Here you'll find step by step directions as well as photos on how to make a pillow box into a purse. He'res a few examples.
Here's the one I used for the tutorial.
You'll need a the Big Shot for this project; some card stock, designer paper, punches, and accessories.
I started of by using the Big Shot, the Top Note Die ad the Pillow Box die. Using Kiwi Kiss textured card stock, I cut out a pillow box and a top note; using the Raspberry Tart Designer paper I cute out a top note.
I then cut the top notes in half (make sure you cut on the smaller end because the longer side will be too long. I then cut the outer edge of the designer paper and layered it on top of the Kiwi Kiss to end up with something that looks like this.
I then added sticky strip/double sided tape to the bottom edge of the assembled Top Note, to the flap on the box, and to the bottom edge of the pillow box. Make sure you're working on the side that will go on the inside, so for my example is the non - textured piece. Once you attach the top note it will look like this.
You can use your punch on the bottom half if you want a peek window, if not, fold the bottom edge to the top and you'll end up with something that looks like this.
I used the Small Oval punch to make the opening on the top note so it looks more like a purse. You're now ready to decorate as you wish, fill your pillow box purse with goodies and you have it ready to be gifted!
Again, here's the final pillow box purse.