How to Weave a Paper Vase

Weave a paper vase with this free SVG file.

with CutCardStock

finished vase with flowers

This month Pop-Tone is the featured cardstock over at CutCardStock. I’ve created a decorative piece that is 3-dimensional. The above is shown in two coordinating colors but it works equally well in one color. Such a cute finished piece that is great for gift-giving, decorating a small space, or sharing as a group craft project with others.

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cardstock colors used

I used two colors from the Pop-Tone sample pack, Gumdrop Green, and Sour Apple. These are 65# card stock. 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

I cut the design on a Cricut Maker. Before cutting, I scaled the design to fit onto a letter-size sheet, then I set my file to cut 1 of each of the two colors. The cutting pressure was set to 100# cardstock with no additional pressure.

cut pieces

To begin weaving, flip one of the colors so the angled “rays” are in the opposite direction from the other piece, and then stack them on top of each other.

weaving

I used binder clips to hold the weaving in place to make sure the results were correct before gluing it all together.

finished in hand

Please visit the store to download the free SVG file [Woven Vase]

Video Tutorial:

View the tutorial for detailed construction information.

A Few Other Ideas:

vase with light
One-color vase with an electric tea light inside.
stacked vases
Make two vases, and turn one upside down with a battery tea light inside. Then stack them for a unique look.

Layered Heart SVG

Create a layered heart valentine with this free SVG file.

with CutCardStock

For Valentine’s Day, I am making a layered heart valentine with CutCardStock. I chose to make the heart alone but you can alter the file in many different ways. Use it as part of a card. Or maybe you want to only use two of the layers. And with any SVG file, you can change the size of the file and the colors you cut them out of for a variety of different looks.

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I used three different card stocks for my project. The heart is made with layering Pop-Tone Razzleberry as the top layer, Stardream Metallic in Kunzite, and the bottom solid heart layer in Bright Silver Foil.

I cut the three different layers of cardstock on a Cricut Maker. I set the size of the heart to 5″ tall.

You can see how pretty those detailed layers are and they would work well individually as well as together. A totally different idea would be to use them as stencils.

Video Tutorial:

Please visit the store to download the free SVG file for the heart. [Layered Heart SVG]

close up

The close-up view shows the three layers as well as the dimension of the finished piece. You can also see the detail of the cut design.

Making a Fall Shaker Tag

With fall in the air, make this fall themed shaker tag from the free SVG file.

with CutCardStock

fall shaker tag

I think fall is my favorite season. I love the crisp air and all the fall colors. This fall shakers tag file I am sharing with you today is so versatile. You can make the tag as a shaker, or just use the front panel for a tag. Then, you have a variety of different ways to use your tag. On a card, a gift, in a journal, with mixed media…

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A special thanks to those brands who sponsor this site
.

cardstock bronze

With its shimmering fibers and rich brown hue, the Stardream Metallic card stock is one of my favorite brands of card stock from CutCardStock. The fall tag is made with the bronze Stardream card stock.

cricut maker
Cricut Maker

Use a personal cutting machine that works with an SVG file. The tag’s size can be adjusted. I made mine 3.5″ wide, and cut mine on a Cricut Maker at 100# card stock. I’d recommend cutting the file twice. After the first cut, don’t remove the mat but push the go button to cut again. If your mat has lost some adhesion, I recommend using washi tape on all four sides of the card stock to hold it in place.

materials
materials

A few materials are needed to create this project, and changing what you use can change the look as well as make the project fun! Coordinate the shaker elements with the ribbon to personalize your tag.

Materials:

  • Cutting Machine – Cricut Maker
  • free SVG file
  • card stock
  • adhesive
  • clear acetate
  • foam tape
  • shaker elements
  • ribbons
  • scissors
  • marker – optional

You can recycle the clear acetate from some packaging. The cut shape is not included in the SVG file. Just use your tag as a guide to cut the size you need.

Video Tutorial:

The SVG file for the Fall Tag can be found at: [Fall Tag]

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A Very Witchy Halloween Card

Celebrate Halloween with all the witches, grab this free SVG and enter to win a gift card from CutCardStock.

with a CutCardStock giveaway

It is the witching season, or at least for those that like to dress up as a witch! I am participating in a blog hop for Fall-oween with CutCardStock. There is a giveaway so make sure to read all the way through this post. I created this witchy card for the hop. The SVG file will be shared with you so you can make your very own card. I don’t know who you will send your card to, but I know this one is perfect for my sister!

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papers

The papers I used were actually scraps from projects past. Here is the list of colors I used from CutCardStock, the links are affiliates:

Cricut Maker

With a bit of adjustment to the file in Design Space, the Cricut Maker works its magic to cut all the colored cardstock in one go.

Now that everything is cut and weeded, it’s time to put it all together. Watch the video tutorial for all the tips and tricks.

Video Tutorial:

Free SVG

Here is the link to the free SVG file, it is listed in our shop. [witchy card SVG]


Theme: Fall or Halloween
Date: Saturday & Sunday, Sept 18th-19th
Projects: Treat packaging, decor, scrapbook layouts, mixed media pieces, cards, invitations, banners, etc.

To be eligible for the $40 gift card, comment at each stop along the hop or upload a project that includes a product from CutCardStock.

The winner will be randomly selected via a number generator and announced on Monday, Sept 20th on the CutCardstock Blog and Facebook page.

Hop List
ā€¢ Cutcardstock.blog
ā€¢ Janet Trieschman – you are here
ā€¢ Janet Axtman
ā€¢ Maureen Ruangchamneil
ā€¢ Jennifer Kotas
ā€¢ Leslie Turner
ā€¢ Judy VanZandt
ā€¢ Judy Markowitz

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Pumpkin Mandala Card

Follow along and make this pumpkin mandala for fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving. It is so versatile it works for card making or home decor. #sponsored #cutcardstock

with printable and free SVG

Today I am using an SVG file to create a Pumpkin Mandala Card. This design works well for Halloween, Fall, or Thanksgiving. I’ve used the mandala for a card but you could make it larger for a beautiful decor piece. Or just framing the card would be nice too.

Many of the items I use in my posts are provided by the manufacturers in order to promote their products.
A special thanks to those brands who sponsor this site.

Orange, brown, and gold card stocks are being featured this month on CutCardStock. I am using Cosmic Orange and Stardream Metallic Card Stock in Bronze. I really like the iridescent quality of the Stardream card stocks.

I cut the CutCardStock on a Cricut Maker. The Cosmic Orange was cut at 100# and the Metallic Bronze was cut twice at 100#. While the mat is still in the Maker, just hit the go button again.

materials

Materials:

  • CutCardStock papers (linked above)
  • Distress Oxide ink pads
  • blending brushes
  • adhesive
  • rhinestones
  • Embelli Gelli
  • free SVG file
  • printable paper file

Video Tutorial:

pumpkin circle
pumpkin mandala SVG

The SVG file for the pumpkin mandala can be found at: [mandala]

The printable paper design for the barn wood is a part of a Halloween pack and can be found at: [barn wood]

A close-up of the finished card shows off some of the detail in the printed barn wood image and the ink blending on the mandala.

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Making a Party Hat with Cut Cardstock

Make a fun party hat for your celebration. @cutcardstock @cricutmade #sponsored

As a part of the Cut Cardstock design team, I have a post on their blog today making a star party hat. This hat file is very flexible. You can make it with the stars, or without. You can leave the star shapes open or layer tissue paper on the inside to color the stars.

Thanks to Cricut and Cut Cardstock for providing materials that were used in this post.

The card stock I used (affiliate links):

Cricut Maker
  • Cutting 100# card stock on the Maker, I found it best to cut it twice at the 100# card stock setting and selecting more pressure.
SVG image

The free SVG file pictured above is available by clicking on the black download button.

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Thankful Greeting Card :: Free SVG

A free SVG to make a thankful photo greeting card.

This month I am participating in an SVG hop of free Thankful SVG files. The file I am offering is this thankful greeting card file. It is sized to hold a 4″ x 6″ photograph. Consider sending it to loved ones who can then use it as a nice mat for the photo.

I cut the file on a Cricut Maker. The SVG will work on other Cricut machines.

The free cut file has a red line that will need to be set to score before cutting.
free download
finished card with photo insert

Thank You Card and Free SVG

Thank You card free SVG for Cut Cardstock design team.

This tri-fold card is first up for the month of October 2020 on theĀ Cut Cardstock blog. Learn how the cardstock was colored and put together by watching the YouTube video tutorial.Ā 

Many materials used in this post were provided by various companies in order to promote their products.

Materials:

  • Royal Sundance White Felt Card Stock
  • Nuvo Shimmer Powders
  • Waffleflower wet media mat
  • water
  • Cricut Maker
  • double-sided tape
  • scissors
  • heat gun (optional)
  • washi tape (optional)
  • free SVG file

The free SVG file can be accessed at this link [Thank You Card SVG]

The file contains all three layers in one file.

Once you click on the link, a new window will open with the image displayed, right-click the image and save as an SVG.

Don’t forget to make sure the red lines are set to score before you cut.

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Fall Celebrate Card and Free SVG

I am excited to share that I have been chosen to be a part of the Cut Cardstock design team. I will be sharing cut cardstock projects using free SVG files that I create. 

Many materials used for this project were provided by businesses I work with in order to promote their projects.

Materials:

  • Cut Cardstock colors
  1. Royal Sundance White Felt Card Stock
  2. Textured Tan Discount Card Stock
  3. Stardream Metallic GOLD
  • Cricut Maker
  • scissors
  • The Best Glue Ever
  • Distressed Oxide stamp pad – Vintage ink
  • cosmetic brush
  • free SVG file

To download the free SVG click on the following link [celebrate card]

Once the image opens in a new window, right-click and save as an SVG.

Don’t forget to set the red line to score on the base of the card before cutting.

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Glow in the Dark | Halloween Card

This month I am participating in a Halloween video blog hop. I created the card above for the hop and I am sharing the cutting files free (links below). The unique quality of this card is that the spider web glows in the dark.

I used my Cricut Maker to cut the black cardstock and the clear overhead projector sheet. I had some trouble finding the right setting for the overhead plastic, I ended up using the Cricut mat cover sheet setting and adding more pressure. The finished folded card is 6″ x 4″

Some items used in this post have been provided.

Materials:

  • black cardstock
  • white cardstock – 8″ x 6″
  • overhead projector sheet
  • glow in the dark paint
  • paintbrush
  • adhesive
  • Xyron
  • heat gun (optional)
  • personal cutting machine (Cricut Maker)
  • free cut files (linked below)

Directions:

The file contains both cut images. [cut file]
To download the file, click on the text in the brackets above, the image will open in a new window.
Right-click the image and save as an SVG file.

Video Tutorial:


Well, glow in the dark photographs blurry, but here is a close-up of the web.

The next video on the hop can be found here: https://youtu.be/dCFa8qXjiWQ

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