Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Acetate Treat Box

I've been wanting to make one of these FOREVER and today was the day! What I couldn't figure out was how gals were scoring the acetate. Well, I did some serious poking around on splitcoaststampers and found this link to explicit instructions. They're as easy as I thought they'd be, and I had so much fun playing this afternoon!

The reason I wanted to know about these boxes so badly is because a partner at Starbucks inquired last week about where I'd go to purchase inexpensive packaging for candy. I told her I could help her out without her going to a crafting supplies store, and we were to get together this afternoon to make about 12 of these or something she would choose from some sample photos I sent her. Well, she was in a minor car accident yesterday, so she couldn't make it today. I'm going to send her the photo of this to see if she likes it and would still like to make them sometime in the next week.

My two favorite things about this project are the box top and the snowflakes. The "to/from" tag is incorporated into the design! It's from the Tags for All set and coordinates with the Peaceful Wishes set, which is what I used to stamp around the box top with the evergreen image, and is the same image with a pinecone that graces the front. The snowflakes are LONG AGO leftovers from a friend in IL who had this punch and allowed me to borrow it to "make" some snow to send to a friend of mine who was spending Christmas in Central America. They're attached with mono adhesive, which you can sort of see, but I think once something sweet is inside the box, that won't show as much. The sentiment along the bottom is from Season of Joy, because the sentiment from Peaceful Wishes wouldn't fit.

Hope you enjoyed seeing this, and I hope you'll take the time to craft a few yourself! If you do, send me a link in the comments section!

4 comments:

Kelly AKA Emmiestamps said...

So pretty!! You did an awesome job!!!

sandra said...

very cute!!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Very nice gift! I need to make some of these.

My Paper World said...

Beautiful!