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The Petal Box Template and Tutorial: A New Release by Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs

20 February 2013 6,254 views One Comment

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Introducing the brand new Petal Box Template Set and Cutting Files!

Isn’t it gorgeous?!  It was so much fun to create this adorable and unique papercraft box template with the funny little self-closing top!

You can purchase the entire Petal Box Template Set and Cutting Files, which includes the pdf files (to simply print the lines onto your paper), the psd files (Photoshop), and png files, as well all of the cutting file extensions:  svg, dxf, jpg, png and ai.  OR, if you are only interested in the Cutting Files, you can grab those!

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I figured that there would be a lot of questions about how to assemble the Petal Box Template, so I took pictures (with my iPhone) as I put my sample together.

As always . . .

Before I get started, let me direct you to some pretty good tutorials (if I do say so myself!) found at The Hybrid Chick:

Where to Start – offers suggestions for basic materials to get you started with hybrid.

Using Templates – guides you through the process of using my templates from downloading to adding digital paper, and preparing to print.

Borderless Printing – shows you how to find your borderless printing option on your printer . . . or at least gets you headed in the right direction.

Now, print your project! Of course, you can use digital paper or simply print the lines only pdf version on some of the patterned paper or cardstock in your stash.

I chose digital paper from the fabulous Aflutter kit by Wishing Well Creations, available at The Digichick.

Typically, I would add the digital paper to the psd version, but since I was using my Silhouette Cameo, I simply opened the dxf file in the Silhouette Studio Software (file>open>choose the dxf file) and added my digital paper to it and used the print and cut feature.  Did you know that you can simply drag and drop digital paper onto your template in the software and the template will fill with that paper?  To do that, click on the template on your screen “mat” in the software, then click over to the folder that the digital patterned paper is in on your desktop.  Select the paper (file name, not the thumbnail) and click and drag it over to the template in the Silhouette software, continuing to hold your mouse button down until you see the pattern fill your template.

Anyway, on to the assembly!

First, fold along the scoring lines as shown in the photo.
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Then, adhere the side tab to the inside of your box using your favorite adhesive.

Glue Side Flap

Next, gently fold the four petals along the edge as shown.  You should crease as you fold.

Bend Along Scoring Lines

Sorry for the bad color on these next photos!  :)  Pinch the corners together and then begin to push them to the middle as shown.  You will have to crease a bit as you go.

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To assemble the bottom, follow these steps:

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Check out my finished project:

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As always, you can purchase the Petal Box Template at my shop at The Digichick for 30% off this New Release Weekend!  Enjoy!!

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