I’ve just updated a card I designed back in 2012 for Mother’s Day. The card now says ‘Mum’ and not ‘Mother’ so is much less formal and much more friendly! (Did you know that Sir Alan Sugar once sent his wife a birthday card and signed it ‘from Sir Alan Sugar’? Lol) The updated template is available as an SVG so most, if not all, (I think) cutting machines will be able to read the format. You can sell the cards you make from the file just don’t sell the template.
You can see the original card in the March 2012 post:
Just dressed up a file for Christmas. It’s a variation of the swingcard that I posted some time ago – see the link http://www.thesingingtree.biz/index.php/2012/03/swing-time/. This one has a snowflake cut out and a good sparkling of sugar glitter. I embossed a circle of 80gsm (plain old copier paper!) to glue behind the snowflake aperture and it looks lovely.
I’ll be posting it for sale later on this evening but have some other stuff to finish off first. Until later then.
PS Hope you’re not badly affected by the rain. We’ve had some road closures locally but no houses have been flooded though there are warnings.
There. I tweaked and finessed the file and am very happy with the end result. The snowflake left behind on the carrier sheet can be used as a topper for other Christmas projects and has a pretty star cut out in the middle.
This is for sale at 3.00 euro and is for the card and the round star frame around the circular aperture only (no envelope).
Payment can be made through Paypal and you will receive the file in your e-mail address within 24 hours of the payment being received.
Snowflake Swing Card (Zipped file with GSD, SVG and DXF file formats)
Christmas is coming. Given that the weather is cold, wet and miserable, the prospect of Christmas with its glitter, sparkle and ostentatious glamour is very appealing. So, with no apology for it being September still, here is a Christmas X-form card. The X form is where two pieces slot into one another and form an ‘X’. They are very handy though, as they fold flat for posting!
This one is available as an SVG and GSD for €3.00 (euro). Payment is to be made through Paypal and you will receive your file electronically, via your email, within 24 hours of your payment being received.
Tea, whether it’s for a sheep fellow or regular people, is probably my favourite drink. Fresh, fragrant and refreshing. Full of anti-oxidants (though I read recently that researchers are now undecided as to whether anti-oxidants and their capacity to mop up free radicals is as good for us as they once thought). Doesn’t make any difference to me; love tea.
Anyway, made a little teapot water colour, added a hand-written sentiment on another scrap of water colour paper and was pleased with the end result.
I also dressed up a pop-up teapot with pretty cut-outs (there are some scallopy cut outs that form a ‘doiley’ around the base of the teapot which hasn’t been very well captured in the picture…) The base mat it is cut from continues the floral theme but becomes the ‘steam’ from the teapot. Anyhoo, very happy with how it turned out and pleased that the folds are nice and simple so scoring and folding is easy squeezy.
There we go. I did a bit on this last night and finished this morning.
Very similar to the round x-form posted yesterday except I wasn’t happy that I hadn’t realised that aligning the butterfly wing tips to the bottom of the circle would have made a more stable structure – would have given the form ‘feet’ . This revised (totally redone actually but like anything, when you’ve done it once you know what to do next time) has welded flowers and butterflies topped with more butterflies as before but is extra special with the flourishy curls and swirls around it. It folds flat for popping into an envelope for posting so that side of things is covered, too!
I cut this with the Cougar, btw – starting to get a bit more confident with the machine now. Still experimenting with embossing so will show results when I’ve done something worth showing! Anyhoo, going to make a few more of these gorgeous pieces – they look fabulous. And assembly is so easy. Will be selling as soon as I’ve converted from Illustrator into the usual suspects! For now, must dash – got a train to catch.
And here comes the sun, too!
For sale in SVG, GSD and Studio formats at €5.00 euro. Payment is via Paypal which will perform all currency conversion for you. When your payment is received you will be notified by email that the file can be downloaded – simply go to the Singing Tree home page and click on the ‘Files You Have Ordered’ link on the right-hand side.
Please note you will need a Craft Robo, Black Cat Cutter, Silhouette, Wishblade, Cameo, etc to be able to open and use the template.
I’m Mrs Mc but you can call me Elly. It’s lovely that you’ve somehow stumbled across me here on my blog as I don’t do much in the way of social media or promote my blog or Etsy shop (Paper Pictures by EllieEmyn).
I love animals, especially cats. We had our lovely old ginger tom from tom kitten to elderly gent (20 +) when he died.
We now have two more. A rescue cat called Jess who has become so sweet and affectionate compared to the fearful, aggressive banshee that she once was, nearly four years ago.
And Gracie. We met her as a dirty, tired little kitten with mouse droppings in her fur, about a month after we got Jess.
We took her in after watching her being hooshed out of a local St Vincents charity shop time and again when she wanted to curl up in one of the baskets and have a sleep.
She ran from everybody until Mr Tree just walked over and picked her up. She just curled up in his arms and we knew she was for us.
Me? I work with and enjoy new technologies and software and live with a geeky engineer who makes me laugh and adores me like a queen.
I’ve got two great boys, all grown up now and doing really well.
I don’t say too much about any of us though as I like to retain some privacy. I know you’re a good soul but the internet has its share of trolls, hackers and down right nasties that make sharing too much information dangerous.
Anyhow, enjoy having a look around. I’m chatty and will write forever but also use the Singing Tree to save hand embroidery, recipes, cutting templates, sewing patterns, crochet patterns and indulge in some show and tell.
You can find a number of my Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials for free here as well.
In fact, most of my templates and design are free, though there are a few I’ve put up for sale. Anything else is for inspiration and enjoyment.
Note to Customers
All purchased files will be sent by email within 24 hours of receiving payment to the PayPal account holder.