…my true love gave to me: a card to spread greetings merry!
When my friend and I first made our foray into the world of cutting machines last year, we didn’t realize their full potential. I made a couple of Schitts Creek-themed masks using heat transfer vinyl (HTV), and we experimented with HTV on tea towels, but…how many vinyl-ed tea towels or whimsical pop culture masks does anyone really need? As such, the Silhouette sat largely untouched until I discovered that by upgrading my software to a paid (ahem!) version, I could open and cut SVG files rather than importing only PNG or Silhouette-formatted ones.
After making the haunted house box card and pumpkin banner for the Halloween Spooktacular Swap, I was feeling good about my paper-crafting abilities and scanned SVGcuts.com for something cute and Christmassy. I wasn’t disappointed.
I liked the elegance and (relative) simplicity of the Rooftops Box Card, and decided it was perfect to send to my aunt and uncle.
It creates such a neat effect with just four shades of cardstock.
A better angle to show the dimension (I used 3D foam squares to affix Santa’s sleigh):
And just for good measure, a close-up of the glittery snow I added before assembling:
There may or may not have been glitter all over everything, including my pants, by the time I was done.
I also decided to try my hand at North Pole Rudolph. This one was part of a larger set, and didn’t have an instructional video so I was left studying the product image carefully and trying to make mine look like hers. I think (?) I succeeded.
More glitter on this one, too, but what’s Christmas without at least a little bit of glitter? The designer had used a red adhesive gem for his nose, but I had mini pompoms, so that’s what I used. I hope it stays on until it arrives at its destination!
It’s a little hard to tell from the picture above, but this is a tri-fold card:
(The colours are truer in the first shot, but this proves that it can actually stand up.)
It just dawned on me that I didn’t take pictures of the back of either card, but be it known that I stamped a festive message on each one. They went out in the mail yesterday, so should be ready to spread good cheer in just a matter of days.
Thanks for looking! 🙂
2 thoughts on “On the first day of Craftmas…”
Oh wow, these cards are stellar!!! I love all the glittery touches you put on there too 😀
Thanks! 🙂 They were a lot of fun to put together. I’m not sure how the recipients feel about glitter, but…the holidays need a little sparkle sometimes!