There has been LOTS of chatter lately, and you may have seen the adorable clear acetate pillow boxes that Stampin' Up!'s co-founder Shelli Gardner made last week. I've been thinking about making them since I first saw them, and of course like any stamper, my other thought was…"what else can I make with acetate?"
I bet you're going to want to know where to get acetate sheets after seeing these cute little boxes! I got mine at Staples, and I know you can buy them in a big box for about $20 or so, but I went to the copy center and asked for overhead projector or report cover sheets, which you can buy individually. After making these today I might NEED a whole box though!!
To make the pillow boxes like Shelli made, of course I used my Pillow Box die for the Stampin' Up! Big Shot, then I used Holiday Treasures dsp to make a belly band. The stamp set I used is called Deer Friends, and it's a level 2 hostess set that's just perfect for all your holiday cards and gift tags! I used Chocolate Chip and Real Red ink and card stock, along with some wide Real Red grosgrain ribbon. Oh yeah, and I used the silver cord from the Holiday Mini catalog (which you can view by clicking on the link to the right)
For the next one I tried to go with a Thanksgiving color scheme, and actually if you're reading this mom, I'm going to try and con you into making these as favors for Thanksgiving with me 🙂 I think I'll fill them with some sort of mint, maybe Andes? I just wish they weren't in those dark green wrappers that will clash with my Old Olive card stock…you know how these things HAVE to match! I used Frosty Day dsp, along with the Curly Label punch, Cute & Curly stamp set and Fundamental Phrases stamp set also…along with Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon.
So here's my experiment, using the Scallop Envelope die (actually 4 of them) to make a box. You just attach the edges of each envelope to the next one using Sticky Strip, then adhere the bottoms up with Sticky Strip too. I punched two holes on each side with my Crop-a-Dile, and fed the Riding Hood Red striped grosgrain ribbon through. The stamp is from the Deer Friends level 2 hostess set, and I used Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, and Baja Breeze for the colors of the ink and card stock. The dotted dsp is from the Holiday Treasures pack.
So there you go, what a fun afternoon of making these little boxes! I'd love to see what you make using acetate or your Big Shot dies also, feel free to leave me a comment with a link so I can check out your creations!