Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A busy day today!

It's Tutorial Tuesday at Digital Delights, and my pleasure to bring you a really fun and versatile ACETATE TREAT Box design... not original, as I took a class at Stampfest a couple of years ago that showed this project... but this has my twist on it... as well as a Digital Delights Halloween sentiment!!!

Supplies and Tools:
8.25 x 3.5 Acetate (This can be purchased in an office supply store.  They carry two different kinds.  Get the cheaper one for this kind of a project.)  Recycled packaging works just fine... it just might take more muscle to get the scoring done :)
Two 3 x x inch pieces of cardstock for the top and bottom of the box
Three pieces of 8.25 long trim,  They can be your choice of width, etc.  They are for trimming the top and bottom of the box, as well as one for the Belly Band.
One Downloaded Halloween Sentiment, mine was torn and inked.
8 - 10 inches of 1/4 inch wide ribbon for the handle.  Additional if desired for embellishments.
Double-sided Tape.  Needs to be strong, like Scor-Tape, Red Line, Tacky Tape, ATG, etc.
Liquid Glue (quick drying works best for adding embellishments)
Dimensionals for adding sentiment
Paper Trimmer
Stazon Ink
Rubber Stamp
Paper Punch (1//8 inch is best)
Sharpie or other fine line marker that will write on the acetate
Distressing Ink for the edges (your choice of colors to compliment the project)

I hope you enjoyed the show, and will give the project a try!!  Will you leave me a comment, and let me know?  Thanks!

Now, for my next big project!  You are INVITED TO JOIN ME for my very first U-STREAM.TV broadcast tonight!!  Yep, Tuesday, Sept. 20th at 8:00 Eastern time (If something comes up and you just CAN'T be there, don't worry... I will try to remember to push the RECORD button, so you can go back and see it anytime you want!)  I will be sharing a "work along with me" class on making a very cool SPOOKY TREE and Halloween Box full of goodies to go on it! (pictures in the post below this one).  It is a COUNTDOWN BOX, that has super cool potential for several other applications... sneak peeks tonight!! I also plan to share some of the other projects I have in the works for upcoming classes.  They will be every other week ... starting on Tuesdays, and going again on Wednesday, if we don't get finished the first night!!!  There is a chat screen, so we can all "play" together.  You will want to get registered (it's free, so don't worry about a thing, just come!!) so pop on over a little early, and get settled in! 

More goodies coming very soon!  
Happy crafting ~ 


Wendy said...

What a fabulous project Betty:) and so many uses too!
Love them.
Wendy (aka Louby Loo)

Court said...

I LOVE this and I just might be able to join you tonight! We will have to see!! And as I have never made an exploding box, I would particularly like to try one! :) HUGS!

June Houck said...

Love these, Betty! So cute :)

Lisa Foster said...

WOW Betty! These are way COOL!!! So adorable and what an excellent tutorial:)