Acetate Insert Lid – Using The Cornucopia BOOKAFLEUR

Following the Product Write Up on Acetate I wanted to do this lid to show another use of acetate – click here for write up


1. Take use piece of card – I like to use stardream card as it is double sided – and then embossed a circle , square or as here I have used the glitter girls cornucopia  BOOKAFLEUR  board to make a flower shape and whilst using it found out it was good for making the square shape needed as well as a frame border

So emboss as you wish ensuring you have a centre line to cut out ready to take the acetate

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2. Once you have your shape cut out the flower – I like to do this from the top and use an old pair of decoupage snips that I like to keep just for card and fiddly jobs

I find it you start your work of a little and the make a bigger hole using a bigger pair of scissors it makes your cutting out easier

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3. Once cut out I have edged with sakura gold pentouch

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4. Now I have taken a second piece of card and lined it up a few mm`s off top and side edge and then just scored the flower – once you have done this make a mark at the 2 cutting points a few mm`s in from the other to corners

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5. Now trim off the excess at this point


6. I have then edged again with gold the flower and the edge of the card – this piece will be the liner of the lid so you don`t see the acetate – or can be used in another way – more later !!!!

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7. If using a score board line the already scored line of the square on the box , where the embossing tool is showing , then score the next line across and then the next one so you have a thin then thicker line for the lip of the box – at this point you can make the depth as much as you like , big if you use A3 card – following to line again on each side complete this on all edges

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8. Then trim off the 4 edges at the last score edge you made then as you would with a lid cut v`s into the corners of the box – as shown

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9. Then crease the lines up , not the square inner embossed line  , fold the corner tabs too , I like to keep it open but you can glue or tape the corners at this point


10. Take a piece of acetate and cut it smaller than the square lid but bigger than the flower and using a tape gun or double sided tape stick it to the inside of the lid

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11. Then take your already prepared liner and stick over the acetate , this gives a nice neat finish to the box lid , then glue your tabs down

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12. Now for a twist why not make a shaker top to the lid – using the same steps with the second liner place the acetate on the inside of the liner

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13. Then apply your DST or tape gun to the top edge of the box , not right up to the edge – if doing it this way you don`t need to do the fancy embossing in the corners as it won`t be seen

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14. Add another piece of acetate

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15. Then with your liner topper place some foam tape on the inside edge like you would for making a shaker card

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16. Place your shaker bits on the box lid and then place the smaller liner piece over the top ( you can use more bits then I did – just being tight !!!)

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17. Then glue your tabs up – use wet glue and pegs it if wish

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18. Then you have a shaker lid

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19. With a neat inside – now to make your base – I normally make my lid and the the base by taking the lid measurement and then adding that measurement to my piece of card minus 2 mm`s – and I would use the technique of the self lining box I made and did a workshop for

 – click here for a link

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Another idea is to use your stamps for a edge of any apeature – like the one I did here but instead of the black insert that have been lowered down by foam pads – add your acetate like in the workshop


Another idea which has just come to mind whilst doing this and looking for the photo above is to use a Victorian photo frame and add the acetate inbetween – I `ll have a play and add one as some as I have time too

Here it is –

1. I have mounted and cut out the the centre of the mirri to allow me to frame the mount – I just like that extra edge – here is a workshop I have done before on this if you need it – click here 

 then make the oval shape on your lid – the box has been made in the same way as shown in workshop for the lid – with these Victorian mounts a lid works well on an A4 stardream card as it only needed a thin piece cut from one edge and the rest was scored on 3.5cm score line – I then made another smaller liner for the inside of the box and placed acetate behind the frame


2. On the oval on the box lid I have roughly cut it bigger all around so that I could add foam tape to the frame for extra dimension and it wouldn`t be seem

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3. Place the liner on the inside of the box and there we have a lid made with a frame , ready to make the base  – don`t add the acetate and you could have a fancy tissue box , now there`s a thought for the dressing table !!!!

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4. It was hard to photo so I hope this shows it off ok

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This workshop was to complete the product write up on acetate I did this week so I will link it altogether – and there is another pending workshop with a acetate dome to be completed and added too – so keep an eye out

Click here for acetate write up


Thanks for looking in again – I hope this workshop has given you a few ideas

till next time – Suzanne



10 thoughts on “Acetate Insert Lid – Using The Cornucopia BOOKAFLEUR

  1. Another wonderful workshop Suzanne, the box is brilliant but the heart card is absolutely gorgeous. I am looking forward to seeing some of your wonderful creations for Joanna’s new CD on Sunday
    Beryl x

  2. A fabulous workshop as always Suzanne, definitely something I would like to work into a project in the near future.

    Thank you for your hard work in bringing us your inspirational ideas.

    Jo XX

  3. Thanks guys – i`m so excited Kris just back from the garage filling the car up and I asked to see if they sold boxes of tissues and they did so i`m off to play – will report back

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