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« on: January 18, 2015 09:52:44 AM »



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... Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2015 01:56:52 PM »

that looks great
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2015 07:40:00 AM »

Bravo to you for figuring out how to do that on the Silhouette! You are light years ahead of me in that skill set.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2015 09:04:05 AM »

I can't draw with their software either so bravo!


Not sure if the resizing tool would have helped you get the right dimensions on the shape you purchased....
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2015 10:32:35 PM »

your first go with your new toy turned out great!  can't wait to see what else you'll do with it Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2015 05:08:25 PM »

Thanks!  I tried the resizing, but it was just too wonky and I couldn't get the shape to ... explode?  I'm not sure what you call it in that software!  I think I was trying to do that wrong, though, too, so there are many more hours of YouTube lessons ahead for me!
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