How to Create a Graphic 45 Pillow Box Party Favour

by Andrew Roberts

By the sea papers were used in this project but many of the graphic 45 collection could be used.


  • Pillow box template
  • Cream cardstock
  • Bakers twine red and blue
  • Graphic 45 by the sea chip board 1
  • Graphic 45 by the sea 8x8 pad
  • Nesting dies scallop circle
  • Nesting dies Victorian square
  • Score board
  • Scoring stylus
  • Double sided tape
  • Glue gun and sticks
  • Graphic 45 by the sea 12x12 paper splash
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Use template from eerie tale 8x8 cover. I copied it on to white card stock to create the template

    Step 2

    Trace template on to Cardstock . Ensure all score lines are drawn in.

    Step 3

    Use scoring tool to score in all fold lines. These will be designated by the drawn in template lines

    Step 4

    Cut out traced template shape. Use circle punch for semicircle punch outs if desired.

    Step 5

    Fold and burnish both straight score lines. Adhere flap to opposite end to form the pictured shape .

    Step 6

    Follow scored curved lines to form the completed pillow box

    Step 7

    Cut mats for the small ends of the box in chosen patterned paper. Adhere in to position .

    Step 8

    Repeat matting for the large curved sides of the pillow box . adhere in to position

    Step 9

    Die cut a Victorian square and a scallop circle and adhere to the box. Other die cut shapes will also work . Ensure one is larger than the other.

    Step 10

    Cut two border strips the width of the pillow box. One slightly wider than the other. Adhere together and then centrally across the box on top of the scallop circle

    Step 11

    Cut a border strip 12 inches long, score every 1/4 inch along the entire length and concertina fold the total length.

    Step 12

    Join ends to form a ring

    Step 13

    Flatten to create rosette, pushing centre closed and hold then adhere chipboard embellishment to secure.

    Step 14

    Tie bakers twine around pillow box , then adhere rosette and bakers twine bow in to position. Your box is now complete.