Monday, November 26, 2018

Peace Van with a Miniature Travel Trailer

The travel trailer and peace van are adorable.  They are decorated for Christmas with a tree and a wreath.  I am a busy elf for Christmas and I have lots of models to make. I have not given any instructions. I hope you do not have any problems constructing it. If you do, please leave a comment below and I will try to explain what needs to be done. I used cardstock for both models and silver wrapping paper for the headlights on the van.

A hangar piece is included if you want to hang it on the Christmas tree with a string.

Here is the PDF for the trailer.

Here is the .Studio file for the trailer.

Here is the PDF for the van.

Here is the .Studio file for the van.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Thanksgiving Turkey Place Card or Centerpiece

I made these Thanksgiving turkeys to hand out to some residents in assisted living.  I made 30 of them. Each one has one Dove chocolate in it. The design can be enlarged to make a centerpiece if desired. I used card stock.  The beak is bent forward.  The eyes should be placed so that there are two colors in the eyes.  You can get this effect because of the two different colored card stocks.

Here is the PDF.

Here is the .Studio file.

 I love the design on the back of the turkey.  I recommend using a new blade if you are making place cards as the design is very intricate.
 Front and Back
One Dove chocolate

Pop Up Christmas Tree Card

I made two versions of this card.  One card says "Merry Christmas" and the other card says "Happy Holidays".  The slice form tree is a little difficult to put together.  If you are having trouble with it, I recommend cutting the easy tree without the additional slices. The center slices of the tree need to be bent in order to slide the two center pieces together. I designed it this way because it locks the tree top in place.

Two main pieces are slide together.

Slide the two small trees with the upward slits onto the main pieces.

 Next, slide the small tree downward.  This is the difficult part as the branches might get in the way of sliding it downward. Go slowly and it will work.   Again,if you get frustrated, just cut the easy tree and be happy. It does help to fold the tree flat and try to slide the small tree. Start with the center slit and slowly push downward.  Once all of the slits are attached.  Fold and unfold the tree a few times. This process will loosen the paper slits and make the tree easier to open and close in the card. 

The two slits above are where to place the Glue Dots.

Enlarged view of rolled up Glue Dots

Using Glue Dots, which are rolled up, you must use Glue Dots as tape will not work, attach the tree to the base of the card.  Open and close the card, putting pressure on the area where the Glue Dots are so that they adhere to the base card.  The Glue Dots do move a little, this is necessary so that the card and tree open properly.

Back of card with tabs inserted.

Glue the tree to the base card.  The greetings in the front of the card need to have the center of some of the letters inserted such as the e, h, s and a. I also used the scraps to embellish the card. 

Here is the .Studio file.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Snowy Winter Scene Card

What to do on a snowy November day, our first of the season? Make a snowy winter scene card that folds like a zig zag.  This card is similar to my previous nativity card.  I used metallic cardstock to make the card. The sections are glued together to form the zig zag.

 Top view of card

This card folds flat for mailing.

Here is the PDF.

Here is the .Studio file.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Nativity Card for Christmas

This nativity card is like a diorama.  There are seven sections which when folded together create a three dimensional scene.  The seven sections are glued together by a tab.  Each section is numbered in the file to help with the placement.

Top view of the card. Notice the zigzag that is formed when the sections are glued together.

The nativity card 

Here is the PDF.  I used metallic cardstock to make the card.

Here is the .Studio file.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Religious Card for a Girl or Boy and a Simple Cross Card

 Girl and Boy Baptismal card

Simple Cross card

Inside of simple cross card

Here are some cards that you can use for a baptismal or a christening. I used metallic cardstock to make the cards.

Here is the PDF.

Here is the .Studio file.