Digger Christening Card


I’m posting one of my previous KnK Design Team projects in case you didn’t see it at the time over at the Team KnK blog and also to include the cut file into my archive.

I attended a Christening recently and thought I’d share with you today my inspiration for the card I made and show you how I tackled the acetate window I added to my card.

The child who was getting Christened is a little boy who loves diggers and tractors so I over the moon to find this silver digger money box in the picture below for his gift. I made a cut file of the digger so I could make a matching card, the file is available at the end of this post.

Christening Card 1

I used my Zing to cut the metal parts of the digger in silver mirror card and cut the tyres in black CutMates card to match the money box. I added an acetate window to my card so I used Make the Cut’s mirror function to cut a reverse copy of the digger outline and also it’s bucket as they would both be visible through the window. Here are all of the pieces I cut:

Christening Card 2

I assembled the digger pieces then stuck the 2 bucket pieces together back to back and attached it to the digger with a brad so it is free to move up and down, I like to have moving parts where ever possible especially on children’s cards.

Once the digger is assembled I popped it onto the acetate window with some 3d foam pads:

Christening Card 3

This is how the inside of the card looks, you can see any adhesive or brads you have used on the outside of the acetate:

Christening Card 4

Remember the mirror copy of the digger outline we cut? Well, if you attach it to the inside of the window ensuring to line it up, it covers up all of the tell tale adhesive and brads. The inside of your card now looks just as neat and tidy as it does on the outside:

Christening Card 5

I decorated the rest of my card using Make the Cut and my Zing to create a simple scalloped circle to edge my window and cut some lettering to personalise my card:

Christening Card 6

Here’s your Free Cut File – Formats include ai, dxf, gsd, mtc, pdf, studio & svg:
(click on the link below the image to download)

Digger by Bird

Digger Digital Cutting File by Bird

11 thoughts on “Digger Christening Card

  1. Karla

    My husband works for a branch of John Deere – this is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing your talent and files.

  2. Jane

    Wow, amazing love it. My blog title is inspired by a digger (the bucket) as my initials are JCB. Thanks for the file, Jane x

  3. Carole

    Thanks…this is perfect for my 7 year old grandson. Today is his birthday so I made this quick and easy cut and assembled a card. Much gratitude.

  4. Sandy Lewis

    Thank you SO much! Having had only sons, this will come in brilliantly for my scrapping of their childhood.

  5. Paula Gale

    Fabulous kids card. I got this the last time you posted it – thank you very much… I might just do this for my nephews 3rd Birthday card next month!

    Thank you so much.

    Paula x x x

  6. Judith D

    I am making this as the moment for my Nephews 3rd birthday which is next week. Also like the type face you have used.
    Thank you for another of your remarkable cut files.


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