Do you love working with SVG files? As a graphic designer, I love creating SVG files, and I will be sharing projects, including SVG files, with you twice a month. Hi, I am Janet from Try it – Like it – Create it, and I have a Christmas Tree decor piece to share with you as a part of the CutCardStock design team. 

Christmas Tree Decor

What a fun Christmas decor piece to make. You can choose to add a light that creates beautiful shadows or just leave it as it is. I decided to add a gold star to the top, but the file comes complete with a star in the same color as the tree. There is also a separate star included if you want to add a different color, as I did. Wouldn’t it be fun to make a few of these in different sizes for a mantle?

I used this beautiful Bonsai cardstock with a slight texture and cut it on a Cricut Maker at a setting of 100#. The cardstock is 80# cover weight but cuts really well at a slightly larger setting. The gold stars were cut from Stardream Metallic Gold. Be sure to cut two, one for each side of the tree. The gold cardstock is smooth, metallic, and heavier than the green, so be sure to change your cutting settings.

cut SVG file

The SVG file comes with cut and score lines. You will need to set the lines to score before cutting. The file isn’t that detailed, but the folding does take a bit of patience and care. The video below will walk you through the folding process.

Video Tutorial:

with light inside

Here you can see a close-up of the tree with a color-changing electric tea light inside. Although it is not very dark, you can begin to see the cool shadows cast from the tree. (please do not use a real candle, the paper will catch fire.)

Please visit me to download the SVG file for the Christmas Tree decor. [Tree SVG]

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Janet Trieschman

Hi, I am Janet. I am married to my husband Dan and we have two teenaged girls. Nowadays I work from home. I have always loved to create. As a child, one of my favorite things to do was talk my mom into a trip to the craft store. I took my love of art and craft and studied Graphic Design in college. Then I pursued an MFA in Graphic Design and an MS in New Media. I left a prosperous career as a college professor to raise our girls. Looking for a creative outlet, I started a website; Try it - Like it - Create it
Try it - Like it - Create it.