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Old 11-12-2012, 07:40 AM   #1
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does anyone have either the sizzix pillow box die, the tim holtz pillow box die or the accucut pillow box die? i know thetim holtz and accucut will hold a gift card (they say) how about the sizzx? i think it would be close. accucut is 50% off thru today. nothing like waiting til the last minute, but here i am.

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Old 11-12-2012, 08:45 AM   #2
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I'll try to help a little. I have the Sizzix pillowbox die and use it a lot. However, I hardly ever buy gift cards, so had to get an assembled pillowbox out and measure it.

I'm assuming a gift card is the same size as a credit card, 2-1/8". The width of the pillowbox when it is assembled/glued together is 2-1/8". But when you "puff" it up, you can't really get the card to go into it. It is the same size as the card, but there is not enough "give" to get the card in. Kind of like putting cards in envelopes, you need a little extra room over the actual dimension of the card.

That said, I love the die and use it for all holidays, and put mini-Hershey bars in it. Two of them fit very nicely. I just got through making a bunch with Halloween paper, then used my 2" scalloped punch and put cute Halloween stickers in the middle.

Here is a sample of the scallop/sticker routine, only it's on a wrapper, not a pillow box. I made these for Valentines. The same concept works great on the pillow box and is easy and quick to do.

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