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!

5 comments:

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..