Need inspiration for your next DIY Christmas card? Let me show you a card I made recently from digital cut file. Using your own cutting machine, you can recreate this card too!
I was asked recently from Scrapbook.com to create a project using one of their newly released digital cut files. Below I will show the simple Christmas card I made, share some tips I learned along the way, and share the supplies I used to make the card.
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Tips to Making this Simple Christmas Card
To create this card, I had to prepare the SVG file from Scrapbook.com. I have the Basic Edition of Silhouette Studio (SS) and you can not directly upload an SVG file to Basic Edition SS. I had a small work around to get the SVG into my SS.
After downloading the SVG file, I opened it into Adobe Illustrator. From there, I exported it as a .DXF file type. This file type is accepted in the Basic Edition SS software. You can find a video tutorial on how to do this on another blog post of mine.
Once I had it in the SS, I made a few minor adjustments. The file image is a little big for my A2 size card, so I selected the entire image and resized it down to 5″ x 3.75″. All of the cut out dots were the same size, so I choose each individual dot and resized them into random sizes.
When I cut the design out the first time, I was not getting a clean cut on the front side of the card. Some of the paper was crunching up, but when I looked at the back side, it look nice and clean. So before I cut it again, I went into SS and flipped the image using the mirror tool. So the card would be cut in a backwards version. The top side of card came out with small paper crunches, but the back side (which was the correct side for reading) came out clean. This trick worked great!
I cut a piece of gold glitter cardstock paper 1/4″ larger to act as a mat for my cut paper. This allowed the glitter cardstock to peek through the cut. Some of the smaller dots for the snow did not come out clean, so I fixed this by just adhering some gold sequins on top of these little boo boos with some Ranger Gloss Accents. This acts as a great adhesive for small embellishments.
And that is basically it! It was a very simple christmas card to make!
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