Christmas Wreath Card
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Christmas Wreath Card

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Hi there! I have a couple of tips to share today that I’m hoping will make some of your Silhouette crafting life a little bit easier. This Christmas card was the perfect project to help me illustrate. So, lets talk about that wreath shape. There are a a lot of tiny little circles. So we’ve got a couple of options… cut all of them out and adhere them individually, {which I may try when I’m feeling really ambitious!} or  save  some time and cut the shape right out of the cardbase, tag or whatever project you are using it on. Then, cut out a solid piece of cardstock to adhere behind it. Total time saver, and still looks cute!

 

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After you’ve cut out a shape like this, all of those little dots will be stuck to the mat. So, tip #2, use the scraper tool. Again, time saver!  With just a couple of passes with this guy and your mat will be clean and ready for your next cut.

 

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Do you have a time saving tip you want to share? Leave it in the comments below!

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20 comments

  1. YAY! Thank you so much! I’ve been eyeing a lot of shapes on the online store so this really made my day! 😀

  2. When cutting small shapes or cards I always duplicate it to fill as 12″ page. That way I have ready made pieces on hand when I want to put a card or page together quickly.

    1. Love that idea!

  3. Love this!! Such a fun card!

  4. I love this card! Please could you tell me which shape it is from the store as I can’t find it. Thank you 🙂

  5. You mentioned getting all the tiny circles that are part of the wreath off your sticky mat and adhere ing them “one at a time” to your card base. Is there some way of getting them off the mat and attaching them all at once to your card base without gluing them on one at a time?

    1. Not that I have found, which is why I used the negative space and backed it with cardstock instead. 🙂

    2. If you’re ok with losing the texture, just cut if from adhesive vinyl and use the transfer paper (or lint roller, if you’re cheap like me) to move the whole cut image at once that way- bonus: no glueing of tiny pieces!

    3. I’ve seen some Cameo users remove the shapes, whether letters or dots…by leaving the entire cut on the mat (in this case the negative card) then going in with masking material, and pressing down on the pieces, and removing them as a unit on the masking material. You would then turn the masking material over, and carefully put glue on each piece (Zip 2-way works well) Then taking the negative space to the card, (for reference), and pressing the letters or dots inside the negative, then gently removing the masking material, and the negative card, and you should have your little letters or dots secure, and in the correct position. Hope that makes sense.

  6. Gorgeous card 🙂

  7. What shape did you use? I can’t seem to find it on the site

  8. Where can I find this wreath file? I’m looking in the store and I don’t find it anywhere.

  9. Question. Is there a template available for this design?

  10. Are we allowed to submit more than one project for the shape challenge?

    1. Please submit only one. That way everyone has an equal chance to be selected for the prize.

      Thanks! 🙂

      1. Oh okay, that makes sense. 🙂

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