Welcome to the Card Maker Success Summit 2023, and Shawn’s Stunning Snowflake Card. You can download your SVG for this project by clicking on the button below.
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Shawn created this card with two sheets of cardstock and iron on vinyl. You could substitute a third sheet of cardstock for the iron on vinyl if you choose.
I prefer to use Siser brand vinyl for my iron on projects. I feel that is the best quality brand of iron on vinyl out there, and it weeds the easiest. For permanent vinyl I like StarCraft vinyl. People have asked me why not Cricut brand, since I use a Cricut machine. Personally I just do not like the way the Cricut vinyl cuts or weeds. I think you should find the brand you love and work with that product. Test things out for yourself. Sometimes it is just a personal preference like how some people would rather have Pepsi products over Coke products.
So once you find your brand of vinyl, where should you buy it? If your favorite brand is sold at the local craft store, then you are lucky in the fact that you can pretty much garantee that you can run to the store and pick up vinyl when ever you need it.
For me, Siser was not always sold in the stores, as it is now, so I had to get it from online retailers. Again, this is where you can either go with your personal preference of stores or go where the best deal is. One day the best price might be at one store, and then the next week it might be from a different retailer. We all do this when we sometimes pick up toliet paper at the grocery store, but then we also get it at Target when it is on sale.
I also love that I can order large rolls or small sheets when ordering Siser online. This can give you a larger variety of choices and allow to to save money on larger orders. To make sure you are getting the best price for your vinyl, make sure to check out my Vinyl Buyers Guide. Because of that, I will always share all of the different resource I am connected to and you can choose which one is best for you!
When I first started this site, I had not even heard of MyCraftSource, and now I am an influencer for them! Since all of their inflencers have a special coupon code, that means when you shop at My Craft Source you can get an extra 5% off your order just by using coupon code ShawnMosch at checkout!
Heat Transfer Warehouse is another supplier that I love, and they are actually somewhat close to me. Their headquarters are in North Dakota and I am in Minnesota. They even have their own line of vinyl, and they are partnering with other companies to really bring you a wide variety of products.
You may have noticed that there are a lot of retailers that only ship to places in the United States. This is because shipping prices can really add up. I want to be able to help my followers find their products no matter where they live and that is why I was happy to find some retailers that ship world wide! That is where the next two compnaies come in as options.
Let me introduce you to Expressions Vinyl. When you go to their site, make sure to check out the rewards program. This way you can earn points as you purchase products! Then those points can be redeemed on future purchases.
Another retailer that I work with is Vinyl and Tulle. Use coupon code SHAWNMOSCH to save 10% off your order!
I cannot forget my Canadian followers! Madame Blanks is located in Winnipeg Use coupon code SHAWN10 to save 10% off your order of StarCraft products! If you click on the link and it does not work, just know that the owners are taking a little break but hope to have everything back up and running soon! In the meantime, you could follow them on social media!
- Unzip the zipped file you just downloaded and upload the SVG file to Design Space.
- Ungroup the SVG
- Insert a score line from the Shapes button and make it 8 1/5 inches long
- Select just the base of the card and the score line and use Align to center the score line on the card base
- While you still have just the card base and the score line selected, click Attach. This will hold the placement and position of the score line on the card base.
- Now your card is ready to make! Click Make it and cut all of the layers.
- If you are using iron in vinyl like Shawn is in the presentation for the word Believe and the snowflake, make sure to mirror that layer before cutting.
- After all of the pieces are cut, fold the card base on the score line.
- If you used iron on vinyl as Shawn did in the presentation, weed the excess vinyl off of the carrier sheet around the word Believe and the snowflake. Make sure to weed out the insides of the letters and the small pieces inside the snowflake.
- Take the shadow/offset layer of the word Believe and press the word Believe on to that shadow/offset. Make sure to put parchment paper over the top of the iron on vinyl when pressing. Press for about 6 seconds on a medium heat and then move to another area. Allow it to cool off a little before you peel back the carrier sheet. If any part does not stick you can press it again.
If you want more details on how Shawn made the Mickey Mouse Snowflake for the second half of the presentation you can see her tutorial HERE.
What to know a secret?
Guess what? I was once in your shoes! I was once a Cricut beginner! You can actually look way back on this blog and find my early posts and see how far I have come on my journey!
You can also see that I love helping people. I think we should spend more time having fun crafting than trying to figure out how to use a software program! This is why I break everything I know into easy to follow steps. And because I have written down the steps, added screen shots and videos, you will know that you have the best resources for learning.
I also use a lot of analogies in my tutorials. If I can relate something in the Cricut Design Space software to an every day situation or something most people would encounter in every day life, I feel that helps people to learn. One great example of this is how I compare Cricut Access to Netflix.
So if you feel like you are always struggling with Cricut Design Space and wish there was one place you could go to learn how to use all of the buttons and features so you could spend your time just enjoying crafting then you should check out my Teach Me Cricut Design Space Online Course. This course is like having a direct line to my brain and downloading all of the information I know about using Cricut Design Space!