Box for Cupcake Duo – Free File from Team KNK!

Boxes aplenty! I had so much fun making these boxes in a variety of colors, I wanted to bake more cupcakes just to give them all away! I’ve had fun making boxes before, especially the exploding gift boxes and even a pyramid shaped exploding gift box. But this one was specifically designed for my neighbor who has missed out on much of summer (so far) due to bronchitis and pneumonia. What could be better than chocolate to help her feel better? lol

I used basic shapes to create the entire design. Because I wanted the boxes to be strong enough to hold these triple chocolate cupcakes with a heavy dose of homemade chocolate frosting, I used WorldWin Colormates 12 x 12 card stock from the Smooth & Silky collection. I also cut some acetate to adhere to the inside of the lid (for the windows).

I created the box file with three options: a solid top, the duo window top shown in this post and a duo heart window top. All three are included in the FREE FILE.

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I also made a get-well card to go with the medicinal chocolate, using my KNK to “write” the messages for me.

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Cut Settings (Maxx Air):

  • f = 90
  • v = 300
  • p = 1

‘Write’ Settings (Maxx Air):

  • f = 35
  • v = 300
  • p = 1


  1. Open the Cupcake Gift Box file.
  2. Emboss the fold lines (remember to turn off the offset) with the embossing tool.
  3. Cut the perimeter of the box file (remember to change the offset to your standard blade offset setting).   20150707_191720 (800x778)
  4. Remove the cut project from the mat and press all of the fold lines.
  5. Add adhesive.
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    Adhesive on ‘inside’ of box

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    Adhesive on ‘outside’ of box

  6. Assemble the box.
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    Fold up the small flap and adhere the side panels over it.

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    Adhere the ‘cover’ flaps.

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  7. Cut the insert to hold your cupcakes in place. Press the fold lines. Add adhesive. 20150707_193202 (800x307)
  8. Add the insert to the box and adhere the window material.   20150707_193621 (800x715)   20150707_194112 (800x747)
  9. Fill and embellish!  20150707_194229 (800x650)   20150707_194849 (800x405)   20150707_174029 (800x501)   20150707_174202 (800x414)
  10. Use the pen tool to ‘write’ your sentiments on the card.

My neighbor loved the little gift and card we brought her. Once the file was complete, it only took me about 10 minutes to cut, adhere, and assemble each box. I’m definitely hanging on to this file to use at work for birthday gifts for special people!

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About Cuttin' with KNK (Michele)

I am the proud mother of 2 grown children, waiting for grandchildren some day. I've been married to my best friend since 1988. I have been crafting since I was a girl - I can't even remember a time when I wasn't creating something, and I've tried nearly everything. I discovered KNK in 2009 and have loved the company and its products ever since. The machines are so versatile and enhance my own creativity. It is rare that I make something without my KNKs.

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