Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Self Closing Treat Box

Once again, I have to say I love my Cricut Explore! A friend sent me a photo of the cutest little box {and you know I have a thing for boxes} and asked me if I could make it. She called it a Self Closing Box and said someone told her it was from Stampin Up but she couldn't find it. So off to Google I went and I found that indeed there were some videos on how to make the box by cutting and scoring by hand. I watched one of the videos made by Linda Parker and then went to work in Design Space. The little box is adorable but what makes it so clever is the way it opens!


You just grab it on each side and squeeze it! And it pops open and when you release it, it closes. All by itself!



The box in the video was huge. You could easily fit gift cards and such in it. But I thought it would be cuter as a smaller treat box. No problem. Once the design was complete and all the score lines and cut lines attached to the base image, I could easily re-size it! This box is just over 2 inches wide.

I used all free shapes in Design Space to make the box. The flower and leaves are from the Flower Shoppe cart. The rolled flower is so easy to make and I clipped the left image since there were five leaves and I only wanted a couple.


If you would like to have the Design Space file, just become a follower of my blog and
leave a comment with your email address and I'll send it out! And if you make any of these little boxes. . .or even big boxes because you can size it to fit your needs, I'd love to see photos!

57 comments:

  1. Love this box - janislu@msn.com follower for many moons. Send friends to your blog all the time.

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  2. OK. I thought I commented already.

    I LOVE your little box, and would love the file!

    joyfullycrafting@hotmail.com

    I do so enjoy my Explore, but have been cranking out paper dolls today with my trusty old Expression.

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  3. Love this tiny one! I've made the one from Linda Parker's video & they are really cool. Thanks for offering this one!

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  4. Would love to receive this file....... Please send to foxybox@bridgeband.com.

    Thank you in advance for all your hard work.

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  5. OO I would love it tooo Pretty Please I get your emails so I know when U post that's How I knew you did this :O) goatchick@gmail.com LOVE IT!!!

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  6. OOO BUt I did not post the address that I am subscribed to you I used my other email..Where i do my cutting..:)

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  7. Love it! gabi.whit@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  8. This is so cute. May have to make for my fall retreat.

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    1. Hi Carole! What email address do you want me to send the file to? :)

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  9. Love the box :) I have become a new follower and would love the file! My e-mail is:
    georgiaehr369@yahoo.com
    Thank you so much!
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  10. OOps! Forgot my email address: kraftychic@stx.rr.com

    Tks!

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  11. Love this box..Please send file to scrappymom22@hotmail.com Thank you so much.

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  12. Hmmm...thought I had already commented...where did it go? Well, anywhoo...I am loving this little box. It would be so fabulous for little surprise treats for my granddaughter. Thanks so much for the file.
    tanya.thompson53@gmail.com

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  13. Really cute box, thanks for sharing Paulette :)
    Adele123uk@aol.com

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  14. Oh how cute Paulette! Thank you. <3

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  15. I've subscriber prior to the posting of this cute box. sakortan@gmail.com I'd love the file, too. thanks

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  16. I would greatly appreciate this file as I have 15 grandchildren & love to send them treats.
    Thank you!

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  17. Love how your box came out. I would love the file, thanks for sharing. wandymocol@yahoo.com

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  18. i love boxes too, and bags, this cute and can be used for lots of things..i'd like the file... max_hayes@verizon.net

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  19. Love this box!
    lisamjones715@gmail.com

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  20. Soooo cute....
    modie.rodriguez@gmail.com

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  21. Love it!! julynelm@gmail.com

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  22. Great box! Please share file.
    ewillcan74@yahoo.com. Thank you.

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  23. Very interesting, please share the file with me. Thanks
    lahudson@satx.rr.com

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  24. Cute box idea! Thanks for sharing the file with us. mflayer at comcast dot net
    (I am already a follower of your blog)

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  25. Paulette, you are so talented. I love the little box and would love to have the file. I'm already a follower.

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  26. Would love to get this box file! Thanks for making it available to us.
    firstbebo@yahoo.com

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  27. I love this box. I like trying to create my own files, this is a way for me to learn design space. Do you have any tips on how to easily angle and position the slanted score lines? Since the position it gives you for the line is the midpoint, it is not easy to place. I pulled out my old sin/cos tables and roughly figured the angle I needed. There must be an easier way. Would love some tips. Thanks

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    1. Angle lines are always the hardest! I do have some tips that I will be glad to show you at Mania since it's easier to show than to write out directions. Just remind me!

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  28. Would love this file, thanks
    ckstamp@ live dot com

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  29. Would love to have the fild
    catlady709@comcast.net

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  30. I'm already a follower and yes, I would LOVE to have this file! momtojeb@gmail dot com
    Thank you, this is adorable!

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  31. I'm already a follower. Would love to have this file.
    lazyacre@canby.com

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  32. Bevcollins@live.com.au
    Many thanks

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  33. dkdifani@gmail.com
    Thank you!

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  34. Love it. Please send!
    jhaun519@att.net

    Thank you!

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  35. OHMYGOODNESS~ Love it!!
    gdegolier@gmail.com

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  36. Hi Paulette, thanks for offering to share this file. tcmiller1 at aol dot com

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  37. I am a follower of your blog Paulette, thanks for sharing this file. I am so loving this cute little box! hugs, Brenda
    bsl60 at embarqmail dot com

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  38. Would love to have this file. Thanks for sharing!
    adrianagabardo@gmail.com

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  39. Would love to have this file. Thanks for sharing!
    adrianagabardo@gmail.com

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  40. Love your blog. This box is soooo cute! Thank you for sharing. I'd love to have it.
    bruether@msn.com

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  41. I love boxes too! kylescraftykreations@gmail.com Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Very cute! Lupdegro@gmail.com please!

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  43. What a great favor box! Thanks for sharing. razmindymay2011@gmail.com

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  44. What a great favor box! Thanks for sharing. razmindymay2011@gmail.com

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  45. Cute box. Can do so many things with it. summerhimes@yahoo.com

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  46. Please - I would love the file - carolmg@tds.net

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  47. HI i l,ove the little box could i get the design please
    sandy_collis@yahoo.co.uk

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  48. Thank you! I would love the file of this cute little box

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  49. Hi I'm a follower and would love to make this box. kleymanr@gmail.com Thank You

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  50. Would love this file
    janice.baker.hall@gmail.com
    Thanks

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