Wednesday, March 20, 2013

This Week's Sketch Winner!

Congratulations to JMO95!

We love seeing how our ACOT Community Members interpret our Weekly Sketch Challenges!  

Winners are randomly selected to win 1000 BONUS POINTS!  You also get something just for submitting your project.

There's still time to get in on the Next Challenge.  Keep those projects coming!

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

This Week's Sketch Challenge

We'd love to see what you can do with this sketch! Post your finished layout on our Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #36 Topic on our Message Board and in the Sketch Challenge #36 Gallery

Submissions must be new and your original work.  Random winner to be selected and awarded 1000 ACOT Bonus Points! 100 Bonus Points will be awarded to everyone else who submits.

Hurry! You only have until midnight EST on Tuesday - March 19th to post your project. See Terms & Conditions.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

How To Make A Cupcake Treat Box

Posted by lauralooloo

Laura W.

Here in Saginaw, Michigan - we have a lot of little specialty bake shops!  We love those little carry containers used to hold things like muffins or cupcakes! 

Laura shows us how we can make our own personalized take out boxes using the Scor-Pal and papers from My Mind's Eye.

Along with some basics like scissors and adhesives, you'll need the following to start this project:

Lime Twist patterned paper by My Mind's Eye
Baker's Twine

Laura used this cute elongated Chinese take-out 'type' box as inspiration and as a pattern:

Carefully take the box apart and trace the shape onto the back of your patterned paper.  You'll need to then cut out the shape and score and fold where necessary.  Using a scoring board like the Scor-Pal here is incredibly helpful to ensure your folds are crisp and your box ends up looking...well, like a box!

If you don't have a box in hand to use as a pattern, there are tons of free printable box templates available online.  Just use your browser to find the size and shape that's perfect for your project.

You'll end up with something that looks like this:

Laura used some baker's twine along with a punched out circle shape of Kraft Paper and added a cute sticker.  She created a matching card to complete the treat box project.  This is really perfect as a teacher gift, coworker's birthday or a housewarming gift!  You just have to decide how you're going to fill it!

Suggested Products:

my minds eye lime twist  baker's twine
scor pal

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Welcome Marielle - March 2013 Guest Designer!

a cherry on top guest designer march 2013Screenname:  marilou64

First name:  Marielle

Favorite Color:  Turquoise/Aqua

I mostly create:  Layouts of my boys

Guilty pleasure:  Vanilla Latte from Starbucks, I love candy ! (a lot) , watching  NCIS (Mark Harmon is yummy! ) and The Big Bang Theory ( I’m kind of a geek too!!)

BIO:  I am a French speaking Canadian (also fluent in English), I live on the east coast in New Brunswick with my hubby of 11 years and our sons Gabriel (10) and FĂ©lix (8). I work part time as a nurse in an out patient clinic ( I mostly assist in minor surgeries).
I have been a scrapbooker since 2002 and totally love it!  I have had the pleasure of being a member of a few design teams such as Pebbles Inc, Creative Memories, Imaginisce and Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker.
Random details: I have a green belt in Taekwondo!

Let's Go!

featuring products from Echo Park's Scoot collection

Look for Marielle's inspirational projects in her A Cherry On Top Gallery and be sure to get in on a challenge or two sprinkled throughout this month on our Message Board!

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