Thursday, January 29, 2009

My Valentine gift to my readers!!

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!!

37 comments:

  1. You have done it again, Okie. This is wonderful! I LOVE Ghiradelli chocolates. If I make these, I'll have a hard time filling them without eating a bunch! LOL!!! Thank you for the cut file.

    Linda

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  2. Thank you for your lovely box design,Els

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  3. Thanks Okie! Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

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  4. Do you expect me to leave enough squares to fill a box? I cannot wait to make these!!!

    Ann
    AnnsGoneScrappy

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  5. I am going to TRY to finish up my valentine's favors this weekend and when I saw this one, I thought uh oh...GOTTA do these, too. What a cute box and thanks for sharing!!

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  6. wow okie great job, they are looking so wonderful, thanks for sharing.

    Take care Linda from Holland

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  7. Thanks for the cut file Okie. This will be perfect for the ladies at my church.
    Happy Valentine's Day !!

    Deb (CalamityJane)

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  8. Okie, this is so cool! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Jeanne Ann

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  9. Thanks for this file Okie. I've never attempted anything like this before as I'm not a crafty person (cards & scrapping & that's it for me!) but I am going to make this box tonight! Maybe hubby will get some chocolates if he is good. :)

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  10. I'm so happy you did the .cut file for this. I had seen it at Splitcoast and was hoping some creative person would do a .cut file.....And Yes, You did!! Thank, Okie

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  11. Okiie, this is really nice. Thank you so much.

    Linda C

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  12. Wow Okie! I can't believe how easy these are to make thanks to you! They are so cute too! :) I've become so creative with your help! :)

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  13. Now Barb you know I will require pictures as proof of accomplishment!! You can't just say you are creative without backing it up with a picture! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU WOMAN! YOU KNOW THE RULZ!! :)

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  14. I have never seen GHIRADELLI chocs before, but I would love them as I am a chocaholic! Thanks for sharing the file and in PS, wonderful.
    eileenpaul

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  15. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. your right. it is too stinkin cute.TFS.

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  17. love it and thanks for sharing it!!

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  18. Wow, so cool. Thank you so much for sharing and doing all of the hard work!

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  19. Whoops ... didn't know the RULES! Sorry! :) I just posted a picture in the craft forum of the MB. Here is the link.
    http://www.cricut.com/messageboard/tm.aspx?m=3909173&mpage=1&key=&#3909173

    I made lots!! :)

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  20. Barb you sure did make lots!! Fantastic job....and thank you for playing by the rules! HA HA HA

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  21. You are so talented and generous. Thank you very much for doing this for us.

    Patti

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  22. Your designs are amazing. I've been following your blog for awhile now and I'm always inspired. I also noticed you just started with Stampin Up or at least posting about it. They have a die cut for the Big Shot called "Petal Card". I've been trying to create it in Design Studio and I'm just not good at it, hoping that you might give it a try and post it. It makes such a cute card. I found someone using the actual die at http://dostamping.typepad.com/dostamping_with_dawn/. Thanks so much, Jackie

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  23. Awesome Gift!!! Thanks so much for all you do for us at the message board.

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  24. wow, these are great, thanks so much for sharing your files, You are so talented.

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  25. Thanks soooo much, Okie. I just cut all the pieces and I will take them tomorrow when I visit my 83 year old mother. We will do the scoring and gluing together and send to all her grandkids. I have taken your projects to her to play with before and she thinks you are a genius!!! (I do too!)

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  26. Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful cute files. I love your creations.

    Kim :)

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  27. This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing your creations! I can't wait to make some ! =)

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  28. thank you, Okie!
    I have a request.My daughter would like to make these as gifts for her co-workers. We were wondering if it would be possible - not too much trouble- could the box be re-sizes to hold 6 chocolates? Or possibly only 2? Just the box. She can figure out the other parts of it by herself. Thank you again. Susan

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  29. I love this. It is great. I am going to use them for baby shower gifts tomorrow.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Stephanie

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  30. How cute is that Ghiradelli Squares Box? Thanks so much for sharing your creativity.
    Linda

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  31. Thanks so much for sending the .cut file. You are so gracious to share with others.

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  32. I LOVE these and they make such a great statement in such a little package. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. What a wonderful little gift idea -- so cute!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Audrey

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  34. thanks so much for sharing all your work.

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