Friday, January 11, 2019

Valentine Garden - a new DIY Valentine design

Valentine's Day is in February which smack dab in the coldest, snowiest part of winter here in New England. I decided to incorporate a little springtime cheer with my Valentine design this year to helps us weather through until April.
My Valentine card uses the garden theme to brighten the dreary winter days. This design is based on the same construction concept as Zig Zag Village although a whole lot quicker to assemble because it doesn't have the fiddly details. And yes, it does fold flat for storage or mailing. It fits into a regular 6 x 9" booklet envelope.
Available in svg, pdf, png, and dxf formats here:

Assembly tutorial is here:

And here is a quick link to the tutorial:

Happy crafting everyone!


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Beautiful Centerpiece

Yesterday I received an email from Miles Douglas. Miles send a long a photo of his table decor for Christmas Eve 2018. It made me very happy.

Using two of my cutting files, adjusting and combining, he made this beautiful tables cape. It includes the Moose in Fir Trees file available here plus the Covered Bridge from Tea Light Village available here. He increased the size of the Covered Bridge file before cutting to match the Moose and Fir Tree file combined it all with trendy Buffalo Plaid. Great attention to detail and a beautiful table setting.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Christmas Crafting - 2018

Every Christmas I try and design two things in paper- a Christmas card and a few ornaments for our tree. Both are done for 2018.

The card is a contemporary pop-up design featuring a mixture of fonts, colors and patterns. It fits into a standard 6" x9" booklet envelope. The cutting file is here. The assembly tutorial including video is here. I hope to design a Happy Birthday version soon.

For ornaments this year I continued working with the cube shadow box theme that I first introduced with a valentine. I designed three for this series including a star, nativity and snowflake. I generally avoid bling but I really liked the touch of glitter on these. I did make an incredible mess in the craft room with the stuff though. I still have sparkles on my clothes.

The cutting files for these are available here. Online assembly tutorial with video is here.

Happy holiday crafting everyone!!!!