Snowflake Box :: Free SVG

Make this festive snowflake box for your holiday gift giving with the free SVG file.

with CutCardStock

snowflake box

Just in time for your holiday gift-giving is this free SVG file to make a Snowflake Box. Or if you need a plain box, just remove the design element and you have a standard square box template. The great thing about this box design is that you can make it and then store it flat until you need it.

I used Habanero cardstock.

cricut maker

I cut the file on a Cricut Maker at a setting of 100#. The cardstock is 80# cover weight but cuts really well at a slightly larger setting.

The SVG file comes with cut and score lines. You will need to set the lines to score before cutting. The file comes with a square shape to insert into the top of the box. However, I just freehand cut mine to save time. I suggest using wet glue to insert the top piece as well as the seal on the side of the box. It tends to hold better than other options.

Video Tutorial:

open box

Here you can see the box together and open ready for the gift to be placed inside. You really don’t need anything additional. The box will hold itself close and since there is a decoration on the box, no ribbon is needed either.

Above is a close-up of the snowflake decoration on the top of the box. I think adding some decorative gems to the circles could make this extra special. You might also consider using acetate or vellum instead of cardstock for the insert.

Please visit the store to download the free SVG file for the Snowflake box. [Box SVG]

Making a Gift Tag

Making a gift tag inspired by ephemera.

 Sometimes the materials suggest the project. This is the case with my gift tag made with pieces of ephemera. I loved the little girl knitting and it seemed like the perfect idea to make a gift tag to go with a special handmade knitted gift. The little girl image also set the color theme. I only wish she were crocheting because I do that more often than knitting.

Materials:

To begin, I chose to distress the edges of the colored card stock pieces. I cut the mint cardstock tag first, then the mustard tag a bit larger on all four sides. The mustard rectangle was a leftover piece from cutting the tag. Notice the hole isn’t punched yet in the mustard tag so I can align it correctly with the mint piece. These pieces were cut on the Works Board using the guide for making tags. 

 Here are all the individual parts ready to put together with The Best Glue Ever. You can watch how it was done in the following video tutorial. While the ribbon bow coordinates well, I couldn’t find the right spot to place it on the tag.

Video Tutorial:

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Making a Card from Scraps

Make greeting cards using up your scraps can be an enjoyable creative process.

 Making a card doesn’t have to be difficult. Using up your scrap pieces can be an enjoyable creative process and useful too. I keep my little scraps in a basket on the side of my craft table and then put color coordinating pieces together.  When there are enough of them, I start to make cards with them.

Materials:

 I used cardstock and Rinea Foil but any paper will work. I didn’t cut down or adjust the pieces. I find it a fun creative process to work around these constraints and find a pleasing composition. 

 I color my own gem stickers to coordinate with the design. This tip is a great cost-saving. I didn’t add a sentiment to the card. This makes the design flexible for a variety of different uses and I can personalize it when it’s needed. 

If you would like to see how I created the foiled embellishment:   https://youtu.be/IZIdyWZ0BSc 

Video Tutorial:

  A close-up view. The card is a bit difficult to photograph but is beautiful in person.

Designing a Leaf Letterhead

The Leaf Letterhead SVG file can be used in a variety of different ways.

with CutCardStock

decor piece

This leaf letterhead svg file is very versatile. I’ve created a finished decor piece with it to show you how it could be used. The design was created to be used in a variety of different ways like a letter, menu, invitation, announcement, and any other way you can imagine. You don’t have to put another piece behind the design, or on top of it as shown. It is just one option for this file.

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

card stock
card stock

The Royal Sundance Card Stock in Brilliant White is the star of this post and the card stock that was cut. It’s joined with Stardream Metallic Gold and Glama Card Stock in Kraft. The poem was printed using my Cricut Maker and the Kraft card stock but it could also be printed on a printer.

Cricut Maker

Use a personal cutting machine that works with an SVG file. I am using a Cricut Maker for cutting and writing. Because the design is 8.5″ x 11″, and the card stock is the same size, you have to pay attention to the alignment on your mat. The Kraft card stock was written on and cut on the Cricut Maker too. I used a 0.4 black Cricut pen for the writing.

Video Tutorial:

The SVG file for the Leaf Letterhead’s link can be found at: [Leaf Letterhead] – Make sure to read the note about how to center the file.

The link for the poem in Cricut Design Space: [Frost poem]

Making a Beary Cute Card

Working with products from the Maker’s Movement made this card so bear cute!

with Maker’s Movement

Planning, coloring, and die-cutting this card was so peacefully enjoyable. I knew the moment I saw the bear stamp he was going to be a polar bear. My daughter loves polar bears. What excites me about the card is that I used the leftover cut-out leaves from a past project as the stencil to create the background! What a great way to extend the use of the die and the card stock. I keep all my left-over parts just in case for moments like this.

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Materials:

  • card stock – white and patterned
  • the Works Board
  • Let’s Get Cozy Die (leaves)
  • Woodland Friends – die and stamp sets
  • Distress Oxide
  • blending brush
  • Mini Maker
  • tape runner
  • Stazon black ink pad
  • Intense black ink pad
  • washi tape
  • Derwent Inktense pencils

Because I video the process, I didn’t get a chance to stop and photograph the ink blending with the DIY stencil on the front of the card. But you can see it all happen in the video tutorial below.

Isn’t that bear just so cute? After stamping and coloring, I taped the die in place then sent it all through the Mini Maker to cut. The only thing left to do is stamp the sentiment and put the card together.

Video Tutorial:

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Making a Mini Album

A beautiful mini-album made using materials provided by i-Crafter.

with iCrafter

This month, the DCC (Designer Crafts Connection) is being sponsored by i-Crafter. If you aren’t familiar with i-Crafter, you are going to love their products, they are so creative. I first experienced i-Crafter at a Creativation conference and their booth was all the buzz as a new company displaying products. They have been going strong ever since.

I would first like to thank Designer Crafts Connection for the opportunity to work with amazing companies and designers. And specifically for this post, I would like to thank i-Crafter for providing materials used with this project.

There are nine other projects created for this Designer Crafts Connection hop. Please take a moment to visit all the projects to see how each designer worked with i-Crafter.

materials

The image above shows what i-Crafter sent to me. I love the little house dies and the 3D embossing folder, but I am setting them aside for another project. All those little clear pockets hold embellishments for a mini-album, which the parts were also included. A detailed direction document showed how the mini-album gets put together. I put mine together pretty much as explained.

The Pages:

first page

I jumped in and put the mini-album together. After designing the front and back cover, I started on the inside. There was no way i-Crafter could send all these dies for the album and embellishments, but it was amazing that they sent all the parts pre-cut and labeled. It was a fun project to put together and one I think they could easily sell as kits.

While the mini-album follows a theme, there is a lot of variety from page to page. The image above has a storage envelope, embellishments, and an acetate page. Each of the three acetate pages has a word on them: Live, Laugh, Love.

last page

The theme is also carried throughout using coordinating papers and shapes. The mini-album form is held together with an accordion binding which is so clever. The video below will walk you through the entire process and then show each page when finished.

Process Video

Stamping a Card with Fireflies

Before summer leaves, learn how to make this firefly stamped card.

with Fairy Stamper

Do you love fireflies? Or maybe you call them lightning bugs? Either way, make this cute encouraging card before summer’s end and they disappear. This card was made as a part of the Fairy Stampers Video Design Team. Twice a month I create and post on their YouTube channel a video tutorial.

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Materials:

  • Firefly stamp
  • Fairy Hugs ink pad
  • The Works Board
  • Rinea Foiled Paper
  • sentiment die
  • Mini Maker
  • card stock – white
  • Yellow Marker
  • Black thin tip pen
  • Best Glue Ever
  • No-Clog Writing Cap
  • Nuvo Aqua Shimmer

Video Tutorial:

A close-up of the finished card so you can see the Aqua Shimmer on the bodies of the fireflies.

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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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Fairy Stamping and Gelli Plate Tutorial

Making a fairy card with a Gelli Plate background. #sponsored #affiliate @fairystamper

I have a video tutorial up on the Fairy Stampers YouTube channel. As a part of their video design team, I post tutorials twice a month. Today I am using a Gelli Plate to make the background image along with the Moana stamp fairy. The Gelli Plate technique I am using is with alcohol inks and acrylic paint. It is really fun and addictive.

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Materials:

  • Gelli Plate
  • Alcohol Inks
  • 2 brayers
  • copy paper
  • The Works Board
  • mini Maker die cutter
  • leaf die
  • card stock – green and white
  • blending brush
  • Distress Oxide stamp pads
  • Liquitex Acrylic
  • Best Glue Ever
  • tape runner
  • black ink pad
  • Derwent pencils
  • sentiment stamp
  • paintbrush

Video Tutorial:

I added details on the inside of the card as well. A strip of the Gelli Plate print that I had trimmed off the background and an additional die-cut leaf. These elements add a surprise when the card is open as well as linking to the front of the card.

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Busy Bee Card

Making a busy bee card with Fairy Stamper. #sponsored @fairystamper @fairystamperhugs

With Fairy Stampers

This Busy Bee card is made with the Bees stamp from Fairy Stampers. Today I have a video tutorial on the Fairy Stampers YouTube channel as a part of their video design team. The card design was inspired by my wanting to try stamping on a ribbon and the size of the bees lent themselves to the process.

The patterned card stock adds to the activity of the bees flying. I like how the envelope in yellow relates to the yellow ribbon on the card and the little bee stamp on the flap connects it all together. There is also a little bee on the back of the card which you will see in the video tutorial below.

materials

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

Materials:

  • patterned card stock
  • ribbon – yellow and cream
  • stamp pad
  • stamp block
  • Bee stamps – FHS-178
  • scissors
  • Xyron sticker maker
  • adhesive
  • black card stock
  • sentiment
  • yellow card stock
  • tape runner
  • WRMK Works Board

Video Tutorial:

close-up

The above image shows a close-up of the card and stamping on the ribbon. I like how the ribbon with the bees is solid and the ribbon behind the word is translucent.

If you are interested in the Word Art printable file I used for the word busy, it is available in the store [Word Art page] It is a really handy crafting material to have on hand. I printed one version out on card stock and another on sticker paper.

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