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Jun 28, 2015

Fireworks Chysanthemum July 4th Card


4th of july fireworks card

Inspired by a card by Kagi Sippo (which looks like it is hand colored--or maybe created from paint chips--and hand cut) I went looking for a suitable layered flower file to make a similar exploding fireworks card.  I didn't find one, so I drew one!

The result is...okay.  My flowers / fireworks lack the subtle color variations in the layers, and I wish the card stock were shiny.

I threw a lot of glitter on it to see if it was an improvement, but now it's a bit much.

chrysanthemum cut file fireworks


 Do try the file out and see if you can improve upon my efforts!

Click to download file set: Silhouette Studio, PDF, DXF, SVG
 (how to use my SVG files in Cricut Design Space).

Files download for free. A huge thank you to the many readers who support my site with a small contribution when downloading.   

Pay what you wish to support this site.   Suggested contribution for this project is $1.00.

My base card is half a sheet of 8.5" x 11" black card stock, cut the long way.

You will want to cut extras of the smallest round of petals as they tend to tear when you remove them from your cutting mat.

Jun 23, 2015

Tiny Pleated Star

If you enjoyed making the larger (3") pleated star, try this one!  It is tiny, but it's not ridiculously tiny. 

pleated star size compared to quarter coin


Perfect to use in a grouping on the front of a card or as a scrapbook embellishment.

small pleated stars with jewel centers

Suitable for hand or machine cutting.

Click to download file set: Silhouette Studio, PDF, DXF, SVG (how to use my SVG files in Cricut Design Space).

Files download for free. A huge thank you to the many readers who support my site with a small contribution when downloading.

 Pay what you wish for the tutorial and to support this site. 
 Suggested contribution for this project is $1.00.

Assembly is the same as for the larger accordion pleated star.

I added a small silver sunburst and a jewel to the center of each of mine.

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