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Old 09-16-2021, 06:10 PM   #1  
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Default acetate sheets question Is there really difference in acetate sheets

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My friend wanted to use Cricut maker to make a projects. And she just got Cricut maker and she tell learning it too. And she wanted make boxes. And use acetate sheets. She dose know acetate sheets. And I afraid she will buy wrong kind. Is their a difference in acetate sheets? If, so how and what? I wanted help her. She what to use it hand make display boxes. To put hand make gifts. So people display. What do I know to know? So I can tell her? So go to my church. Thanks Linda
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Old 09-16-2021, 07:55 PM   #2  
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I usually just use transparency sheets from Office Depot or Staples for acetate sheets. The Cricut cuts them very well. and they are a lot cheaper than acetate sheets bought in the craft stores. Hope this helps!! Molly
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I usually just use transparency sheets from Office Depot or Staples for acetate sheets. The Cricut cuts them very well. and they are a lot cheaper than acetate sheets bought in the craft stores. Hope this helps!! Molly
Did the hold well on you projects. Because I wanted the projects too last for years. If, she give the projects has gifts
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I used the Scotch Gold ATG tape and made some over ten years ago that are still holding up. I made some small boxes that way that we used for Christmas tree ornaments and they go in the ornament box and have held up very nicely.
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I think you are right to question the acetate. Comes in many weights.

There are a lot of videos on You tube for making acetate boxes. Here is one from this year so she should be able to get that pack of acetate. But I would expect all of them to take about which one they are using.



This one is a SCS tutorial






There is special acetate for heat embossing which is listed as heat resistant. People should not just assume you can do on any old acetate.

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Thanks for the videos Linda
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I too need info on acetate. I have a Cricut and I would like to make stencils. Cricut has a stencil vinyl, but it isn't what I want.
Any suggestions?
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I use regular office acetate to make my stencils. Of course they don't self stick. I have been making stencils with acetate for years on the Cricut since the legacy machines and they are still perfect. These are stencils like doilies if that helps any.



For sturdy boxes look at cake collars. You can get good size rolls on Amazon. I use it to make my shakers and clear envelope boxes.



 

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Oh, Thank-you so Much Lylacfey!!!     Where do you purchase your acetate?  I would assume Amazon (but you know what is said about assuming).  And if I may, what is the cost and whatdo you type into the search bar?  But once again, Thanks.  Stay healthy and craft on friend   .

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I actually went to Ebay for my acetate, lol. Then a few weeks later I found a ream of it at the thrift store. Look for Transparency Film.

I peeked at Amazon and got lots of hits. Most priced around $8-$20. My ebay acetate I got a large box for $20. I think it was around 500 sheets. The seller pretty much wanted shipping for it. Thrift store was under $1.00 for 200 sheets.

Cake Collars is the search term for Amazon and Ali. I bought my cake collars at Amazon. I got two large rolls for under $6.
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Did the hold well on you projects. Because I wanted the projects too last for years. If, she give the projects has gifts
It has held pretty well for about five years on one gift box and I have smaller boxes we made as Christmas ornaments ten years ago. I used the scotch atg tape on those.
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Acetate or mylar, what number of mils per sheet? I haven't a clue. That makes me CLUELESS!
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