Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Freebie #63!

Square Gift Box
Following yesterday's post of a set of notecards with matching gift box I've had a number of emails asking about the box, so I thought I'd offer it as todays freebie :)  This shallow gift box with snugly fitting lid comes in either SVG or DXF format, ready to cut on the Cricut, Craft Robo or other digital cutters.

I originally designed the box at 5 1/2 inches square, to fit the cards I'd made, but I've included a sizing chart below, which shows the width and height to cut the box and lid to make a range of box sizes.  Remember, this is a square box, so the two shapes you cut should be square in proportion.  For example, for a 3x3 box, the base should be 5.2 x 5.2 and the lid should be 4.77 x 4.77. 

Note:  Although I calculated these sizings I haven't tried cutting in all the sizes yet.  I already knew that the 5.5 box cuts perfectly, so I then went on to make a sample cut of the 3x3 size, which also worked just fine.  I figured that as the 3x3 was the smallest and most fiddly to assemble that would be the one that was most likely to go wrong, so I was relieved when it worked! :)

Box size Base w/h Lid w/h
3 x 3 5.2 4.77
3.5 x 3.5 6.04 5.54
4 x 4 6.9 6.3
4.5 x 4.5 7.76 7.06
5 x 5 8.62 7.85
5.5 x 5.5 9.5 8.625
6 x 6 10.34 9.38
6.5 x 6.5 11.22 10.14

Please remember you are only allowed to download this file for your own use and can not share it or distribute it to others in any form. I spend a great deal of time creating my designs, please respect the terms under which they are shared.

Again, this template will be "live" for 1 week. Next week it will be taken down. Don't forget, if you have any requests, pass them on! I can't promise, but I will take suggestions into account when planning future templates.

These files may not be uploaded to a group, forum or website for sale or redistribution, or shared among individuals. They are expressly for the personal use of each person that downloads them from this blog.

There are a few files and I have put them into a zip file to make downloading easier. After saving it, open in the usual way, and drag the files out onto your desktop or wherever you wish to save it.

There are 2 versions of each template:
  • An SVG version which can be imported into the Sure Cuts a Lot or Make the Cut program and then cut out on your Cricut.
  • A DXF version which is Craft Robo friendly, and ready to be imported into your Robomaster software (I'm not a Robo user, so if there are any problems with this, please let me know!)
Simply click on the appropriate button below to download the file!

Any feedback on the templates is more than welcome, and if you have any suggestions for possible future templates you'd like to see, please let me know! If you make anything using one of the templates, please post a link to it here so that others can be inspired by how you've used them!

I hope you like the templates - let me know how you get on! :)

Files © dan99crafter@gmail.com 2011

31 comments :

Anne said...

Thanks Dan love the new look

Karin said...

This template is great, so versatile. Thanks a lot Dan.

sharonscraps said...

Thanks for the freebie!

Soraya said...

Dan,
thanks for the freebie. hopefully I will seriously start making cards and give them away as gifts. By the way, I like how you embellished your box

Vicki and Don said...

Love the box and note cards! TFS!

Kathy Kurth said...

Thank you for sharing Dan! I wondered where you got the box, now I know :)

Jill said...

Thanks Dan!

Sue in CT said...

Thank you for the file.

misteejay said...

Dan, thank you for taking the time to provide the measurement chart details - so useful.

Toni :o)

fatmonica said...

Thanks for this-very handy!

Ellen said...

Thanks for sharing Dan. Always good to have a box like this.

Sylvia said...

Thanks again for another very useful file, you are amazingly generous.

Ro Donner said...

Thanks, Dan! Your files are AWESOME and I know there are a lot of us who greatly appreciate your sharing! I have a question (maybe a dumb one). Since the lid has to fit over the base, wouldn't the lid be the larger one? I haven't tried cutting this yet, but I don't want to mess it up when I do.

Patty said...

Thanks so much for the box. It will come in quite handy.

Sheri said...

I love the pop out guy that is too funny!

Suzzi said...

Thanks Dan and ditto on the new look.

This will be used for so many gifts.

As always thanks for sharing.

Jane said...

Thanks, Dan.

I am always looking for boxes and containers of any sort. Your sizing chart is also a big help as I have trouble figuring out proper increases or decreases.

Thanks again!!

Marg said...

Thanks for the box file.Tthe sizing chart will save me many a minute trying to figure out how much to add to the square. Thank you.

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Thank you, this looks like a handy little file :D

Julie xx

Eileen said...

Brilliant, Dan! I often make boxes for cards, and it can be fiddly - not sure why one of the sides always comes up slightly deeper despite careful scoring! This will be so useful.

gillyb's crafting blog said...

can't use the templates Dan but wanted to say like the new look bloggy. Well done...........

Gilly x

Trisha said...

Thanks! Great box for making a gift CD or DVD look a bit more substantial!

Paula said...

Oh Dan! This is perfect! Thanks so much!!! You rock!

Sharon said...

Thank you for the box and the multiple size instructions. This will be very helpful to have on hand!

yvette said...

Thanks Dan, what a great box, very useful.

Christine said...

This will come in very useful, thank you Dan x

Kris said...

Awesome! Thanks for figuring out the math for the other sizes too!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Lisa Avolio said...

What a great little box! Thanks for giving the measurements, too. I saved a copy of them as well.

Helen said...

thanks for this very handy file and size chart.

ms.espresso said...

just found you today- thanks for the template, can't wait to try it out!

Tazmadazz said...

Love the file thank you for sharing it!!

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