Monday, August 10, 2015

FREE: Sideways Box card cutting file

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Hi crafters!

Today I'm sharing with you a FREE card base called a Sideways Box Card.

One of my friends Sharon (Skippy's Place) saw this card style on a CTMH blog called Scrappy Matters.

Sharon told me I had to create a cutting file for the Explore so she could make one without having to measure anything! So I did what I was told and here's the result. (Link to the cutting file is at the end of this post.)

The "Just Because" image is from the Paper Lace cartridge. Image number #M46F66. This beautiful image is included in the Cricut Image subscription. This image is not included in the cutting file.

Here's the link to Simone's (scrappymatters) blog post where you'll find instructions on how to make one yourself without a cut file. (The measurements are in metric.)

Simone found the original tutorial for this card style on a video by Dawn Griffith. Dawn calls it a Step Panel card. Here's the link to that video:

Even though this is a Sideways Box card.... you can also turn it around and use it upright like I did in this example.


The finished card measures 5.5" x 4.25" and folds flat to fit into an envelope.

And it has room on the back for writing your message. 

Image is from Kadoodle Bug Designs - PTC Cutie KaToodles - Seashell Crickets
Image is not included in the cutting file. 

Here is the link to the Design Space cutting file. All images used in the file are from the Basic Shapes in Design Space and are therefore free.

Hope you enjoy the new file! Please let me know if you have any problems cutting it. 

Other products used:
Cricut© Cardstock, White - I used the white cardstock for the Print then Cut on the Cuutie KaTootles image. I used the rear feed tray on my printer (Epson WF-7620). It cut beautifully on my Cricut Explore Air using the cardstock setting!  I did trim off the eyelashes though as they were so thin they shredded slightly. 

Patterned paper was from my stash.  One is from a 6x6 bundle called Delightful from Authentique Paper. The other one is from another 6x6 bundle and is still buried under the rubble on my desk!

Happy crafting!  ♥


donnabischof said...

Thank you for always making us great files.

Janis said...

Thank you Narelle...Looks fun!!

Jadams said...

Very nice of you to share this card file.

jean said...

I loved both your cards!!! and made the one with the butterflys!! I also bought the cute green crikets file and when I brought it in it came in color but is printing in black an white....what did I do wrong when I imported it...because my printer is set for color...also its on the cricut mat in color...Thanks Jean Kinda desperate!!!It is in color when imported too altho it did come in outlined in red only....

Narelle said...

I can only think that your printer was set to greyscale or something similar Jean. If it's showing in colour on your cricut mat then you definitely imported it correctly.

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