Below is a simple YouTube Video on the process of assembling the card. Scroll down further to view the written tutorial.
A basic assembly tutorial will be included with the files as all my cards to date have both the outer card and an insert and assemble the same way.
With his card I wanted to include the option of having different colours for the golf ball, tee and sentiments.
The included file for background pieces is optional to use to add extra colour to your card. If you wish to make a card more quickly you might choose to just use a patterned or brightly coloured paper insert. Making different colours when you have the time however gives the card a bit of pop, so I have included the cutting files to do so. The insert pieces should be cut in the colours required. In my case I kept the word Birthday the colour of the insert I used so did not use the optional piece for the word Birthday. I chose to use red carstock to make a colourful insert as well as make the word birthday the colour red.
I then cut the tee insert in purple and the golf ball insert in white. Once all the pieces were cut I placed the golf ball and tee pieces in place on the left inside of the card and traced around the edges of each piece so that when it comes time to glueing it is easy to know exactly were to place the pieces.
Once you have marked the pieces spray the left side of the card with adhesive or use other adhesive of choice. I used a glue stick for a while till I got the spray adhesive, but I find the spray adhesive gives better hold on the delicate pieces. I usually cover the other side of the card with scrap paper before spraying to ensure the other side does not get sprayed.
Attach the golf ball, tee and Birthday piece (optional) in the correct positions. Then once pieces are attached add more adhesive on back of each piece.
Attach the insert to the adhesive side of the card to complete your card. Additional instructions on card assembly are included in the other tutorial.
Once insert is adhered to the inside left of the card you can then adhere the Happy portion of the Birthday sentiment to the front of the card. I chose to use adhesive foam pieces to give a 3D effect.
Obviously, you can choose any colour cardstock you wish to suit your recipient.
I also have envelopes available which allow you to cut envelopes with custom cardstock to suit a large range of sizes.
In theSilhouette Design Storethere are discounts for a massive 40-75% off! You really don’t want to miss this sale with such massive discounts! Remember The Silhouette Design Store does sell SVG files so you don’t have to have a Silhouette machine to use the files. Just make sure you check the SVG checkbox when adding items to your cart. The Silhouette Design Store sale ends on November 28th and the Cyber Week Sale finishes December 6th.
On Design Bundles has the yearly $1 deal event so six of my products will be $1 but you have to get in quick so you don’t miss out as there are limited numbers. The Design Bundles $1 event runs from the 26thNovemberto2ndDecember. Below are my $1 deal products. Click on the preview below to go directly to my store. If they are not at the top of the store the sale hasn’t started yet or they are sold out. The rest of my products will be 50% off from the 25th November to 3rd December on Design Bundles.
My series of Halloween Treat Bags are super cute for Halloween parties or for handing out to Trick or Treaters and are available in Silhouette Design Store. This adorable treat bag fits on A4 or 8.5×11″ cardstock. The pieces for the bag itself and the decorations for the front whether they be the Ghost, the Bat or the Pumpkin are all contained in the file and should be cut in the colours of your choice.
Below is an assembly tutorial video or scroll below the video to view the text instructions.
The decorations for the front feature 2-3 pieces depending on which bag you have. First assemble the decorations by adhering the backs to the front piece. In the case of the pumpkin there is also the stalk which gets adhered flush with the bottom part of the pumpkin directly on the treat bag.
Once your decoration is assembled, it is time to fold and adhere your treat bag. Start by folding the score lines which for the outside corners of the bag. You can also fold the score lines which allow you to fold the sides of the bag inwards. It folds more easily if you fold the same way as the other lines first and then fold in the opposite direction. I chose to not fold the diagonal lines but you may choose to fold those to make design more crisp. Once you have folded all score lines it is time to adhere the bag. I have found it easiest to place adhesive on the smaller bottom pieces and the side tab first.
Start by folding the first smaller bottom tab flush with the next larger bottom tab to make a crisp square corner. Repeat with the second smaller bottom tab to the same larger bottom tab. Next adhere the tab on the smaller side of the bag to the inside of the larger side of the bag keeping the edges flush with each other. Next fold the final larger tab onto the bottom to close the bag by pushing the adhesive of the tab to the bottom of the bag. If needed push down on the bottom with your hand inside the bag or other implement.
Now that the bag is fully assembled adhere the front decoration. I used foam squares to give a 3D look. With the pumpkin stalk I used adhesive to adhere it flush with the top of the pumpkin. Instead of using foam squares I used regular adhesive to allow the pumpkin to stand out a little further from the face of the bag than the stalk.
It has been a while since I have designed backgrounds and since watercolor remains quite popular thought it was time I did some more watercolor backgrounds! So that brings me to my latest set of watercolor backgrounds, Ombre Watercolor. They are available as sets in my Design Bundles, Creative Market and Etsy Stores and individually as background patterns in my Silhouette Store. Make sure you check out my other watercolor designs while you are there! Links are as follows.
This super cute Gift Card Box is easy to assemble and perfect for giving gift cards to loved ones in style. The cutting file is now available in the Silhouette Design Store here. Use cardstocks to suit the occasion! The Gift Card Box has been designed with Heavy Cardstocks in mind. It is possible to use lighter cardstocks but the fit may be slightly looser. I have made the Gift Card Box with copy paper and while a little loose still looks great. For best results use medium to heavy cardstocks. The cardstocks used in the following photos and video are heavy cardstocks. The Gift Card Box fits on 8.5×11″, A4 or 12×12″ paper and can be cut on both Silhouette Portrait or Silhouette Cameo Machines. The gift card holder fits the standard gift card size which is the size of a standard credit card or ATM card. The Gift Card Box Cutting File finishes at approx 108x76x46mm including the ribbon.
Scroll to end of tutorial to watch video of assembly or continue reading written instructions below.
First cut all the pieces in cardstock colours of your choice. The pieces for the bottom and bottom gift card insert are shown as the same colour (teal) in the cutting file. The top is shown in purple. The ribbon parts are shown in teal. Start by assembling the bottom pieces. Fold each of the scored sides and side tabs. Place adhesive on each tab on the side of the cardstock that will face the outside of the box. Once adhesive is applied, attach each tab to the corresponding side of the box ensuring the right angles are flush. Repeat for each tab.
Repeat for the other bottom piece and the top. Insert the gift card holder into the bottom box piece. It may be easier to first insert the gift card before inserting the card holder into the bottom box piece. The gift card mockup I use in the video below was slightly bigger than standard so it was a little trickier to insert than a regular gift card.
Attach the two ribbon crosses together so that they sit flush in the center. The smaller ribbon cross should be on top with ribbon ends of the smaller ribbon cross visible.
There are two shapely bow pieces and a small piece to fold over the top bow. With each shapely bow piece attach one end of the piece to the center of the underside using craft glue taking care to place the end just before the curve starts on the other side. Repeat with the other side attaching the end to the piece already stuck down placing the end before the curve starts on the other side. Ensure pieces are firmly adhered. Place a dab of craft glue in the middle of the crossed bows and adhere the center of the bow to the center of the cross ensuring the bow is placed with the straight section of bow in the center.
Assemble the second bow piece in the same way. Once complete attach the small bow piece to the center of top bow with craft glue and also glue the sides to the underside of the bow. Once firmly attached, place a dab of craft glue on top of the bow attached to the crossed ribbons and adhere the second bow so that it faces the direction of the opposite length of the crossed ribbons. Once firmly attached, fold the sides along the score lines for each side of the cross ribbon. Place adhesive on the underside of the crossed ribbon and on the ends of each piece. While taking care to place in the center of the lid piece, and ensuring each side sits flush with the box corners adhere the ribbon to the top and sides of the box top.
You can now place the box top on the box bottom! See the video below of assembly. Note that the video is done with different coloured cardstocks.
This gorgeous Floral Wreath Happy Birthday Card is now one of my favourites. The circle of flowers and leaves on a vine are so pretty and I know I will use this SVG Cutting file over and over again for Birthdays as I am sure it will please. I think it will look fabulous with a subtle patterned insert as well. I find high contrast always looks best on photos but in person monochrome and patterns look great as well.
The Floral Wreath Happy Birthday Card is available in my stores below.
I really like the simplicity of this card. It is striking and can really pop with the right combination of cardstock papers. I chose monochromatic and plain with patterned papers in the samples below but I made one the other day in bright green and black and it turned out to be my favourite version so far even though I am not overly fond of the colour green. I must remember to make another to share a photo of. A bright colour on a black background always seems to look really striking.
If the insert is black you can overcome the issue with being able to see your writing by using a good quality white gel pen or a metalic pen of some sort. Not all gel pens will show up on black, so it is worth testing them first before buying if you are able. I chose the top chosen brand in this article and it has been a great pen choice. I orderd some silver and gold in the same brand as well but haven’t tried them out yet. Anyway! Back to the cards! Check them out in my stores below and scroll down to see the previews.
If anyone will appreciate the effort of you making them a handmade card it will be your Grandma and Grandpa! They may not know what an SVG cutting file is but they will certainly appreciate you took the time to make it yourself I am sure! Scroll down to see store links and previews of what these gorgeous cards look like finished.
The Happy Birthday Grandma cards are available at the store links below.
This Stars Happy Birthday SVG Card Cutting File is super cute and perfect for the Birthday of those little Stars in your life. Use this gorgeous SVG cutting file to make a handmade card befitting of such adorable small humans! The Stars Happy Birthday SVG Card Cutting File is available in my stores below.