Pentagon Flower Box | Cherylann McCool | Silhouette UK Blog

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Hi it’s Cheryl here again.

I know lockdown hasn’t been easy for anyone so why not take up a new hobby and get yourself a Silhouette Cutting Tool so you can come join me in making this project for the mum’s in our lives.

Craft Materials Used

Silhouette Cardstock
Patterened Paper
String or Ribbon
Ink Pads

Open Your File

In your software, click to open your file and in the design space you will see that your design file opens.

Now, all you have to do is decide on the size of mat you will need to use.

Page Set Up

So now you want to look at the page Setup on the right hand side of your screen.

You want to make sure that your cutting mat and media size settings are correct for you.

With this file you will need to start with 12” x 12”.

Ungroup Your Design

Next you want to take away the lighter pink squares.

To do this click on the image until it brings up the black lines and then you want to right click here and choose ‘Ungroup’.

Next, hit enter and if you move your big shape away you can move your pink squares to the side of the mat and move the big image back into place.

Get Ready To Cut

Now you want to get ready to cut.

Select send up in the top right hand side of the screen and you will see your screen change here.

You want to change your material which is what you will be cutting then you will see the numbers in the middle section change (blade depth, cutting force, speed).

If you are happy with that then press the send button down at the bottom.

You will want to repeat these steps for the smaller pieces of paper.

Putting It All Together

Once you have all your pieces cut out then it’s time to put it all together.

I would start off by gluing your smaller pieces onto the box and then with a bone folder, burnish all the fold lines and pull the leaves up to form the box.

Finally, with a little length of string or ribbon, tie it around the box and let the top leaves fold down to create the box and that’s you done.

Once again I have loved making this, having the Cameo really helps if you aren’t great at working with patterns.

It’s also great for people who have problems with their hands so go give it a go.

Next time it’s time to start thinking about hiding the eggs and going for a fun hunt.

I hope you will come join me.

Bye for now!

– Cherylann McCool xx –

Silhouette UK Blog Created By Cherylann McCool

Silhouette Products Used

Silhouette Designs Used

Design Used: Pentagon Flower Box
Design Store Artist: Lori Whitlock
Design ID: 319510 > Download

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