Sunday, February 01, 2009

Acetate Treat Holder Tutorial for my MLO class

I held a class at Memories Live On last year where I showed how to make an Acetate Treat Holder. The instructions for the treat holder was never sent out, so I am posting it here again, with step-by-step directions and pictures. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at whoopsie.daisy@sbcglobal.net

This box is the one that was created by Susie McCormick called "2,4,6,8 Acetate Box".

I didn't want to just take all the hard work she put, into creating her Adobe file, that she had shared with demonstrators at SCS, and post it publicly here. So I have put together a little step by step pictorial for all of you. Thanks, Susie, for sharing the file with us fellow demonstrators!

You will need 2 sheets of your favorite DSP (designer sheet paper) - 2-1/2" x 8-1/2"

With each sheet of DSP, you will score at: 2", 4", 6", 8" along the strip
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Turn the DSP on its side and score it at a 1/2"
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Trim 1/2" off the end but leave the short tab attached up on top
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Cut each 2" scored line up to the 1/2" mark
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Shuffle the cut slabs until it is a snug fit. I like to lift each one in order and glue each layer down.
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Glue down the tiny tab inside the box.
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Repeat this with second DSP. You need one for the top of the treat holder and another for the bottom.

Trim your acetate (transparencies) to 3-1/2" x 8-1/4"
Score at 1-15/16" four times across the sheet.
You will have a 1/2" tab left at the end.

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Crease all folds. Add adhesive along the outside of the 1/2" tab.
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Add adhesive to the "bottom lid" and slip in one side of the acetate box.Press all sides firmly against the sides.Photobucket
This is what it looks like now with the top lid on and a bit of yummy inside:

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Now for the holes on the side for the ribbons. Find the seam of the acetate. This is the "back" of your box. The 2 holes you will make will go to the sides of this seam. Use your hole punch to get in under the "top" lid. Punch a hole on each side.

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Put the "top" lid back on. Using a small tipped marker, make a mark where your holes are on the acetate. Take the lid off and use the same hole punch to go over the marks you made on each side.

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Thread ribbon in through the holes of the acetate first, then out through the holes of the "top" lid. Place the lid back on the box and tie a knot at the end of the ribbon.

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I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and find it easy to use. Please give proper credit to Susie McCormick for the original design of this most adorable treat holder when you pass it on.

Jane




7 comments:

Denise said...

Great tutorial, I'll have to try this.

Theresa said...

Fantastic tutorial, Jane! I love your candy box.

Elaine said...

Nifty treat box idea! I hope I get a chance to try it this week! :)

StinkerbellSteph said...

Gorgeous boxes and great tutorial! Thanks Jane! Where did you get the acetate.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is fabulous, I do hope I can find some acetate...I want to make one of these..tfs the steps! *~*

Joni (kix) said...
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Joni (kix) said...

This is quite a coincidence! I've been working on candy holders! I made a cute one the other day... I need to post it on my blog.

As far as challenges goes... I'm involved in the "Biggest Loser" scrap challenge at http://www.ScrapbookDeals4U.com
The idea is to use up your scrapbook stash (thereby, leaving room to buy more, hehehe!) I also do the challenges at http://www.ScrappingTheMusic.blogspot.com
I love using music as inspriation for scrapbook layouts!