Just a quick set of cutting files to download for your Brother Scan N Cut machines today.
It builds on last week’s matchbox file but this time is a long thin box that you can give chocolate bars in. If you don’t eat them before you’ve finished making the box – like I did :)
There are two versions of the box. Version 1 – Has a base, a lid and a wrap. Version 2 – is essentially the same as version 1 however the box lid has “finger holes” to help you remove the lid. Here are some images of the basic assembled box.
The assembly is essentially the same as last week’s matchbox box cutting file so I won’t go through that again.
For those of you with the Brother Scan N Cut, here are the download links.
- Chocolate Box Base
- Chocolate Box Lid – Version 1 (without finger holes)
- Chocolate Box Lid – Version 2 (with finger holes)
- Chocolate Box Wrap
Remember, the files are already in the FCM file format, you just right click (if using Windows) on the link above and choose “Save Target As” or “Save File As” and save direct to your USB and then take to your machine. Tip: It might be worth creating a folder into which to place all of these components on your USB, then you know that they all together.
By the way, I have designed the lid as a separate cutting file as it needs to be slightly bigger than the base in order that they fit together once assembled. I have used American Crafts 80lb (approx 218gsm) cardstock to make this so if you go thicker/heavier, you will probably need to make the base a bit smaller so that it fits into the lid and wrap. If you go lighter (160, 180 or 200gsm) then you should be fine with things as they are.
Here is a pic showing some testers in different cardstocks.
As it’s just a quickie this week there are no decorated examples but I’ll be showing some ideas for decoration in this coming Monday’s Monday Mash Up post.
Now, a small confession, I was going to show you a pic of what the box looked like with a chocolate bar in, but I appear to have eaten it all, so, erm, I’ll try and remember to do that on Monday :)
I have worked out all of the measurements and designed this one from scratch so again, please feel free to give away and sell any finished projects that you make. If you would like to share the file however, please just direct people back to this blog post.
Ok, that’s it for this one. Thanks for checking in – I’ll see you next time.