Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Doodlebug Design Cut File Tutorial by Brigit Mann

Hello Doodlebug Fans, it's Brigit here with a quick and easy Silhouette Studio tutorial on how I made these sweet candy kiss boxes using the Cream & Sugar candy cut file. You can get Doodlebug cut files in svg format from Lori Whitlock's shop here and from the Silhouette Online Store here.


 I kept them pretty simple just adding some ladybug, bubblegum and swimming pool chunky twine to hold the tops together and Christmas glitter sprinkles for the cheeks.


I only needed one candy from the file to make the box so I deleted the other two, but kept all three of the labels since I was making three boxes. I sized the height of the box to 4" leaving the aspect ratio locked.


I rotated the candy to straighten it then used the knife tool and sliced across the bottom. I made a duplicate of the candy and black layer and set aside.


I created a 2" x 6 1/2" rectangle and aligned it on the grid, centering the candy. I drew two lines at the 1/2" mark from top and bottom of the rectangle. I selected the candy and made a mirror image down and moved that with my arrow keys aligning the bottom of each candy with the lines I just made.


Double clicking on the rectangle brings up the point editing, I clicked and made two points close to the side of both candies. I dragged the point closest to the candy down to the bottom corner of it and the other point I move slightly over. You can see in the photo above.


I continued to point edit the other side and then added two vertical lines, I changed all the lines I made to score lines and grouped them together.


Selecting the two candies and rectangle box I welded them all together, then grouped the box and score lines.



You can either put the black layer for the eyes and mouth inside or you can do a release compound path on the box and get rid of the eyes and mouth and use the duplicate layer for the top. That's what I did so I could use 6 x 6 pieces from the Cream & Sugar paper pad.

I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

9 comments:

  1. These are just so stinking cute!!! LOVE this idea!

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  2. I can't find the candy kiss file in the Silhouette store

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    1. Click "Candy" in the first paragraph

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    2. Click "Candy" in the first paragraph

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  3. I can't find the candy file in the silhouette store either. can you link directly to it?

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  4. Adorable!! Now if I can only make it work for me!!

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  5. Such a great idea and completely adorable! :)

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  6. To find the file, click "Candy" in the first paragraph

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