After purchasing the file, download, unzip and upload the SVG files to your cutting software like Cricut Design Space or Silhouette Studio Designer Edition. Help is readily available on our SVG Cutting Help Page.
After Unzipping the file, the files you need are located within SVG Files folder under the String Version folder.
Upload/Import the SVG Files to your Cricut Design Space, Silhouette Studio Designer Edition or other cutting machine software.
I recommend uploading/importing the complete file version, found under the Complete Files folder. The xmas_bulb_string_complete.svg has perforated/dashed scorelines that cut. If you want to use a score tool or score wheel, you would use the solidlines version. It is just harder to fold. For Silhouette users, I recommend the xmas_bulb_string_complete.svg.
If you are using Cricut Design Space, make sure you prep the scorelines. If using the perforated scorelines, attach the scorelines. If using the solidline versions, change the lines to score and attach the scorelines. Reference Cricut Help if you are unsure how to do this.
Cutout all the pieces for the string. I made 5 different color lights and a 4 foot length of cording.
Watch our Christmas Light Bulb Box Assembly tutorial on assembling the box. Make sure you are using the box that has holes and not the box without holes. The video shows how to assemble the box version. They are identical except for the holes in the top of box and sides/top of socket. These are the finished bulbs before stringing.
The instructions to string the lights starts about 27 minutes into the video. The video only explains how to string one light, but then you can add more to create the string. String as many as you want. Just make sure you have enough string/cord to hold them all!
It’s not hard to find the perfect gifting solutions for Father’s Day (or any day, for that matter) with files from Simply Crafty SVGs. Jan has selected 3 files and added some additional details to make each one a little unique. The Tool Caddy, Tie Gift Box and the Dad Easel Card all work well with each other when you use a fun digital paper collection such as, Gentlemen Folk, from NitWit Collections. Let’s take a little closer look at how you can add that special touch.
Tool Caddy – add a coupon book using some print and cut images and add your coupon details on the back. Fill the caddy with a favorite treat and add a fun word strip to the front details of the caddy.
Tie Gift Box
The Tie Gift Box is the perfect size for a tie or some dress socks. Add a belly band, word strip AND a tie clip to finish it off.
Dad Easel Card
And the Dad Easel card is a fun and easy to cut file. Jan added an extra layer of lettering with no changes to sizes, just off-setting them slightly for that layered look. Add another word strip from the graphic file and you’ve got the perfect card for that someone special on Father’s Day.
It’s that season of the year. Graduation time! And what would be more fun than creating an explosion box with a little bit of an upgrade for your favorite grads! Jan used the Graduation Explosion Box SVG and added a few additions to it. Take a peek:
The upgrades? She changed the mortar board top into a shaker box, filled with all sorts of sprinkles and die cuts.
Jan then created an extra layer of flaps for some additional options (adding pictures and sentiments (not all shown) and then using the Gift Card holder that comes with the file, she used stamps and transparent inserts as a “pop-up” for the central focal point once the box lid is lifted off. Jan will have more info about the “upgrades” on her blog.
Play with school colors, add images from the year and a few other details that will make this a one-of-a-kind gift never to be forgotten for your special grad this year.
Need some other options if an explosion box upgrade isn’t your first pick? Check out these ideas:
Lots of options and different ways you make them perfect for this year’s gift to your favorite grad! You’ll find these and more here. Be sure to post your Simply Crafty SVG makes and share them with us on our Facebook Creator’s page. You’ll find it here. If you’re posting to other social media, be sure to tag us! #simplycraftysvgs!
Spring has brought out the need to have a few extra gifts on hand and something to hold them in. How about this Antique Stationery Box for a beautiful vintage gift giving option this Spring? There are lots of boxes to choose from in the shop – and choosing just a couple of boxes from the list (319+ choices) make the challenge even more daunting at times. However, the FlipTop Box was a perfect choice for this project by Jan! The paper is from an old stack (Haberdashery by Paper Studio). It adds to the finished vintage look for this stationery box. You’ll need three 12 x 12 sheets with the same design (patterned on one side and plain on the other), to construct this box.
Let’s peek at the finished box
cut oUT THE svg fiLE, assemble & fILL WITH gIFTS
Cut the box using the wrong side of the paper (the plain side) as the outside of the box. Cut the panels. Assembly is a breeze even for beginners. As always, there’s a great assembly video available here.
Fill the inside with a stack of notecards decorating using a vintage floral image, wrapped in ribbon and tied with a bow. Don’t forget to include a special pen to go with those notecards! Jan chose to use one of the vintage fountain pens used by her father and packaged it in the Glitter Pen box, cut in a cream colored cardstock. Perfect additions to the Antique Stationery box using the fliptop box file.
Once your box is filled with those special treasures, use some satin or organza ribbon, tie in a bow and add a small tag if desired to finish off this beautiful vintage looking box.
aRE you LOOKING FOR MORE BOXES?
As noted above, there are more than 321 box choices available in the store at Simply Crafty SVGs. The selection varies from standard rounds and squares to stylized boxes in nearly every shape and size possible! Explosion boxes, Canisters, Steampunk, Birthday, Camping, and Treat boxes are just a few of the many themed boxes available. And we can’t leave out the holidays either! Have fun choosing! You’ll want to plan on spending a little bit of time browsing and adding a few to your collection of files. Check them out here.
What kind of box is your favorite?
We’d love to see your interpretation of one or more of your favorite boxes. Be sure to share your makes with us on the Simply Crafty SVGs Creator Group on Facebook. We’ll be watching for them!
Once cut, the Easter Egg box is a very quick to assemble. The box panels are cut from the same color as the box base, the added details include foiled leaves (from FunLurn.com) and the flowers on the upper panels are made using some ink and a cotton swab. The two colors of the ink, create a soft, subtle look and the finished pattern almost looks like purchased printed paper. Bonus: It only takes a few minutes to add those flowers to the panels.
For the bottom panels, Jan used a basket weave embossing folder… and swipe the raised areas with the darker of the two inks used for the flowers on the upper panels. Lightly ink the edges of the panels before adding them to the egg base. Choose any pattern to decorate the panels…. That’s half the fun!
For the inserts on the inside of the egg, the grass, eggs, chick and bunny were resized to fit inside the egg. Measure the egg bottom opening from side to side to determine fit. Elements and placement will determine the size and height. Adhere them as desired on strips of cardstock and attach the strip to the inside of the egg box bottom with glue or strong tape.
There are so many different ways you can decorate the Easter Egg Box, inside and out!
If desired, add some “grass” and a few jellybeans or chocolate in the back of the egg bottom. Add the top and your Easter Egg box is ready for gifting! Additional details for this project can be found on Jan’s blog. Besides the Easter Egg Box, there are several other products you might be interested in.
For a full list of Easter themed products, click here. And for additional ideas from other crafters, check out the blog!