Sunday, April 20, 2014

CRICUT: A free Box Card cut file for you

Hi everyone!

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 herehttp://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...
  1. 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.)
  2. Click the orange box below to download the file
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 



Want some instructions on putting the box together? Well, here you go.....




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!

I hope you enjoy the box card file.


Did I mention it was free????



448 comments:

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Susan Rude said...

Thanks for sharing your box card file. Love them. I am following your site, love it too. Thanks.

Charlene L said...

The file looks great - impressed with the insert!
sumsup@windstream.net

Leanne said...

I am most definitely following you, I adore the card, so much more simple to make than all on my own- it is difficult when I am having a bad day and can't feel my finger tips to hold the middle tabs in place- I love the z idea....may I please have the cut files? thanks <3

Lynnette said...

I am a follower and would love the file. km605@hotmail.com
Thanks

Yanz Clan said...

I'm a follower of genus... and that would be you! Thanks so much... please send the file to yanzclan@yahoo.com

Marqie Cornelius said...

Great card file cannot wait to use it. cornelius77@comcast.net

Kerri Pollock said...

I am a follower, Thanks for sharing your box card file

Kerri Pollock said...

I am a follower, thanks for sharing your box card file

Narelle said...

I'll need an email address Leanne. :)

Narelle said...

Your email bounced... This was the error message: "This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account"

Narelle said...

If you want the file Kerri, I'll need an email address. :)

Dale Barbur said...

The box cards are so much fun and I would like to have this file please.

Apple Annie said...

I love the way the insert was designed. Thanks for sharing !
I would love to have this file.
imcraftee@gmail.com

Yadhira Saladrigas said...

Love the new insert. Can you please send me the file to ysaladrigas@gmail.com TIA

Narelle said...

@Dale Barbur: I'll need an email address to send the file.

dchase said...

Hi Narelle, I'm a follower and would really love the file. Thank you so much.
debbie.chase@comcast.net

Sue said...

Love this FREE file/! Thanks so much!

CIndy Ruff said...

cant wait to try this card as i have not made one yet and the "insert" z fold looks genius!!!

Andrea Kornegay said...

I am so excited about receiving this file and creating my first box card. Thanks so much for sharing sweetmomentsbyandrea@gmail.com

Marty said...

Hi Would love the cut file for the box card. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. Can't wait to make a box card.
Marty @ tootsie74@gamil.com

Narelle said...

The link to download the file is now in the post. Or you can click on the "My free cut file" tab at the top of the blog. :)

Kim said...

I was so happy to see this free file! I would love copy if you could please send it to me. I shared on pinterest for you! Hope you get many new followers! Kim kfordyce6638@gmail.com

scrapcessive said...

This was awesome and so easy to follow. Much appreciation!

andria sunshine said...

Hi Narelle, Love your blog and would like to know if possible I could have a copy of your Box file please???each time I click on the Download file buttong takes me to download adobe flash player ( which I already have) and can't get past that page to find file etc...my email address is andrialvsmichael@gmail.com..Thanks in advance and thank you very much for shairng the file with us...take care and have a wonderful week..

Kathryn Flaspohler said...

Hey! I was just wondering how much paper you use per card? One sheet of card stock does two boxes, your post says, but what about the decorative panels and the inserts? Thanks so much for your help.

Mary Tiaffi said...

Thank you so much for sharing this great file. Your generosity is super appreciated. Thanks again! Mary

Sandra Smith said...

If it hasn't been too long s incentives you posted this wonderful box, I would love to have the file to use with my Explore. I see so many possibilities! Thank you!
1sassysandi5@gmail.com

Narelle said...

The link is in the post. Look for the orange box in the how to get this file section.

Jeff S said...

Narelle...this file is brilliant! So easy to assemble. Thank you very, very much. I have two graduations this year and I know I will be making a box card for each.

Adrienne Markey said...

This is amazing! Thank you so much!

JessLovesCreating said...

Hello!
Do you still send this out? I would love it!
jbeatty_us@yahoo.com
Thank you ��
Jessica

Narelle said...

The link to the file is in the post. Look for the orange highlighted text.

There's one for CCR and one for Design Space.

Narelle

Chichi Sweets said...

I, I HAVE THE EXPRESSION and a Gypsy and the Cricut craft room. If you have a box card file for these, can you please send it to me??????

Narelle said...

The link to the CCR file is at the top of this post.

Chichi Sweets said...

NARELLE,
I tried several times, but nothing downloaded.

Narelle said...

Is this the link you used? CCR box card file

Chichi Sweets said...

HEY NARELLE, YES, THAT'S WHAT I HAVE TRYING TO OPEN.

Narelle said...

I'm not sure why it's not downloading for you. If you'd like to email me at thenoncraftycrafter@hotmail.com I'd be happy to send it to you.

SharonS said...

Thank you so much for making this file! My daughter is getting married in one month and I have yet to find the perfect card to make. This is obviously it! Thank you!

Bluaqua said...

Narelle, I'd love to have a file of the bigger version. I am terrible at resizing things. I'd like to use the entire 12 x 12 sheet and I have the 12 x 24 cutting mat. Do you have a larger box file floating around? mam21577@gmail.com
Thank you!

Bailey Jozwiak said...

Hello! Can I get the file? Following! Awesome blog!

Bailey Jozwiak said...

Email is bailey.jozwiak@gmail.com

Narelle said...

The link to the DS file is in the blog post. Look for the orange box. :)

Becki said...

Hello!! I would love this file please. west-russell@msn.com. THANK YOU!!

Narelle Darley said...

Becki, the link to download the file is in the post. :) Look for the orange box.

MATTHEW BARENTINE said...

Would love this file!
barentinematt@gmail.com

Narelle said...

The link to the file is in the blog post.

Takuna Sakuna said...

Awesome

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