Thursday, April 30, 2009

Martha's Cookie Towers

 
 
Martha Stewart now has paper boxes for treats to give away as gifts...but they cost 12.99 for a set of six. Yikes! Move over Martha; I made my own!

Below is just what it looks like after it has been cut. 


This is what it looks like after you have scored ALL the lines.


 
This is where you should be scoring it for the top. I first scored the excess at the top, then I scored right at where the top ends when it is folded.



The two above are pics of the only places that need glue.


The ones above this are basically just showing you how to fold the top.





 
 


Here's the cut file if you want it! It's just the right size for 12 cookies made with the small cookie scoop. I'm also going to be making more that are different sizes and shapes for other goodies. Stay tuned!
Tall Cookie Tower svg - for all you SCAL2 users

35 Comments from you:

Melinda Ford said...

Ummmm, those are so cute! I want to make some with you this summer! I love them!
-Jilly Bean

Melinda Ford said...

Fantastic! I'm sure I will get lots of use out of this file. Thanks for sharing!
-Shirley at Paper Scissors Ink

Susan said...

Melinda, your cookie tower is awesome!!!!! I truly love it!! Is it okay if I download the file?

To answer your question, my fold out purse card was my own creation. You need George and Accent Essentials. It's pretty easy!

Thanks for the great note on my blog... It was so nice to hear from you!!

xx Susan

Anonymous said...

Very nice design.
I'll be making some "no bake" chocolate oatmeal cookies for my grandkids soon and your boxes will be a lovely way to present them.
Thank you for sharing.
Hope to see more of your designs on the Cricut mb.

PJ (Jessie Adams)

MikesDork said...

Thanks for sharing...

Lianne said...

i love it...thanks for sharing

Margie said...

Wow! This is great! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I make cookies all the time to give & have been altering Pringle Cans, but this is another alternative for me.

projectsgalor said...

Oh I LOVE this one.
THANK YOU for sharing.
Cyndi

Shona said...

thank you so much for this., all the way from New Zealand, look fantastic. I have just recently obtained a cricut, and am looking forward to making these!

Barbara said...

Thank you for this file. I have been making a less prettier version by hand cutting, so you just made life more fun for me!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing! :)

~Jeri~ said...

Thanks so much for sharing this file!! What a cute idea and a great way to save money thanks to you!!!

LisaCampbell3 said...

This is too cute. Thank you for sharing the scut.

RachelleBarta said...

I love it. You are right...move over Martha.. Thanks for sharing.
Rachelle

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I just love this box. I can't wait to make back to school boxes for our teachers and staff.

Laurie Mom of 3

Michelle said...

Hi! I sooooo love this file.. however i only have the 12x6 cricut.. which i am kicking myself for now.. but is there anyway you could help me get it to a version that I could cut? I would be grateful for any advice or help your could give me!!!

Kerry Stanek said...

Really cute! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I am having trouble with the scut file, I tried opening it in scal 1 then in scal 2 everything is just a bunch of boxes and shapes on top of each other. I was looking for a way to contact you privately but couldn't find one. Maybe it is me doing something wrong in scal. Thanks for any assistance.
Pammieb55@yahoo.com

Sandi said...

Wow! Love this box. It will be perfect for teacher gifts and basket gifts too.

Many thanks

Sandi

Debbie said...

Thank you for sharing the file! The boxes are adorable.

Sew Krafty Kathy said...

Really love the cookie towers. Thanks for sharing.

Laurie said...

Thank you so much for sharing. Looking forward to your new creations.

Anonymous said...

i couldn't open this file either, help

Melinda Ford said...

Hey anonymous...I'm happy to help you figure it out, but I need to know the problem. Just give me more specifics and maybe even an email and I'll get back to you!

Jan J. said...

The tall box worked great with SCAL 1, couldn't get it to work with SCAL 2.

Melinda Ford said...

Jan

I don't know why that would be...this is the first I heard. I don't have SCAL 2, but if you can be a little more specific, I bet someone could help figure out why. :) Hope it works out for you!

Paula said...

I am having the same problem using SCAL 2. It appears on the screen with a lot of boxes (which I'm assuming were used to create the box shape). However, when I cut it using scal 2, the shapes all cut out individually... cutting even the lines that I'm sure were supposed to be hidden or merged. Any tips?
Thanks!
paulamckinlay@cableone.net

Lanadannysmama said...

Thank you very much for sharing your file. You rock!
~Monica

Anonymous said...

I love the cookie tower. thanks for sharing the file. I try to open it and it is a bunch of boxes the cut individualy. I have scal2. Can u tell me what im doing wrong ?thank u
chasconcepcion@aol.com

Marissa said...

Hi there,
I too have SCAL2 and I am having the same issues as other SCAL2 users. Once the cookie tower box is opened a whole heap of individual boxes & shapes appear. IF cut like that it will cut all the individual shapes. I tried welding it all together piece by piece however the shapes are not where they should be & looks nothing like the box you have cut out. Is there anyway to save this file as an SVG as this would eliminate problems for SCAL2 users.
Thanks so much :)
Love your work!!
Marissa
thepakifamily@gmail.com

Melinda Ford said...

I do have an svg, it is just under another post, but I will put it here too for all those who have scal2. Thanks for the suggestion!

Jane said...

Thank you so much for this file. I love to make cookies (and brownies) and give them as gifts. I know I will make a lot of these boxes.

Jennifer said...

having a really hard time with the bottom of the box. What am I doing wrong in putting it together? Is it supposed to sort of bend together?

Melinda Ford said...

Jennifer...

I'm sorry you're having trouble. This is how it should work: the tabs that correspond with the back and front should fit into the side tab that has a rectangular shape cut out of it. Then the other side tab that has a rectable sticking out of it should fit right into the tab with the rectangle cut out of it. It always fits perfectly for me, so if you're having problems, you might want to make sure that your file has not been moved around and that the pieces are all in the right places. Or if you're using .svg, make sure the original dimensions are kept so they remain proportional. Best of luck!