Our fun Sizzix Eclips and ECAL Facebook page has regular challenges set up in order to learn more about our cutting machines, and more particularly the software (ECAL) for such. We are regularly challenged to use the tools and effects in the software, which always leads to new ideas and knowledge. Our group leader is Jan, and she is always extremely helpful and manages the challenges. And, we appreciate her so much!
This challenge asked us to use freebie cut files from any of our three challenge sponsors (Simply Crafty SVGs, Dreaming Tree, or Birds Cards). I chose Simply Crafty SVGs for mine, and used two of her free cut files, the clamshell box and the single K-Cup holder.
I reduced the size of the clamshell box to 2-1/8" on the long side, cut it and glued it shut. Then, I opened a copy of the cut file and cropped out just the very top section of the box and reduce it to just barely over an inch, and glued it onto the top of the clamshell box, just to give it some extra dimension. I purchased some 2" plastic rings, which were a bit flat, so I used two of them and made a little "T" piece that fit between the two, so that there would be two tabs at the top edge, then glued them together. After the glue on the rings dried, I wrapped it in shiny silver ribbon. This was then glued onto the bottom of the diamond (clamshell box) after I blinged it out.
The little Marry Me wording on the back of the holder was made in Photoshop, and cut with my Eclips using the print-2-cut technique. I went over the lettering with Wink of Stella to give it shimmer, but it doesn't translate too well in the photographs.
Facebook page. So many great people there who share amazing projects and knowledge. And, all are very willing to answer any questions you might have with anything to do with the Eclips and ECAL software. P.S. The theme of the project does not have any personal connection to me. It just came to mind when looking at Sandy's free cut files, and was made solely for the challenge. So, honest, I'm not asking anyone to Marry Me! There were no hidden cameras, and no flash mob occurred. 😃
Bring on the Next Challenge!