Retro Christmas Tree

Make a 3D paper Christmas tree with this free SVG file.

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finished tree

I thought it would be fun to create something for Christmas in July, so I made this retro-looking Christmas Tree. Because there is no glue needed, you can create it now and store it flat to use later. How fun would it be to wrap it in little twinkle lights or place fun objects on the shelf-like sections? You could make it in a different color to suit your decor.

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To make the tree I used Bonsai-colored cardstock in 8.5 x 11. I needed to use three sheets for the tree.

Cutting this file on a Cricut Maker, I set it to cut 100# cardstock and it was quick and easy to cut through.

cut pieces

As mentioned, the file is designed to fit on three sheets of 8.5 x 11″ paper. There are two triangles and five circles that vary in size.

Video Tutorial:

You can download the free SVG file from the store [Retro Tree SVG]

Floral 3D Decor

Make a 3D floral decor with this free SVG file and CutCardStock.

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final decor piece

This month Pop-Tone is the featured cardstock at CutCardStock. I’ve created a decorative piece that is 3-dimensional but the layers can also be used individually. This would make a beautiful alternative to a bow on a gift. I have a cord attached to mine to hang in a doorway. I like it as is but a tassel might be a nice addition.

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cardstock colors

I used three colors from the Pop-Tone sample pack, Gumdrop Green, Blue Raspberry, and Grape Jelly. These are 100# card stock, a nice thickness for 3D creations. Each Pop-Tone sample pack comes with one sheet of all the colors in the 65 lb cover weight and has one sheet of each of the Pop-Tone 100 lb cover weight. This is a nice way to sample all the colors. Of course, you can purchase the colors separately.

cricut maker

Cutting the file on a Cricut Maker, I set it to 100# cardstock with a pressure setting of more.

cut pieces

I set my file to cut 1 of the centerpieces and then 2 of the other pieces so that the piece would be dimensional.

adding gems

I added these glittered gems to the center on each side and it really finished off the piece. It is amazing how such a small thing can add so much to a design.

Video Tutorial:

Please visit the store to download the free SVG file [Floral Decor]

Making a Circular Box

Grab the free SVG and follow the tutorial to make a circular box. Great for storage or gift giving.

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finished round box

Not only was this circular box fun to put together, but it also has great function. You can use it for storage or as a wrapping for a gift. The SVG file is adjustable so you can make the box in a variety of different sizes. The design comes with the top decorative element but you could omit that and do your own thing with the basic circular box.

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cardstock packs

I used the Glama Card Stock in Kraft for the box structure and MirriSparkle Glitter Card Stock in Gold for the top decoration. The Gold Card Stock has a glittered front with a matte white back. It is great for crafting as the glitter doesn’t flake off.

cricut maker

I cut the file on a Cricut Maker. As a reminder, set the red lines to score and load your scoring tool before setting the file to cut. FYI – I always add additional protection when cutting cardstock by using washi tape around the edges so the cardstock doesn’t move when cutting.

cut out parts

I actually cut two additional circles from the Kraft Card Stock. You will see in the video tutorial that I used them to sandwich the tabs between them for a clean finished look. This also added more stability to the box.

The video tutorial below shows how to put it together.

Video Tutorial:

Visit the store to download the free SVG file for the box. [Circular Box SVG]

This view shows the detail of the decorative piece on the top of the box. There is a bit of glue showing but it will dry clear and not be noticeable. I really like how the kraft card stock and the glittery gold work together.

Snowflake or Mosaic Paper Lantern

Making a paper light up lantern.

This beautiful lantern can be used as a winter theme snowflake lantern or the rest of the year as a mosaic lantern. The delicate cut outs are transformed when an electric tea light is placed inside. This version is created in white, but imagine the transformation if done in color like stained glass.

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  • cardstock
  • personal cutting machine
  • tissue paper (or other light material) – optional
  • battery operated tea light
  • adhesive
  • tape runner
  • bone folder
  • scissors
  • SVG file

The SVG file is available on Etsy; [SVG file link]

cut out card stock

Video Instruction:

side panel

The above image show what the sides of the lantern look like with the tea light on and the room lights out. The slight flicker from the tea light adds to the delicate shapes.

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ScraPerfect Party Decoration

I am a design team member for ScraPerfect. Each month I post two tutorials on their blog. Today I have a tutorial for making a 3D Party Decoration. They are really versatile and can be made in a variety of different sizes as well as used for a variety of different applications. [party decoration]

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Paper Pumpkin :: Tutorial

This fall make a three-dimensional pumpkin from paper for fun and decor.

Create one or a few of this easy paper pumpkin this fall. You can cut out the necessary pieces on your personal paper cutter or by hand. They aren’t that detailed. 


Materials needed:

  • Orange cardstock
  • Green cardstock
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Bone folder
  • Marker with cap
  • Personal cutting machine and free SVG file or template and scissors

This is the cutting template. You can print out the image, draw your own, or download this free SVG file. [SVG file]

opposite strips
Begin by lifting and gluing opposite strips together.

lifting strips
I chose to work in a random order of pairs, you can do this or work your way around the pumpkin in order.

This step is optional, I decided to add a bit of dimension to the leaf by drawing in veins with a bone folder and then bending the leaf to be more realistic.

attach leaf
Attach the leaf to the top of the pumpkin using a Glue Dot.

pen technique
Here is a trick for rolling the paper vine. I used a marker and put the end of the paper strip under the cap, then rolled the paper around the pen.

rolling paper
Once you are happy with the vine, remove it from the pen. I chose to roll it tighter once removed and just did it by hand.

I folded the vine and attached it under the leaf with a final Glue Dot.