Today we're kicking off a new design team challenge on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. For March it's all about in the box, so all of the design team members on the die cut team were challenged to create a box featuring one of our new box dies. With the challenge in mind, I created a masculine Happy Birthday Star Pillow Box featuring a few of the new dies from Moda Scrap and Joset Designs. You'll want to read below as I have a tutorial for you so that you can re-create my box at home as well as at the end of the post we are giving away a fabulous prize from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Using the Star Pillow Box die, die cut the box out of woodgrain cardstock. Tip: Use a metal plate while cutting out your box as it helps to define the score lines better on the box.
From the Stitched Fishtail Banners die, die cut the 3/4" banner out of patterned paper. Cut the banner down to 2 3/4" long. Once the banner has been trimmed, use an edge distressor and distress the edges. After the edges have been distressed, using a blending tool and Black Soot Distress Ink, ink the edges of the banner.
From the Stitched Fishtail Banners die, die cut the 3/4" banner out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the banner down to 2 5/8" long. After the banner has been trimmed, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Happy Birthday Sentiment. Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment onto the banner. Once the banner has been stamped, use an edge distressor and distress the edges. After the edges have been distressed, using a blending tool and Black Soot Distress Ink, ink the edges of the banner.
Using the feather dies, cut the small feather out of the dark blue patterned paper. Cut the medium feather out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the large feather out of Light Blue patterned paper. Once the feathers have been cut out, ink the edges using a blending tool and Black Soot Distress Ink. After the edges have been inked, using a stylus, run the stylus down the middle of the feathers. Once the stylus has been run down the middle of the feathers, fold the sides of the feathers towards each other to give them more depth.
Die cut two arrows out of blue patterned paper. One of the arrows will need to be cut down to 2" long. After the arrow has been cut down, using a blending tool and Black Soot Distress Ink, ink the edges of the arrows.
Next, you'll want to assemble your star pillow box.
Adhere the three feathers and the cut down arrow together. Make sure the top portion of the arrow is facing up.
Adhere the feather bunch on the right hand side of the star pillow box.
Adhere the Happy Birthday banner and the patterned paper banner together. Make sure the Happy Birthday banner is slightly off from the patterned paper banner.
Foam square the banners overtop of the bottom portion of the feathers. Your banners will sit on a slight angle.
Adhere the full arrow across the bottom of the Happy Birthday banner.
To finish the arrow, add a little bow to the right hand side of the heart on the arrow.
Here is a close up photo of my finished star pillow box.
Thanks for joining me today! Make sure to head over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to check out the rest of the team's wonderful creations. I hope that I've inspired you to re-create my masculine Star Pillow Box at home.
Elizabeth Craft Designs have another designer challenge giveaway for you. We are giving away "a box die of choice" to 3 winners. The winners will get to select which box they would like to receive from the following dies: Star Pillow Box, Triangle Treat Box, Lantern Box, Bonbon Box or Pillow Box with Handle.
To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "Which is your favourite box from the January 2017 collection?”
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing
The winners will be announced on on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Elizabeth Craft Design Products Used:
Other Products Used:
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot. Blending Tool and Replacement Foam.
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Bo Bunny: Life In Color - Discovery and Utopia
- Cheery Lynn Designs: Metal Adapter Plate
- Misc: Woodgrain Cardstock (black) and Twine