Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Shamrock Box

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Mar 5, 2010

Shamrock Box

shamrock box

Another design based on a box template from Package Form and Design.

The original had a heart on the top but I switched it to a shamrock to make it a bit more seasonal.

Download and cut out template

PDF
Silhouette Studio
Inkscape SVG NEW file. Score lines deleted. Nodes joined. Does it cut properly now?

Files download for free; pay what you wish for the tutorial and to support this site. Suggested contribution for this project is $1.00.



Score and crease all fold lines.

shamrock box

Tuck side tabs into side slots. Glue or tape if you wish.

shamrock box

Look at the bottom flaps. Two are the same, one is U shaped and one is long. Close the flaps in this order: U shaped, then the pair that are the same. Now push these three into the box slightly. Poke the long flap into the slot formed by the other flaps. The long flap goes under the U shaped flap.

shamrock box
shamrock box
shamrock box

Close the top of the box.

Bend each top flap slightly and slide it under the shamrock. The stem of the shamrock will be in the slots in the flaps.

Slide the small tabs into the small slots. You may have to enlarge the slots slightly (stick a scissor blade in and push to one side and then the other) if your paper is thick.

shamrock box

13 comments :

Kleeblatt said...

This is a great box. I love clover leaf.
Thanks for the template.
Hugs Monika

Mima said...

Hola CPeep,
This file is really awesome. You did an amazing job converting the heart into a clover. I am sure that it wasn't easy to convert, but once again you out did yourself with this clover box.Love your work. Thanks for sharing, Mima

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the St. Patrick's Day Theme post on Mar. 05, 2010. Thanks again.

happy2scrap56 said...

When this box cut it did in several pieces, didnt hold together
Jan

cpeep said...

Happy2Scrap,

Which file version did you use, and on what kind of machine?

Depending on your machine and software, you may have to set the dotted lines to score rather than cut, or delete them before cutting and hand score them.

Oklahoma Granny said...

Way cute design! Thanks.

Angela Mclean said...

Hello, this is a lovely and very sturdy box design... thanks so much for the SVG.
Hugs,
Angela xxx.

7524kes said...

Very nice. TFS!

paperlover said...

I love the bottom close on this box.
No glue is always fun!

Anonymous said...

I have a question on this box..I downloaded the svg file....but when i cut it out on by make-the-cut program - it is not welded together and it is cutting out all the little pieces. HELP?????

mrsweid@sbcglobal.net

Thank you!!!

cpeep said...

On the SVG I deleted the score lines and joined some unattached nodes. See if it cuts now.

Carol

Rosie said...

Great design idea. Thank you!

Dayana Marin said...

Thanks!!!!!

This is my b:ox

http://dahlymar.blogspot.com/2013/03/rojo-y-verde-1-cinta-red-and-green-plus.html