Christmas Designing at last!

Christmas season starts earlier for designers. We need to have new ideas ready before crafters want to start their crafting season. This week I introduced the first of my 2019 Christmas projects. It is a new addition to my zig zag card series themed for the holidays. Check out the new Gingerbread House Zig Zag Card…..

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I have taken that which I have learned from all the easier zig-zag designs and applied it to this new version. This time round many of the details (the frosting layer) are connected together into one piece. It is much quicker to glue on a single complex piece than many tiny little pieces. To the right is a sample. This is the main wall and its frosting details. The details are combined into 4 pieces which can be quickly adhered using spray glue.

Gingerbread House Zig Zag Card, Candy designs copyright 3DCuts.com, Marji Roy, 3D cutting files in .svg, .dxf, and .pdf formats for use with Silhouette, Cricut and other cutting machines, paper crafting files

Additionally I have provide options for you with all the candy details. You can create them from tiny paper parts. It looks great but takes time. Or you can use the Print and Cut feature of your machine and have these details printed and then cut. Time savings is huge. If you are making one or two cards it doesn’t matter. But if you want to make 20 it makes huge difference.

  • The cutting file for this design is located here.

  • The online tutorial is here. Yes there is a video tutorial for the assembly.

The third additions is now I have made an envelope template that works for all of my zig zag cards. This has always been designed to fit in a standard 6 x 9” booklet envelope available from Amazon. But people have requested an envelope so they can make a custom envelope with high quality card stock.

Download that here.

A 3d Milk Can!

I went looking for a 3d milk can file and couldn’t find one so I designed my own…..

3D Milk Can with Sunflowers by 3dCuts.com, by Marji Roy, 3D cutting files in .svg, .dxf, png and .pdf formats for use with Silhouette, Cricut and Brother cutting machines, paper crafting files, SVG Files

3D Milk Can with Sunflowers by 3dCuts.com, by Marji Roy, 3D cutting files in .svg, .dxf, png and .pdf formats for use with Silhouette, Cricut and Brother cutting machines, paper crafting files, SVG Files

I was thrilled with how authentic it looked. It was hard to even tell it was card stock and not metal. I haven’t done much with Tim Holtz Distress inks but the Photo Vintage did wonders for creating this effect. I then decide to add a few sunflowers…..

And then I got carried away……..

I love this file. And the cutting files and tutorials are available on the website.

  • Cutting files are here.

  • Video Tutorials are here.

Happy crafting everyone!

Marji

Horses Grazing- Illuminated!

I am revisiting a theme I have used before and that is horses grazing in the filed. Several years ago I made a star shaped shadow box with this theme. Many asked that I transfer it into a square format so they could put it into a wooden shadow box. I have just finished my square version and posted it in my store today. Do you know anyone that loves horses?

This project is made by cutting 4 different layers using your cutting machine. You then connect them using side brackets (also part of the file download), add lights available from Amazon here (affiliate links), and slide it all into a shadow box also from Amazon here. The finished project is 12” square and makes a lovely keepsake.

  • Download the cutting file here:

  • And get the assembly tutorial here:

Or check out other illuminated shadow boxes I have designed here.

3D illuminated Horses Grazing Square Shadow Box by 3dCuts.com, by Marji Roy, 3D cutting files in .svg, .dxf, png and .pdf formats for use with Silhouette, Cricut and Brother cutting machines, paper crafting files, SVG Files

3D illuminated Horses Grazing Square Shadow Box by 3dCuts.com, by Marji Roy, 3D cutting files in .svg, .dxf, png and .pdf formats for use with Silhouette, Cricut and Brother cutting machines, paper crafting files, SVG Files

Lighthouse Shadow Box

I always have another shadow box idea up my sleeve. Here is the newest release of a coastal scene including a lighthouse and a sail boat gliding across the bay. The download comes with the jpg photograph of the softly colored sky and ocean to be printed on an inkjet printer and incorporated into the layers.

  • Here is the download for the cutting files.

  • Here is the link for the tutorial including assembly video.

I have designed many shadow boxes over the years. Here are a few more…..

I forgot my Daisies

I can’t believe I forgot to post about my daisies! Here is another addition to my Zig Zag Card series - this one perfect for spring. This garden of Daisies comes with a sentiment card that includes add-ons for Happy Birthday, Congratulations, or Get Well. It really is a great universal design.

  • Here is a link to the cutting file.

  • And here is a link to the online tutorial with assembly video.

Here are others in this series - a Valentine Garden and springtime Tulips.

A New Birthday Card Design

For Christmas this year I designed a pop-up Merry Christmas Card . As I designed it I knew the concept would work well for other cards as well. Today I uploaded the files and tutorial for the Happy Birthday Version. It can be customized. Here are three examples - all from the same cutting file. I just varied the card stock.

 
 

The download comes with both the scalloped and plain edge background plus all the numbers needed to customize. There is an assembly tutorial available. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to assemble.

  • Here is the link to the cutting file:

  • Here is the link to the online tutorial:

Know someone that loves dogs?

I hope you have some free time this weekend for this new project. If you know someone that loves dogs then here is a perfect keepsake gift for them - The Companionship Illuminated Shadow Box.

This cutting file comes with two versions of the second layer. One features a woman walking her dog along the forest path (above). The other depicts a man wandering along the same path. You get to choose which cutting file to use as you construct this shadow box.

Owls! Whoooooooo is making these?

Valentine’s crafting is done. Time to explore a new theme. I have been wanting to do owls for a long time and so I did! I just completed a matching set of 4 owl shadow boxes in easy to assemble three-ayered format.

This group represents four owls that are native to Connecticut - the Great Horned Owl, Barn Owl, Barred Owl and Screech Owl.

These are available as a group - all four cutting files for $4.99, or individually at $1.99 per file. Online video tutorials have been created for each one. Here are the links:

Tutorials:

Cutting Files:

And here are some close-up views of each. Which is your favorite?