Boy do I have something I think you guys will like!! And it is my gift to you for Valentine's day! Uhh minus the chocolate of course.....well and the paper....well fine it is just a .cut file but HAPPY VALENTINES anyway! HA HA HA
I was surfin over at Splitcoast Stampers today and one of the tutorials was for the cutest little GHIRADELLI SQUARES BOX-George. It looked simple enough so I had to see if I could make a cut file for it because I thought "OOHH PEOPLE WILL LIKE THESE!!". Some reason it took longer than I thought. I did use George for the whole .cut file.
For those with an Expressions I did GHIRADELLI SQUARES BOX PS that cuts 3 at a time. Of course if you don't want to cut 3 then you can delete what you want off the mat that says base. The other pieces can be copied and pasted if you want to cut more. I was able to make the scallop pieces a welded together shape for this purpose. I hope I said that right *okie confuses herself sometimes*.
STEP 1- These are the cuts you end up with. The base is on one mat, the strip for the patterned paper is on another and then the scallops for the lid, the front and the image square is on a mat together. The scallop shapes can be copy and pasted if you want to cut more than one. I did them as adjustable to make it easier to cut mutiples. The base however is NOT adjustable *okie is still dreaming one day of a selected all feature in DS*. The little square is the perfect size for those little Studio G stamps!! But you could also cut a heart or something with the Cricut that would fit in the area.
STEP 2 - score along the lines as seen in the picture. There are score lines for the top where the lid is, otherwise just follow the pattern of lines on the corners of the cut.
STEP 3 - On the back side of the box apply your adhesive to the small tabs as show in the picture. You can click on the picture if you need a close up shot.
STEP 4 - turn your paper over and then apply adhesive to the long tabs at the bottom of the paper. I think you can see it in the picture.
STEP 5 - here you can see where the small tabs are adhered to the back of the box long tabs.
step 6 - fold the front of the box up and adhere the tabs down to the side.
STEP 7 - You will want to put your patterned paper on at this point. Of course the patterned paper is completely optional. It wraps completely around the box.
step 8 - On the back of your scallop apply mounting foam, pop dots, or any other thing you use to give dimesion to something. Make sure it is along the bottom of the scallop square.
STEP 9 - You will want to adhere the scallop along the top of the lid at this point. I forgot to take a picture *okie gives herself a V-8 smack on the forehead*. here you can see why the foam needs to go along the bottom...the lid slides under the scallop to help keep the box closed.
And then you have your finished product!! I chose to ink my pieces before getting them all together and I also doodled on the scallop square a little, just added some white dots. I think this is suppose to fit 4 of the squares but I could only get 3 in there. Maybe because I bought the filled kind or maybe because I did the measurements wrong *okie shrugs*. ANYWAY I STILL THINK IT IS JUST TOO STINKIN CUTE!!