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Snowflake Double Z Card

Good Evening!

I have a Snowflake Double Z card for you today, it comes in 2 parts in order to make it a decent sized card (mine is just under 6 inches) so I thought I’d show how I put it together in case it isn’t obvious :)I went way out of my comfort zone with today’s colour scheme, I tend to gravitate towards whites, blues and aquas for anything snowflake-y but you have to challenge yourself sometimes! I did sneak in the obligatory bit of glitter though ;)

Pic 1. These are all of the pieces needed for the card, I picked some kraft card for my card base pieces, some patterned papers for the outside and inside layers and glitter card for my snowflake pieces:

snowflake double z 1

Pic 2. I folded along the perforated lines in the kraft card then added double sided tape around the edge of one of the square panels so I can overlap them to create my card base:

snowflake double z 2

Pic 3. Once the back panels were stuck together, I taped my inner patterned paper layer. I chose some paper that had a large area that I could write my message on:

snowflake double z 3

Pic 4. All of the other pieces are added to the front of the card, the rectangle pieces are placed either side of the opening as a backdrop to the snowflake detail:

snowflake double z 4

Pic 5. This is how the card looks when it is closed, I had added some Metal Embellishments to decorate the corners:

snowflake double z 5

Pic 6. This how the card looks when it is open:

snowflake double z 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)

Snowflake Double Z Card by Bird

Snowflake Double Z Card Digital Cutting File by Bird

Snow Scene Card

Good Afternoon!

I’m posting last months KnK Design Team project here 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.

Today’s the day that I start to get organised for the festive season ahead so I’ve made my first Christmas card of the year, I will be ready this year, lol!

It was a little odd trying to get into the festive spirit while the sun was shining outside so I looked around on the internet for some inspiration for today’s card. I found a few ideas that I liked and set about to creating my card incorporating some of them, the digital sentiment and cut file are available at the end of the post :)


My trusty Zing, Make the Cut software, Textured card stock, Gems, Printer


Blade = Standard, Blade Height = 25 post-it notes, Offset = 0.30, Speed = 10, Force = 80, Passes = 1

Below are the pieces you will need to cut out with your chosen KNK cutter to recreate today’s card. I cut the card base in white to resemble snow and cut my insert in dark blue to give the effect of a night time sky:

Snow Scene Card 1

The picture below shows where to apply your adhesive, fold along your perforated line then place your adhesive next to your fold on the right hand side:

Snow Scene Card 2

Next, fold your insert and line it up with the adhesive then press it into place:

Snow Scene Card 3

Now that your card is assembled, you can decorate it to your hearts content!

Here’s how my finished card looks:

Snow Scene Card 4

I decorated my card by adding some mini gems to look like stars in the sky. I printed my sentiment onto some white card then layered it with some of the blue insert paper and popped it onto my card with 3d foam pads. My card needed a little something to finish it off so I cut a snowflake, I added a larger gem to the middle then adhered it to the corner of my sentiment.

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


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

Snow Scene Card by Bird

Snow Scene Card Digital Cutting File by Bird

When Santa got stuck up the chimney…

Good Afternoon!

Ok, so Halloween is over and that means one thing…it’s Christmas-a-go-go! I know that some people start a lot earlier than me but I feel that it is a good point to concentrate on the Festive period from Halloween onwards and it should give me time to get quite a few Christmas-y projects up before the big day.

I posted this digital stamp of a Santa stuck in a chimney a few years back and thought it was about time I made a cut file version, today’s the day :) I also have the next installment of my background designs, today you have a brick pattern, well it had to be for today’s project didn’t it? ;)

Pic.1. Here are all of the parts contained in the cut file, I chose a piece of shimmery black card for my card base as this will become Santa’s boots. I chose some terracotta coloured card for the chimney and the obligatory red and white for Santa’s trousers as well as the snow:

Stuck Santa Card 1

Pic.2. I used the brick background to emboss the larger chimney piece using the method I shared here. I applied a coat of Aged Mahogany distress ink over the surface of both pieces of the chimney to accentuate the embossed areas then applied some Walnut Stain to darken the edges:

Stuck Santa Card 2

Pic.3. All of the pieces are glued/taped into place except the smaller chimney piece which is attached with 3d foam pads to add some dimension:

Stuck Santa Card 3

Pic.4. Here is the finished card, I applied some Woodware fluffy stuff to the white areas which puffs up when you heat it with your heat gun:

Stuck Santa Card 4

Pic.5. A close up of the fluffy areas:

Stuck Santa Card 5

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

Stuck Santa by Bird

Stuck Santa Digital Cutting File by Bird

Background 13 by Bird

Background 13 Digital Cutting File by Bird

Background Card 13 by Bird

Background Card 13 Digital Cutting File by Bird

As an alternative to terracotta brick, how about creating a grey wall and covering it with vines and flowers?