I have been working on a Design Space cut file for the very popular Box Card.
I've made it using just the score line and a box from Cricut Craft Room basics. Which means that anyone with an Explore can cut it!
I do have plans to make it into a Cricut Craft Room file for those (like me) that don't have an Explore. It would be so much easier if Cricut Craft room had a score line like Design Space!
Update: CCR file here: http://thenon-craftycrafter.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/box-card-file-now-available-for-ccr-and.html
I have two versions of the file available. A 4 slot version and a 3 slot version.
The insert in this box card is very different to most box cards.
Here's the link to a blog post by Deb Valder http://stampladee.com/ where you'll find her beautiful sample boxes and her video showing how to put the box together.
I contacted Deb to see if I could use her idea in my cut file and she said "Yes!"
I know you're going to love this new way of making the insert. It is so much easier to place it in the box.
Thanks so much Deb!! If you visit her blog please leave her some love and tell her I sent you!
Here's a couple of sample boxes all ready for decoration. Notice how nice and straight the inserts are sitting!
(These box cards are so hard to photograph!!)
So how do you get the files? Easy...
- Just click the blue Google Friend Connect "Join this Site" button to become a follower of this blog. (That's the first gadget at the top of the column to the right.)
- Click the orange box below to download the file
- Click on the link to open the file in Design Space. Make sure you do a Save As and give it a different name. That way you'll always have the original on hand.
- Read the assembly instructions below. You'll also find additional instructions in this post: http://thenon-craftycrafter.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/new-version-of-box-card-file.html
The file is totally free! But please do not share it!!! Share the link to this blog post instead.
I designed the box to be 2.5" square and 5.5" tall. At that size you will get two boxes from one sheet of 12" x 12" cardstock.
If you want to make the box smaller (or larger if you're using 12"x24" cardstock) make sure you select both parts of the box before you resize. Otherwise the box and the inserts won't stay in proportion. To select both parts you can drag a selection box around them, or (if it's working) hold down the Shift key and click on each part in turn.
The main part of the box is very easy to assemble. Just fold along the score lines, put adhesive on the tab and adhere inside the box.
Here it is partly decorated.
Next fold the insert. When it's folded it should look like this:
Place adhesive on each of the small panels that will attach to the inside of the box. There will be adhesive on two panels on each side of the insert.
Next fold the insert in half along the score line I have marked in white in the picture below.
Here you can see where the insert will slide into the box.
Remove the adhesive from both sides of the insert and slide it into the box.
Make sure it is flush with the bottom of the box. I designed it so that when it's flush with the bottom it is just slightly shorter than the top of the box. It should fit snugly but still give you a little wiggle room.
Once it's in fully, flatten the box against the inserts.
Then open it one turn and flatten again.
Repeat until you've flattened all four sides.
Open the box up and your inserts should be sitting nice and straight like this:
The three slot version is a little trickier to put together as the insert is slightly smaller. But it's still much easier than the individual inserts that all the other box cards use!
Did I mention it was free????