-cuts, and Matte Pearl Gems to take this project to the next level.  Grab a Graphic 45 8x8 paper pad and follow along.  

 

 

Graphic 45 Pillow Box Tutorial | #ClubG45 

By Sandi Nagel


 

“Hello, G45ers!

Today I'm sharing a Pillow Box process using the Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Pillow Box Treat Holder project sheet by designer & educator Annette Green.


 

 

I'm also sharing fussy cutting tips that you may find helpful.

 

 

Graphic 45 carries a wide variety of paper crafting project ideas and tutorials on their website.

 

 

Click here to go to the Graphic 45 project sheets

 

 

Graphic 45 Pillow Box Tutorial:

 

[Tutorial] Pillow Box Gift Holder: Club G45 Vol 01 - 2019 - Featuring Garden Goddess


Pillow Box (original post) - #ClubG45

 

Pillow Box Tutorial

 

The instructions call for the 8x8 Garden Goddess paper pad.  In the 8x8 paper pad you'll find the pillow box template.  Since I've already gone through my 8x8 paper pad, I'll be using the 12x12 sheets from the Garden Goddess collection pack.  I'll also be using my pillow box die.

 

Tip: You may also find free pillow box templates when you search from them online.

 

 

The pillow box that I'm making measures approximately 2 3/4 x 4 1/2.

 

 

Once I have my die-cut pieces, I like to shape the ends.  I find that by doing this first step, helps me form my pillow box at the end.
 

 

Now I'm ready to glue my pillow box parts. If you're using the template from the 8x8 paper pad, all you have to do is score along the guidelines, fold, and apply wet glue on one side.

 

 

 

I trim a piece from the Thoughtfully Planted sheet to 7/8 x 8"; then I ink around the edges with Colorbox Graphic 45 Ink in Precious Pink.

 

 

 

 

I use the buckle from the Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Tags & Pockets.  I also ink around the edges with Colorbox Graphic 45 Velvet Teal ink.  Once that's done, I'm ready to thread the pink strip through the buckle.


About Fussy Cutting

Up until recently, fussy cutting was a challenge for me.  I've tried imitating fussy cutting techniques from other paper crafting tutorials, but my end results looked nothing like what was shown.  I don't know why fussy cutting was so difficult for me. Maybe it was the size or the rounded shape of my hands that always made it harder than it needed to be.

 

So instead of attempting to fussy cut straight from the page, I decided to first cut out the image and then (with my slim, pointy scissors), fussy cut around the image.  I quickly saw how much closer to the edges I was able to get to by doing it this way.

 


So if fussy cutting is a challenge for you, you may want to try this method.
 


In my video tutorial, you'll notice that when fussy cutting, you will move your image around more than you move your scissors.
 


Once I'm done fussy cutting, I ink around the edges with Colorbox Graphic 45 Dark Cashmere ink.
 


Using the same technique, I went to town fussy cutting more flowers!

 

Level Up Your Project

The beauty of the Graphic 45 Project Sheets is that they give you all the steps to create your paper crafting projects, but you don't have to stop there.  Level it up by adding your personal touch!

 

 

Here you see me showing you the Graphic 45 leaf dies that I'll be using to add to my fussy-cut flowers.

 

 

Because I'm using the 12x12 sheet, you can see how much larger the flower is. So what I decided to do was to add it to the back of the buckle, and it frames it so beautifully!

 

 

 

Then I add the smaller flowers. Some are glued and some are with dimensional foam dots.  I also use glue on the leaves.

 

 

 

And once I glue the band to the center of the pillow box, I add some flourishes from my stash.  I also apply some Graphic 45 Matte Pearl Gems.

 

I've put together a quick and easy to follow video tutorial for you. I hope that I've inspired you to check out the Graphic 45 Project Ideas.  I thank you for watching. Until next time. Happy paper crafting!” ~Sandi 

 

Video Tutorial:
 

Graphic 45 Pillow Box Tutorial | #ClubG45 Garden Goddess Treat Box

 


 

Graphic 45 Supply List:

Garden Goddess 12x12 Collection Pack

Garden Goddess 8x8 Paper pad

Garden Goddess Tags & Pockets

Matte Pearl Gems

Large Tag, ATC Tag and Flower Dies

Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Dark Cashmere

Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Precious Pink

Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Velvet Teal

 

Other Supplies:

  • Paper Trimmer
  • Fussy Cutting Scissors
  • Wet Adhesive
  • Flourish Die-cuts
  • Ink Blending Tool
  • Score Board
  • Pillow Box Die (if not using a Graphic 45 8x8 paper pad. You may also download a free template from a Google search)
  • Die-cutting machine (for Pillow Box Die and Flourish Die)

     

What a gorgeous gift box!  These are great for gift cards, candies, and jewelry.  Big thanks to Sandi for all the excellent tips, the video tutorial, and the eye candy.  Be sure to leave your love for Sandi in the comments below.  We thank you for stopping by the blog today and hope you have been inspired to create your own pillow box.  As always we love to see your work, so don't be shy and share your projects on our Graphic 45 - Official Community Page.  Have a fantastic day!

 

Happy Papercrafting!

 

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11 Comment(s)

Annette Green:
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I love this challenge for the Brand Ambassadors and Sandi did a fabulous job taking the design up to the next level. What a fun way to give a project your own personal touch!

Brenda:
07/10/2019, 12:55:30 PM
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Just so pretty!

Jan Kennedy:
07/10/2019, 01:42:44 PM
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Nice work and good tips, Sandi!

Suza Barrera:
07/10/2019, 02:11:11 PM
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Wondering approximately how large is finished box? ( I haven’t purchased box die yet!). Thanks! It’s so lovely! Anxious to make one! Thanks for such detailed instructions. That’s just what I need!PS. A note about fussy cutting: after cutting piece out of larger paper as you describe, I use a pair of sharp cuticle scissors that have a curved blade. This makes it easier to cut curved edges! Hope it works for you!

Sue MacFall:
07/10/2019, 02:15:26 PM
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What a great tutorial. Thank you Sandi.

Bev Drake:
07/10/2019, 03:03:56 PM
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Great tutorial & great box.

She Fowl:
07/10/2019, 03:19:17 PM
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Nice box...Thanks for the ideas.

Kimberly S:
07/10/2019, 08:17:15 PM
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This is an awesome tutorial and I love the box

Carla Hundley:
07/10/2019, 11:18:02 PM
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This pillow box looks lovely and great paper choices! Carla from Utah

Glenda Buster:
07/11/2019, 11:03:01 AM
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Awesome. Great info and tips and tutorial and YouTube video on how to level up ♥️! Amazing how much embellishments add!

Cathie G.:
07/15/2019, 07:06:46 AM
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Thank you, Sandi. This is great. I love your videos. You give all the information needed to make the project in a quick time frame. Love it.

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