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Magnetic Jigsaw Stocking Filler Idea

Hello!

Some of my family came to visit over the weekend and I went shopping with Mum, all of the shops had their Christmas stock in so we took the opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping. I totally feel ready to start my Christmas projects now and I’m going to start right now as today’s project would be a great idea for a home made stocking filler (stuffer). I saw some A4 printable magnetic sheets in my local pound shop, 2 sheets for £1, bargain huh? As soon as I saw them I knew that I wanted to make some magnetic jigsaws for my little nieces and nephews, personalised with their own photographs on, to play with on the fridge.

So today I have a Jigsaw pattern for you, it has quite large pieces so it’s ideal for younger children, it only has 9 pieces, I will be posting a different Jigsaw pattern with more pieces another day. I have the Jigsaw cut file for you and a printable template version too if you fancy being brave and cutting it out by hand.

I printed my photograph onto my magnetic sheet then cut a practice jigsaw and laid my image face down in the same spot for perfect placement. I cut the jigsaw shape 3 or 4 times (double cut) to ensure that the sheet had cut all of the way through as the magnetic sheets I have are a bit thicker than card stock. This is how it looks on my fridge (this is not my child which is why I covered her face):

9 piece jigsaw magnet

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

9 piece Jigsaw by Bird

9 piece Jigsaw Digital Cutting File by Bird

Here’s your Free Template:
(click on the image to expand before saving to your computer)

9 piece Jigsaw Template by Bird

Thanks so much for all of the kind comments after yesterdays post, each and every one is very much appreciated :)

Bird House

Well Hello There!

I have a cute little birdhouse for you today and no matter what supplies you have, you will find something here that you can use. I have a cut file birdhouse card base and front panels with and without the scalloped roof so the choice is yours, I also have a printable template version so it may be cut out with scissors and a circle punch and lastly I have a birdhouse digi stamp for you to print and colour and a couple of circle sentiments too.

I used the cut file for my card and went for the scalloped roof, I sponged all of my pieces lightly with distress inks then stuck down to my card base. I decorated the front of my birdhouse with a couple of the 5 petaled flowers from Flowers 3, I rubbed the front of my flowers with an embossing stylus to make them curl up then popped in some artificial stamen and tucked some leaves from Branches 1 behind them.

bird house card

I changed the colour of the a little birdie circle sentiment using the method shown in these videos then printed it out and die cut with spellbinders dies. I cut one of the birds from Birdcage Birds and sponged with distress ink, I cut a strip of brown card to look like a perch and attached both pieces to the sentiment. I attached the sentiment piece to the inside of the card to line up with the hole in the card front so that the bird is peeking through when the card is closed.

bird house 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)

Birdhouse Card by Bird

Birdhouse Card Digital Cutting File by Bird

Here’s your Free Template:
(click on the image to expand before saving to your computer)

Birdhouse Card Template by Bird

Here’s your Free Digi Stamps/Sentiments:
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Birdhouse by Bird

A little Birdie Birdhouse

birdday Birdhouse

Sunflower Digital Stamp, Pot Plant Cut File & Template

Good Afternoon!

I have a plant pot shaped card for you today, I have 2 formats so if you have a digital cutting machine there is a cut file for you but if you don’t have one there is a template version for you to print out and cut with your scissors as there are lots of nice straight lines with today’s card. You can add any plant or flower to your pot or even a Christmas Tree, my tip would be to attach your flowers/plant to the front of the card base and cover with the coloured pot layer to sandwich them in place and keep the inside of your card nice and neat. I also have sunflower pot digi stamp for you that I just couldn’t resist colouring which is why you have 2 examples from me today, to be honest I don’t know which one I prefer but it was fun to create 2 different cards using the same image.

Here is my card using the cut file, I cut my card base from some heavyweight white card then cut the 2 coloured pot layers from some terracotta textured card. I cut my stems from Stems 1 then cut my sunflower petals from Flowers 1 using just the outside path from the top right flower (2 for each flower) and cut large circles for my brown middles. I sponged all of my layers in co-ordinating distress inks then curved the petal edges forward and domed the flower middles to add some dimension. I glued the stems between the 2 petal layers and added the middles using 3d foam pads then attached the 3 flowers to the front of the card base before attaching the pot layers. My flowers were a little top heavy so I glued the flowers together where they overlapped to add some stability but if I were to make this card again I would cut 2 layers of the stems to add some strength to them.

plant pot card

Here is my card using the digital stamp, I inserted, sized and coloured my digi a medium brown colour using the method shown here but it would work just as well in black. I coloured my image with Copics then cut with a Spellbinder Die and cut my layer from the outside of the die and a craft knife. My background paper is from my small checks pack, I matted and stitched the layers then added some lace and a seam binding bow and a button. I printed my sentiment, cut into a rectangle, rounded the top 2 corners then added an eyelet and tied to my bow.

sunflower plant pot card

Here is your Cut File – formats included are ai, dxf, gsd, pdf, studio & svg:

(click on the link below the image to download)

plant pot

Plant Pot Card Digital Cutting File by Bird

Here is your Template:

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Plant Pot Card Template by Bird

Here is your Digi Stamp:

(click on the image to expand before saving to your computer)

sunflower pot

I appreciate that we don’t all have the same crafting supplies so I do try to make my freebies available to as many people as possible, I hope you found something that you would work with here today :)