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Friday, December 3, 2010

Gorgeous and Easy Gift Boxes with video!




I got the idea for making these boxes from the splitcoaststampers.com site and thought it would be so much easier to make these boxes using the Cricut Design Studio software. So, using the Plantin' Schoolbook cartridge, I created some cut files for you to use to make the boxes. I have a cut file for both a 4" box and a 5" box. You can download the cut files HERE and HERE!



For those of you who don't have the Design Studio software, you can download a trial version of it by clicking HERE! Follow the steps to get it up and running as shown on the site and then, with the trial version, you can cut with the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge! That means you can use these files to make the boxes!

If all that seems daunting, click HERE to head over to splitcoaststampers and they have directions for making the boxes by tracing patterns, etc. It's very easy but it does take some time.

I used the Joys of the Season cartridge to cut tags for the boxes.

EDIT: For the 4" box: Please score the bottom box section at 2-1/4" from the left edge and turn until all sides are scored. For the 5" box, please score at 2-3/4" from the left edge and turn until all sides are scored. Continue on as the video shows. I am sorry the larger size box wasn't covered in the video and I hope this helps!


Be sure and check out Joy's and Melanie's personal blogs for more creative goodness at Obsessed with Scrapbooking and Courtney Lane Designs!

 Have a great day!
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179 comments:

Betty Fox said...

Very Cute!!!

Tracy said...

I love them! Thanks for the video!

Bobbi said...

What a cute box. Thanks for sharing the files too.

Jolanda said...

great boxes.

Craftyanny said...

fab!! They look great, thanks for sharing the files too
Anne x

Maureen Reiss said...

OMG!! These boxes are sooo cute! Thanks for the video!!

littlen said...

Adorable boxes. Thanks for the video. I use DS all the time - hardly ever do anything without it. Best investment I ever made.

floridagirl said...

these boxes are too cute - love them!! I am a new follower!!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Wow, Joy! Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing, also a reminder about the tags on the Christmas cartridge!
Susan

motherloves3 said...

The boxes are great. I am going to try them. Thanks a lot.

Kimberli said...

Those boxes are adorable - thanks for the great video!!

Nicole said...

This is a great project. Would like to see if it will work with the gypsy. Gorgeous paper.

Kath said...

Another great idea - thanks!

Denise said...

What a gorgeous way to give a gift :)

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Sooo Pretty!! I love them! TFS!

LJ said...

These boxes are so cute! Thanks for the video...always helpful. Thanks for the cut file too (just now learning how to use those).

Amy said...

Wow, these boxes are FAB! If only Cricut would come out with DS for Mac.

Meisha said...

Thanks for the ideas! Great as always!

Anonymous said...

So cute, thanks for shariing. I am going to use this for some gift cards. Janice

Linda said...

Those are great!

Kelly Massman said...

LOVE them!

shrtnsassy said...

Really cute box and thanks for providing a cut file!

Sherri

LyndaKay said...

The boxes are terrific and so are the tags!!

Rebecca Geile said...

Very nice.

Cindylu2u said...

Love the boxes, wouldn't have thought to ink the boxes, looks great. Thanks for doing the video, makes it so much easier to do!!
Thanks Again!!
Cindy

Maureen R said...

Love the two boxes and all the tags. Thanks for the files.

Eddy and Tiffany said...

Love these. Very cute!

The Hobby Collector said...

oh! you rock! thanks for sharing the .cut file!!!!

Donna said...

Adorable, thanks for the video and cut files.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

adisaac said...

Beautiful! I love the papers used.

Ticketgoddess said...

These boxes are adorable...appreciate the video. Thanks for the great idea.

Bev B

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the video and for sharing those files! rferguson07@gmail.com

IRW Dana said...

Another wonderful project. Thanks for the inspiration. papermemories4u at yahoo dot com

aud1inok said...

Wow! The boxes are so cute. The paper you picked is gorgeous.

Laurieinaz said...

Great boxes. Thanks for the cute files!

GreenScrap said...

Those boxes are stunning that aqua is my favorite color!!! Beautiful!! Love it!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Em'smom said...

Thanks for the cut files! I can't wait to try them! your boxes are lovely!
Lori

gmaJ said...

Such cute boxes! Thanks for passing the idea (and files) along!!

Manhattan Mandie said...

These boxes are awesome!!!!

Nana's Paper Things said...

Love all the boxes, thanks for the video.

Wendy said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! And thank you for the video and cut files, too!

Wendy T.

Craftyhomemade said...

Great idea, thanks.

Heather said...

Cute boxes!

The Hendrys said...

So cute. I'm going to give it a try!

4kids4 said...

So pretty! TFS!

~Sharon C.

Scrapper69 said...

WOW! Such pretty Boxes! You did a wonderful job with the video as well! Thanks for sharing the files and the great idea! :o)

debbie susee said...

I absolultely love that holly paper.

Jingle said...

These look great!

Laney said...

Cute little boxes, thanks for sharing

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Beautiful boxes!!! Thanks for the wonderful idea and cut file!!

amyao said...

Cute boxes and thanks for the Video How To.

Deanna said...

Great box. Can be used for many occasions. Thanks.

ScrappyMama said...

Beautiful boxes...thanks for sharing the videos & the cut files!

Glora said...

These boxes are BEAUTIFUL. TFS.

sleigh said...

Great boxes and luv the paper! TFS: :)

scrappymama said...

thanks Joy so nice of you to share the files!

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Pretty pretty boxes! Thanks for sharing.

coupondenise at live dot com

My Lil' Bits said...

These boxes are so cute, thanks so much for the video.

Faye Scott said...

Really great boxes, you make it look super easy. Thanks for sharing the cut file:)

Scrapbooking by Phyllis said...

LOve these boxes! Great ideas!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

These are Beautiful and will make wonderful gift boxes. TFS!!! -Sam :-)

Sandra said...

what fun!
Sandra

Chrissy's Creations said...

Love it!

ScrappinT said...

Very neat box! I love it!

Carrie T (GR) said...

Awesome box! Thanks for the cut files!

Anonymous said...

I'm new to the whole cricut world! what exactly can you do with the cut files? what do you think is the best cartridge?? I hope i win a giveaway!

Lalia said...

Super cute. Was just thinking about this type of box last night. Thanks for the cut files.

tytynniyasmom said...

Thanks for the video and cut file. These are too cute!

Crhiga said...

Very cute little boxes. TFS!!

Carol

Tabitha said...

Super cute boxes. I really love the colors on the second one. I lvoe that site as well. Always tons of great ideas. Thanks for sharing.
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

TheLastOfNine said...

The boxes are a gift in itself. Love them.
Gloria

CathyinMN said...

Your boxes are so cute! Love them!

Crafty Sue said...

Love the idea of making boxes. They are so hard to find at Xmas and these are beautiful.

Love Le said...

Super Fun! Love it! Thanks for speeding up the video on duh parts! :)

SherriC. said...

I love this box joy, great way to give a gift in....TFS!!!!
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

Georgei said...

like the tag thank for the video
and like that box
thank for showing

Libby Beach said...

Too cute Joy!! Thanks for sharing :) And thank you so much too for sharing the files with us! :)

mommapodz said...

I love the boxes. What a great way to package up holiday cookies or candies!

mommapodz said...

I love the boxes. What a great way to package up holiday cookies or candies!

ShoppingTamii said...

those are so cool!!!

Alisha said...

I LOVE Christmas! These boxes are perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!

Kim. said...

These are really cute boxes, love them. Thanks for sharing the file.
Kim xXx

Brigitte said...

There so cute!!! TFS

cfine said...

Love the simplicity of this box! The tags and paper are beautiful!

Syd said...

Pretty box! Great idea to show the how-to video.

DebJoAl said...

Beautiful gift boxes. Videos are nice, since I can't seem to follow written instructions like I used too!

MommaMcVic said...

Love the boxes! they are great!
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Missy said...

SO cute!!!

melanm8 at hotmail dot com

Sharon said...

Hi Happy Joy,joy!: Your posting is so timely - I just sat down at my craft table to make such a box. You have saved me so much time by offering these cut files. Thanks ever so much!!!!!
Sharon
aka Celticrafter

mississchic said...

Great easy box Joy. mississchic @ yahoo dotcom

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

What a cute boxes. Thanks for sharing the files.
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Cathy H. said...

Lovely boxes!! Thanks for the video!!

Robin said...

These are too cute!! TFS the video & cut files!!

Niemor said...

LOOOVE it =)

Liliana said...

Oh my goodness! What great little boxes! Thanks for sharing!

anaphil36 at aol dot com

BethAnn said...

Lovely boxes, and the video is so helpful. I don't have DS, but Santa is bringing a Gypsy this year. Will cut files work on Gypsy? BethAnn M.

Sam Barry said...

Fantastic gift boxes thank you so much for the freebie

Roenick said...

Thank you for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Cute gift boxes. Thanks for sharing with us!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Nadia's World said...

Awesome gift boxes!!

Nicole
niclax13@gmail.com

Sharon said...

I downloaded the file and tried to open it on Design Studio. I put the Plantain cartridge in my Expression. The file would not open - got message "unhandled exception occurred in your application. String was not recognized, etc". Am I doing something wrong??? really wanted to use this file tonight... Sigh!
Sharon

Ryansmaama said...

Great project. Thanks for sharing your cut files.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Super cute! I would so love to use Design Studio...but they still dont have it for the Mac:( maybe soon!

Sue Curtis said...

I love the snow flake box the most!

Sharon said...

Great box!!! :)

Anonymous said...

how clever....thanks for sharing...it's always fun 2 C what U R up 2.





Joan Smith

Tiffany said...

Nice! Thanks!!

Cynthia B. said...

These boxes are presents in themselves! Love the tags too. TFS!

jennyplace2 said...

Such a nice little box! TFS
jennyplace26@gmail.com

- - Sheryl - - said...

awesome - looks like the SU petal punch card but only larger! I am looking for the pattern as I do not have DS. TFS

Jessica said...

Thanks!!!

kristyscraps said...

Super cute! Thank you.

JANLYNN said...

So So cute. I have downloaded the cut files and put notes in my card file. TFS

Leslie Dick said...

Beautiful boxes, love this idea

littleeifwife said...

Very cute gift boxes. I wonder if I can make one big enough to fit my two daughters cricut carts in that I bought them for Christmas!!

Rose said...

We had a church member going to visit a missionary.So I made some for the missionary,we could send gifts with him but they could not be wrap. So we made these boxes for the gifts.TFS so easy I love them.

Court said...

SUPER cute boxes! :)

Vanessa said...

Great job! The boxes are so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. Kondrick said...

Ilove this box! I just bought some double sided paper which will be great with this! Thanks for your videos.

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Cute boxes!

tytynniyasmom said...

I've cut both boxes, but could only get the 5" box to fit. The tops cut the same size but the 4" bottom is much too big.

ITeachK said...

The boxes are adorable. I can think of many ways to use them.

McChesney's said...

Just came across your blog, looking for inspiration!

Jen said...

I love it!!! I just made a box for a gift and got it off of that website, but I would rather of made your box. This is just adorable. Thank you so much for sharing... I will have to try this one tomorrow. Love your videos. Thanks for the chance to win.
hugs,jen
jennyscards.blogspot.com

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

those boxes are adorable!

i just became a follower. i'm trying to learn how to use my cricut and actually have stuff that turns out well.

joni said...

Cute lil box!!! Love the video too!
Hugs,
Joni
arcocha@yahoo.com

Jamie said...

Very cute boxes. I will have to try one. Thanks for the cut files.

jrredrose21@yahoo.com

Mmarilyn said...

I can't wait to make these boxes. They are too super cute! You always have such great ideas!

Donna said...

Soo cute! Much better than store bought ones!

HappyExpressions said...

Super cute boxes! I was needing a 4 inch box so this is perfect! Thanks for the cut file!

Jan Foselli said...

Thanks for the tutorial on these cute boxes!

Pascale said...

These are great thanks for all the links. I have just ordered my cricut design studio. Hugs pascale

Holly Hudspeth said...

I really like the kraft and green tags. The box is awesome. TFS

litacris03 said...

Absolutely love the gift boxes will definatley have to try them

Kate said...

Those boxes really are gorgeous!! Thank you SO much for the instructions AND the cut files. It feels like Christmas here!!

Kris said...

These boxes are wonderful. I can't use the design studio I have a mac. I do have the Gypsy. Do you have a way to make this on the Gypsy. Thanks for sharing.

joycemc57 said...

Great boxes! Thanks for the cut files.

June said...

Love these boxes!!! I really loved the papers that you used too!!! Thanks for sharing the cut files and can't wait to make some of these!!!

AprilsL8 said...

Love your boxes!! The paper you used is great!

JenBenLola said...

Yet another thing i have to do... Make some boxes to get some gifts packaged. :) Thanks for the ideas! JenBrierley2 at gmail dot com

KathyM said...

Thanks for the easy cut file for the boxes!

Barbara said...

Such a cute box! Thanks for sharing.I'l have to look for these papers, they are adorable!

barbara614@insightbb.com

nancydianne said...

thanks for the boxes! I can use them. Nancy

Cathie w said...

love it


scraphappycat@gmial.com

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What great little gift boxes these are and so easy to make. TFS

Anonymous said...

I love these gift boxes and they seem so easy to make. Thanks for sharing.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

Kris in Alaska said...

Awesome... and I have PS cart too!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

cdaily28 said...

Love these boxes!!!!

Libby said...

Such cute ideas! I am so glad I found this blog.

mekei said...

i love to learn how to do neat projects like this. thanks

Pat said...

Thanks for the video.
I can't wait to make the boxes!


pmcc 6051 @ yahoo dot com

craftaholic said...

Thanks for sharing the cut file and Very cute Project!!! I love making Boxes!!
ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
Rexann

linda said...

I just love making these boxes. so easy and cute. invented just for me...lol

thanks for sharing
Linda S

Adeline E. Brill said...

So quick and easy - I can make several boxes in no time!

nikkicreates said...

so darn cute!!!!

nikkicreates at gmail dot com
nikkicreates at blogspot dot com

Charo said...

Cute box!

StefanieH said...

great boxes, the holly paper reminds me of when i was little we had wrapping paper that looked just like that.

Anonymous said...

Christmas is such a fine time of the year.

mary stuart said...

Oh, Joy, love those boxes! quite lovely!

Megan H. said...

You are so talented. Thanks for sharing.
Megan H.
mhcards at embarqmail dot com

Ann said...

I make one a little different than this one, but this is really cute and look simplier than mine. Will give it a try!! TFS
Mstgane
Ann

xxsquigglesxx said...

These are so cute. I love when you post videos!

Scrappin Melissa said...

very cute! I think my daugher would love to make these.

Janelle said...

I am a sucker for practical paper crafted items. Thanks for the video and files explaining how to do this.

Sonia said...

These are so nice, I love making boxes! Thanx for sharing!

Rosie said...

Real Cute boxes and thanks for the video explaining how to make the boxes.

sucor said...

These are adorable little boxes! Thanks for the video and files too.

Susie@A Slice of My Life said...

Wow, these are adorable! I'm just learning what I can do with my new toy...er...tool, and I love your ideas. Thanks for sharing them!

beckirae73 said...

I just love all of the projects that are offered. I have had my cricut for over a year and don't really use it because I haven't taken the time to figure it out. I am so glad that I have found this website so I can learn projects and use my cricut.

Anonymous said...

I love the gift box. Cut files are a great help!! Lid didn't fit over the 4" box-it fit inside. What did I do wrong?

canana3

Betsy said...

That is so cute! I'll have to make one right now!

Betsy
agp@vom.com

roserose said...

this is so beautiful can you please tell me what size paper you started with. thanks

Theresa said...

Thanks for the video and sharing the wonderful boxes. This is exactly what I need to wrap the gifts that I plan to give my 17 team members.

Kristin said...

Thank you for sharing the cut file! I just downloaded it and can't wait to make these boxes!

Krisitn

Diana Waite said...

how creatively fun are these boxes?! Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Love these boxes. Thanks for sharing the cut file.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com

alwayscharlie said...

These boxes are wonderful! Thanksso much for sharing....

Christine said...

I love your little box and would appreciate you sharing the cut file please. I have tried the link but both are invalid.

Many thanks
Christine
johayatinboxdotcom

Karen said...

Yes, I too tried to download but with no luck. Can you please send me the files? I'd love to try them out.

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