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These Christmas countdown cards are so much fun to make for little ones! Gemma from Digital Gems has designed four of these insert cards that are quick and easy to assemble.
- Glitter Cardstock
- Cricut Glitter Gel Pens
- Googly Eyes
- Scoring Wheel Tip
- QuickSwap™ Housing
- Cricut Maker
- File for the Snowman Christmas Countdown Insert Card
- File for the Gingerbread Man Countdown Insert Card
Preparing to Cut
When uploading the file to Design Space, choose the folder for the machine you are using – either the Explore and Maker folder or the Cricut Joy folder.
Gemma includes great instructions in the listing on Design Bundles for preparing your project to cut once you have uploaded it to Design Space.
Here is a video of me preparing a file for the Joy to cut. There is no sound.
Here is a video of me preparing a file for the Explore or Maker to cut. There is no sound.
On the snowman card, I used Duplicate and Contour to separate the holly leaves from the rest of the drawn image. I changed the color of the pen for the leaves to green. I added some red gems for the berries. These are optional steps, but they can really add to the look of the project.
I used Contour to hide the eye cut outs on the gingerbread man. I put googly eyes on instead. I used brads for the buttons. The top and bottom brads just go through the top two layers. The middle brad goes all the way through and is the one around which the piece spins. I put just a little bit of Art Glitter Glue underneath the feat to keep the gingerbread man in place on the circle.
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