To celebrate 12 incredible past sample boxes, we have created the ultimate high value project sample box for you to sink your creative self into and enter a world of imagination.
So what's in the November Sample box?
This month's box contains the following incredible items:
- 1 x 2mm bookmark
- 1 x 4.5mm rectangle bag tag
- 1 x bag tag loop
- 1 x set of glass semi-circle stands
- 1 x ring box
- 1 x rectangle sign in white
- 1 x feature snowflake bauble
- 1 x gold jump ring
- 2 x matte black rectangles
- 1 x large tassel with disc
- 1 x oval keyring
- 1 x ornate earring display with stand
- 1 x chunky silver irregular rounded earring blanks
- 1 x gold glitter bow earring blanks
- 1 x pair of 4mm earring findings
- 1 x pair of 8mm earring findings
- 1 x earring backing in white
- 1 x earring backing from our naturals range
- 2 x frosted tree cupcake toppers
- 3 x Mirror Samples - LM001, LM002, LM003
A little bit about the sample box:
Unlike our mystery boxes, our sample boxes are released on the 1st of every month excluding January. They're released at 7pm Melbourne time (don't forget that we have daylight savings time in Melbourne, so set your alarms accordingly). These sample boxes sell out incredibly quickly. From December onwards, the Sample Boxes will be capped at 1 x per person - this is to ensure that everyone has a fair and level playing ground to be able to receive one.
What projects are in this sample box?
Project O N E : FEATURE SNOWFLAKE DECORATION
Shrink-wrapped onto a square of MDF you will find a decoration outer with a snowflake inner piece of acrylic. The snowflake is held together in a piece of acrylic that you can dispose of. This is only to keep the snowflake from breaking in transit. Be careful not to lose the single jumping that has been included in all orders.
Peel the protective layer from your acrylic on both sides. This has been provided in 'White Frosted" Acrylic. This is gloss on both sides and is a great option to use for a soft decorative piece.
We have included a gold jump ring to attach the two pieces together.
Project T W O : 2MM BOOKMARK WITH SLIT
Our 2mm bookmark is a versatile little thing!! Due to it being 2mm, you can chose to engrave it with your Criciut Maker or similar machine with engraving capabilities, or simply apply vinyl. These bookmarks are $1.40 (when writing this blog) and make wonderful gifts for teachers and friends.
Project T H R E E : 4.5MM BAG TAG IN WHITE WITH LOOP
We are about to release a chunky and sturdy bag tag range. This bag tag provided is 4.5mm to provide extra thickness and durability for your child's school bag or even your luggage now that borders are being opened back up during this pandemic! We have also included one of our super soft and durable silicone bag loops to simply loop through the top of the bag tag and apply to your chosen baggage.
Project F O U R : LONG TASSEL KEYRING WITH ACRYLIC DISC
A quick and easy project! Simply personalise or add your favourite design to create a stylish and practical gift for yourself or a friend. Make sure you remove the protective film from the disc prior to vinyl application.
Project F I V E : OVAL KEYRING
Limited by only your imagination, our oval keyring can make a great bag tag, keyring, home-organisation tag or even a gift tag as Crafticorn has used here! As always, remember to remove your protective layer from the keyring. When customising with vinyl, we recommend removing only the top first. Then apply vinyl to the top surface and once complete, remove the last protective layer. This will prevent scratches from occurring on the underside of your acrylic.
Project S I X : TREE CUPCAKE TOPPERS
From a nature themed birthday cake through to festive cupcake toppers, our adorable tree cupcake toppers are multi-use. Use them in your cupcakes through to your cheese platters.
Project S E V E N : IRREGULAR EARRINGS +
Project E I G H T : BOW EARRINGS
Create two pairs of gorgeous earrings. These earrings are a brilliant way to create a stunning and treasured gift - for yourself or for a friend. To make these earrings, we have provided you with a zip-bag containing 2 x bow earring blanks, 2 x irregular round earring blanks, 2 x 4mm earring findings with backs and 2 x 8mm findings with backs.
As per our listing, you will need some E6000 glue (or similar) to assemble these.
First, you'll need to remove the protective layer from your acrylic on both sides.
The 4mm earring findings are designed for the bow earring blanks and the 8mm earring findings are for the irregular round blanks.
The chunky glitter has a 'back' side and a front side. The back side has the chunks of glitter at the back whereas the clear side has a very obvious portion of clear acrylic at the front (with no glitter). If you make a mistake and put it the opposite way around, only a trained eye will be able to tell, so don't stress.
Place your acrylic pieces on your work surface with the backs facing up. Add a very small portion of E6000 glue to the back of your earring finding. We use a toothpick to help for application). Remember that using a small bit will go a long way. Then push the post(earring finding) down onto the center of your earring blank. Press down to ensure it has adhered correctly and leave to dry for 24-48 hours.
Project N I N E : EARRING BACKING BOARDS
Our earring backing boards make a great solution to providing a high end look and feel to your earring dangles or studs. Add some personalisation or your business name at the top with vinyl, attach your studs and you've got a perfect finished product. These earring backing boards are slightly bigger than our standard range and will be on the website soon.
Project T E N : RING/TRINKET BOX
From the first tooth or the first lock of hair through to a wedding ring or treasured item, our ring/trinket boxes are the perfect way to create the ultimate keepsake. They're high quality and affordable - the perfect match!
Project E L E V E N : COUNT DOWN BOARD
This is a great project to count down the days until Dad is home, the holidays, school ends, whatever it might be - this is the project for you.
Included in this project you will need to use your white acrylic board, 2 x black rectangles in Matte Back (it is matte on one side and gloss on the other) and the 2 x glass semi-circle stands.
Use E6000 glue or similar or even a velcro strip to attach your matte pieces to the board. You can make a multi-use board by adding 1 x black piece to the opposite side to create a different event or countdown on the opposite side.
Use a chalk pen to easily write the day and then wipe away the next day.
If you're wanting to create more countdown boards, here is a collection just for you here.
Project T W E L V E : ORANTE EARRING DISPLAY
This stunning and ornate earring display stand comes with a 4.5mm thick base in frosted. This makes the perfect delicate and attractive way to display your earrings. Simply personalise and gift to yourself or a friend.
We hope you enjoy creating these twelve projects. Set your alarm for 7pm MELBOURNE time on 1st of December for our last project box until Feb 2022.
Congratulations for those who have purchased our acrylic blanks craft sample box! One important factor to always remember - peel the protective layer off each item before use. Do not use any sharps to remove the protective film.
Thank you to Sarah @ Crafticorn Adventures
We want to take the time to thank Sarah from Crafitcorn Adventures for helping us with some amazing completed projects for this sample box. Sarah is a Laser Blanks Brand Ambassador and is one very talented crafter. Head to her profiles below to see what amazing things she is up to: