Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Gift Box for the Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge.

Hi everyone, I hope this post finds everyone well and ready for Christmas.  I was able to take several days off of work this week to get ready for the holidays.  Baking, and final paper crafting projects are on the top of my todo list.  I wanted to show you a gift box and ornament I made for the Cricut Circle monthly challenge. 

12x12 .007 Grafix Acetate sheet.  I got it at Hobby Lobby awhile back, but haven't been able to find it since.  Grafix sells it in packages and I also found it at Custom Crops.  The .007 mil scores nicely.
Sweet Tooth Boxes Cube box and Lidreg fit to page
Ribbons and Rosettes for the rosette on the top of the box
Red twine
Sticker from K&Co

I cut the box itself from the acetate, and the lid from red carstock.

Then I scored on my MS scoreboard where the little slit were on the cuts.  It made folding the edges a lot easier.  I assembled the lid and box by just using my Pink ATG runner. I added foil shred in the box and put in my ornament.  Tied the lid on with the twine.  Added the rosette and the 3-d sticker from K&Co.

Here is the finished box.  Super Easy.

For the ornament, I stamped Stazon Ink on Acetate.  I used a piece of printable acetate that you can get at the office supply store for overhead projectors.  It's flimsy and when you put it down inside the ornament, it rolls up nicely to stuff down inside.

When I cut the acetate out, I cut a circle from typing paper on my cricut that I could use as a template to cut the acetate out with.  I cut this at 2.5".  I then laid the template on my acetate and cut around the acetate.  When I got to the top of the circle, I left a tab that would fit up inside the neck of the ornament so the piece would stay in place inside the clear ornament.   Make sure you make this acetate just a hair smaller than the ornament.  You want this piece to stay in place and not shift around in the ornament. 

I then stamped my image on the acetate with Staz On ink.  You can use what ever color you like.  Make sure your Staz On pad is well inked.  I couldn't figure out why I wasn't getting a clear crisp image until I reinked my pad.  Duh!

At this point if you want, you could color the back of the image with any alcohol based marker. sharpies, etc.  You want to use something that is permanent.  I used some old Galaxy Markers I had.

After the image dried, I rolled it around a pencil that fit inside the neck of the ornament.  Making sure the tab was at the top.  I then poked the whole thing down inside.  Make sure the tab is up inside the neck of the ornament when you are done.  The stamped acetate should pop open nicely once inside the ornament.  I poured micro beads in the bottom of the ornament.  You could used mica flakes, glitter, fake snow, or whatever you want.  I added a seam binding ribbon to finish it off. 

Finally I tucked the whole thing inside the box and finished packaging it.  This one is going to my daughter's bus driver.

They make really nice gifts.

The ornament I made is not a new technique. If you surf the web, you will find all kinds of ideas. I found a lot on splitcoast stampers website.

thanks for visiting today,  Beth


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love both of your projects. The ornament seemed like it was a lot of work, but worth the time you spent on it as it is lovely! TFS

Bunnyfreak said...

I think I have some of this acetate. Would love to try this box.

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Love your projects, they are absolutely stunning! I am a new follower! I just posted an ornament on my blog but I cheated and used the 2 piece plastic ornament. Would love for you stop by and take a peek!