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Monday, July 15, 2013

Silhouette tutorial "Expandable box" for Portrait and Cameo users

Here's a fun box that is the perfect size for little gifts. This makes a great presentation for any occasion.

I have two versions of the expandable box, each with a few different styles. One is a square box and is formatted for Cameo users--though Portrait owners can size it down and get a slightly smaller version of the box. The second version of the box is rectangular and is formatted with Silhouette Portrait users in mind--though it can be sized up and be used by Cameo owners. The instructions here apply to all of the expanding boxes. Look for new styles on this expanding box in my Silhouette store.

Just click on the images below to be taken to the cut file:

 Cut the file out. I recommend double sided cardstock with contrasting colors. 
 Fold all dotted lines toward the center except for the long 1/4 inch tabs which will fold outward.
 Glue on the contrasting sides (this is optional of course.)
 Fold the box so that the curved tabs fold under the sides. 
Glue the 1/4 inch tab down in the the box to hold.
 Note that the box will now act as if it is hinged and can expand, and contract. (cool, huh!)
Now close the box using by inserting  half moon tab into the slot. 
Optional: Tie a ribbon around the box for decoration.

Happy Crafting!

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  1. Such a great idea, love them all!

  2. Hola, hermosa. DOnde se encuentran los archivos de corte?. Gracias

  3. Would this be big enough for Scentsy bar(s)?


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