Square Pillow Box Treat Pouch


Using the new Square Pillow Box Thinlits Die, I created this beautiful little treat pouch.  I was inspired by a posting from another SU demonstrator, Dawn Olfcheske.  A tutorial and supply list is provided so you can create your own.

Inspired by Dawn Olfcheske, I created this treat pouch for a fall party.

Inspired by Dawn Olfcheske, I created this treat pouch for a fall party.

The Square Pillow Box Thinlits die is the perfect size to hold small gifts, treats and other things. You will need a big shot or other die cutting machine.


Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies  SU Item # 139657
Price: $33.00
Cut pillow boxes in record time with Thinlits dies and the Big Shot. Add windows and accents—they’re included in the die. Finished boxes make unique packaging for gift cards, 3″ x 3″ | 7.6 x 7.6 cm cards, and small treats and gifts.
Thinlits Dies help you create detailed die-cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle.
* 8 dies
* Finished box size: 5-15/16″ x 4-5/8″ | 15.1 x 11.7 cm
* Use with Big ShotLets Make It!

To create the treat pouch shown, you will need one piece of card stock for each pouch.  Cut two of the box dies.


Take one of the cut pieces, and score a fold line one inch from the top corner as shown.  This will create the front flap for the DSP you will be using.


Following the score line created from the die, remove one inch from the top portion of each flap as shown.


Using your chosen DSP and the Pillow Box Die, cut out a notched portion of the DSP.  Remove the flap and cut the paper 1 inch from the corner as shown on the left and you should be left with a piece 4 inches across .


Fold the flap you scored as shown and use your bone folder to create crisp folds.  Attach the DSP to the flap.  Fold your flaps on the scored lines, making sure the DSP is going to be on the outside of the box.  Using your fingers to gently pinch, fold the rounded bottoms using the score lines created by the die. Using Sticky Strip, or the new Tear and Tape Adhesive,  and attach a couple of glue dots to the inside bottom of the front piece of the treat box.  Put the box together.


Brush the edges of the box and the bottom edge of your DSP flap to get the effect shown.  To add the embellishments, I punched a hole as shown.


I used CS left over from my die cuts to create the tags.  I used the “Leaflets Framelits” die to cut the leaves, used left over wooden leaves from my stash (retired product), Linen Thread and leftover dotted grosgrain ribbon from my stash.  You can use any combination of products to create the embellishments of your choosing.


As you can see, this treat pouch is perfect for a themed treat.  Using different combinations of CS and DSP, you can do just about anything.

My supply list is below.  You can purchase these and other products directly from my online store.

  • Square Pillow Box Thinlits Die Item 139657 Holiday Mini page 41
  • Merry Everything clear mount stamp set Item 135071 Catalog page 71
  • Into the Woods DSP Item 139586 Holiday Mini page 43
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock Item 120953 Catalog page 141
  • Cajun Craze Cardstock Item 119684
  • Leaflets Framelits Item 137363 Catalog page 172
  • Banners Framelits Item 132173 Catalog page 173
  • Linen Thread Item 104199 Catalog page 159
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad Item 126978 Catalog page 141
  • Tear and Tape Adhesive (replaced Sticky Strip) Item 138995 Catalog page 156
  • Mini Glue Dots Item 103683 Catalog page 156
  • Sponge Daubers  Item 133773 Catalog Page 163

All of the supplies listed are currently available.  I did use some retired embellishments from my SU stash as noted in the tutorial.

This is the inspiration piece.  Thank you Dawn Olfcheske!



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