Sunday, August 09, 2009

Quick & Easy Acetate Box

Thanks for hopping on over to see my contribution to the Creative Cuts & More August Acetate Blog Hop! (If you did yet have a chance to see Angie's post, you can start at DieCutDiva.com to see it all and learn about the blog candy being given away!)

My husband's favorite day of the whole year is Thanksgiving. He primps the house for days before and cooks his heart out. He even has an apron embroidered with a turkey especially for the occasion. There's so much fuss and preparation going into a big event like that, I don't have the desire or the time to create elaborate little party favors. I want something adorable, quick, and easy.

CC&M offers a total of twenty-two boxes cut from acetate, and I chose to show you the Butterfly Box. It was so easy to create! The simple steps:
  • Run the flat Butterfly Box through the BigShot machine with the D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
  • Fold box and adhere the bottom and side with the exceptionally strong Killer Red Tacky Tape
  • Fill with fall-colored candies
  • Interlock top to secure

It would be a snap to make a bunch of these for a wedding, little Valentine's Day goodies for the kids to give away at school, a token holiday gift for all those acquaintances at work or around the neighborhood, etc.

Now that you've seen a quick and easy acetate project, I want to share 2 new products that Creative Cuts & More will be kicking off in the coming weeks. First is a new Sea Life 8"x8" Album Kit. This is the blog candy prize for the blog hop. Another new kit is the (F)All Occasions Card Kit which will include pretty fall papers and gorgeous autumn colors. Keep an eye out for these.

The next stop on our hop today is Carla Mayfield... just wait 'till you see what she has in store for you today!

Happy Stamping!

15 comments:

mommyabbytommy said...

What a sweet little box.

Chrissy D said...

Ahhhh Cool Idea! I never would have thought on my own to run the acetate through the Bigshot/ Cuddlebug. Very cute!!!

thefrugalcrafter said...

wow, the embossing adds so much!

Carla said...

Kim, this is SO clever!! I wondered about putting the acetate through the bug! I was too chicken to try it, though, since I only had one of each thing cut! Now I won't be afraid!!

mustangkayla said...

Sure wish I had a big die cut machine, I love the looks of the acetate embossed!

Angie said...

Cute and easy! Way to go, girl!

Pamela Smerker said...

Great idea embossing the acetate! Very pretty!

Jann said...

Super cute my friend....looks wonderfully fun....:o)
Smiles across the miles to you Kimmie...:o)

Eva said...

I love this!!! My favorite thing to do with acetate is embossing...so effective!

ellen s. said...

just too cute! and the embossing is perfect

Steph Zerbe said...

what a great idea using texture plates with your acetate projects. I need to try this. Thanks for the great idea.
I love your blog banner by the way!

Rbarakat said...

Great Idea ! Gonna try that!

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey Kim - thank you for your sweet comment on my blog today....it means a lot to me..and I'm glad you'll come back to see me :)!!!

I so love your sweet treat box...cool idea to run the Clear CS thru the Cuttlebug..I think it looks fabulous!!! Hugs ~S~

jenalih said...

I really like this one...it is going on my "must have and make" list!

Linda Beeson said...

Oh my goodness, this is so simple and yet, totally adorable! What a great idea and wow did the embossing show off well.