Okay, so making a box is not the most outstanding thing in the world, I've made a lot of origami boxes and cut up plenty of others to re-purpose them, but this is my first designed and cut with my new Silhouette! I got it in Christmas and it was just in time to make tags and boxes for the 12 Days of Birth-mas for my hubby (long story about Christmas presents that shipped late). Anyway, one of the things I got him was a set of "Three Packs of Cards", but they didn't have individual boxes.
I fired up the Cameo and downloaded a "card box" from the store...
*insert sad trombone noise*
Not even close to the right size/shape. It did come in handy later for "Nine Rolls of Smarties" (the American version, not the chocolate UK/Canada type), so it wasn't a complete loss, but it wasn't helping me with my cards!
So I drew up one. And learned a LOT... mostly about how hard it is to draw in the program... though maybe it was because I kept trying to use AutoCAD commands... Anyway, a lot fo YouTube videos later, and I had this:
Now, those boxes were just cut out of some scrap paper in a hurry (drawing that up took waaaaaaay longer than I'd like to admit, and it would have been tons faster to trace and hand-cut three boxes, but... it was an accomplishment!) but now I have the pattern and can make playing card/ATC card boxes at will! Wheeeeee!
Here is a picture of some of the other stuff I did for the Twelve Days of Birth-Mas, including the tags I cut with the Cameo (love cutting text, so much easier than the Cricut!) and some other boxes (some made by hand, others cut with my new toy!):
(that tile is my ridiculous kitchen counter, not the floor, just so you know...)
This also fulfills a Winter Nerd Games
prompt, since I finally did something I've always wanted to try! You should check out the Nerd Games if you're not playing, it's just fun inspiration...