Tuesday, March 8, 2011

making the pillow die longer

here is a group of cards that I recently made. The three cards and envelopes go in the acetate box and the pillow box has chocolate in it (of cause!!)
But as you can see the pillow box is longer than the standard shape. I used the Stampin' Up! pillow box die but folded the card before I cut it.

I thought I would give you a quick tutorial on how to do it.

start by trimming down the card stock to the width of the die but keep the card stock long.
now score and fold the card in half
place the folded card on the die with the folded edge just before the scoring line on the die like on the picture below

now put it thru the Big Shot - it should come out like this
open it out and it will be like this. To hind the middle fold just cover it with a belly band like on my original photo.
Hope that inspires you to get creative with the dies! you can do this to many of the dies - have fun and happy crafting!!


  1. A gorgeous set of cards Julia!! Wish I had got some of these acetate boxes now :-(
    Thanks for the tute on the pillow box too! Different sizes are handy to have ♥

  2. What a good idea making the pillow box longer. Thanks for the Tutorial.

  3. Gorgeous Julia! Love all of your projects.

  4. thanks for the tutorial Julia. Always good to get more use out of your dies.

  5. Love your set of cards Julia, thanks for the tutorial what a great idea

  6. Wow clever! B4 I read this I thought you must have stuck two together lol.