It’s that time again! I’m here with another great tutorial plus FREE Pop-out SVG cutting files to get that holiday crafting started. 🙂
This time, I will show you how to make adorable and fun pop-out paper cuties! Included in the free pop-out SVG cutting file download is both a reindeer and a Santa Claus pop-out. This tutorial is very easy to complete and the finished cuties make for a quick added touch to any of your holiday projects!
Lets get started, shall we?
What you will need:
- Adhesive Foam (I use the dots and cut them into smaller pieces)
- Cardstock or Matte photo paper
- SVG Cutting machine & software
- FREE SVG Cutting Files
Step 1. Download the free SVG cutting files and choose which one you’d like to start with. Load the design into your software (I am using Silhouette Studio) and set your page dimensions to your paper size. In this case, I used 8.5×11 inches for the standard paper size. Ungroup the design once so that the head and body are separate.
Step 2. Go to the registration marks setting and choose to SHOW marks. I left all of the other settings at their default as they did not need to be changed. The most important thing here is that you have the marks show.
Step 3. Copy and paste the head and body pieces until the page is full. Try to fit as many as you can without overlapping anything AND be sure to stay within the red lines while avoiding the gray grid areas on the corners as well. I was able to fit six heads and six bodies of the reindeer in my project.
Step 4. Choose the cut settings for the project. In this case, you will want to choose “cut edge” so that only the outside areas are cut. Once that is finished, load your matte or cardstock paper and click the printer icon to send the project to your printer.
Step 5. Tadaaa! Your little reindeer pieces are fully printed and the registration marks should be visible on the paper as well. We aren’t done just yet, though!
Step 6. Place your printed paper at the very top-left edge of your cutting mat. Try to be as accurate as you can with lining the paper up with the lines. Load the mat into your machine and click the button to execute cutting in your software.
Step 7. Woohoo! You did it! The reindeer are now cut and starting to really come together. Well, not fully together – that’s the next step! Peel the reindeer off of your mat carefully and set the aside to prepare for the construction phase.
( Here is a look at the adhesive foam dots I use. One dot can be cut into enough pieces to use on all six of these reindeer. A little goes a long way here! )
Step 8. Place a piece of the adhesive foam onto the neck area of the reindeer body. Place the chin area of the head onto the top side of the foam and gently press to secure the foam fully.
Aw, look! It’s holiday cuties just begging to be used in your crafting and projects! 🙂 These little guys make for great gift tags, cards, scrapbooking, ornaments – you name it!