Although you can use solid cardstock to cut and assemble, you can easily customize theses glitter pen boxes with the print and cut capabilities available with both Cricut Design Space and Silhouette Studio Designer Edition. The photos below show you how much more fun the customized boxes are! I had so much fun personalizing my little pen boxes, I made a few tutorials to show you how!
This first video shows you how to use Cricut Design Space and digital paper to customize a pen box. I even show you how to add an image or logo, using the print and cut within Cricut Design Space. You just need a printer and a Cricut die cutting machines like the Cricut Air and Cricut Maker.
Since many also use Silhouette Cameo die cutters, I also made this video to show you how to use Silhouette Studio Designer Edition or above to customize the pen box. As with the Cricut, you need a printer to print and cut using the Silhouette Cameo die cutting machines. I illustrate on Cameo 3, but same steps will work with Cameo 4.
Here are all the boxes I designed using techniques on both Cricut and Silhouette. I used Silhouette to cut out the 2-pen box, as Silhouette Studio allows for larger printing size than Cricut, as of this post. Aren’t they fun? My favorite is the rainbow one.
Designs created after May 2019 automatically include a complete SVG file within our SVG files folder with each SVG design you purchase. This complete file contains all the individual SVG files so you can easily upload or import one single file versus several. The single SVG files are still included for those that may still need them, such as ScanNCut users. Once you unzip the file, look for the Complete File folder within SVG Files folder. Within the folder, there are 2 versions of the complete file, one with dashed scorelines and one with solid scorelines (for machines that are capable of using solid scorelines).
In 2021, we started updating older SVG files to include the complete file, mainly due to Cricut Design Space sizing issues. Due to this issue, many older files have been updated and updated files may be available to download from Your Account. See Updated Files for Cricut Design Space Users for more information and the most current list of updated files with Complete files.
Using the Complete file in Cricut Design Space
For Cricut Design Space users, this means there will be a few steps needed to use the file properly. After uploading the complete file into Design Space, you have to ungroup the file to attach the scorelines. To help you, we created this brief tutorial on showing how to use the complete file.
Using the Complete File in Silhouette Studio Designer Edition and above
For Silhouette Studio Designer Edition and above users, you really only have to drag and drop a complete file into a project. Most times, all you have to do is ungroup the file, combine the cut files by color as desired and cut them out. We even have a tutorial on how to use the solid scoreline file versions with your Cameo , if you have never done so. Click here to view the tutorial on using solid scorelines with your Cameo. Most users still use the dashed scoreline version. Here is a quick video on using the complete file.
Other Die Cutting Software
The complete files can also be easily imported into Sure Cuts a Lot using the standard import process. The individual SVG files will still be available for software that requires the smaller individual SVG files, like Brother ScanNCut and perhaps other die cutting software. If you ever need additional assistance, contact us and we will do our best to help!
Although the Exploding Wine Bottle Box is meant to be used with a standard wine bottle size, Janet created some mini bottle boxes by resizing them in Silhouette Studio. She even added an extra splash of bling with the bottle, making these some great gifts! Read more on her blog by clicking here.
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