Now that you know how to create a box using the Box-O-Matic App you are ready to go. If you just want the plain box you can just upload it the way the app saves it. If you would like to modify or add a design then this post is for you!
Here is the video. Keep reading if you would like to see step by step instructions.
Step By Step Instructions
1. Create a new document in Adobe Illustrator.
2. Choose an Artboard size. I use a 18x11 inch artboard.
3. Place your file on the Artboard by selecting file and Place.
4. Go to object and ungroup. This design was ungrouped 3 times to get to individual pieces.
5. Choose Object, Path and then Join to close all the paths. Do this for each piece.
6. Change the fill color to solid to check for closed paths. If any piece is not solid you need to go back to step 5 and join again.
7. I chose to do a text design. This font is Chick-a-Leigh from Kitaleigh and is one of my favorites!
8. For cut lines I use RGB code ff0000 (red) and for Engrave I use the RGB code 0000ff (blue).
9. This is how my design looks once its ready for the glowforge.
10. Now you are ready to save! Choose save as, name your project and choose the SVG format. Next onto Glowforge!
I get asked all the time how I make boxes. I wanted to give you a quick tutorial on using the easiest app I've found to create boxes. I usually start with a simple box or tray and then edit for what I need in my projects using Adobe Illustrator. To get started make sure you have the Box-O-Matic app and adobe illustrator.
Here is a short video on the process covering the steps listed below.
How to use the Box-O-Matic App
1. Open the Box-O-Matic App
2. Create a new project.
3. Choose Box type
4. Choose a Name for your Project
5. Set the Project Dimensions
6. Click Share at the top and save as an SVG
Parts 2 and 3
I thought it best to start with a little introduction to get things kicked off right around here!
First, and I’m sorry in advance for this lol. You will quickly learn that I'm an over punctuator! I tend to use exclamation points a little too freely at times, but hey that's just who I am!
Here is a photo of my family from our last road trip (more about our epic road trips later!). Here are a few facts about me and how I came to be doing what I’m doing now.
Way back in the early 2000's when I decided photography was something neat to learn we were still using dark rooms. I quickly turned a closet into my own darkroom and fell in love! Of course, it was just my luck that I decided to do this right as digital cameras were becoming affordable purchases and so my venture into film photography didn't last too long. When my son came along in 2005 and I took him to get newborn photos taken I realized that, a. chain store photography studios were not the place to expect quality photos and, b. that I could figure this out for myself.
Once I got my shiny new digital camera, I was ready to take the most amazing photos of my beautiful baby boy. Easy right? Yeah, not so much. In reality my child has never been still for more than a couple seconds since he was conceived. I should have known a child that couldn't stay warm and safe inside and decided to come 2 months early, would not lay still for a nice photo. If I would have thought that I would have been right! Here is one of the early photos just so you can get an idea of what I had to work with! This was going to be a little harder than I thought!
So, with lots of practice I did get better and by the time that my daughter came along in 2008 I was ready to try my hand and not only taking the photos but editing them too! Lucky for me she was a much more cooperative subject than her brother.
It didn’t take me long to realized I liked the design work on the computer so much more than taking the photos. Photoshop was where I had the most fun. I started creating invitations and announcements and found my calling. Once I purchased my first silhouette after not being happy with cricut cartridges, I was ready to dip my toes into the world of SVG creators. I tried my hand and fonts and liked doing those as well.
Then I was introduced to the Glowforge and found my new love! How I use my Glowforge (nicknamed Real Genius) and my projects will make up most of my posts here so get ready to see some awesome stuff! Here is my code if anyone would like to save a little when you decide to purchase one for yourself!
Welcome! I hope you find some fun info within my crazy ramblings. I love to create things and to write so this is the perfect way to combine them! I hope you find something you love in my files, info, tutorials and more!