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 for ease of importing one single file versus several. The single SVG files are still included for those that may find it more beneficial to use, such as Scan n Cut users. In 2021, we updated another 100+ files to include the complete file due to Cricut Design Space issues, but not all the files contain the complete file. Click the following to learn about the sizing issue and how to determine if a file you own is affected. Updated Files for Cricut Design Space Users (To fix sizing issues)
Once you unzip the file, look for the Complete File folder within SVG Files folder with 2 versions of the complete file, one with dashed scorelines and one with solid scorelines (for machines that are capable of using solid scorelines). We will continue to update older SVG designs with the complete file, as time permits. We will focus on the more complex designs first.
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.
This following video is a bit outdated, as it reflects an issue from 2019 which was shrinking files to 11.5″, but it shows you how to use the complete file. This video will be updated soon, as we are waiting for Cricut Design Space changes to stabilize. Those using the iPad/iPhone app may have the files come in smaller, but can resize still within the app to the correct width shown in the PDF file.
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 3, 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 and eCAL using the standard import process. The individual SVG files will still be available for software that requires the smaller individual SVG files, like Scan n Cut 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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