Zig Zag Daisy Card - Tutorial

Project Description

Create this versatile 3D Zig Zag Daisy Card to keep or give. The daisy theme is perfect for many occasions and this download comes with the add ons for Happy Birthday, Thinking of You, Get Well and Congratulations. It is designed to fold flat for storage or mailing. It fits in a standard 6 x 9” booklet envelope. It is about 10” w and 7” tall.

Construction techniques are a simple version of my other zig zag projects like the Valentine Garden or the Tulip Card. There is a video of the assembly below. Scroll to step 7 to start watching.

Cutting File available here from 3dcuts.com.


Supplies needed:

  • Cutting File available here from 3dcuts.com.

  • 8.5 x 11" card stock - I used the 65lb Cardstock from Recollections for colors and Neenah 110 Index Card stock from Amazon for white.

  • Adhesive - Art Glitter Glue and Scor-Tape 1/2” and 1/8”

  • Envelopes- Link below to 6 x 9” booklet envelopes

  • Ribbon - 8” of 1/8” satin

  • Scotch Tape

Major Parts Sizes - as download.

Keep grouped for sizing: Measurements match the grouping and orientation in the diagram to the right. Measurements maybe needed if using dxf files.

  • White Group 1- inc fences: 7.6333" w x 10.3466" h

  • White Group 2- flowers: 7.4791" w x 10.2198" h

  • Green Parts 1 - 3 parts: 8.1361" w x 10.1871" h

  • Green Parts 2- with 1 side and strips: 7.8167" w x 10.5591"h

  • Yellow Parts grouped - 7.091" w x 8.794"h


Links to supplies on Amazon:

Steps for completing the Zig Zag Daisy Card:

Special Note: I update the instructions online. Check here for adjustments and additional information.

1. Download the cutting files for your cutting machine here from the 3dcuts.com store. http://3dcuts.com/easter/zig-zag-tulip-card

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

3. Prepare the files:.

  • For the Silhouette:

    • From the SIL Store: Important! If you downloaded your cutting file from the SIL store you will need to expand it before ungrouping. (This only for Silhouette users that downloaded the file from the SIL store.) Do a proportional expand and expand the file to 24.80” w.The height should automatically go to 20.44”. The file is grouped by 8.5. x 11” cutting pages. Ungroup the file and regroup each 8.5” x 11 group. Cut each group according to the color displayed.

    • SIL Files from upload SVG purchased from 3dcuts.com:

      • The SVG files may 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

      • DXF files can be opened in the basic edition of Silhouette Design Studio but often require modifications. I recommend using the Designer Edition and using svg files. DXF files do not always maintain file sizes and you may need to adjust according to sizes noted above.

  • For Cricut Explore: Here is a guide for importing into Cricut Design Space. http://www.3dcuts.com/tutorial-adding-3dcuts-files-to-cricut. Remember to attach files before cutting in Cricut.

  • For Brother ScanNCut: The svg files will need to be transferred to files for your particular machine. You can change SVG files to FCM files at http://www.canvasworkspace.com/ or Google "How to import SVG files into a ScanNCut" for links to tutorials. Some models of Brother Scan N Cut can directly import the SVG files.

4.  Cut the files.

  • All pieces are cut from card stock (although experimenting with paper might be fun!).

  • The files are grouped to fit well on 8.5” x 11” card stock. I recommend keeping them grouped as is. The measurements listed above are by group.

  • There are 14 daisies on the design. You will need to cut two for every daisy plus two for the sentiment card. Cut the white page of flowers 2 times.

  • The yellow sentiments do not all need to be cut. Decide which you want and cut only that one.

5. Consider variations.

There are endless combinations of papers colors and crafting techniques you could apply to this file. Here are a few possibilities to get your creative juices flowing.

  • Use pastel tiny print patterned papers for the tulips. This would provide some different and interesting visuals but also create a much thinner and lighter card for mailing.

  • Make the tulips all white and using a rose ink to distress the top edges for a fancier tulip with gradated color.

6. Things I would do differently and adjustments:

Every time I do a project I see things to vary next time. Here are some observations about things I might change next time.

  • In the video the day parts had a hole in the center. I removed it in the final file.

  • There are notches at the ends of the green garden pieces. They are designed to line up however I folded one part incorrectly in the tutorial. I discovered it made no difference in the order you attached the green garden pieces. You don’t need to worry about the triangle and half circle notches in this desig

7. Assembly

  • The assembly steps are detailed in the video below. Here is the YouTube url https://youtu.be/4jJNOdHYHzI.



6. Sending the card:

  • This project is designed to fold flat for storage or to be mailed in a 6" x 9" booklet envelope.

  • There is an affiliate link in the supplies above for ordering them from Amazon.

  • Place a cardboard support in the envelope to prevent bending.

  • It will require extra postage.

Creative Applications:

I will post photos of cards other crafters have made. Send a photo to 3dcuts.com if you have done something interesting with this file.


Diane Warren of NH shared with me her completed Zig Zag Daisy Card. She added a few details - “I went with both white and light pink daisies and added a pastel brad for the center of the flowers.  I went over the centers with the zig zag Wink of Stella pen just to give a little sparkle.”  Note this display will not fold flat for mailing because of the brad centers.

Other Zig Zag Card Designs available from 3dCuts.com -