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Those of you who follow my blog regularly will know that I make my designs available for download here for 1 week and then I remove them. As the holidays are approaching fast I thought I'd make a change and repost a file from last April, which I thought would be perfect for a quick holiday gift!
I know that we all put a lot of love and care into the cards we make, using a range of interesting techniques and materials, but this is definitely not about that, speed is the essence here! This is about "Oh no, I need a gift for DS2's teacher by 8am tomorrow, what am I gonna do???".
I'm sure that like me you have waaaaay more sheets of patterned cardstock and paper than you will ever use! Many of them are lovely enough to stand on their own as the front of a simple card, so when time is short, why not let them help you out?
With a little forward planning (keep a few pre-cut boxes aside, ready to go when you need them) there's no reason why you shouldn't have a nice gift ready to go in less than an hour! It took me only 30 minutes to assemble this box and make 10 simple cards to go inside it. I used plain white 5x5 cards and envelopes which were 50 for £4, or 8p (12 US cents) each, with a matte and panel on each cut from my ever growing mountain of cardstock. Let's be honest, the cards aren't going to win any craft prizes, but the if the papers you use are lovely, then the cards are perfectly presentable! How often have we all seen plain cards just like these in museum gift shops or artsy stores?
Here's a quick video demo of how to fold and construct the boxes. It shows the construction of the base, but the lid is assembled in exactly the same way.
|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|
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There are 3 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 them.
There are 3 versions:
- An SVG version which can be imported into the Sure Cuts a Lot or Make the Cut program and then cut out on any of the machines supported by SCAL and Make the Cut.
- 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!)
- A Printable version which can be imported into your graphics or Word program, sized to suit your needs, printed and then cut out with scissors or a craft knife.
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!