tulip pillow box

Today I’m sharing another box  for the Power Poppy September challenge (details can be found here) – this one can be used for any occasion.  I had originally wanted to make the box out of vellum paper but my printer would not cooperate – the paper kept jamming in the printer and I ruined several sheets.  So I went back to the drawing board and decided to print the image on colored cardstock.  Here is the box:

pillow box long

Here is how I made it…

I started by taking the digital tulip image from Power Poppy into Photoshop elements.  I took one image and colored it in a shade of lilac/magenta and copied the image several times – changing the direction of the images in a random pattern.  (FYI – there is a good tutorial on how to bring your digital image into photoshop and change the colors here.) I printed out a test sheet – this is what it looks like.

tulips on page


Once I liked the pattern I printed it out on colored cardstock.  Then I took my pillow box pattern and copied it on the reverse side of the printed cardstock – here is the pattern I used.  Score on the dotted lines, cut on the solid lines.   I’ve had it for years and don’t know where it originated but you can google pillow box template and can find many versions of this.

pillow template

The band on the front (hard to see in the photo) is made of vellum that I ran through an embossing folder.  Here is a closer look at it.

vellum band

The tag was made on my silhouette – very simple to do and you can size it to however large or small you need.

Thanks for stopping by today!