Daily Archives: November 25, 2011

Box 1

Well Hello There!

I have been MIA for a week or so due to what my fella calls ‘plague’, basically flu. Its nearly gone now so I’m keen to get back to it as Ive got a lot of catching up to do like family Christmas cards, this years advent calendar and a boat load of gift tags. I’ve also given myself a bit of a challenge with creating part of this years pressies for a couple of my family members too so if everything goes well I’ll be able to share those after the big day.

I have a cute little gift box for you today, I took a while to get it just right so it should be a perfect fit when you put it together. There is a printable (template) version and for those of you with digital cutting machines there is a cut file too.

I cut the box  about 10.5 inches long, just short of a full sheet of A4 (letter sized) and this gave me a 2.5 inch cubed box which is a great size for small gifts like jewellery but also small enough to hang on a Christmas tree. To make it easier for myself, I decorated the lid of my box before I assembled it starting with an eyelet in the back corner which I thread some seam binding through to hang it with. I tied a bow in some more seam binding and stuck it down with a glue dot just in front of the eyelet, added some gems in front of it then made up a paper poinsettia from this cut file and nestled it into my bow with another glue dot. All you need do to put the box together is fold the score lines, add some strong tape on the side tab, fold the bottom flaps together and you’re done.

box 1

Here is your Template:

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Box 1 Template by Bird

Here is your cut file – formats included are ai, dxf, GSD, pdf, studio & svg:

(click on the link below the image to download)

Box 1 by Bird

Box 1 Digital Cutting File by Bird

Hope this comes in handy for you this Christmas :)