Sunday, March 4, 2012

Flower Box from TBBM2

Hi everyone!

It's been a while since I posted--just normal, but crazy days at my house!  I went to a Circle Crop this weekend and did make a few things.  I haven't had a lot of mojo and yesterday was no exception.

But, I did break out my new Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge to play with.  I learned a few things that I thought I would share with you all here.

I first tried cutting out one of the take out boxes on some pretty green patterned paper.  Well, there were no score lines!  Then I looked at the booklet a little closer and saw that you need to hit the shift function to get the score lines.  So I tried it again on the same paper, but couldn't see the lines to fold and they were not deep enough just to fold either--a bit frustrating!  Someone mentioned that others had this problem of not seeing the lines and to try putting the paper pattern side down.  So I tried that, but with different paper and a box with only 4 score lines.  But my paper was glittery and not sticking so I had to tape it to the mat.

Here are the steps I used:
  1. Put scoring blade in machine; pick the box you want and hit shift and add this to the mat.
  2. Score paper, face side down if patterned.  
  3. Do NOT unload paper.
  4. Add the box cut to the mat after removing score lines.
  5. Change back to cutting blade and cut
I used my Gypsy to do all of this.  So when it was done scoring (I actually scored 2 times to be sure), I just hit return to design instead of unload.  Then I took off the scoring marks, added the box cut (to the same spot) and then hit the cut button.  It moved my blade to the spot it started cutting.

Supplies used:
  • Cardstock from Uptown Girl Stack
  • Box is cut at 9 inches
  • My Pink Stamper Simply Sweet Occasions Stamp Set
  • Charcoal Twine from The Twinery
  • pink pen

Some of the boxes require multiple cuts/scores and you need to glue them together to assemble the box.  but I wanted to try something easy first!

Shannon from Provo Craft was there on Saturday and heard me talking about not seeing the score marks on the pattern paper. She asked if she could take that sheet back with her to show them at Provo Craft.  So, hopefully this might be a fix they could make since I am sure I am not the only one who would love to make boxes with pretty, sturdy paper!

It's a fun cartridge and I will try again!!



  1. Thank you for posting your review. I have been iffy about this cartridge. I love the shapes of the boxes but am nervous about having to switch the scoring and cutting blades during cutting. I will keep watching others use the cartridge and check your blog for more info!


  2. Thanks for the info. The box came out terrific!,
    I want this cart, but know I know what to watch out for, the

    DIANA L.

  3. What a cute box Helen, I love the paper you used & how you added the stamp on the flower!! This cart's at the top of my wish list but it's SOLD OUT everywhere right now!!! ;)

  4. Super cute box and thanks for those tips.

  5. I love your box and thanks for the tips!! I have it all now and will play but these tips will help me MORE!! Do you mind if I share your tips with my Design team sisters?? let me know... tfs :)

  6. I too played with this cart over the weekend and I have the same problem with the score lines and the octagon box (it's yellow in the book) with the dahlia like fold on the top, Kicked my but try as I might I could not figure that one out. The Easter basket I did came out cute.