HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
- Cardstock (I used black, red, two shades of green, pink, and flesh)
- Electronic cutter (cricut explore or maker, silhouette or other cutter)
- Cut File – Christmas Elf Bookmark BA2317 (click here to get the SVG file for free from my free SVG Library)
HERE’S WHAT YOU DO
STEP 1: DOWNLOAD THE FREE SVG FILE
The first thing you’ll need to do is get the free SVG file you’ll use for this project. I keep all the SVG files I use for the projects I make in my SVG Library. These SVG files work with Cricut and Silhouette machines, as well as many others. This library is open to everyone and is free! You can access the library here. Look for the file called Christmas Elf Bookmark BA2317. It will be listed under the Craftmas 2023 Category-Day 17.
STEP 2: CUT THE CARDSTOCK PIECES
Open the design in your cutting software and resize it to 5″ tall, you can of course make it bigger or smaller. Once everything is sized correctly, cut out the pieces with your Cricut or Silhouette.
Once the cardstock is finished cutting, remove it from the cutting mat. It’s best to flip over the mat and gently bend it over until the cardstock releases. This way, the cardstock shouldn’t get bent.
STEP 3: ASSEMBLE THE BOOKMARK
We’re going to start by gluing the face onto the elf-shaped background piece.
Next, glue on the nose, eyes, and hair.
Next, glue on the spikey hat trim and the little red circle.
Now, glue on the shoes and the socks.
Glue the collar right under the neck.
Attach a sleeve to each arm.
Place the arm under the collar. Pay attention to where the arm covers the body.
Notice the black line on this image. The glue should go above the line.
Add glue under the collar, just above where the black line was in the previous image.
Glue the arm into place.
Repeat on the other side.
Make sure to put the glue above where the black line would be.
Let the glue dry for a few minutes.
After it’s dry, you should be able to lift the arms from the body.
To use it as a bookmark, simply slide the arms over the page you want saved.
And that’s all there is to it. Isn’t he cute?
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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library