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November 30, 2010

Island of Misfit Toys maybe this is not really Misfit Toys, but I had the tv on in the background while I was mass producing some 2-5-7-10 goodie bags today, and Rudolph was on this evening. I can remember gearing up for the Christmas cartoon specials as a kid, usually a full week or more from when they would air. We made it a big event at our know....popcorn, pj's, cocoa (hot Ovaltine, actually)  and blankets! hahaha! A true kids dream night! :)
Anyhow, I am easily bored, so I took the inspired moment to make something new! It's not perfect (I messed up my scoring, but was too lazy to re-cut the card base, so it's a bit "whoopsied!"), but I know the file is okay, and the next finished card I use it for will be better. Time is drawing nearer the holidays, so I'm posting a photo of my "whoopsy" card, and attaching the svg file download for you to start working on your own! :)
The window layer is three pieces: base, vellum center, and the frame of the window. The tree layer is six cuts: the base, the tree layers, and the tree stump. The toy layer has a lot of cuts: the base, rocking horse (which is five cuts), the gifts and bows (five of each).
The Sentiment on my card is just a hand-written sentiment on paper that is punched with an SU hand punch, so this shape is not in the folder.
Thanks for checking it out! I hope you enjoy the paper piecing on this one! ")
Crafty Tip:
You could use the layered tree file as a card, itself! Try embossing each layer with different textures. Ohhhh....Pretty!! :)
This file is no longer available as a freebie. Please visit the "SVG's for sale" tab at the top of the blog for information on purchasing.

The files I offer are typically compressed, and will need to be unzipped prior to use.
Cut files are in SVG format and are compatible with Sure Cuts A Lot, make the Cut and any software cutting program that supports svg files.
You can contact me at if you have any questions about any of my files, or if you just want to drop me a note! 
Happy Crafting!  :)


  1. Thank you so very much for so generously sharing your wonderful creations! I can't wait to make so many of these fun designs. This is my first visit here and I will definitely be back for more inspiration. Thanks! Melinda

  2. Oh what pretty papers and continue to love the template...can't wait to use it...will download tomorrow morning.

  3. Hee Hee! You get bored and we reap the rewards!
    What a great file! THANK YOU!

    Stacie G

  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [02 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  5. Hi I downloaded yor latest gift, I cannot wait tp try this one. Tammy W

  6. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Card post on Dec. 02, 2010. Thanks again.

  7. Thanks! This looks like a lot of fun!

  8. Side step cards are new to me. I can't wait to try one. Yours are beautiful. Thank you


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