Pillow Box Thoughfulness

Hi friends!  It's been a while.  I haven't been feeling very well the past few weeks, so my studio hasn't seen much of me lately.  I thought I'd pop in and share this project I made a while back for The Daily Digi.  Kelleigh Ratzlaff is a featured designer there this month and this sweet little Standing Box Template is available in this month's Digi Files.  Check out Kelleigh's featured article to read more about her, see the new template and get a 30% off code for her store (through 8/31)!

For my box, I used Photoshop to clip these digi papers from the Thrifty Finds kit to the template, adding the digi stamp of the Eiffel tower from the same kit to the front, before printing it out.  Next I cut out the template, scored according to the directions, adding some inked edges with Vintage Photo ink.  Since I printed on an inkjet and didn't wait for the ink to set up, the sponging removed bits of the printed page, leaving a distressed look that I totally love.  I used PanPastels to color in the Eiffel tower, then cut a Primitive Heart die cut and the sentiment tag from some already printed Thrifty Finds paper.  The sentiment is from the Words Cannot Express set and I used PanPastels to color the heart and add a bit of shading to the sentiment as well.  I finished off by punching a whole in my heart tag and attaching it to the box with shabby wrinkled ribbon, then adding a glitzy star attached to a hat pin for accent.

That's all from me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a fabulous week.

Enabler's List:

Template: Standing Pillow Box by Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs
Digi Papers & Elements: Thrifty Finds The Kit by Mari Koegelenberg
Stamps: Words Cannot Express by Verve Stamps
Inks: Antique Linen Distress Stain, Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger, Pan Pastels
Accessories: Primitive Hearts Die by Sizzix, Glass Glitter Star, beaded pin, shabby wrinkled ribbon, Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte (Epson)


  1. I'm gonna need that ink! I love the distressed look you have going here! This is SUCH a gorgeous project, Julee! Thanks for playing with my template!!

  2. Such a pretty project! I'm sorry you're not well. I'll keep you in my prayers...!

  3. Very pretty! I hope you are on your feet and feeling creative real soon!

  4. Fun project. Love how the "drying oops" turned out great. Sure you are exhausted after the last release. Hoping you can get rested up and feel better soon (((hugs)))

  5. WOW!!! just gorgeous!! Feel better soon and rest:) TFS

  6. Just beautiful, Julee! Love this creation. . .and I LOVE that glitzy star!! HOpe you're feeling better!

  7. Hope you feel better soon, love your cards and TFS this project.

  8. Sorry you haven't been feeling well, Julee! Hope you are on the road to recovery now.

    This is wonderful. Love the vintage look! So pretty!

  9. So beautiful, what an amazing design!


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