Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Sweet Treats!

Hello Friends!  Welcome to 2014 and another exciting year of crafting!  Today Kendra has a fun tutorial to share using a new product coming out this week for Crafter's Companion called the Sweet Treats Board.  It goes along with The Ultimate Tool and it is SUPER EASY to use ~ I think you will be surprise how fast it comes together!

Take a peek to see how she made it...

Step 1: Set up The Ultimate Tool and insert the new Sweet Treats Board in place. 
The corners have cutouts that holds it into place securely.

Step 2: Next I cut a piece of 12x12 kraft cardstock along one side so it was 8 1/4" x 12" so it would fit snugly in The Ultimate Tool.

Step 3: Using the small stylus that comes with The Ultimate, I scored/traced the Popcorn Box image using the Sweet Treats Board as my guide.  The picture below is one side, you'll need to do this 2x for your box.

Step 4: Using the mouse cutter, I cut along the scored lines but kept it on my board to use it as a pattern.  I trimmed and cleaned up a few of the edges with my scissors.

Step 5:  I repeated this for the other half of the box but did not cut out the bottom of the box on the second set of cuts.

Confession: I realized I didn't have another piece of the same color kraft cardstock so I had to trace it again and the second time I did it, I did not trace the scallop top.  I forgot to take a new photo... oops!

Step 6: I selected some cute Valentine paper from Doodlebug and then used the Sweet Treats Board again to traced a pattern for the pattern paper for each side of my box.  Then trimmed the pattern paper with my paper trimmer so it would be slightly smaller to show a kraft edge.

Step 7: Once my pattern paper was trimmed to the correct size, I taped it to a coordinating piece of paper using the EZTear Tape (LOVE THIS STUFF!  It really helps hold things in place and doesn't ruin your paper).

Step 8: I trimmed out 4 pieces of pattern paper for the sides of the box.

Step 9:  I assembled my box with the Red Liner Tape so it wouldn't fall apart!

Step 10: I added some fun touches to the box.  The red scallop border is embossed with the Petite Dots Embossalicious Folder and then I added a sentiment from the Everyday Sentimentals set called Imagine using the Rose Bud Memento Luxe Ink.

And there you go ~ pretty cute huh?   Make sure you keep checking here on our blog, visit our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter for more sneak peeks, inspirations, and news!


Bonnie Isabelle said...

It is cute and I can see myself using this for treats, however, it seems like a lot of steps and possibly a time consuming project so I am not sure how much I would use it.

grammypat said...

Would be nice to have on hand when you need a gift in a hurry. Just fill it , add a little extra trim and you are set.

barbara macaskill said...

This board is on my must have list!!!! Great project today! TFS!

Rhonda Miller said...

I love this box. Thanks for the tutorial.

Annette Allen said...

wow this is so fabulous..