Leaf Garland

Cutcardstock’s featured theme this month is orange, brown, and gold. These colors say fall to me and that makes me think about all the colors of the changing leaves. This month I created an SVG file of leaf shapes. I then cut the file from five different colors of card stock. Using the leaves in a random order, I sewed them together.

Hi, I am Janet from Try it – Like it – Create it, and I created this free SVG file to share with you as a part of the CutCardStock design team. 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.

These five colors are so beautiful together and the little bit of sparkle from the gold and orange really coordinates well. I cut the leaves from Green Curry, Stardream Metallic Flame, Stardream Metallic Gold, Bonsai, and Kraft. Three of these colors are 80# card stock and the other two are 105#. These papers cut really well in electronic cutting machines. I used a Cricut Maker with a setting of 100lb card stock. For the two heavier pages I used a pressure setting of more.

Here are all the cut leaves. Aren’t those colors gorgeous together? From here I made stacks of eleven leaves in random order.

The stacks were then used to sew the leaves. I was amazed at how easily the card stock fed through my machine.

This close-up shows the spacing between the leaves, it was about three to four stitches.
You’ll want to start with a tail of your thread about 12″ long for hanging.

Here the leaf garland is hanging in a doorway. While I had cut enough for three strands, I am now thinking I need to make more to fill the entire space!

This project was so fun and relaxing to make. If you would like to make your own, please visit me at Try it – Like it – Create it to download the free SVG file. (available 9/14).

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