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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Silhouette Tutorials: Handle Box, Round Top Box, Scalloped top Box

Today I'm going to show you how to assemble a grouping of great boxes for small gifts, and treats.
These boxes can all be cut on either the Silhouette Cameo or the Silhouette Portrait.

Please note that these boxes may not be immediately available in the Silhouette store. They have been uploaded to the queue, and will be made available as soon as they go through the approval process. (this usually takes a day or two.)

The first box, a round handled take out style box, is pretty simple. It's glueless if you decide not to add the contrasting panels.
 First cut the design from double sided coordinating card stock. I used textured card stock from my Paris Girl collection for Carta Bella.

 Glue the panels on as shown above. Use a paper friendly glue that won't wrinkle the paper like Tombow mono adhesive.

Crease the box folding the corners inward.
Bring the box together.
Grab the handles together, then insert them into the side slots. That will hold the box together without glue.

The next box is also quite simple. There are optional contrast panels to add to the box. I used double sided card stock from my Rough and Tumble Collection for Carta Bella Paper.

First crease the box, folding all panels inward. Then start connecting the bottom of the box by inserting the triangular tabs underneath the "u" shaped bottom panel.

Tuck the triangular tab under the "u" panel.
Tuck the next triangular tab under the "u" panel.

Take the last bottom panel and tuck the tab into the slot that has been created on the bottom.

Glue the side tab to close the sides of the box.
Curve the two straight panels at the top.

Interlock the half moon tabs at the top of the scalloped panels to close the box.

The next box I'm going to show you how to make is a round top box with a scalloped feature at the top. I used double sided solid card stock from Carta Bella, and zig zag double sided card stock from my Cool Summer collection for Carta Bella.
 First glue the optional panels on the box.
 Then glue the decorative scalloped panels over the other panels. Crease the edges to make sure the glue seals all the way around.
 Fold all the sides and panels inward, except for the top scalloped tabs, fold those outward.
 Fold the bottom of the box the same way as the steps above.

 Glue the side tab to close the sides of the box. (sorry...forgot to photograph that step.)
 Run a ribbon through the slots in the scalloped tabs at the top of the box.
 Tie a bow, and trim.

Hope you can find many uses for these easy to make boxes.
Happy Crafting!

Samantha Walker


  1. wow - how pretty!
    Sandra ltb

  2. I just made the leafy box with the rounded nice! I was thinking how great it would be to have a similar box style but shorter with an autumn motif to put tea lights in and use as party favors for holiday dinners.

  3. Anonymous8:00 PM MST

    Could these be made with 8.5 by 11 paper?

  4. Hi Erica! Yes, you can make these with letter sized paper, but you may need to scale them down some.

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