Wednesday, January 09, 2013


Samantha Walker January Creative Team Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from Diana's blog!...

If this is your first stop, be sure to head over to Samantha Walker's blog to start at the beginning!


This month one lucky winner will receive the fabulous


AND be sure to look extra closely at Step #4 to learn how you can get this FREE SVG and Silhouette Studio file:

To enter, just leave a comment on Samantha's blog during January 9th through January 13th. The winner will be announced on Samantha's Facebook page on Monday, January 14th. 

For additional entries:
1. Receive an additional entry for commenting on each of the other blogs in the blog hop.

2. Go here and follow Samantha Walker's blog 

3. Follow her on Facebook

4. Sign up for an e-mail subscription to Samantha's blog and you will automatically receive a link to a free SVG cutting file that you can download and use on your personal electronic cutter. If you are already a subscriber, just enter in your information in the secure form on Samantha's blog!  The free files will be e-mailed early next week!

To receive the additional entries and get the free files, mention in your comment on Samantha's blog that you have done so! 

WOW, that is 17 chances to win!

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For this month's Blog Hop the new Creative Team is working with a Winter theme and you are going to love the projects!

and Samantha's Ooh La La French Frills.  I just love all the detail in this cut and as always, the box just goes together so well!  

I created an offset cut from the center design for the card. 
Here is a quick tutorial:
1.  Click on the Big Tent Snow Lace Box Silhouette file and then right-click and select "ungroup".

2.  Highlight one of the inner areas and then right-click and choose "Copy".

3.  Right-click on the page and then choose "Paste".

4.  Your page should look like this now.

5.  Draw a box around the original cut file to select all the pieces then right-click and choose "Group".

6.  Highlight the image you pasted then click on the Offset icon at the top of the screen.  Change the offset distance to 0.200 then click Apply.

7.  Select the offset image and then copy and paste the image.  Move it to the right side of the page a shown.

Now you are ready to cut the file.  I placed a 4x4 piece of patterned paper from the Paris Girl collection in the bottom left corner of my mat for the detailed cut and left all my other paper in a silver-toned cardstock.

To assemble the box:
 1.  Fold on all of the score marks.  The top angle folds will fold up as shown.
 2.  Place the tab piece into the corresponding slot on the side.
 3.  For the bottom, push down one side with the slot.
 4.  Then push down the other slotted side.
 5.  Press the tab bottom piece into the slot as shown.
 6.  Finish the bottom by placing the last tabbed piece into the slotted area.
 7.  For my box, I am adhering the top folds with a 1/4" strip of adhesive tape.
      With these boxes, you can also leave these pieces open if you wish.
 8.  Remove the adhesive back from the tape and then press the other angle 
      pieces together to adhere.
 9.  Stuff your box with your goodies (or even a battery operated tealight!).
10. Shut the box and embellish as desired!


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32 comments:

Aimee said...

Jamie I almost made the same box! I love the photo in the snow

Sara Zenger said...

Those are beautiful Jamie!

Diana Fisher said...

So pretty!!! :)

Maya Oren-Dahan said...

That is so pretty! Love how you used the offset feature to make the doily for the card!

Suzanna Lee said...

Beautiful!! Your recipient is going to LOVE them. Thanks for the tutorial.

Carolyn King said...

Gorgeous set, Jamie! Love how you repeated the image on the card!

Claudia said...

What a lovely gift set. I would love to receive something like this. ;)

Linda Kaiser said...

Beautiful! Love the set!!

Tanya said...

Really Beautiful!

Guiseppa said...

Jamie...these are wonderful! Perfect wintery feel to them...amazing!

Samantha Walker said...

Wonderful step by step tutorial! This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing how you can do more than one thing with a cutting file, by picking it apart.

Barbara said...

Love this Will try to make it.

Chrissy (thescrapgirl) said...

Looks fantastic!

Donna said...

Love the intricate design. Such a fun project!

Marilyn said...

These are so pretty, Jamie.

Deanna said...

This is beautiful. Love, love, love it.

Marla said...

What an elegant project. Love this box!! TFS

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the lacy look.

Tracy said...

Wow, Jamie! How elegant and beautiful!

TYJ419 said...

Beautiful!

Jeanne Ann said...

Awesome! Thanks for the step by step

LostnThought said...

Great job and awesome tut!

Christina said...

I love this box and card and want the pattern! Great Job!

Christina Woodbury
hermonscrappin@aol.com

scrapn said...

LOVE the file!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness, these are absolutely stunning and so intricate. I'm sure it took a while for you to complete it all. I just love it so so much. Thank you for sharing.

JPScraps said...

Gorgeous set! I love the cut out box.

Lucy Newton said...

Is an adorable set!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Anna said...

WOW !! I love it !! Thanks for sharing all the instructions !

Anna N.
ann2236@juno.com

Lisa said...

These are absolutely stunning!! What gorgeous projects!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts
indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your projects are gorgeous!
bbiswabic@new.rr.com

lauriewe said...

Love your step by step photos for your project!

Kelly Baxter said...

Elegant, classy, simply gorgeous!

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