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DT Thursday: Create a Gorgeous Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella!

Hey everyone, it’s time for DT Thursday here on the Stamping Bella blog. This week Sandiebella has gorgeous Acetate Gift Box for you to recreate featuring one of our adorable new dragon stamps! Click on through for the full step by step guide to this project.
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!

Acetate Gift Box Tutorial

Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!

Supplies

Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!
Set of Dragons (4 stamps included)Two 3″ x 3″ pieces of white card
One 8 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ piece of acetate
Eight 1 7/8″” x 3/8″ strips of patterned paper
Double sided tape or other strong adhesive
Ribbon
Embellishments of choice
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!

Step-by-step

Score both of the 3″ x 3″ squares of card at 1/2″ on all four sides.
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!

Cut score lines to the point where they connect to the score lines from the other side.
You will be cutting four score lines, two on one side and two on the opposite side.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!

Taper the edges of the tabs.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!

Pre-fold all score lines. Apply some double sided tape to the outside corners of the scored tabs.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!

Tuck the tabs into the inside of the box, adhering to the adjacent sides. Repeat for the other 3″ x 3″ square to make the box top and bottom.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!

Score the acetate piece at every 1 15/16″. To do this easily, move the acetate to the 1/16″ across before scoring each section. (move it to 1/16″ on the board, then score at 2″ – move the 2″ score line to 2 1/6″, then score at 4″.. and so on.)

Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!

Apply a narrow strip of double sided tape along the bottom of the acetate, and on the small tab at the side.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!

Remove the tape backing, on the small tab, and adhere to the inside of the box

Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!

Remove the tape backing from the bottom of the acetate and insert it into the box bottom you made previously.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!

Use a bone folder, inside the box, to burnish well.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!

Cut four strips of patterned paper 1 7/8″ x 3/8″

Adhere one of the strips to each side of the box bottom.
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!

Cut another strip of paper measuing 3″ x 3/8″ and adhere it over the side of the box where you can see the double sided tape.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!

Cut four strips of patterned paper 1 7/8″ x 3/8″ and one piece measuring 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″

Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!

Again, adhere one each of the small strips to each side of the box top, and adhere the 1 7/8″ square to the top of the box.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!

Place the box top on the acetate.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!

Stamp the image onto white card.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!

Colour with your desire medium.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!

Cut the image out using a circle die and mat it onto a larger circle in contrasting cards.

Cut some cirlces, or other shapes for the box top, if desired.

Take a length of ribbon and tie it around the box, from bottom to top.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!

Cut a piece of white card measuring 1 7/8″ square and adhere it over the ribbon at the bottom of the box, to hold it in place.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!

Fill the box with treats

Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide! Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create an Acetate Gift Box with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step guide!

Over To You!

Hopefully I’ve inspired you to sit down and try your hands at this lovely project.

We also encourage you to share your personal favourite Stamping Bella creations with us. We LOVE to see what you’ve been creating with Stamping Bella stamps.

Another way to connect is by joining us in the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook Group and share your pictures.

If you are posting your images online, we would love to see them on Instagram and all the platforms mentioned above. To make it easier for us to find you just use #stampingbella as a hashtag. We love it when you connect, so don’t be shy!

Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!

3 Comments

  1. Beverly says:

    This is just about the cutest.

  2. Oh my! I love this! This makes such a perfect little gift box for those sweet gifts! I’m keeping these instructions! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  3. Ayesha says:

    Aww this is super cute ! i have so much acetate i need to try this ^_^
    thank you for sharing…

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