Saturday, June 4, 2011

new template set: Cake/Gift-stack boxes (and garden chit chat)

Big family reunion day for us today! (with my Dad's side of the family &
boy, are we numerous: Nana had 9 kids). Mostly everyone is flying to BC
from Ontario. Sooooh... In honour of such an exciting day, I wanted to
share a new template set that I made for ya. Sorry no photos of a sample
(that'd be a tad more exciting, hey?)

I'm dreaming of the boxes done up as a 3-layer
wedding cake covered in the amazing 3D flowers from
this Layers release from A Day For Daisies:

The shape-able 3D flower layers were a custom request I asked Tammy about & she made them a dream come true! (She is beyond amazing & can make custom images from your photos as well). There's also a free image every time they have the ADFD challenges & 30% off their whole shop too (June 3rd-10th). (I'm not affiliated in any way, just a huge fan).

Lately we green thumb newbies have been having an ultra happy Spring.
The community veggie garden has been singing her siren song:

(sorry, cellphone pictures):

(on a clear day, you can see all the mountains)

Our little plot went from this: this:

Still quite a ways to go, but we did get smart &
get some rubber boots after that first day:

We've been working like crazy ... enjoying the soil amending (who knew manure could be such a wonderful sight?). The seedlings popping up (Charles is like a little boy again & he's seriously obsessed with who's new on the green scene). The slug crop is the biggest so far (and they are BIG here; some are 3 inches or more and they eat everything in sight).

All in all, Pure Joy! (but shhh, don't tell anyone: you would not believe the piggish state our puny condo can get in after just one week of neglecting the housework entirely: OINK!) ;o)

Hopefully this box template collection is something you can have fun with.
Each page has a box bottom & a box lid. As usual, there are 2 versions of each:

1) a version with dotted score lines on it &
2) a version with no dotted line (just tick marks showing where to score, so you can print them and make a tidy looking box).

If anyone would like to make & share a .cut file or SVG file please feel free (just no resale as a digital file, please). If you sell your crafts & you'd like to use these templates to make handmade goods to sell, please feel free!

Here are some ideas on how you might like to use it:
  • As a wedding cake stack
  • As a birthday cake stack
  • As a gift box stack
  • As a set of nested gift boxes (one inside the other inside the other) ;)
  • As a bottom & top for an acetate or vellum sided gift box
  • As a shallow box for a diorama or display
  • or take the largest box & resize to make any size square box you like
Saving Files:

To save the JPEG files directly from this post:
1) Simply click the pictures below to open them up (large size)
2) then, right click on it and choose save image as


you can see the whole set of JPGs on on flickr here
(and the links to the PDF versions of these files are there on flickr)


top -- no score lines:

top -- with score lines:


middle -- no score lines:

middle -- with score lines:


bottom -- no score lines:

bottom -- with score lines:

Hope you're having a gorgeous day!


Dawn said...

Wow! The garden looks fantastic! Yay for you!!!
We just finished another day of planting...oh my, a much larger scale of yours and waaaay behind. I can hear you slurpping tomatoes while ours are only a foot tall!


Merry said...

Your garden is growing lovely...I was out in mine yesterday removing all the weeds. Hope your family reunion goes well and you have lots of fun.

lilscrappers said...

Oh your garden is coming along! Ours is peeping through the ground today and my boys are jumping up and down waiting for the first pea....a LONNNNNNG wait, lol. So glad you stopped to share....I crave your posts and inspiration and just got a Cricut for my what do I do with that?????

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [05 Jun 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Ruth said...

Thanks so much for sharing again (and taking the time to do it). Great to see the progress in the garden..Enjoy!! Ruth x

Anonymous said...

I wanted to say thank you sharing all of the templates and paper projects. Very much appreciated. =)

Paula Gale said...

Great post Mel - and thanks for the templates... one to try out soon. I love the handbag template you had on your blog too and have made that a fair few times...

Love the squiggy muddy foot look - beats having an expensive pedicure huh?

Happy crafting - and gardening!

Paula (UK) x x x