Rooted in Nature Pillow Box Vignette

Create a pillow box with Stampin Up Rooted in Nature & Natures Roots Framelits Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp Idea

The leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies are at the heart of this mini vignette tucked inside a Kraft Pillow Box.  Think of all the scenes you could create with alternate dies and punches.  My project was inspired by a “dream catcher” version I saw on the Alaska trip.  Wouldn’t these be pretty as part of an autumn table setting?

Rooted in Nature Bundle – Images © Stampin’ Up!

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Carefully detach the side “seam” of the pillow box (love the polka dots) so that you can open it up and cut the oval.  Watch my WOW! video here for a detailed demonstration.

Crop the center of one side of the pillow box using the second largest oval die from Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and Magnetic Platform (to help keep the die in place).  TIP:  I cropped the oval from the inside (kraft) of the pillow box vs. the outer (polka dot) side to avoid any embossed edges of the die showing up on the outside.

Create a pillow box with Stampin Up Rooted in Nature & Natures Roots Framelits Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp

Using the Big Shot, crop an Early Espresso oval with the largest oval die and a vellum oval with the third largest oval die.  Adhere the vellum oval to to the Early Espresso oval using glue dots in an area that the glue dots will be covered by the leaves. 

Emboss and crop the leaves using the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies in Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana card stock.  Layer over the vellum oval using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Leaves Trinkets – Images © Stampin’ Up!

Using a Glue Dot, tuck the silver metal stem from Leaves Trinkets below the small leaf and add two silver Metallic Pearls (self-adhesive) as shown.

Adhere the Early Espresso oval using Stampin’ Dimensionals to the inside of the pillow box.  Use Tear & Tape adhesive to re-adhere pillow box seam and to close ends of the pillow box.  

Using the Stamparatus (learn about the Stamparatus here), stamp the “wonderful” sentiment from Rooted in Nature in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White card stock.  Trim to a 2 1/2 x 1 1/4 tag.

Create a pillow box with Stampin Up Rooted in Nature & Natures Roots Framelits Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp Ideas

Add a small hole to the top left corner of the tag.  I used a retired 1/16 Handheld Circle Punch but the Stampin’ Up! 1/8 Handheld Circle Punch (not retired) will work just as well.  TIP:  Adhere the tag to the pillow box with one Stampin’ Dimensional to keep it in place.  Wrap the box twice with Linen Thread and tie in a bow using the hole created on the tag.

Enjoy my FREE PDF Step-By-Step Tutorial (and supply list) for the Pillow Box Vignette here.


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  1. Oh Mary that is beautiful! Love the colors you used too.

  2. Sorry – I was referring to the Color Your Season set.

  3. Debbie Crowlely

    Mary, this is stunning! …and this would be beautiful as part of an Autumn table setting.

  4. Robbye Hamilton

    This is really lovely.

  5. Susan from Colorado

    Yippee! I’ll be back tomorrow Ü

  6. Susan from Colorado

    Mary I love your pillow box and I’m putting in a plug for a video tutorial on it Ü. As always, I’m so grateful for what you share with us!

  7. This is gorgeous, Mary! What a wonderful gift! <3

  8. Mary, this decorative pillow box is just beautiful!! I love the non-traditional color of the leaves. Your touch is golden!

  9. I simply ADORE this pillow box gift. What a extra special gift this would make on the pillow of a house-guest. LOVE IT!

  10. Love this beautiful scene in the pillow box. So pretty, Mary. Have a fantastic day!

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