Lucille's Footed Box

Hi, my name is Liz Ackerman, I am one of the newer members of the KNK team and a very big fan of the KNK Zing!! I am going to bet that I was one of the first to write to KNK asking when they were going to take preorders when the Zing was first announced! I even had mine ordered before Make The Cut! announced their affiliation with KNK. Oh, did I tell you, I am also a big fan of Make The Cut!

Over the years I have created and used templates for computer crafting. One of the most talented artists I have ever known was Lucille Wilcox. Lucille F. Rock Wilcox (died Nov. 2008) was noted for her meticulously precise designs for boxes of all shapes and sizes. Her templates were very popular and hugely sought after in the early 2000’s, and she had a large internet following. Of all of Lucille’s designs, her footed box was and is still today one of my favourite files, the front seen here is one of my earliest creations using Lucille’s template, back then we printed on 8-1/2 x 11 paper, and then cut by hand using exacto type knifes, a metal straight edge ruler and a sewing cutting mat:


 

Using Make The Cut! I have raster traced Lucille’s template and created this box so that it can easily be cut using electronic cutters such as the KNK Zing, the newest cutter in the KNK family. Here is the completed project (my apologies for the horrible photos):

 

 

The completed project is 5-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ tall. Papers used are DoubleMates Racy Raspberry (red) and a paper from the K&Company Designer Papers, a double sided printed paper that I thought coordinated well with the DoubleMate. You could easily embellish the box with bling, silk or paper flowers (quilled flowers would be the ultimate touch!), etc, and the box has many possibilities: gift box, chocolate box, knick-knacks, jewelry, etc. You will need 2 sheets of 12 x 12 cardstock (or several 8-1/2 x 11 sheets) for the construction of the box as designed, and one half sheet of printed or contrast if you want to use the panels as shown. The complete box could be made with a printed paper and a solid colour used for the panels, or just plain without the panels. The file that I am offering is in Make The Cut! format, and has two pages. Here are some photos I took during the construction phase:

 

                

And here is a link to the Make The Cut! file: Lucille’sFootedBox-Temp

 

If you have any questions or need help with the file, please feel free to give us a shout out: Liz Ackerman

PS – I have added a piece to the file, it’s a lattice panel, I added it to the front of the box using the flip side of the paper used for the panels…very cute! email me if you would like that file!

8 thoughts on “Lucille's Footed Box

  1. This is a great post. Among other things, I LOVE little boxes. I definitely will be using the file that you have generously shared.

  2. What a fabulous box, Liz. Thanks so much for sharing this project. I have always little boxes, and the cool things people put inside of them is amazing. Thanks for sharing the template too. I know this box will get made by me.

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