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Friday, February 20, 2009

Tutorial: Making a Bag/Box

I was asked about how to make bags and boxes in DS similar to the fun Treat Bags that were created during the SWAP that Gail hosted several months ago.

Here is a quick tutorial on the basic engineering for a box or bag using squares from George. Basically, once you understand the engineering behind making a bag/box you can then swap out the front and back panels, adjust the bottom and side panels and scorelines as needed and you can make any shaped box you wish.

DS: Making Bags & Boxes from Jen C on Vimeo.



I hope this helps!! Holler if you have any questions!

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I was reminded that not everyone knows about my trick on how your bug can do the scoring for you. It's found here at the end of the birdhouse post.

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for this tutorial. I have probably a silly question but here goes.
    What does making the score lines on a seperate page do? I mean the Cricut won't mark (cut) these in any way will it? Sorry I'm just a little confused.
    Thanks,
    Lori

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  2. You are just so nice to always teach us the how to of DS thanks so much
    hugs
    Norine

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  3. THANKS JEN FOR SHARING YOUR DESIGNING. NEAT TUTORIAL. I NEED TO DO A LOT OF PRACTICING. THIS REALLY HELPS.
    THANK YOU,
    BOBBI

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  4. Hi Jen,
    Thanks for taking the time to post your tutorial. I find it easier to design in DS than Inkscape - may the force be with you!!

    Carmen

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  5. Thanks for the tutorial. I hope I can make some new things to share!

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  6. Thanks,another helpful tutorial.

    I'd like to see you do some for Inkscape and SCAL, puhleeeze!

    :0)
    PJ (Jessie Adams)

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  7. This is great, can't wait to give it a try.

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  8. Great video, Jen! I have a question about the embossing blade. You wrote that cricut has an embossing blade, but where can you get this blade??? I have only seen the regular and deep cut blades. Now I am off to play with boxes in DS! Thanks for making it seem so simple to design a box!
    Mary101, Cricut MB

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  9. Thank you so much for the tutorial. However, you shouldn't be sharing all your secrets. lol

    You're such an angel for sharing your time and talent with everyone.

    donna gravel-crary

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  10. Love your great ideas...thanks for sharing.
    Deb

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  11. Thank you for the tutorial. You have inspired me to potentially give this a try on my own--we'll see.

    Someone else asked, and I am curious also to know what purpose the score line page serves. Do you use it to "see" where the score lines are or do you actually use that page somehow? I have never really needed the score lines as I am pretty good at figuring them out on mine, but I have been curious as to why some files have score line pages.

    Again, thank you for all you do and share with us.

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  12. Hi Jen,

    Thanks for the tutorial. I have one question though: I have been trying to design a "trial" box on DS, but even though I have the weld box ticked for everything, when I overlap the edges of the box sides (to weld the box together so it only cuts round the outside), the preview button still shows that it will cut along every line, so I would be left with lots of pieces. I can't try it on my Cricut at the moment, because it's poorly and a replacement is being arranged, but I'm stumped.

    I've tried welding other shapes together, to make sure I'm doing it right, and they weld together fine. It's only when I have four or six shapes together to make a bag or a box that it doesn't seem to weld.

    Any ideas? Is there something fundamental I'm not doing?

    Sorry this is such a long comment - I hope you can help..

    Thanks again

    Becki
    xx

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  13. thanks for the tutorial, I haven't attempted any boxes on my own, but will now try one!

    rosina

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  14. Hey Jen, How come you removed the box tutorial? Is there somewhere else I can see it? I remember trying to do it when I first began and couldn't get it. I'm hoping that now I will be able to!
    thanks again,
    risa
    rgwex@sympatico.ca

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