Saturday, December 21, 2013

Winter Wonderland Magical Celebration - SVG Cuts project.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Today, I'm so excited to share what I've been tediously working on this month!
I've created a whole party set up all with SVG Cuts files!

I just wanted to do everything...
from invitations, to banners, to garlands...
to napkin holders, crackers, coasters, cutlery holders -
place cards and table lanterns and ornaments...
all the way to the party favors!

Here's a snapshot of the whole party!

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... and here's a detailed shot and instructions for each of the projects!

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1. Party Invitation: Use the Layered Square from Bicycle Built for Two SVG Collection to create a 5x5 card.  So simple! The Shimmer twine was wrapped around the vertical banner and tied into a bow before adhering. Attach a bell with hot glue. The double frame was adhered using foam tape to add dimension. If you wish to print your sentiment rather than handwriting or using stamps like I have done, you just need to follow these simple steps. Make ‘templates’ similar to the ‘Photo Templates’ Mary explains in various kits to create a frame guiding you where to place the paper to get the perfect cut. Cut out a shape on a piece of paper, lift off the inside cut out, and without moving the paper, carefully insert the sentiment printed sheet underneath framing the sentiment.  Lift off the top paper and cut. For the ‘Eat. Drink. Be Merry.’, I simply printed a black background on white cardstock with white font and added some chalk smear for a chalkboard effect.

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2. Merry and Bright Banner: Enlarge the Banner1.svg, banner2.svg and frame2.svg from BicycleBuilt for Two SVG Collection (change to vertical orientation) to a desired size and cut.  For my letters, I used Credit Valley Font to cut in glitter paper and created a shadow in cream to make the letters ‘pop’. Adhere a snowflake from Santa’s North Pole Workshop SVG Collection and top it off with a bell in the center. Attach clothespin on each side of the pennant and use jute twine and Shimmer twine to hold up the banner. (I found it helps to glue the clothespin at the back to add sturdiness)

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3. Snowflake garland: These are easy to make and adds so much to a party! Cut as many snowflakes in a desired size from Santa’s North Pole Workshop SVG Collection. Using a craft circle punch, make two holes opposite from each other on the snowflake. String through the snowflakes with Shimmer twine and suspend them between the walls. If you do not have a punch, you may add the circle cut outs to be cut on your machine.

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4. Pinecone Place Cards: Enlarge the pinecone from 3D Wintergreens SVG Kit, cut and assemble. Paint the tips with white paint, let it dry and finish off with a glitter paint to add sparkle. Using a large clothespin, clip the bottom portion of the pinecone so it stands up and tie the bottom with a Shimmer twine bow. Make a slit at the top of the pinecone using a craft knife and insert your personalized name banner, using a chalkboard cardstock, alphabet stamp and white ink (this was hand cut).  

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5. Cutlery Bag: Set your cutlery inside this fancy holder to impress your guests! Simply cut 5”w by 10”w with a pretty cardstock, and sew on a 5”w by 5.5”w vellum for the top layer.  I added on a lace from BattenburgLace and Crochet Trim SVG Collection on the vellum before sewing onto the backing piece. I added a sentiment stamp, Shimmer twine, and a bell to ‘jazz’ it up.

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6. Poinsettia Crackers: Can you believe that the file for these pretty party crackers (under SVG Collections used) is FREE? I love using them for various occasions. Here, I dressed up these crackers with corrugated paper, Shimmer twine and a spindly poinsettia from 3D Wintergreens SVG Kit.

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7. Wreath Napkin Rings: Reduce size, simply cut and assemble the wreath.svg from Silent Night SVG Kit. These already have so much detail and dimension that it doesn’t need much more to dress it up. I added Shimmer twine bow and attached them onto a paper strip ring.

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8. Cardinal Wine Glass Rim Topper and Coaster: Mini cardinals were made using the Cardinal Hideaway bag from the Christmas Gift Bags SVG Kit. A small slit was made at the bottom, and adjust the slit width to fit your glasses. Don’t make the slit too wide as it will not hold its position.  You can also add names of the guests on each of the cardinals to use as wine 'markers'. A mini doily from Doilies SVG Collection makes elegant coasters in no time! Size the doilies making sure that it is bigger than the base of the glasses you’re using for your party.

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9. Etched Snowflake Wine Glasses: see Winter Wonderland Etched Wine Glasses blog post for detailed instructions.

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10. Tree Ornaments: Make some beautiful ornaments that coordinate with your party theme and hang them on a miniature store bought tree to create a stunning dinner centerpiece!  Reduced size Ball Ornament from Silent Night SVG Kit and Spindle Ornament from Christmas Ornaments SVGKit were used here. Simply add some Shimmer twine, glitter dots and a bell for a festive look! You may use the commercial ornament hangers or simply make them out of wire or use twine to hang them on the tree.

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11. Table Lanterns: Add a bit of a glow to your dinner table by adding in some luminaries. I used a lantern from the Stars and Stripes SVG Kit and accented with ferny evergreens from 3D Wintergreens SVG Kit, Shimmer twine and a bell. Inside is a LED flameless candle surrounded by pinecones, mini cinnamon stick and bells.

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12. Crate Party Favors: Adjust the size of the crates from Caramel Apple Pie SVG Kit to make mini sized ones. I stamped a sentiment on the chalkboard cardstock and adhered on using a clothespin. Fill them up with bags of cookies tied up with Shimmer twine and a tag for a special gift your guests can take home. 

That's it! 
Thanks for coming to my party!

I hope that you enjoyed my projects and how I customized each of the items 
to make them special! 

Merry Christmas everyone!


  1. OMG. You are absolutely AMAZING

  2. ditto to what Amy said, I think we will just pop over and join your beautifully designed party! wow Thienly you are so talented and creative!

  3. this is awesome!!!! love every part of it!!!

  4. I wish you lived closer to me. I would love to sit and just watch your brain work! Such inspiration!!!!

  5. This is just so BEAUTIFUL and stunning!! I am in awe.

  6. When I saw the first picture my jaw just dropped. This is unbelievable! You have some real talent. TFS



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