HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
- Cardstock (I used red, white,two shades of green, and a Christmas Print)
- Gold Thread
- Double Sided Adhesive
- Electronic cutter (cricut explore or maker, silhouette or other cutter)
- Cut File – Christmas Tree Spinner Card BA2321 (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 Tree Spinner Card BA2321. It will be listed under the Craftmas 2023 Category-Day 21.
STEP 2: CUT THE CARDSTOCK PIECES
Open the design in your cutting software and resize the design. I resized my design to 17.5″ wide. The front piece of the card and envelope have perforation lines that will be cut with a regular blade. If you’re using Cricut Design Space, you’ll need to attach the perforation lines to the rectangle behind it. Once everything is sized correctly, cut out the pieces with your Cricut or Silhouette.
Once the cardstock is finished cutting, carefully remove it from the cutting mat. You’ll want to slightly bend the cutting mat and carefully pull off the cardstock.
STEP 3: ASSEMBLE THE ENVELOPE
Fold along all the perforation lines of the envelope.
Fold the side tabs back and add glue, stopping at about 1″ from the top of the tab.
Fold up the bottom flap to form the envelope.
STEP 4: ASSEMBLE THE CARD
Add some glue around the edges and down the middle of one of the Christmas tree cutouts.
Place a long piece of gold thread over the center of the tree. There should be about 2-3″ of thread hanging out the top and bottom of the tree.
Place the other tree over the top and match up the edges. Make sure the thread is coming out right at the top of the tree and out the middle of the trunk.
Add some double-sided adhesive right above the top of the oval cutout and right below the bottom of the cutout.
Stretch the thread over the center of the oval.
Press the thread onto the adhesive to keep it in place.
Place one of the small rectangle cutouts onto the adhesive. Use pressure and push the rectangle onto the adhesive. This will help keep the thread tight.
Add another strip of double-sided adhesive over the top of the rectangle.
Pull the thread up over the rectangle and push it onto the adhesive.
Add one more strip of adhesive and push the thread onto it.
Then, trim off the excess thread. Repeat this process with the thread at the top of the oval.
Glue the rectangle with the oval cutout onto the front of the card. Make sure the edges of the ovals match. Make sure to press down at the top and bottom of the oval.
Glue the decorative border in place.
Glue the phrase “falala” onto the red background piece.
Then, attach it to the front of the card.
Glue the white insert inside of the card.
And that’s all there is to. Look how fun it is!
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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library