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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Lots of Boxes (plus tips on using LD svgs with MTC)

Have you look at the Lettering Delights website lately? They have added A TON of new SVGs and they have also put back the Milk Cartons and Purse boxes templates.

I played with a few of the box SVGs the other day and I love how easy it is to use these. Just click on the Import SVG button on the MTC screen, select the file that you want and click "Open". I love that you can even preview it in MTC!

By the way, when you are importing the Lettering Delights SVGs, make sure that you check the "Use Actual" Box and change the value of the DPI to 72. This is so that the SVGs will be opened at the actual size that LD had intended for it to be.

You may also notice that once opened, the SVG might go over to the no-cut zone on the mat. No biggie, just reduce the size so that it fits within the cut zone and you'll be good to go.

If you are using the latest version of MTC (v.3.2), you will notice that you no longer need to click on "Reverse Order" like I had shown with v.3.0 beta in this post. The SVGs are now imported in the correct order of layers. You can also use Open Type Fonts with the new MTC but that is a post for another day.

I went ahead and cut out several box templates just to see how they look like. I also used the Alpine Snow svg to embellish the boxes.

The first boxes that I cut were the Handled Boxes. I thought that the different designs on the handles were a nice touch. I just wrapped some silver threads around each box and affixed a layered snowflake in the front.

Next I cut out the Pyramid Boxes. You had already seen my Tree of Treats in this post but I also made a single treat box using file 02. I covered the triangular hole with a sheet of plastic and filled the box with Candy Cane Kisses.

Then there were the Treat Boxes. Of course I had to cut these out too. I had put a pack of candy in each box but I really wanted to wrap a piece of fruit cake in one of them to give to a certain, urmmm, "fruit cake" I know. :P

Seriously, how fun are these boxes? They're so easy to use and are way too cute. Use them for Christmas or for any other occasion. Heck, make them and use them any time. You don't need a special occasion to have some fun. Just grab your boxes here and go play! ;-)

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  1. Cute, Cute, Cute! I love these, TFS!


  2. Very nice! What card stock did you use? I never seem to get the correct weight.

  3. Hopping over to say hello. I enjoyed my visit to your blog. Wishing you happiness, Katherine P.S. pleases top by and don't forget to enter my giveaway.

  4. The boxes are sweet, but the snowflakes are WONDERFUL! I love the dimension they add to the boxes.

  5. These boxes are gorgeous and the snowflakes add a spectacular finishing touch! I see your work all over LD, when do you eat and sleep? You're amazing!

  6. Do these boxes only work on the expression?

  7. Thanks everyone! :-)

    @Crystal, I used my E to cut them out. You should be able to cut them with the Create and Personal too but since the size of the cutout is limited by the size of the Cricut mat, the boxes will probably be too small to put many (if any) treats. :(

  8. How big are these boxes? I have the expresstion but only the 12x12 mats and paper.