Thursday, December 18, 2008

Pillow box hearts and lips

So when I saw Lindsay's tutorial on how to make a longer pillowbox, I wondered what would happen if you angled the paper, would it make a heart shape? So I decided to try it and found out it WORKS! And then just by accident, I discovered that the same shape also looks like lips!

I love how they turned out, and at the moment I think I'm quite smart (and I'm not biased at all!)

Here's the first 'heart' one that I did....
Here's how I did it. I used:
1 piece of 9 x 5 cardstock - folded in half to make a 4 1/2 x 5" piece
1 piece of 1 x 2 1/2 cardstock

I put a mark on my bigshot pillowbox die 1 1/8 inches from the end, so I would have control over how big the dip in the top of the heart would be. I lined up the folded corner with the centre fold on the die and the edge of the paper with my little mark on the die and ran it through the big shot with the crease pad to come up with this:

This is what it looks like as it comes out of the machine. As you can see at the top of the picture, I cut off the corner of my folded cardstock so it wouldn't catch as it was being run through the bigshot.
This is what the piece looks like when it's opened up.

I folded the 1 x 2 1/2 piece of cardstock lengthwise and put adhesive on both sides. I also put adheive on the 2 tabs.

Glue one side of the scored 1 x 2 1/2 piece as shown in the picture.

Glue the other piece to create the back of the pillowbox like this.

Glue the 2 tabs to complete the box.

Stuff with goodies and close the flaps of the pillow box and here's what you have! This is the point where I noticed that the shape also looks like lips and decided to run with it and and make the red one into lips.

Here's the pink one with some ribbon, a bow and a heart shaped gem.

I sponged some Bravo Burgundy inp onto the red oneand the pink one to make it look even more like lips. I added tags make from Stampin Up!s All Holidays set. The Hugs and Kisses sentiment was perfect!

The 'From the Heart' sentiment is from the Holidays & Wishes set

To make a flat bottom and more of a lip shape, I used the cutter kit to add a score line on the bottom of the lips.
I folded it so the tip would be inside the pillowbox.
This is how it looks like finished.

To see how I made the tags, check out this post.

Have a great day!


Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Smart - heck, I think you're BRILLIANT!! Just too clever for words. Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

This is soooo cute! Thanks for sharing such a cool idea

Anonymous said...

OMG! that is soo cool. I didn't think I NEEDED the pillow box until now. Thanks for the inspiration. Very cute.

Tandra said...

That is FREEKIN brilliant!!!
At first I thought of The Jokers lips! lol

You are Da' BOMB girl!!!!

Mescrap said...

Whoa !! This is cool !
You blast me off.

Janine said...

Very cute Cheryl!!!

stampingirl said...

How ridiculously cute AND clever! TFS!