Watercooler Wednesday WWC36

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Today is another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This time the challenge is to make a 3D project of your choosing.

Square Pillow Box, Vintage Leaves

I decided to make a pillow box using the Square Pillow Box Die.  The difference is, this pillow box is larger than the usual box but is very easy to make.  It is 7 1/4 ” long instead of 4 1/2″.   The ‘Thanks” is one of the Expressions Natural Elements.  I pressed it into a Mossy Meadow ink pad to color it.

Here is a little tutorial on how to make a box this size.

Take one piece of 8 1/4″ by 5″ cardstock and lay it on the Magnetic Platform.  I liked using the Magnetic Platform instead of the normal one because it holds the Thinlit in place.  Make sure the Square Pillow Box Thinlit is right up and one side of the cardstock and the top of the cardstock as shown below (the black arrows are there to show you what I am talking about).

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Then lay your second plate partially over the die.  Make sure you line it up as shown in the photo above.  The die will not cut where there isn’t a plate.

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Now run it through the Big Shot this way.  Your cardstock will look like this after it is cut.

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Now flip your cardstock around and do the exact same thing making sure to line up one edge of your die with the edge of the cardstock as shown in the photo.

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Lay your plate partially over the die as shown and then run it through the Big Shot.

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You cardstock will look like this  You might have to cut a little bit where the arrows are with your Paper Snips.

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You need to do this twice so you have two pieces of cardstock.  Then just put your Pillow Box together the same way you normally would.

You can see the other Watercooler Wednesday artist’s project HERE.  You can also make your own project to share with the rest of us by linking up at the bottom of the page.

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2 thoughts on “Watercooler Wednesday WWC36

  1. Love your Fall pillow box and the great tutorial you’ve added on how to extend the box size. I’ve never been interested in getting this die as I thought it was too small for what I would use it for. You’ve now convinced me it’s worth getting. Thanks so much Susan.

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