Get the SVG format for each of the above ornament templates and make something Christmassy today:
Last night I got more excited than an excited thing with a special reason to be excited. I discovered a present put away for me. Something I’d been dropping hints like housebricks about. Now I have the tough job ahead of keeping mum about it and not spoiling the ‘surprise’. Not too much of a problem – by the time I get to open it I will be over the moon.
However… it also gave me a shock like someone had stuck a bat up my nightie. Christmas is looming. Again. Happens every year. Not Christmas though, Yes, technically, that is an annual event … The thing is, I think Christmas is ages away then something reminds me that it’s actually sneaked up and ready to bite me on the bum. Again. So, the bat up the nightie was a good thing – it gave me a kick-start to get on with a few things before it’s too late.
This year I am hoping to have a stall at a Christmas Fair. I will be making tea cosies, (domes and frillies), Tilda santas and angels, stockings, drawstring bags, felted and beaded phone cases and (hopefully) lots of other things. But what other things? I remembered that I’d bought a couple of those deep picture frames from Ikea and how I’d seen they also sold the frame with cut-outs of butterfly flurries. Well, as you know, the m-i-l from Goodness Gracious Me would have said ‘I can make it at home for nothing’ and I sing with the same sitar, lady!
I sat down at the computer, opened up Illustrator and created a new version of an old favourite I designed a few years ago. Mine is cut from Conqueror metallic champagne but will probably replace with Cartridge paper at some point as I’m not sure how moisture-resistive the Conqueror will be. Don’t want it to droop like a Wilting Walter.
It looks be-uuuuu-tiful. The frame, the big one in the picture cost €4.50 (approx 300 x 300 mm with a 120 x 120 mm aperture). Not big money. Their own picture with cut-out butterflies is €13.00. I like my butterfly better – they say you shouldn’t toot your own horn but… heckers… Toot Toot!
So am going to make a few of these – birds, hearts and butterflies and put them on the stall. I reckon €10 would be fair and am sure they’d make a lovely gift. If you want to have a go, I’m selling the file.
I cut mine on A4 even though the big frame is essentially a 12″ x 12″ judicious use of picture tape or sellotape on the back keeps the cut-out in place. All of our lovely cutting machines cut A4 so you’re good to go. Yay.
The design is reasonably delicate so there’ll be a squinchy-poo of weeding but nothing onerous (or so I found) and the end result is well worth it.
The price is €4.50 for the template in SVG format. There is a surprise though – there are TWO different butterfly cut outs. The one in the pictures above and another, very different but just as pretty! There, you can have a nice surprise, too.
Payment is through Paypal and your file will be sent within 24 hours to the address on the Paypal account. Remember, this is for the electronic file only, and you will need a cutting machine like a Cameo, Silhouette, Silver Bullet, Cougar, etc, that can read SVG format.
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Heylo! The sun was out this morning putting everyone in a good mood. It was so lovely to go out without feeling weighed down with chunky layers and thick coats like a heavy-duty upholstered sofa and wear something light. Can just move so much more easily without castors! I made a mental note that when I got back I could do a bit of gardening and plant some flowers I bought at the weekend. Sadly, it didn’t pan out. The weather changed, the rains came down and it turned very cold. The plants, beautiful in bloom, sit, pot bound, waving through the window at me waiting for the next sunny opportunity. Never mind, they look a pretty sight and the rain will keep them healthy enough.
I also made a new pop-up at the weekend and am posting it for sale today. It is €4.00 and includes the butterfly topper and the zig-zagged middle with the pretty cut-out edging. The middle has ‘Happy Birthday’ in pop-up letters with zig-zagged decorative edging top and bottom and some cut out flowers. The card pictured has the template in a standard 135 x 135 mm square.
It is available in SVG format so is suitable for a wide range of cutting machines such as the Cameo, Silhouette, Silver Bullet, Black Cat Cougar, etc. The folds aren’t fiddly and won’t take long to prepare for going inside a card.
Payment is through Paypal and the electronic cutting template will be sent to the e-mail address of the PaylPal account holder unless otherwise specified.
PDF showing fold instructions
Butterfly topper with zig-zagged, decorative edged strip
Pop up ‘Happy Birthday’ with top and bottom decorative edging and cut out flowers
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I made the pop up and card as part of a set of ‘From my house to yours’. I have family and friends abroad and the sentiment suits beautifully.
I’m posting the set for sale:
It’s a basic step pop up on a plaque-shaped mat with ‘Merry Xmas’ cut out and another with the words removed so you can use it for other occasions. The one in the picture above is in a 100mm x 100 square card so it’s pretty small but has cut cleanly. No fiddly folding, just a couple of easy folds and your stepped pop-up middle is good to decorate.
You can use other toppers if you want but the house front with frames for the door and windows etc, are included. Again, you can use it as a topper or a flat gift tag.
There are one or two embellishments (not shown) – a heart, some holly leaves, a row of icicles and a blank house-shaped cut out to glue behind the house to fill in the windows etc.
Also included is a house-shaped card:
Obviously, you can scale it up to be a card or a gift tag but I think the small one is as cute as a button. I didn’t cut out contrasting frames here as I’ve run out of coloured card. Never thought that day would come! Had to make do with a couple of pastels.
It’s a lovely little set and it’s just €4.50.
It’s available in SVG format for €4.50 euro. You’ll need an electronic cutter like a Cameo, Silhouette, Craft Robo, Black Cat or Silver Bullet, etc. If you prefer a different format, let me know and I’ll save to a different file type and get it to you. I create everything in Illustrator but have other software I can import to and change file type.
The file will be sent to the Paypal e-mail address linked to the Paypal account holder unless directed otherwise. I will send it within 24 hours of payment being received by Paypal. Paypal will also handle all currency conversions for you.
House Card, Tag & Stepped Pop-up SVG @ 4.50 euro:
DownloadHouse Card, Tag & Stepped Pop-up SVG (€ 4.5)
A little over three weeks to Christmas now! Just posting a pop-up holly and candle card for sale. I have used it to make a few cards and it cuts very cleanly. The card insert suits a square card better than a rectangular one but if you want it tweaked let me know and I’ll be happy to re-proportion the ‘mat’ it cuts from. I am including a PDF of the file that clearly labels each fold line as a Mountain or Valley so you can’t go wrong.
Another pic to give you a clearer view of the pop-up insert.
It’s available in SVG format for €4.00 euro. You’ll need an electronic cutter like a Cameo, Silhouette, Craft Robo, Black Cat or Silver Bullet, etc. If you prefer a different format, let me know and I’ll save to a different file type and get it to you. I create everything in Illustrator but have other software I can import to and change file type. The file will be sent to the Paypal e-mail address linked to the Paypal account holder unless directed otherwise. I will send it within 24 hours of payment being received by Paypal.