Hi there! Julee Tilman here with a little walk-through on using Kelleigh’s fabulous Take-Out Box Template.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty new to the whole hybrid/digital world. I was drawn in by the beautiful digi papers and now I’m totally hooked on hybrid! I signed up to write this tutorial never having tried the template before, but have no fear – Kelleigh’s templates make it so easy! This is also my first ever tutorial and I went photo happy, so hang in there!
The Take-Out Box template (like many of Kelleigh’s templates) is designed to be printed on one 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. I wanted a little bit larger canvas, since I had my heart set on using the stamped sentiment from Beautiful Kindness.
And since I have a large format printer I just resized the whole template in Photoshop to 12.75″ wide, so I could print on 13 x 19″ paper and still have room to print a few little layers on the same sheet. (For some general guidelines on preparing your hybrid templates for printing, click here.)
I hid (by holding the alt key and clicking the little eye icon next to the layer I wanted) all the layers except the base of the box and then clipped papers from the gorgeous new Springtime in the Afternoon Collab by the DigiChick Designers to that layer.
At this stage, you could easily just print and go, but I wanted to add a little extra layering to the box. To do this, I clicked the eye icon next to each of the layers for the four sides to make them viewable and clipped a coordinating paper to each side. I scaled each side to 90% and then moved to the open area on my canvas.
Here’s what my project looked like before printing.
Now, I’ll just list the steps I took to assemble the project:
And here’s the photo you’ve all been waiting for! The final project…
Ta da! I embellished the top with a few layered primas and fastened it straight through the top of the box with a hat pin. I added a little ribbon tied through each of the jumbo eyelets on the side for a handle. I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this little tutorial. I’d love to see your projects, so if you give these fun little Take-Out boxes a try, please leave a link so I can come check out your handiwork! Happy crafting!
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