Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #551 January 18th 2017
Faceted Box  
Guest tutorial author Wendy Cranford shares how to make this adorable, roomy treat box.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Scoring tool
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive tape
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Margaret asks: "Do you have any tips for using a glue gun? I recently completed a Christmas craft project that required using a glue gun. What a mess! Not only does it dry too fast I had strings of glue all over the place. Can you help?"
    A: A friend of mine recommends using silicone finger guards - they'll protect your fingers and also allow you to press into the glue without sticking to it... I think they would also help with controlling the stringy nature of the glue. I've also read that a quick blast with a hair dryer or heat gun will shrink up those pesky strings.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Amy has a tip for the Nugget Cake tutorial: "When I put together my cake, I did end up making my own rings, as I wanted to make it easier for a class. I thought I would share my dimensions: 1" strips of cardboard in the following lengths: 10", 8", and 6". I also added a 4th layer with 4". I distressed the cardboard to break the fibers slightly before curling. I used a mini stapler to staple the ring closed, 3 or 4 staples is best. Perfect ring size! I can fit 11 nuggets on the base, 9 on the second layer up, 7 on the 3rd, and if you do a 4th top layer, 5 nuggets. One bag is perfect! (plus 2 left over for a snack!)

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