Customize Pen Boxes using Cricut or Silhouette

Customize Pen Boxes using Cricut or Silhouette

I recently designed two pen box SVG files, the Glitter Pen Box Single SVG File to hold one pen and the Glitter Pen Box Double SVG File to hold two pens. They were sized and designed specifically for the personalized epoxy glitter pens using Paper Mate InkJoy gel pens.

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.

Are you ready to make one now?

Give it a try….it was super easy!

Complete File (All SVG files in a single file)

Complete File (All SVG files in a single file)

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.

This following video (Updated in July 2021) shows you how to use the complete file.  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. Reference Cricut Design Space IOS How to Use SVG files on an iPad or iPhone.

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!

Mini Bottle Exploding Boxes by DT Janet

Mini Bottle Exploding Boxes by DT Janet

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.

Mini Bottle Exploding Boxes by DT Janet

Mini Bottle Exploding Boxes by DT Janet

Janet Packer, DT Member Simply Crafty SVGS
Janet’s Crafting Quine Blog:
https://craftingquine.blogspot.co.uk
Janet’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/craftingquine
Janet’s Crafting Quine Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CraftingQuine/JanetPacker
Janet’s Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/CraftingQuine/

Handy Storage Solution with the Curvy Drawer Organizer

Handy Storage Solution with the Curvy Drawer Organizer

Check out this storage that DT Janet created with the Curvy 3-Drawer Organizer.  She made it to store a few desktop items and as you can see, it fits nicely in front/under her computer.  More details on the paper she used and beads used for feet can be found on her blog post at https://craftingquine.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/handy-storage-solution-with-curvy.html.

Janet, DT Member Simply Crafty SVGS
Blog: https://craftingquine.blogspot.co.uk
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/craftingquine

Santa Express Box Card by DT Janet Packer

Santa Express Box Card by DT Janet Packer

Looks at this fantastic Santa Express card fabulously designed by DT Janet using our Train Box Card.   She added a fun eclipse lettering technique that you can read all about on her blog at https://craftingquine.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/santa-express-box-card-with-eclipse.html.  She is so informative on fun and unique Silhouette Cameo techniques.

She used the print and cut feature for some panel
Santa Express Box Card by DT Janet

This is a sneak peak of how the eclipse letter was completed. See her blog for more details.

Card lays flat to fit into an envelope to easily mail.
Santa Express Box Card by DT Janet

Santa Express Box Card by DT Janet

Janet, DT Member Simply Crafty SVGS
Blog: https://craftingquine.blogspot.co.uk
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/craftingquine

Cake and Pie Boxes by DT Mike Fernholz

Cake and Pie Boxes by DT Mike Fernholz

DT Mike made the a Birthday Cake and Cherry Pie box using the Cake Slice Box SVG File.  They are so fun and it was his birthday this week!  So, it was appropriate!  Check out the details on his blog of how he created these masterpieces at http://dezinesbyem.blogspot.com/2017/10/simply-crafty-svgs-design-team-post.html.

Cake Slice Box SVG file by DT Mike

Pie Box SVG file by DT Mike

Mike Fernholz from DeZinesbyEM, DT Member Simply Crafty SVGs
DeZinesbyEM Blog: http://dezinesbyem.blogspot.com/
DeZinesbyEM YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/unclemike92508
DezinesbyEM Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dezinesbyem