Monday, March 21, 2011

Easter Acetate Treat Box

Hello everyone! Here's another Easter treat idea that I just love. I got the idea from Splitcoast Stamper's resources section here. This box is fairly simple to construct and it looks so cute filled with these speckled egg shaped malted milk chocolates. 

I love making 3D projects, but I really, really wish I had a digital cutter. For the longest time I didn't think I needed one for card making or the few 3D crafts I make, but it suddenly occurred to me a few weeks ago. I have been spending hundreds of dollars on dies of all kinds over the years. Spellbinders labels are my favorites of course, but a close runner up are flowers, fancy curlicues, scalloped shapes...you get the idea. I've been running into these web sites that have cut files, and templates and all sorts of things for digital cutters that are very similar to the metal dies available. If I had just invested in a digital cutter instead of the dies, I could've saved myself a lot of money! Well, now I want one and I think after a lot of research, I've decided on the Gazelle. However, the price tag is a bit steep for my budget. Why am I sharing this? Well, if you have one, or know someone who does and wants to sell a gently used one, PLEASE send me an email! (Right sidebar has the link). I know it's a long shot, but hey, might as well try right?
Now onto my project:


I colored the adorable flying bunny from Lili of the Valley with my colored pencils and cut him out entirely. He was layered onto some patterned paper which was adhered to the GORGEOUS die cut from Marianne Design dies.


It's hard to see in the picture, but I made a cute little tag on the top of the box using Papertrey Ink's Tags for Spring set.

Hope you'll try this project too, it's a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Lili of the Valley, PTI
Ink: Memento, Perfect Match
Paper: Heavenly White, Basic Grey, Neenah
Tools & Accessories: Marianne Designs Creatables die, Nestabilities, colored pencils, OMS, Glaze pen, Scor Pal, PTI ribbon

8 comments:

  1. Your box is so beautiful!!!
    Hugs Nela

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  2. What a wonderful project.Gorgeous work. love the colours. Such a great treat for kids of ALL ages for Easter...like, ME..lol..Luv CHRISSYxx

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  3. Absolut gorgeous creation. Love that image and you colord it perfectly.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  4. Sorry I have a Silhouette SD and love it. Don't know to much about the Gazelle, but the forum I'm on says it's a nice machine. I'll ask around on the forum. Someone there might know someone.
    Love the box. Very cute!

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  5. This is just such a wonderful easter gift, just loving it and love the image! Chanelle xxx

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  6. Oh my gosh! This is so gorgeous! What a wonderful Easter gift this will make, anyone would love to receive it. Also thanks so much for the link to the tutorial and your coloring is beautiful as always, thanks for the inspiration.. 8-)

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous, I love this idea and it's so versatile for all occasions - thanks for the inspiration! Hugs. Katy. xxx

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  8. Ooh this is beautiful. I love the colour combo and the image is SO sweet! Beautifully decorated!

    Hugs Sue xx

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