February 12, 2011

Making Gift Boxes - Silhouette

Did you know the Silhouette offers a bunch of 3D designs in their online design studio?  When I wanted to take some of the truffles to a few ladies at church, I needed a cute way to package them.  I just cut the design into cardstock, folded on the perforation, and done!  Obviously, box on the left is folded shut - box on the right is opened and dumped artistically on it's side so you can see what's in the package:

Now, I love my Silhouette, but I'm not going to claim it's perfect.  It gives me problems occasionally with cardstock - this time it came unstuck and then a piece got caught in the machine (does this happen to anyone else??).  But I noticed it right away, stopped the machine, and cut the last line by hand, so crisis averted. 

LOVE these little boxes - makes 2 truffles seem like a really special treat (and with only 2 needed per box, leaves more for me!)


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7 Fabulous Comments:

Those are so cute! I need one of those machines....bad!

I just made 38 invitations for my FIL's ordination with my Silhouette and I had a ton of problems with the cardstock not sticking/getting stuck in the machine. SO ... you aren't alone ! I started with a brand new mat and by the end it was used up.

I haven't tried any of the 3D designs yet but I have some so I hope to have a reason to soon ! These are really cute.

Love those!! My mat seems to be less than sticky now. I saw on a blog where they used some spray repositionable adhesive and redid their mat. I am itching to try it. Think it will work??

My mat has only come unstuck once and I was using 80lb cardstock on the thinner media mat. I've since started using my thicker media mat for the 80lb card stock and it works better. I haven't used the spray, but I've heard that it works well too.

Love those boxes! I, too, have had a few problems with cardstock, but only with the thickest cardstock while cutting larger designs. I wiped down my mat with a warm, damp cloth and it really gave it back a lot of stickyness. And I also use a bone folder (or tongue depressor or ruler) to really seal the paper to the mat and then I've never had it slide. I plan to keep using this mat just as long as I can keep it alive and sticky. :)

Cute, cute!!! My Silhouette does that too... Usually it's because the sticky on the sheet isn't sticky enough...

Silhouette does have its foibles. I couldn't figure out how to get mine to stop cutting the other day when I realized I had the wrong blade on. Thanks for joining my Crafty Cutter party.

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