Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mini Lunchbox Alteration

I am finally getting around to posting the cut files for the Dollar Tree mini lunch boxes! I have the cut file for LUNCHBOX PS, which is set on the 12x12 mat and THE LUNCHBOX GEO, which is set on the 12x6 mat. The mats are labeled according to the cut. You will easily be able to cover a lunch box with one sheet of double sided paper. I wouldn't advise trying to move the cuts around for the rims or sides since it kept giving me the dreaded red X of death! *okie wishes Design Studio would stop that #@%$!*.

What took me so long to post the cut files is that I wanted to do a video tutorial so you guys can see how easy it is to alter these. I really gotta learn to talk faster or work faster one, not sure which. I keep having to edit like 4-5 minutes out of my videos *okie thinks she will just blame it on the director*. Anyway, I hope you guys can use the cut file! It really does make it easier.

46 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great video!! Guess I need to hit up Dollar Tree tomorrow.

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  2. Great video. You always make everything look so easy.

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  3. Shirley,
    Love your videos! thank-you for the inspiration. I'm not very computer savvy but...you have given me the courage to figure out how to do things (like downloading, making things on my DS, leaving comments etc:)Also your voice is just fine!!!
    Sandy

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  4. What an awesome job of designing these pieces. You are a whiz on that DS. Thanks for sharing. Now, off to find some mini lunch boxes.

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  5. Thank you.

    I have to ask, I've seen your posts both on the cricut message board and of course, here. Why do you refer to yourself in third person like you do? "Okie does this or Okie says that" it's very odd.

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  6. GREAT video, Okie!!! Love the tins!!! The nearest Dollar Tree to me never got these in!!! DRAT!! Anyway, yours are adorable!!! Lucky party guests!!!

    Have fun and thanks for the great share!!!

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  7. I love your video's and I don't think you sound like a dork lol I am learning a lot from you :0) I sure hope I can find a dollar tree and get some tins :0)
    Amanda
    amanda.barger@us.army.mil

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  8. I also believe in letting my cricut do all the cutting, I paid enough for it, right? Your friend is right never do even numbers, do odd numbers, 3 being the best. When in doubt of how many of some embellishment to use, use 3, it never fails. You make me laugh. You remind me of my home in Mississippi, because of your accent and humor and the fact you like to talk like most of us southerners. I love your blog. Please keep up the fabulousness!! ;) mississchic@yahoo.com

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  9. Thank you soo much! These are great gifts to have on hand for last minute!! Tfs the cute file, and I luv the fact that u are doing video's now!! It is sooo great!! Thanks Denise P.

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  10. Shirley, Love your videos!!! Thanks for making one on the altered tins, since I was wondering how you did them!!
    Thanks bunches and have a great day!:) P.S.

    Chris

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  11. Great video and a cute project. TFS the idea and the cut files.

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  12. Great video Okie,
    I love these little tins.
    My DT didn't have any so now I need to go find another one.
    Thanks for the video.
    I think you did great!!

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  13. LOL okay as far as me referring to myself in third person, it is a way of sharing a private thought, so when you see that it is something I was thinking but wouldn't say outloud.

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  14. If any of you guys alter some of these I would love to see pictures!

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  15. You're so cute Okie! Love the video and may watch it again just to hear your accent. LOL I'll be on the lookout for these tins! xxD

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  16. Thanks for the video Okie. You answered my question about painting the tin. Also a huge THANK YOU for the cut file. I will probably download that tonight or tomorrow. I can't wait to start working with these.
    Lori

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  17. I loved your video, and i'm going to get you cut file!!! TFS Now the only thing left to do is to find some of those lunch boxes.

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  18. Great job! I will have to look for some of these at my Dollar Tree. Where did you get the envelopes. I need to buy some. I've been making them on my cricut as I make cards but would love to just have some around when I need some =)

    Lisa
    lmthomas03@windstream.net
    busymomto4 on Cricut MB

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  19. Love your video. You make anyday brighter with your humor.

    Thanks for sharing your cut files with us less talented!

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  20. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Nov. 19, 2009. Thanks again.

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  21. Okie.
    Thanks for sharing your ideas. I will have to look for some
    boxes and try this myself

    Laura
    craft4fun

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  22. Awesome video!!!!!!!!! Dirty hands and all. It was great and now headed to the dollar store to see if I can find some.
    Thanks for the cut file.

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  23. Thanks so much for this video and the cut file. Your blog is such fun and I'm a visitor often. I love those tins filled with cards. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  24. Okie, You are doing great with your videos. Keep them coming! I really need to stop at my dollar tree. These are so cute.
    Christina

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  25. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Blog Cutting Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 19 Nov [LA 04:32pm, NY 07:32pm] - 20 Nov [UK 12:32am, OZ 11:32am] ).

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  26. Great video. Thanks so much for sharing the cut file!

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  27. Thank you! I find your third-person references both amusing and endearing. ;-)

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  28. great job okie, and it looks so easy

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  29. Beautiful, off to the Dollar Tree (if I have one around here, LOL). OH, and I agree, you can't have enough bling!

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  30. Another great tutorial! Thanks Okie!

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  31. Okie! You need to keep making videos! You ROCK!!!! I love this tin idea, and thanks so much for the cut file.

    I think I was LOL during this whole video..especially with the "brain fart" scrolling across the screen!

    You crack me up!!!!

    If ya ever get over this way to Augusta..let me know..would love to meet you!

    Lisa Sturgill

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  32. YEAH!!! I finally found these, Okie!!! Had to go 80 miles away to get them, but yours are so pretty I refused to give up until I found some!!! Thanks so much for the .cut files!!! Can't wait to try it!!!

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  33. I'm new to your blog. I don't know why i never looked before. I love your videos. thanks for having such great cut files your so talented. I'm your newest follower

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  34. Great video!! Will be stopping at the Dollar Tree to check it out, thx for the great ideas. Your videos rock!!:) CarolH

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  35. Great video. I have 3 of these and have never figured out what to do with them. I am going to decorate them as gifts for Christams and fill with goodies. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Thank you so much for sharing this! Your cut file made this project easy enough even I can do it!

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  37. Thanks so much for the cut file. I downloaded it Saturday & cut it out. It worked beautifully. I only have those base cuts on my lunchbox (not decorated). I will post a pic as soon as I can get my camera to work.
    Lori

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  38. Ok Okie - I's me again.
    Here is the link to my still unfinished Mini Lunch Kit.
    http://livelaughscrap-leedle.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-first-mini-linch-kit-still.html
    Thanks again for the .cut file. It made it so much easier.
    Lori

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  39. This cut file is great! And the video. I love to alter boxes too.

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  40. I love your video. Besides being very clear and helpful, I loved your humor.

    Thanks!!!
    Yvette H

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  41. Thank you so much Shirley for the wonderful files and your video is so cute! I too am a GRITS...(girl raised in the south) and I sooo get your humor
    Anyway here is a link to my version. As you see I made a little mini album to place inside. I just reduced your measurements by about 1/2 inch and used the rectangle on PS. I didn't know how to make the rounded edges but that's OK I love my first one!
    http://creativedayswithcathie.blogspot.com/2009/11/fun-little-project.html

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  42. Thank you for the video - I always think these look so hard to make. I was looking for something else on your site but got sidetracked and glad I did.

    Nana Jo

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  43. I love these little tins!! Thank you for the cut file!! Hope they have some at my dollar tree!!
    P.S. I have a shirt that says dirty girls have more fun!!
    Thanks again

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  44. nice video. thanks for the tutorial.

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  45. Nice tip and work!
    I´ve been looking in the net these kind of tins because i´m from portugal and at this time i´m in bed, pregnant, and buy everything by the net. Do you know some site that sell that sheep tin´s? With other shapes too? I´ve been searching for round ones...
    Thank you very much!

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  46. Thanks for sharing the cute file! I just got around to using it. Worked like a charm! You rock!

    Thanks again!

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