December 2019 VIP Crafters Club
Happy December VIPs!
I know many of you (like me) are super excited about this month’s project! We are doing something a little different this month! This month’s project is a beautiful 3-D Christmas Village, and while it’s similar to our shadow box projects that we all love, it’s a bit unique in that the layers are circular and build inward. It’s so pretty! This will make such a lovely centerpiece for your Christmas decor!
Included in this month’s files are some fun seasonal designs as well as some that can be used all year round! I’ve included some labels so you can start getting your craft space organized for the new year! I even included a blank and made a note of the font used, which is a font that can be downloaded for free. There is also an adorable pet file that I know many of you will love, as well as a sports cut file that you will use over and over again! So many cute files this month! Have fun with them 🙂
The details for the crafting party and the materials needed are below. Please let me know if you have any questions at all. I will also be updating this page throughout the month, as well as the Facebook page – and important updates will also be emailed to you.
Thank you so much for being here! I’m so excited for this month!
When: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 4:30pm PST
(Note: a replay will be made available for those who cannot attend live)
Project: 3-D Holiday Village
Please bring your favorite drink, a snack or appetizer and be ready to
participate on video (not required, but encouraged)!
STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO TUTORIAL
If you’re like me, there’s a good chance you have a lot of these materials already lying around! I’ve outlined below what you’ll need to create this project with me. Not all of it is required, and I’ve listed which ones are optional below. Feel free to customize your project as you like – remember, this is your project! This list shows what I’ve used (or very similar items, since not everything can be found online). Looking forward to our Crafting Party!! (Note: this list contains affiliate links)
- Card stock (light grip mat is needed)
- Vellum Paper – just one sheet is needed for the starry layer (I found that a strong grip mat was needed for cutting, otherwise the vellum slides around on the mat)
- Scrap of White Adhesive Vinyl – just a tiny bit is needed for the Santa Claus – (standard grip mat)
- LED String Lights
- A glass vase or cloche where the glass measures around 5 inches in diameter (some product listings measure the wooden base, so be careful) and measures around 8-10 inches tall. (If it is too small it will be hard to cut the details, and if it is too big, you won’t be able to cut them in once piece.) I got mine at Michaels, but you can check Walmart or Hobby Lobby for some vases or containers. (or (A glass vase turned upside down is a cheaper option)
A detailed step-by-step video tutorial is coming in a few days! However… for those of you who are excited to get started, here is a VERY basic overview below. If you are new to using your machine, I highly recommend waiting until the step-by-step video tutorial is posted before attempting the project. In the mean time, you can work on obtaining any materials you might need (see left).