Friday 22 January 2016

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

This week's Friday Die Day is featuring one of the Contour
steel rule dies - Pillow Box.
This is a die that works in the Platinum machine
and other die cutting machines that take thicker dies.
The beauty of these dies is that you can cut multiples - up to 8 layers,
ideal if you are making wedding favours etc.

You can see from the picture that it cuts and also puts in place the
fold lines.  You need to cut two to create the box.
The finished box measures approximately 3" x 3.75"

I folded up the side tabs and added double sided tape.

You then affix the two together.

Fold in the end sections.


Then to decorate.  
I die cut Sprigs and Pretty Petals C from white cardstock
and used distress inks to lightly colour.

A stamped tag, twine and gemstones.

Twine and tag in place.

Pretty Petals C and Sprigs added.

I can see this Pillow Box die being very useful indeed!

Take care friends, wishing you a great weekend -
keep warm!


  1. Hi Christine.
    Thank you a handy die to have, but I only have the Grand Calibur machine.
    I need to upgrade. Take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Gorgeous project. I can't wait until I get my Platinum machine, then I can use brilliant dies like this one.


  3. Hi Christine
    A lovely FDD , you make everything look so easy with your tutorial,
    nice dies used making a beautiful project.
    Brrrr it's cold today.
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  4. Beautiful pillow box Christine love the flowers on the front x xhazel

  5. Hi Christine
    Very pretty pillow box,another great tutorial.
    I hope you have a good day, Take care. x.

  6. Morning Christine,
    A lovely pillow bos, as you say for wedding etc: it would be so useful.

  7. Morning Christine, I'm loving this beautiful gift box, beautiful embellishments and gorgeous colours. I love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Hello Christine
    I have the Calibur, but have used these bigger Dies in my Cuttlebug!
    Love the Pillow Box thanks for the tutorial!
    Take care
    Love Marg

  9. Lovely Christine - a beautiful little gift box for a small thank you - or expensive diamond!!!

  10. Beautiful gift box Christine....I can think of many a small item that would fit in there as a gift!
    Janice x

  11. Hi Christine a beautiful gift box, makes a gift really personal when it is hand made.
    Kind regards Anne Owens xx

  12. A beautiful gift box Christine. Very useful. Thank you.

  13. Hi Christine
    This is lovely. Do you think they'll make this box as a thin die as well? It would be so useful! Best wishes, Anne O

  14. Hello Christine,
    This is so pretty and useful, love what you've done to it.
    Maureen xxx