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November 24, 2010

Side Step Nativity Card & Free SVG

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Nov 2012

I had a request for a step card that used nativity figures. While I really would have liked to accommodate that request, the steps are not large enough to allow for the detail required for that, in my opinion. Instead, I created a side-step card! :)
I didn't put a sentiment on this one, but was thinking about it (after the fact). For those of you that own a Word Window Punch, the bottom of the animal layer could be punched to layer a sentiment below! Or, you could place an oval or square cutout in SCAL on this layer. :)
A quick tip for this card - make sure your mat and blade are very clean/sharp. I did have a bit of trouble with my cut of the animal legs - my mat could use a clean up!!
For my nativity figures, I ran each layer through the Cuttlebug using the Victorian, D'Vine Swirl and Moroccan Screen Embossing folders. I'm still digging through scraps and stash for my paper choices, but I can tell you on this card what I used: The base layer is True Thyme, a retired SU card stock. The Bethlehem Star is glitter mat stacks, and the rest of the layers are Stampin Up Mellow Moss, Close To Cocoa, and a designer paper from a retired Christmas pack that the name evades me at the moment!
The free svg file contains an svg for the card base, each step element (baby Jesus, Wise men  and animal layers), and the Bethlehem Star, which is a double layer file. I have also included a jpg photo (larger than shown here) that shows the dimensions for scoring your card. :)
Have a wonderful holiday this week! I am certain we are all busy-busy with family, friends and food!
Happy Crafting!
Front View

Side View

Nativity Side Step Card

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  1. what a great card. thanks ever so much for sharing. Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Great card.. I love it.

  3. Beautiful card and thank you for sharing the cut file! :)

  4. This is great. This is the template I was looking for but couldn't find it so I went with the regular accordion fold and made my winter scene. BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL JOB...and made a cherry pie in between the cuts....!!!

  5. SOOOOO NIce! Thank you very much! Rosie

  6. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [25 Nov 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  7. Beautiful card. Thank you very much for sharing the cutting file.

  8. Great card. Thank you very much.

  9. 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 Nov. 25, 2010. Thanks again.

  10. Wow, that is really neat! Thank you for the file!

  11. Thanks so much for sharing the wonderful file.

  12. Beautiful Card !!!! thanks so very much

  13. So creative! You're so wonderful to share not only the idea, but the file!!!
    God bless you and your loved ones as you celebrate the birth of our Savior!

  14. I am thankful for this file and the meaning it shares.

  15. Thanks for this post. I'm in charge of centerpieces for our "Journey to Bethlehem" night at our church. These are going to work out perfectly.

  16. I posted pictures of your SVG with our Legos at my blog with a link to your blog. Thanks for a snowy day craft with meaning that I could make boy friendly with Legos! Here is the link:

  17. Thank you for sharing this. I wasn't able to make my Christmas cards this year. I had to give boxed ones....gasp! Next year, I'll be giving these,and reclaim my!

  18. Thank you Thank you!

    blessings, patchworkhen

  19. oh wowie, I just found this from Googling "svg nativity" and LOVE IT!!! But when I tried to download it said it's not available :( Do you still make this available?? Is there somewhere I can buy the svg?? THANK YOU!!

  20. I just made another one... Black-n-Whitethis time! :)
    I really love these, THANK YOU again for the SVG!


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