A Little Paper Crafting Pillow Talk

Learn how to create a simple pillow box using Stampin' Up! Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp Gift Card Idea

Want the perfect holiday paper crafting idea for a place card, small treat, stocking stuffer or gift card?  Stampin’ Up! Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies allow you to crop a pillow box, add a stocking and create a pretty package pronto!

Here’s my WOW! video demonstration with tips!

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  • One of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is receiving exclusive resources and ideas.  My pillow box was CASE’d (Copy And Share with Everyone) from our Stampin’ Success magazine.  Why mess with something so simple and adorable?

    Learn how to create a simple pillow box using Stampin' Up! Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp Gift Card Ideas

  • Key to my pillow box was the Tags & Trimmings Stamp Set (for the sentiment) and coordinating Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies.  Save 10% when you purchase them as a bundle (one of My Favorite Things from the holiday catalog).  See ALL Stampin’ Up! 10% off bundles here.

Tags & Trimmings Bundle – Images © Stampin’ Up!

  • Tear & Tape Adhesive is an essential in uniting the two pieces of the pillow box (you crop using the die twice) and adding the stocking to the front.  The notched end of the front and back of the pillow box should be at the top.  Easier to open.

Learn how to create a simple pillow box using Stampin' Up! Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp

  • Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper offers the cool Old Olive and Whisper White stripe and fun, black and white snowflake pattern for the cropped details.  This pretty paper collection is on the list of My Favorite Things from the holiday catalog.

    Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper – Images © Stampin’ Up!

  • See the die that looks like a Lego?  It’s perfect for creating holly berries or the sparkling berries I created with the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
  • Here are additional ideas from Stampin’ Up! for using the Tags & Trimmings Bundle.

    Tags & Trimmings Bundle – Images © Stampin’ Up!

COMING UP TOMORROW!  I’ll share a 1 Minute to WOW! Video Tutorial with tips for using the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies and creating a pillow box.  Updated 10/27/17 – here’s the video.

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  1. So very cool!

    Thank you.

  2. Debbie Crowley

    Mary, this is absolutely cool! My next class project for sure. Looking forward to the video.

  3. I think they are so sweet, Debbie. The pillow boxes would be lovely with a simple bow and name tag at my Thanksgiving table. Considering it!

  4. Kadie in Arizona

    DARLING little project Mary. GREAT idea creating these for our Thanksgiving table back in Madison this year. Thanks for the idea!

  5. What is the other die that comes with the set? Looks like a hot water bottle.

  6. Robbye Hamilton

    This is adorable, love the color palette

  7. Such a great project, Mary! I love this pillow box – and yet I’ve not made one. Yours is perfectly designed.

  8. What a practical and eye-catching project! You have not done an “inspired by” project lately unless I just missed the lead-in. Always enjoy what you come up with from looking at a colorful photo!

    • Great point about not doing an inspired by project recently, Hope. I love them and will keep it on the radar. I have been focusing on more videos but I need to keep the tried and true “inspired” going.

      Thanks for your sweetness. Just finished a project for tomorrow using the same dies and about to shoot the video!

  9. Maria Rodriguez

    Ohh!! I’m so late to the commenting party!!! But better late than never.
    This is super adorable, I think they would make awesome place settings for the Holiday feast, each little stocking with the name of your guest.
    Awesome project Mary, thank you for sharing.

  10. That stocking is a real cutie. I can think of several places to put them around the house this Christmas. Thanks for the great ideas!

    • I appreciate your comment so much, Karren. Check out my video on today’s post (Friday) and you’ll see a pillow box I’m planning to use for Thanksgiving (one at each place setting – I have 30 people coming)!

  11. Oh I love it , it’s so cute , table setting with names , Tfs
    Hugs , oh I love the little greenery on top ,
    Hugs Frenchie, ♥️

  12. So darn cute, yet elegant, I love this die set.

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