be my valentine (Design Studio)
My new friend Lena from the Cricut forum recently asked me to design a very special box for her using Design Studio. She needed a custom box for a Brazilian wedding cookie to be given out as a favor to each guest at a good friend’s upcoming wedding reception. She volunteered to cut and assemble all 200 boxes – wow.
This challenge intrigued me because I sang in Brazil a few years ago (as part of a ten-day South American concert tour) and fell in love with the country.
This particular design presented a challenge because of the size of the cookie and the desire for a one-piece box. We started with a heart cutout on the top, and she later decided to change that to another shape to match the other decorations. Here is my original design:
The box has a 4.25″ square base and is 1″ in height. I designed it using only the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. I just managed to fit the design on a 12″ by 12″ sheet of card stock. Don’t worry – I left the proper margins so it cuts with no issues.
MATERIALS I USED:
- Pink Box: Wausau Classics Cardstock Sparkling Trio Collection (in Astrobrights Re-Entry Red with Pearlescent finish on one side.)
- Green Box: Wausau Creative Collection Royal Metallics Cardstock (in Empress Emerald/Black Knight)
Both papers are double-sided and have a coordinating color with matte finish on the inside.
- Vellum to line the top of the box (one square piece that is included in the design template on a separate page)
- Patterned paper to line the bottom of the box (optional but a nice idea, I think)
- Tape or other adhesive of your choice to adhere the liners to the box and seal the tabs to the sides of the box. (I used my favorite Scor-Tape.)
Like all my boxes, the score lines should be obvious (but please let me know if they are not.) Just score horizontally in the space between the tabs and flaps and vertically down the length of the box, on each side of the front flap. There are four horizontal score lines and two vertical score lines. (I LOVE my Scor-Pal and would be lost without it.) Tuck the front flap in to hold the box closed.
I don’t usually embellish my boxes but this one might become an exception. I’m thinking of adding some bling (tiny rhinestones?) and tying the box up with silver cord. If I do this, I’ll add another photo so you can see the possibilities. What do YOU think would make it complete?
You can download the DS cutfile here:
When I get the chance, I’ll duplicate this design in SCAL 1. Let me know if you would like this done.
Mmmmmmmm..cookies. I knew I bought that new Kitchen Aid mixer for a good reason.