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Margie Higuchi

3D Foam Shapes Holiday Pillow Box Tutorial

Greetings and Happy December! Today I’d like to share a gift wrapping idea using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam Shapes! Using a couple of techniques, I embellished the shapes to decorate this cute pillow box…

3D Foam Shapes Holiday Pillow Box Tutorial by Margie Higuchi

Let me share how I created this box…after die cutting my pillow box shape out of this cute striped patterned paper, I assembled it with E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips tape runner and the box is done!

Now to the fun! I place my Gingerbread Man from the 3D Foam Christmas Shapes on a craft sheet and color it with Iced Chai Gelatos® stick. I speed the drying process by using a heating tool. YES, did you know you can?! Its high density foam allows it to be heat embossed!

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I left the liner on his mouth as I wanted to keep that white 🙂 The berries were colored with Iced Currant Gelatos® stick and will be used as buttons. So cute!!

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Next I wanted to give the Gingerbread Man a little sparkle so I covered him with Glass Bead Glitter Gel (I took off the liner beforehand). It goes on white but will dry clear and he held up through the whole process – still smiling. Set aside to dry.

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For the tree, I wanted to add dimension so felt and 3D Foam Creative Sheets was a perfect combination for what I wanted to accomplish. I trim both enough for the die to fit. After removing the liner, the felt was placed on top and then the tree die. I die cut with my manual die cutting machine – about three or four passes (to get somewhat of a clean cut with felt fibers). Set aside to assemble later.

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What’s a winter holiday without a snowflake?! I mixed just a little of the Pigment Powder – Blue with the Glass Bead Glitter Gel to create this amazing blue sparkly paste. Using a snowflake from the 3D Foam Snowflakes set, I covered it with the blue paste. Set aside to dry.

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Just assemble as shown in the image and add a blue rhinestone in the snowflake center – it’s done! Here’s another look…

3D Foam Shapes Holiday Pillow Box Tutorial Close Up by Margie Higuchi

3D Foam Shapes Holiday Pillow Box Tutorial by Margie Higuchi

Supplies List:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips, 3D Foam Christmas Shapes, 3D Foam Creative Sheets, 3D Foam Snowflakes
Dies: Spellbinders® Paper Arts (Stylized Trees and Grand Calibur® Machine) and Lawn Fawn (Pillow Box); Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn (Sweater Weather Collection); Rhinestone: Want2Scrap©; Other: Green Felt

Love those Gingerbread Man Shapes?! There are a couple more inspiration using these cute guys. Click to see Home Made Holidays with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® (Designer AJ Otto), 3D Foam Christmas Tags (Designer Kelly Klapstein) and Christmas Door Sign (Stephanie Schütze).

Thanks for stopping by!
Margie Higuchi


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