Since the restrictions due to CoVid have all but disappeared it’s great to be able to eat out again. As a result I was reminded of an idea I had a while ago when leaving a tip for the server. On that occasion I simply created a mini card and envelope but there’s lots of other options. So today I decided to show you a more elaborate idea using the Pretty Pillowbox Dies. However instead of stamping a “thank you” sentiment I pulled out the Thanks & Hello Embossing Folders.
THANKS FOR EVERYTHING
I began with a 4-1/2″ x 6″ piece of Polished Pink Card and cut it out using the large die in the Pretty Pillow Box Dies set. Then I folded the die-cut piece along the “scored” lines imprinted by the die. This would make my life a lot easier later.
Next I placed the scalloped flap of the pillowbox into the “Thanks” Embossing Folder so the word “thanks” fitted within the space. However there was a slight problem, I’d end up with embossing on the back of the pillowbox too which I didn’t want. But I had a solution…
First I placed the embossing folder on the platform of my full-size Cut & Emboss Machine with the hinge to one side. Then I took the top cutting plate and instead of putting it over the whole embossing folder I staggered it a bit. What I wanted was for the plate to sit on top of the flap but with the edge of the plate level with the fold line at the top of the flap. Then when I ran it through the machine only the flap was embossed.
With that done I placed the front section of the pillowbox inside the Thanks Embossing Folder. This time I made sure that the bottom of the embossing folder was level with the crease at the bottom of this section. Then I ran it through my machine and at the same time it embossed the two side flaps too.
Now I was ready to assemble and decorate the pillowbox.
I began by using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to secure the side flaps in place with the embossed ones on top. Then for some extra definition I decided to add a little Polished Pink ink to the edges using a Sponge Dauber. I also gently added some Polished Pink ink over the surface of the word “thanks”.
Next I I tied a small bow of silver cord from the Simply Elegant Trim pack. Using a Mini Glue Dot I fixed the bow to the flap of the pillowbox. Then I added a Gorgeous Grape self-adhesive Glossy Dot to the centre of the bow.
That just left the tip to add before sealing the pillowbox with on last Mini Glue Dot.
OK I admit the embossing at the beginning does require some thought, but the final result is definitely worth the effort. Of course the beauty of the pillowbox is that there’s also room for a little candy as well. What do you think?