Chevron Christmas Card • Tutorial

 Handmade Christmas Card Design. Accordion Christmas Card by 3dCuts.com, Marji Roy, 3D cutting files in .svg, .dxf, png and .pdf formats for use with Silhouette and Cricut cutting machines, paper crafting files, 

Project Description:

This Chevron Tree was first designed by me in 2005 (which was before I owned a Silhouette) to be cut by hand. I redesigned this card so that it can be cut using cutting machines. It is far faster! The design which features a 3-D folded chevron is sized to fit in a classic business-sized envelop which can be purchased in appropriate colors during the holiday season.


Chevron Christmas Card - Tutorial

 Handmade Christmas Card Design. Silhouette Snowy Town Card by 3dCuts.com, Marji Roy, 3D cutting files in .svg, .dxf, and .pdf formats for use with Silhouette and Cricut cutting machines, paper crafting files, 

Supplies Needed:

  • Cutting File here
  • 8.5 x 11" card stock - white, red, green
  • Tape runner
  • Zig Glue
  • Letter Size envelope in color

Parts sizes: (For those importing into Design Space) - in inches 

  • Card Base (red) 7.75" w x  8,75" h.
  • Tree Backing (green) 3.5"w x 8"H.
  • Tree piece (white) 7.6715"w x 3.2066"h (3 fits per 8.5 x 11" sheet)
  • Star (red) .7617" w x .7171"h

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Steps for completing the Chevron Christmas Card:

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Special Note: I update the instructions online. Check here for adjustments and additional information. Don't just rely on the pdf file that comes with the download. This file is located at

http://3dcuts.com/chevron-christmas-card-tutorial

1. Download the cutting files for your cutting machine from the 3dcuts.com store here.

2. Load the files into your cutting software following the steps for your cutting machine.

3. Prepare the files:.

  • For the Silhouette: The SVG files from this site will need to be turned into cutting files. Click here for detailed steps on how to use SVG files on your Silhouette. http://www.3dcuts.com/tutorial-upload-svg-silhouette
  • For Cricut ExploreHere is a guide for importing into Cricut Design Space.  http://www.3dcuts.com/tutorial-adding-3dcuts-files-to-cricut

4.  Cut the files.

  • The red and green background pieces can be cut on your machine although I often find it quicker to do that on a paper cutter. The large piece is 7.75" w x  8,75" h. The smaller rectangle is 3.5"w x 8"H.
  • The large piece needs to be scored down the middle.
  • The white piece with the tree should be cut on your cutter.

5. Remove the cutting mat carefully. I find the paper curls less if I peel the mat away from the paper and not the other way around.


 Handmade Christmas Card Design. Silhouette Snowy Town Card by 3dCuts.com, Marji Roy, 3D cutting files in .svg, .dxf, and .pdf formats for use with Silhouette and Cricut cutting machines, paper crafting files, 

6. Fold down the chevron shapes of the tree.

  • Each triangle portion of the tree gets folded down and creased in place.
  • Be sure that the fold is at the end of the slits and that the slits are even.
  • Each folded triangle should fold at the same angle as the previous one.
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  • Apply the adhesive of choice to the back of the tree piece- only the flat area, not the triangles.
  • I used a tomboy tape runner for this project but other adhesives would work as well.
  • Postion the white tree piece into the center of the smaller rectangle- here green and adhere working to keep the margins the same all around.
 Handmade Christmas Card Design. Silhouette Snowy Town Card by 3dCuts.com, Marji Roy, 3D cutting files in .svg, .dxf, and .pdf formats for use with Silhouette and Cricut cutting machines, paper crafting files, 

 Handmade Christmas Card Design. Silhouette Snowy Town Card by 3dCuts.com, Marji Roy, 3D cutting files in .svg, .dxf, and .pdf formats for use with Silhouette and Cricut cutting machines, paper crafting files, 
  • Adhere the star to the top of the tree. I used Zig glue for this.

 


  • Score and then fold the red rectangle in half along the longer axis.
  • Adhere the green rectangle to the front of the card. I used a tape runner for adhesive. 
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 Handmade Christmas Card Design. Silhouette Snowy Town Card by 3dCuts.com, Marji Roy, 3D cutting files in .svg, .dxf, and .pdf formats for use with Silhouette and Cricut cutting machines, paper crafting files, 

 

  • The card is complete for you to add a message inside.
  • How many people on your Christmas Card list?

 

 



Card Design © 2005  • 3DCuts.com  • Marji Roy

Tutorial © 2017 • 3DCuts.com  • Marji Roy