I made a .cut file for a card gift set using my Cricut with George basic shapes cartridge and Design studio. I took my inspiration from a Lipton tea bag box, changing the measurements to hold 6 standard A2 cards 4.25 x 5.5 and 6 envelopes too. I'm pretty happy with it.
This is the cut after it came off of the Cricut mat. To make use of the full 12 x 12 sheet of paper I needed to have some of the Design studio box pattern outside the cut area.
So snip the lil .25 inch sections, and we are good to start scoring and folding.
I scored it using my Scor-pal.
I used my corner chomper to round the corners of the lid and sides.
My .cut file includes 2 layers for decorating the outside of the box. 1 layer for card stock and 1 layer for patterned paper.
Add super sticky tape on the tabs as seen above.
Flip the cut over and add super sticky tape on the tabs as seen above.
Assemble your box by sticking your tabs to the inside of the side flaps.
Stick the side flap over the inside as seen above. This adds some stability to the box framework. Clear as mud? I hope the pictures help make sense of my rambling instructions.
This is the completed box. I haven't embellished it, or filled it yet. I will show you those steps when I complete them. I used CTMH Grace level 2 paper pack for the outside of this box. Its a gorgeous fall looking paper pack, in my humble opinion.
I would be happy to share the Cricut .cut file, just leave me a comment on this post, including your email address and I will send it out to you. Enjoy!
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