I have always enjoyed being crafty. I remember getting really excited about stickers and fun stationary when I was little. Well its good to know that some things in life never change!

I was introduced to scrapbooking in 2005 and have been hooked ever since. My love of crafting has branched out to include DIY, projects, gardening, baking, and canning. I hope to share my projects here.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Express 3D

Hi all! Well Here we are in the week before Christmas. I have been crafting quite a bit lately making presents for people.

I have discovered the delights of Make the Cut software. I had been resistant to getting it, as I was afraid of how complicated the software might be. My only experiences thus far were using Cricut Design Studio and my Gypsy. However I love so many of the SVG files that are out there, as well as having the ability to cut any font.

I am very happy to say that I LOVE it! True, I am still a complete novice, but I am learning the more I mess around with it.

So here is my first project using Make the Cut and an SVG I purchased from Lettering Delights called Christmas Express Train 3D:

Here are close ups of all the individual cars:

The Engine:
I added embossing, glitter and gems to most of the cars. On the engine, I also added a large antique gem from my grandmothers stash of goodies as the headlight. The holly was cut from Christmas Cheer.

Train car 2:

Train Car 3:
This one I added some heat set star studs that I bought forever ago and never used.

Train car 4:
The Little Christmas tree is a bell. there is one on each side. I also added a little bakes twine bow.

Train car 4:
The Caboose:

Its hard to see from this angle, but I added a little metal candy cane charm to a spiral clip and stuck it on the back end of the caboose.

I made 4 sets of these, one for myself and one for three very good friends of mine. I can't wait to give these to them.

So, as my first SVG cut, I am quite pleased with how it turned out. I look forward to expanding my crafting to new areas with this software.

Hope everyone has a Great and Crafty Holiday!



  1. I love my train and I can say it is even more beautiful than in the pictures. Thank you for such a special gift. I love my tree picture, also. It is awesome that it lights up.

  2. You are amazing! I love the train you created for me and the boys are so impressed! You did a wonderful job! Now I just need to find a home for it- where the boys will not touch it!