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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Video Tutorial: How to Print-and-Cut the LD Popcorn Box SVG with Silhouette Studio

One of the reasons why I love to use Lettering Delights SVGs is because each design comes with colors so that I can use them for paper-piecing or for print-and-cut (PNC). I love the look of a paper-pieced project but I don't always have the time for it. Besides, sometimes it is just more practical to PNC a design out rather than to piece it together from layers of cut outs.

The LD Popcorn Box SVG is a case in point. It is very cute and a great idea but making this box by paper-piecing takes three times as long compared to a PNC version. That does not even include the time it takes to weed out all the negative pieces. The thin accent cuts within each letter in the design is also very small, and if your cutter is not good with intricate cuts, you may have a hard time cutting this out.

On the other hand, PNC-ing this and putting it together takes mere minutes. Seriously, the LD Popcorn Box SVG is the PERFECT print-and-cut project. To make each box, just print the template, cut, glue the tabs together and you are done. Seriously! In fact, this is so easy to make, I even made a video tutorial for you.

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As shown in the video, it only takes about 4 mins to prepare the design for PNC. Once that initial step is done, it should only take seconds for the design to be printed out by your printer and another minute or so to cut and assemble it. I made so many of these boxes in under 20 minutes I had time to make 2 types of popcorn to fill the boxes up!

By reducing the size of the template by 18% to fit on a letter-size cardstock, I ended up with a box that is about 3.5" tall. It is the perfect size for a snack or a party favor. Did I mention that it is also incredibly CUTE? Well, it is!

If you have not tried to PNC with your Silhouette Studio (Designer Edition) program, this may be the best beginner project. Just get the Popcorn Box SVG from the LD site (click HERE) and follow the video tutorial above to print and cut it out. This box is fun, practical, and very easy to make!

To get your LD Popcorn Box SVG, just click HERE.

Popcorn not included.


  1. Thanks for another great tutorial Jin! I can't wait to make a few of these myself. :)

  2. Thanks for sharing. I'd love to print/cut a few of these for a fun movie night!

  3. Thank you for your video. It was very helpful. Can you explain why you have to hit "ungroup" twice (as opposed to once)? I'm still learning and still get confused easily.

    1. No problem. The first Ungroup will separate the top colored layer from the white base and the second Ungroup will separate all the dashed-lines from the red and white layers.

    2. Thank you for your help!

  4. It won't load to my silhouette as a print and cut?

    1. Make sure that you are using Silhouette Studio Designer Edition. This is an SVG file and you will need the Designer Edition in order to open it.