Chinese New Year Sweet Boxes | Helen Williams | Silhouette UK Blog
Celebratory Chinese New Year Sweet Boxes | Silhouette Metallic Vinyl
Hi everyone, Helen here today.
Introducing the kids to new cultures and celebrations is important to us as a family so this year we are celebrating Chinese New Year with them with a little party.
I wanted to make them some little treat boxes. Here is how I did it. year.
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Cutting The Pieces Out
To complete this project you will need to cut out two pieces of cardstock and one piece of metallic vinyl. First I will explain how to cut out the cardstock.
I selected a takeaway box for the treat box design. I also wanted it to cut out small, so I used a piece of A4 cardstock. I used a dark red colour to match my Chinese theme.
Resize the canvas to A4. To do this open the ‘page setup’ menu and go to the ‘page set up’ tab. Using the size drop down menu selected A4. This then resized the canvas.
Open the takeaway box file and ungroup it from the other elements, then regroup the box together so that you can move and resize it to fit on the A4 cardstock.
Now create an oblong piece to stick to the front of the box. Make sure it is the right size to fit on the front of your box by measuring it against the front of the box.
Now you will need to make sure the vinyl piece is the right size. I chose a fan design but you can choose anything you like. I opened the fan file and then copied it into the file with the box template in it. I resized it to fit into the small oblong piece.
Now that all the pieces are assembled the next step is to cut the pieces out.
Cutting Out The Pieces
The box is cut out of one piece of A4 cardstock. Load the cardstock on the carrier sheet and then go to the ‘Send’ panel. I used the plain cardstock pre-loaded settings to cut with. Once you have done this then load black cardstock and cut out the oblong shape in the same way.
When you are ready to cut the vinyl load the metallic vinyl onto the carrier sheet. Send the vinyl shape to the ‘Send’ menu and select ‘vinyl – metallic’ from the drop down menu. I increased the pre-loaded settings to ‘depth 2’. This just made it easier to weed.
Assembling The Box
To assemble the box first fold the corners of the box inwards, as in the picture. I fixed the sides of the box in place using sticky tape. If you are using it for a party it would be a good idea to use food safe adhesive.
Weed the vinyl shape. I just used a needle to do this as I’ve found that to be the most effective tool when working with small pieces of vinyl. I then used tweezers to place the vinyl on the black piece of card. Stick the black piece of card on to the front of the box. Add tissue paper and chocolate coins!