Using Acetate or Window Sheet on Cards

In this section you will learn how to create cards and boxes out of acetate or window sheet and you can use these videos as inspiration for your own ideas and own creations.  Of course you can combine the acetate with the aperture cards from my previous section as well.

This is a really sweet card using acetate or window sheets

Using Acetate inside a Card

I think this is a great idea to put a special gift inside a card using an acetate pocket card.

Here is another Window Sheet / Acetate Card to Make


Using Acetate to make a shaker card is a great idea for any smaller pieces of acetate you have left over.  The following video shows you how to make a card using a circle which is then scalloped with a circle punch and this is a great technique that I would hadn’t even thought of, but then again I have a scallop punch that I use.  If you don’t have the same tools to create the circles, don’t worry as you could draw around a the lip of a cup for the larger circle and a smaller cup or egg cup for the inner circle and this should work just as well.

Scalloped Circle Shaker Card using Acetate

And if all else fails Cheat

Ok so it isn’t exactly cheating but this will show you how to make a really easy quick shaker card but instead of using acetate you use a white CD envelope with clear front.  This is a great quick card to make with children or if you are in a hurry.

Shaker Card using CD/DVD Envelope

Transforming a Standard Greeting

Card Making Crafts – Transform a Standard Greeting Card in to Classic Memorabilia

By Linda M Johnson

With a little bit of creativity and just a few simple steps, you can easily convert any card with a special meaning to you in to an unforgettable card making craft and keepsake for you or your loved ones.  Here is how you do it.

Recently, my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with all the fanfare and memories that should be afforded a couple that make it to that point in their loving relationship.  They also loved what I was able to do with the announcement I kept from the happy event when I transformed it in to a crafty keepsake and a marvelous card making craft.

You will need the following supplies:  Please keep in mind that you will need extra rub-on lettering in case you make a mistake and have to redo any of the lettering.  You will also want to pick colors that coordinate with your greeting card as noted below.

  • Greeting card:  For this project I used my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary announcement.
  • 1 clear acetate sheet:  Must be durable enough that when folded, it can stand up on its own.
  • 1 sheet of decorative scrapbooking paper:  We chose a sheer background with a cream colored floral design.
  • 1 package of letter rub-ons (190 count):  We chose brown to coordinate with the gold anniversary card and cream colored scrapbooking paper.
  • Satin ribbon ½ yard:  We chose a brownish gold color.
  • 1 package of decorative jewelry used for jewelry making:  We chose a gold colored heart shaped pendant with a rhinestone.  The pendant has two openings, which will make it easier to insert the ribbon.
  • Gold cording 1/8 yard
  • Glue adhesive stick
  • 1 package of crafters adhesive foam stickers
  • Scissors
  • Hole puncher
  • 1 card envelope or gift box to protect your card design

Step 1:  Fold plastic acetate sheet in half creating a card base.  Next, center greeting card under your plastic sheet to determine how much of the plastic you want seen once the greeting card is secured in place.  Be sure to leave enough space at the top so that a hole can be punched through the plastic without touching the card underneath.  Remove greeting card and set aside.

Step 2:  Measure and cut scrapbooking paper to cover one side of the plastic.  Next, apply glue adhesive to the back of your decorative scrapbooking paper and position on to the clear plastic acetate in the bottom inside half only.

Step 3:  Apply clear foam stickers to the back of your greeting card, attaching one to each corner of the card.  Once adhesive stickers are secure, carefully insert and attach greeting card to the center of your decorative paper, leaving enough space for a punched hole to be made at the top of the plastic.

Step 4:  Remove and apply rub-on lettering according to package instructions to the top outside area of the clear plastic acetate.  Note: Having your greeting card underneath will help to guide you in placing your rub-on letters.

Step 5:  Using your hole puncher, punch out one hole at the top middle of your clear plastic.  Punch a second hole right next to the first one.   Next, fold ribbon in half and loop through the back side of each hole pulling the ribbon up until both ends are even.  Secure with a loose knot.

Step 6:  Thread cording through the heart pendant openings and secure around the ribbon knot.  You are now ready to make a decorative bow, tying the ribbon and allowing the heart pendant to hang loosely as a focal point.  Once your

card making project is completed, place your decorative keepsake in a pretty gift box or envelope.  Another idea would be to display your design on a wooden or metal easel.

Linda Johnson is a degreed and experienced crafter and interior decorating specialist, with years of experience helping friends, family, and clients solve their decorating and craft ideas. Find tons more craft and decorating ideas, and submit your own great ideas for free by visiting http://www.showcasetoideas.com/

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An Acetate Pillow Box

Acetate or Window Sheet is very versatile and can be used to create boxes for your fancy 3D cards or gifts  too.  Here is an example of creating boxes with acetate:-

This is a video on how to make an Acetate Sweet or candy Box it has been created for Halloween but could easily be adapted for a Birthday Party goody box to hand out to each of the children as they leave your child’s party or a Christmas gift for on the tree.

You could make an up market version using pearlised card and silver wedding bells or horse shoe embellishments to create Wedding Favors too.  You could create them for any occasion that requires a give away box of candy or sweets and I think they are really cute.

Acetate Candy Box

And finally how about these butterflies created on Acetate they can be great for embellishments for cards or as fun buttons or badges to make with the children.

Acetate Butterflies

I hope you have enjoyed my selection of acetate videos and information.

If you have a project of your own that you have made using acetate and would like to share it please contact me and I will be happy to look at it and maybe add it to this page. Send your project details to email

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