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Saturday, September 13, 2008

It's SO clear! Weekend Project!

I was playing around with the Sizzix Pillow Box die. Card stock seems to be the best medium, it's firm enough to work with. Decorative paper is fun because of the colors but it's a bit flimsy. The doublesided works better for that. And acetate, well it needs a bit of help. It didn't leave the fold lines deep enough. SO I tried it again with a piece of card stock on top and it was much better. I also tried it with a piece of chipboard under the die and it worked even better. Will this wear down the rubber on the die? I don't know. Will it cause the die not to cut card stock as well? I don't know. I guess if I keep cutting acetate this way I will find out, won't I? SO with those concerns aside I will show you what I did with the acetate.

First you want to crease all seams. This is something you don't want to do once you got the tape on. Nothing like fighting with acetate that is sticky!!!

I used the Sticky Strip tape by Stampin' Up! to tape the seam shut. Regular double-sided tape will work but not for very long!!! I laid the tape on close to the inside edge. Then I folded up one end and added the candy. I tucked in the other end and tied it with the ribbon.

Then I cut a piece of stamped card stock and wrapped it around the pillow. I added the cat on a scalloped layer. These are VERY easy to make and a lot of fun. Can you imagine how fun they are going to be to give away???

These would make great Halloween gifts, Hostess gifts, Customer Appreciation gifts, Make n Takes and I think they would be a fun thing to have at a Craft Fair or Stamp Camp!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,


Anonymous said...

This looks really great with the colourful candies peeking out. Thanks for sharing. p.s. what type of tape was that ?? bluemoonbyniteatyahoodotcom

Deanne Stewart-Mills said...

A great idea Wanda, and they look terrific!

Unknown said...

Great pillow box, I love your treats.

*Susan* said...

How cute! I'm thinking of doing diaper fold pouches for my Halloween treats, but I'm liking this idea too! TFS!
Susan (scs=PSU_Mom)

Anonymous said...

Hi Wanda,
Thanks for the tip on the acetate! Have that die on my wishlist.
I learned at a mtg yesterday that if you try to be efficient in cutting aluminum foil in multiple layers, they get bonded together, like with the top note die. But it does give the piece a bit more stability.

Amy said...

Hey girl! The crease pad will solve your problem! But, adding some extra cardstock will work too. It isn't bad for your die. :) It is a really ctue project. I haven't bought that die yet. ;)

Diane said...

Wonderful treat box!Super cute!