Santa’s Sleigh


I mentioned on the forum that my Craftrobo/Silhouette has gone to the great craft room in the sky, it left me no other option than to order a Zing, oh the hardship! ;) Well it turned up this morning and after a good hour or two of setting it up and going through the manual, I made my first project with it. I have quite a learning curve ahead of me with having so many settings on the machine and trying to get to grips with the Make The Cut software all at once but I am going to thoroughly enjoy finding out what this machine can do. There might just be a new format on the horizon :)

Ok, so what do I have for today? I have 2 cut files for you, Santa’s Sleigh and a Gift Card Holder.

There is a particular way I like to put my gift card holders together to make them nice and neat. I attach the patterned paper to the 2 front panels only, then pop 2 brads into the top corners of the bottom section (the straight edge). I tape a piece of ribbon to the back of the gift card holder and only then attach the back panel of patterned paper to cover up the back of the brads and it also holds the ribbon in place.

I chose to add little Santa Sleighs to the front of my gift card holders, I cut the sleigh from the same shimmery red card as the holder base and cut the swirls from some textured gold card and glued together. I popped some 3D foam pads to either end of the back of the sleighs so the ribbon could run under the middle freely.

sleigh gift card holder

sleigh gift card holder 2

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

santas sleigh by Bird

Santas Sleigh Digital Cutting File by Bird

Gift Card Holder by Bird

Gift Card Holder Digital Cutting File by Bird

44 thoughts on “Santa’s Sleigh

  1. Karen

    Thanks for the beautiful sleigh, you are so talented, I just love your files, and seeing your work, it’s always so inspirational,

  2. Snoopy

    This is brilliant! I love the way you put your gift card holder together. I’m definitely going to do it your way from now on. Thanks so much for the files and the inspiration!

    Snoopy :D

  3. Gaby

    Wow…… are amazing. A cut file almost every day.
    And thank you so much for sharing them with us. I really appreciate that.

    Have a nice Sunday!

  4. Jackie

    Thank you for all the downloads, especially the Christmas ones, a usual brilliant stuff – thanks again…………..Jackie x

  5. Roxanne

    I wish you’d come play at my house someday! NO, better yet, I’ll come play at YOUR house someday!!!!!!! You are so talented and so nice to share with us, thank you!

  6. carolina girl

    darling gift card holder and a wonderful cut file you are sharing with us. I love my Silhouette Cameo cutter. I also have an elips and my old Expression sitting collecting dust. I hope you enjoy your new Zing and will enlighten us as you use it.

  7. Misty

    I love your gift card holder!! You amazing me every time I receive your emails! Great files and creations! Thanks for being so gracious with your files! Enjoy your new Zing machine and I’m sure you will have mastered it in no time. Happy Holidays!


  8. Michelle

    This has to be my favourite so far because it is just what I’m looking for. Thank you so much for sharing. :-)


  9. Gillnstu

    absoutely brilliant again – how you do it I dont know,you are very talented, and so generous for sharing with others, will definately use your files – thanks again – Gill

  10. Lynne Armstrong

    Thank you for the file Bird…and congratulations on your new acquisition. I have a KNK Maxx and love it. I’m sure you’ll love your Zing and put it to lots of use :) Enjoy!
    PS The MTC forum is a great place to get any questions answered that you might have

  11. Judy

    The sleigh is adorable! I need a gift card holder for a Christmas exchange tonight. What perfect timing! Thank you so much.

  12. Leila

    Thank you for this cute file. I just finished making two of the holders and will probably make a couple more. Make The Cut is a great program and is easy to use…I think you’ll learn it quickly!


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