iCrafter January Release- Koi Pillow Box

Hello Everyone! First and foremost, Happy New Year! I feel like we all, collectively, are so anxious to get 2020 behind us and see what 2021 has in store! To kick off the new year, it’s release day over at i-Crafter, and I am showing off a project using the brand new Koi Pillow Box die set!

This set comes with everything you need to make a koi fish inspired puffy pillow box that can easily hold a gift card for you to give to a recipient!

To make my Koi Pillow Box, I blended up a 6″ x 6″ piece of white blending cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks (Top to Bottom: Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber & Mustard Seed). I then used the body piece of the Koi Pillow Box die set to cut it out. I set the piece aside.

Next, I took a piece of pink cardstock and cut out (1) top fin, (2) “eye areas” (not the eyes themselves), and then 2 fin pieces. I also glued a strip of the same pink cardstock to the inside of the pillow box to back the exposed scale areas on the box. I then took some scrap white blending cardstock and cut out (2) eye pieces. Taking a Copic Brush Multi-liner, I colored in the pupil to make it solid black. Now I very easily could have just die cut again using black paper, but I didn’t want the pupil pieces to go to waste.

I adhered all of my die cut pieces into place, scored the box, and adhered the top flap shut. I also adhered the back fin shut as well, just because I wouldn’t want a gift card to fall out the back! I used some cream and gold twine to give the box a handle/tag feature, and my Koi Pillow Box was complete!

Be sure to head on over to the i-Crafter website to check out all of the other super fun products available with today’s release, and you can also check out the i-Crafter blog for more inspiration on each of these products!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Happy Crafting, and, once again, Happy 2021!


Be sure to follow me on Instagram at @justanotebyjustin for all my crafting projects!

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