This week the challenge at Just Add Ink was to create a bag or a box. Those of you who know me, know that I'm not a 3D type of girl so I was a bit worried about what I was going to do for this challenge. Then a friend of mine sent me some diecuts from the Petal Cone die so I could see what it looked like. That got me to thinking as I was sussing it out, how cool would it be if it done in acetate????? Well, this is what it looks like
Pretty cool, hey? My original idea was to have them as party favours for my son's birthday, which isn't until September, but hey, I'm trying to be more organised. I'm rethinking that idea because let me tell you, this cone holds a HEAP. There is a whole bag of Easter Eggs in this one. I also filled it with Skittles and it took nearly a whole bag of those too (I'll add photos of those later, probably tomorrow now). I think if I want to use it as a party favour, I'm going to have to stuff it with some shredded cellophane otherwise I'll be spending a fortune on lollies to fill them, and giving 5 year old boys a larger sugar rush than they really need, lol!
Anyway, I thought acetate was a really good material to use for the first time putting this die together. It just allowed me a little extra wiggle room for lining up as the sticky strip came away from the acetate without destroying it like it does with cardstock. The DSP is East Coast Prep from about 2 years ago. I made the rosette by cutting a strip that was 12" x 2" (I think) and then scoring every 1/4" using my scoring board. I stuck the edges together with sticky strip and then added the 1-1/4 RD circle to hold it all together. The hardest part of the project was getting the rosette to stick to the acetate. The H was die cut using the Timeless Type Jnr Alphabet.
Well, that's it from me for tonight. Feeling a little tired after spending this evening at Harry's first Auskick session.
Don't forget to check out what the DT and our two guest designers have done - all their creations are amazing.
Thanks for visiting. Hope you have a great weekend
Supplies Used: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Acetate, Brilliant Blue & East Coast Prep DSP (retired)
Accessories: Petal Cone Die, Bigshot, Timeless Type Jnr Alphabet, Scallop Edge punch, 1-1/4" RD punch, Sticky Strip, Tombo Mono Multi, Dimensionals.