Swirly Reindeer

Good Evening!

First of all let me say that it is exactly 2 weeks to Christmas Day! My Mum loves a countdown! ;)

I have an addition to the swirly cut files that I’ve been producing lately, this time it’s a Reindeer. There is a 2 legged version and a 4 legged version, I couldn’t decide if I wanted to be able to see the back legs so I’ve given you both to let you chose. You can layer the 2 legged version over the 4 legged version to really place the 2 farthest legs in the background.

I’ve made a suspension card today, I used my Silhouette to ensure that all of my circles lined up but it can also be done with a circle die. I cut my card base then stretched some invisible thread (invisible thread is clear but you could also use thin fishing line or just some white cotton) vertically across the circle gap and taped down with some extra strong tape. I sewed some vellum onto my white card layer and added a scalloped circle on top then stuck the completed panel onto the card base sandwiching the thread between the two. The final step is to add the Reindeer to the thread, you will need 2 copies, a mirror of each other to glue together with the thread inside.

This is how the card looks closed:

reindeer suspension card

This is how it looks when the card is opened and the Reindeer has room to spin:

reindeer suspension card 2

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

Swirly Reindeer Digital Cutting File by Bird

49 thoughts on “Swirly Reindeer

  1. Felicia =0)

    Just a drive by thank you for all the amazing files you share with us. Truly some of the very best I have ever seen on the net! Thanks again so much! Have a wonderful rest of your day! *hugs* =0)

  2. Marlene

    I love the reindiers. I tried to buy something like those at the SIl store during the sale, but it failed all the time. I’m very glad i have now this cute deers. Highly appreciate this, thx,Marlene

  3. Verone

    Hi, im new to all these art craft/DIY thingy and i keen to make it for my best friend but i was wondering if you could teach or tell me how to cut away the excess paper of image. e.g the deer in this card where there curve in the image/text on the bendy card like what you done for the previous cards. Thanks alot :D

  4. Marilou S

    This is an elegant cut file that I look forward to using. I don’t know how you do all of this…Christmas is just around the corner and you are still creating items. Do you ever sleep?

    Thank you for the beautiful reindeer. I am partial to the two-legged version.

  5. Laura

    Thank you Bird for the great deer, both versions.

    I notice that you sew in quite a few of your finished items. Do you use a special type of needle. Somewhere I read to use a leather needle?

    It’s not like I am doing anything else with my sewing machine lately :) Too many pieces of paper…too little time.

    1. Bird Post author

      No, I don’t use a special needle and I sew layers of card and vellum together with no problem, give it a try, it’s quite addictive :)

  6. Misty

    Oh what a creative card! I never thought of sewing vellum to my cards or using invisible thread. I LOVE it! I would need a step by step before I attempt this one though. Wow, I wish you were my neighbor,Bird! You are amazing and so talented! Thanks for sharing this Beautiful card!

  7. Myrna

    Once again, Bird to the rescue !!!! I needed a gorgeous quick card and here it is. Thank you so much. You always seem to come up with just the right thing at the right time for me.

  8. kim

    Thank you so much!!!! After trying to make my own svg with inkscape (epic fail) I’ve developed RESPECT for those of you who make svg’s so well! Thank you!

  9. Nylene

    These are so incredible, as are you. Thank you for your generosity. You do such beautiful designs and beautiful work. I hope you know how appreciated you are.

  10. Carol W

    I’m amazed how you keep managing to come up with pretty new things in what I call your “Swirly Collection.” Thank you for this elegant reindeer!

  11. Diane

    This is gorgeous Bird, thank you so much! I have made these suspended cards before, but never thought to add the mirror to the base, brilliant!

  12. Mary

    Thank you so much! The deer is lovely and is just what I need to finish some last minute cards. I apprciate your generosity.

  13. Joanne

    I just found your site through another blogger, it is AMAZING!!!! Love your cuts! Thanx SO much for sharing your wonderful cut files for free! Aloha.

  14. Chris Ann dale

    Thank you SO very much for your incredible free files. You are extremely talented. I love that they are not so intricate that it is impossible to use them with vinyl & weeding. Thanks again!!!

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