Acetate Pillow Box & Scallop Envelope Box

There has been LOTS of chatter lately, and you may have seen the adorable clear acetate pillow boxes that Stampin' Up!'s co-founder Shelli Gardner made last week. I've been thinking about making them since I first saw them, and of course like any stamper, my other thought was…"what else can I make with acetate?"

I bet you're going to want to know where to get acetate sheets after seeing these cute little boxes! I got mine at Staples, and I know you can buy them in a big box for about $20 or so, but I went to the copy center and asked for overhead projector or report cover sheets, which you can buy individually. After making these today I might NEED a whole box though!!

To make the pillow boxes like Shelli made, of course I used my Pillow Box die for the Stampin' Up! Big Shot, then I used Holiday Treasures dsp to make a belly band. The stamp set I used is called Deer Friends, and it's a level 2 hostess set that's just perfect for all your holiday cards and gift tags! I used Chocolate Chip and Real Red ink and card stock, along with some wide Real Red grosgrain ribbon. Oh yeah, and I used the silver cord from the Holiday Mini catalog (which you can view by clicking on the link to the right)

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For the next one I tried to go with a Thanksgiving color scheme, and actually if you're reading this mom, I'm going to try and con you into making these as favors for Thanksgiving with me 🙂 I think I'll fill them with some sort of mint, maybe Andes? I just wish they weren't in those dark green wrappers that will clash with my Old Olive card stock…you know how these things HAVE to match! I used Frosty Day dsp, along with the Curly Label punch, Cute & Curly stamp set and Fundamental Phrases stamp set also…along with Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon.

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So here's my experiment, using the Scallop Envelope die (actually 4 of them) to make a box. You just attach the edges of each envelope to the next one using Sticky Strip, then adhere the bottoms up with Sticky Strip too. I punched two holes on each side with my Crop-a-Dile, and fed the Riding Hood Red striped grosgrain ribbon through. The stamp is from the Deer Friends level 2 hostess set, and I used Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, and Baja Breeze for the colors of the ink and card stock. The dotted dsp is from the Holiday Treasures pack.

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So there you go, what a fun afternoon of making these little boxes! I'd love to see what you make using acetate or your Big Shot dies also, feel free to leave me a comment with a link so I can check out your creations!

5 thoughts on “Acetate Pillow Box & Scallop Envelope Box

  1. Hi Karen! Those boxes are way cute! Just wanted to let you know that I think Office Depot sells those acetate sheets in larger quantities. I think they are near the items used for binding projects. Hope that made sense! 🙂

  2. sweet sweet sweet, I saw these on Shelli’s site too…and then quickly forgot! I hate being old…thanks for resurecting the idea! Love what you did with the square box! You rock! Donna

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