Today, I’m sharing my new hand drawn 12 Days of Christmas SVG Cut Files! You can use these adorable cut files with your Silhouette or Cricut to create holiday gift boxes, note cards, tags, ornaments, and more! This post was sponsored by my friends at Expressions Vinyl, and it contains affiliate links, which allow me to earn a small commission if you make a purchase through one of my links at no extra cost to you. Thanks!
I am so excited to share these new 12 Days of Christmas cut files with you all today! I have been working on these for probably too long, but it has definitely been a labor of love. I really hope you will all love these designs as much as I do.
My new hand-drawn 12 Days of Christmas cut files are inspired by the classic Christmas carol and Nordic folk art. They can be used to create note cards, gift boxes, gift tags, Christmas ornaments, or anything else you can dream up!
12 Days of Christmas Craft Ideas
There are so many different ways you can use these cut files this holiday season! Check out some ideas for using the cut files in my video below, and keep reading for supply lists and instructions. (If you can’t see the video, it may be because of an ad blocker.)
DIY 12 Days of Christmas Notecards
I just love these Christmas cards, and I can’t wait to give them to someone special this year! Here’s everything you need to make your
12 Days of Christmas Notecard Supplies:
- Colored Cardstock
- Heat Transfer Vinyl [I used Siser Easyweed in Cardinal and Vegas Gold; Siser Easyweed Electric in Opal (limited edition, but gorgeous so get some now!), Spearmint, and Peach Fuzz (absolutely crazy about this color); Stripflock Pro in Bright Red and Light Pink; and Siser Glitter in Rainbow White.]
- Weeding Hook (I LOVE my Siser weeding hook)
- Iron (I used my new Cricut Mini Easy Press and it worked great)
- 12″ x 12″ Patterned Paper for Envelopes (I used a paper pad I got at Michaels, but this one or this one would be adorable too.) OR 5.5″ Square Envelopes
- My 12 Days of Christmas Cut Files (Find the link to download the cut files at the end of this post. They will be free for a limited time only!)
How to make your own DIY 12 Days of Christmas Cards
I chose to make my cards using heat transfer vinyl because I just love working with heat transfer vinyl on paper. You could also make these cards using adhesive vinyl if you like, but I like the texture and effects you can get with HTV. If you are new to working with heat transfer vinyl, be sure to start by reading through my beginner’s guide to heat transfer or iron on vinyl right here first.
I like using HTV with paper because you can add dimension and texture with flocked or glitter vinyls that you can’t quite equal with adhesive vinyl. Even regular HTV looks great on paper because it is a bit thinner than adhesive vinyl and it gives you a beautiful matte finish. Plus, you don’t have to use transfer tape, which might be an upside for some.
Here’s how to make your own 12 Days of Christmas notecards:
- Open the designs in your cutting machine software and scale them to fit on your notecards. I scaled my designs to 4.75″ inches to fit on 5″ square notecards. Mirror (flip horizontally) the designs, and then send them to your cutting machine to cut.
- Weed out the excess vinyl from your design.
- Cut your cardstock to 10″ x 5″ and fold in half to create your cards.
- Position the vinyl design on top of the card and iron it in on. Remove the clear carrier sheet.
- Finally, if you want, you can create an envelope to match your cards using your patterned paper. I used Design 112078 from the Silhouette Design Store to create my envelopes.
That’s it! Now you can write a special note to a loved one for each of the 12 Days of Christmas on each of your beautiful cards.
DIY 12 Days of Christmas Gift Boxes
I used this same basic process to also make small gift boxes that can be filled with little gifts for the 12 Days of Christmas.
12 Days of Christmas Notecard Supplies:
- Square Boxes (I used these and these. I would not recommend using boxes smaller than 3.5″ square as the designs will be difficult to weed. These would be cute too, or you could also make your own square boxes)
- Heat Transfer Vinyl (I used Siser Easyweed, Siser Easyweed Electric, Stripflock Pro, and Siser Glitter.)
- Weeding Hook
- Iron or Cricut Mini Easy Press
How to Make Your Own 12 Days of Christmas Gift Boxes
You will follow the same basic steps as the cards to make the gift boxes.
- Open the cut files in your cutting machine software and scale them to fit on your boxes. Mirror or horizontally flip the design, and then send it to the machine to cut.
- Weed out the excess vinyl from your cut.
- Position on the top of your box and iron it on. Finally, remove the clear carrier sheet.
And that’s it! Ready to download the cut files? Just click the link below!
12 Days of Christmas SVG Cut Files
When you click the link below, it will download a ZIP file containing SVG, PNG, and DXF versions of the 12 Days of Christmas cut files. You will need to unzip the file before you will be able to open the cut files in your cutting machine software. (Read more about using different cut file types with your Silhouette right here.)
These cut file designs are currently free for a limited time (after 11/30/19 they will be available in my shop) and are for personal use only. If you would like to use these designs for products that you intend to sell, you can buy a commercial use license here.
If you use these designs for any projects, I want to see! Truly, one of my favorite things about this job is seeing people use my designs, so please tag me on instagram or share your pics to my facebook page.
Happy Holidays and Happy Making!
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