A Dozen Pillow Purses – Big Shot Pro

Pillow Purse created with a Nautical Theme


See Video for a full list of materials used
Big Shot Pro (Sizzix)
Premium Crease Pads
Sizzix Pillow Purse Die
Cardstock (Jolee’s Boutique, Hello Kitty)
Designer Series Papers (School House, Party Animal)
Die cut the scraps for the tags
Twine or ribbon
Stampin’ Up Curvy Keepsake Die or Wood Crate Die (for tags)
Brads, buttons, or gems for embellishments
Stampin’ Up Pretty Label Punch (2017-2018 Annual Catalog)
Close to My Heart – Cricut Collection stamps
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider or other Rolling Adhesive
Tacky Glue


This blog post serves as inspiration and will give you several ideas on how to create pillow purses using the Bigz Pillow Purse die for the Big Shot pro. You must use at least one Premium Crease Pad for cutting out the purses. I’ve tried this with a cutting plate and crease pad and that only worked with thicker paper. For thin paper, use two crease pads so that you don’t cut through the paper. If your paper has a directional pattern, place the pattern in the opposition direction of the flap so that the pattern will be right-side up when you assemble the purse. Use Velcro or magnets for holding your purses shut. When adhering the sides of the purse, the tacky glue will allow for repositioning if the flaps don’t close properly. Gliding tape is unforgiving so if you decide to use it, adhere it to both sides while flat and then be ready with one hand inside of the purse when closing it. Otherwise, it will not attach correctly and it is very hard to unstick it. Please view the video for more details on the materials that I used.

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  1. Thanks Hilda and Jeanne, I plan on making videos with this machine in the future. I just need to get a place with a better angle so that I can show all of the steps. Thanks for your comments.

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