My Scrap Chick Belly Box Tutorial

Meet our newest addition to the Belly Box lineup, My Scrap Chick.  She's our thank you gift to all of you after our big Belly Box giveaway on facebook where so many of you helped promote our popular Belly Boxes. We want everyone to win so we came up with this idea to share a belly box for free.
 
 

T U T O R I A L  for Belly Boxes....

Cut out all your pattern pieces. Pre-fold all the score lines for the box back and box front.  The box back will be a valley fold, the box front will be all mountain folds.


Now is a good time to ink the edges if you plan to. After inking I find it easiest to add all the parts and pieces to front and back sections of the box before putting them together. This allows me to work with the sections laying flat on my surface,
 

Once the front and back are decorated with the parts, flip the box front (belly) over as shown. The decorated side of the box will be face down. Add glue to the inside box bottom then attach the front flap of box back.
 
 

Now your box should be one piece as shown above and you are ready to glue the side tabs. This is a good time to re-crease all the folds and tabs before glueing.


Flip the entire box over as shown and add glue to the side tabs
 

Fold up the sides and the belly front and adhere tabs to box front. Then do the same with the tabs for back of box.


And now your box is ready to fill with goodies.


 

Now keep in mind, we just love the pink and black but this cute chick would be cute in any color you like. It's fun too, to mix things up with printed papers. Whatever you choose, have fun!!

My Scrap Chick Belly Box is available as a Free Download

 

36 comments

  1. This is awesome and so cute, but I couldn't find the file. Really do want to add it to my collection. Thanks!!

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    1. I'll double check my links above but here it is again. Hope you enjoy, this was a fun one. http://www.myscrapchick.com/product.cfm?product=1268

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    2. I would love to try this cute belly box, but I cannot find the file to download. :) Please check it out for us to see if it's missing the link. Thanks.

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  2. i am very thankfull of this cute box and the tudorial. Altough my speech is german it will help me to craft this box. i will make it for easter in different coulors :) greetings from Austria

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  3. Thank you for such a cute freebie - it really is much appreciated :-)

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  4. thanks for the cute box and easy to follow tut

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  5. Thanks for this too cute belly box......Love your products!!

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  6. That is one seriously cute belly box. I have almost all of them and have enjoyed making them as surprise treats for friends and family. I love the whimsy of this one. Thanks so much.

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  7. This is so cute! I can't wait to make one!

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  8. Thanks for this cute freebie and tutorial.
    I have a few of your belly boxes and enjoy making them for my grandkids.
    You have fantastic files.

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  9. Thank you so much for the tut and the freebie! Greatly, greatly appreciated.

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  10. Do you have a list of the pinks and yellow paper & inks used in your example? I'd love to use the same colors. Thanks!

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  11. Thank you so much for this adorable belly box! So much appreciated.

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  12. Seriously adorable!! Thank you so much! :)

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  13. Thanks for Freebie - I have the baby belly box - do you have a tutorial on the shading and paper, etc. used on these

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  14. Such a darling Chick Belly Box and thanks for making it free...however something is very wrong with your download of the Design Space file. If you download and open in Design Space you'll see what I mean.

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    1. Sorry you were having trouble. Here's a link to a page with help on using our files in Design Space. http://myscrapchick.blogspot.com/p/the-latest-update-to-design-space.html

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  15. It appears that all SVG files are corrupted in Design Space.....so disappointed.

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    1. You may not have unzipped the file. Here's some more help too with using Design Space for our files... http://myscrapchick.blogspot.com/p/the-latest-update-to-design-space.html

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  17. The new SVG for DS loaded ok for me, but now when I go to cut it says "An error has occured". Are the score lines supposed to actually cut or should I change them to score? That's a lot of score lines...

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    1. I changed all my cut lines to score, but first had to attach them, it was a lot. Minus my problems with sizing and how things should be assembled, they turned out cute. Smaller than I thought they would be.

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    2. You can change the dash lines to score lines if you like but it's okay to if you just cut them. Much easier I think just cutting them but it's really a matter of preference. This page has some screen shots too that I hope will help with attaching the fold lines. http://myscrapchick.blogspot.com/p/the-latest-update-to-design-space.html

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  18. Has anyone been able to get this to work in design space? I was really looking forward to purchasing some of the other files but wanted to do a test one first

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    1. I got it to work. You have to upload the svg ds file. If loaded into ds gigantic so had to resize and then try to match up both pieces. Also, had to do some ungrouping to attach the score lines and that messed up my sizing again. Wished she had videos as I had to cut some pieces off as I couldn't figure out where the heck they were supposed to go.

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    2. Sorry you were having problems with that Darcy. Was it this My Scrap Chick Belly Box that you were working with?

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  19. Thank you so much! Adorable!

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  20. I don't know how to download the svg file. I only get a pdf. What am I doing wrong?

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    1. There will be folders for each file type, so you will want to look in the "SVG" folder. Or is you are using Design Space look in the "svgDS" folder. :)

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  21. what size did everyone size these to?

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  22. what size did everyone size these to?

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    1. All the parts will import to your software at the correct size. No resizing is needed. But if you want to make it larger or smaller be sure to have all pieces on the mat and selected, then resize keeping proportions.

      Finished dimensions are the following.
      back of box (chick):5.6" tall x 7" wide from wing tips.
      box bottom: 4"wide x 2.6" deep

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  23. Thank you so much - the tutorial was perfect and the BellyBox is beautiful!

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  24. Where can i find this file please

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    1. The download link for this Belly Box is working correctly now. Just click on the text link above that says Free Download.

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  25. hello, the download is actually a cone shape instead of the bellybox!

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