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Free Christmas Snowman Advent Calendar

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Christmas celebrations occur all over the world. One way that we begin to prepare for the Christmas celebration is by having and using an advent calendar. Advent calendars are ways that we count up or countdown to Christmas day. Therefore, today I have for you a FREE Christmas Snowman Larger Than Mat Advent Calendar SVG cut file. Scroll below to read the written tutorial and view a video assembly. Ready to get started?

-Materials List

  • I am using my Cricut Explore. You could use your Cricut Maker or another similar cutting machine.
  • Cricut Light Grip Cutting Mat
  • Cricut Scoring Wheel or Stylus
  • Five (5) sheets of 12in x 12in black cardstock (two for hat, two for face, one for scarf)
  • One (1) sheet of 12in x 12in red cardstock (for scarf and holly berries)
  • One (1) sheet of 12in x 12in white cardstock (for snowman face, details of eyes, cheeks and holly berries)
  • One (1) sheet of 12in x 12in light blue cardstock (for snowman eyes)
  • A scrap or One (1) sheet of 8.5in x 11in green cardstock (for holly leaf)
  • A scrap or One (1) sheet of 8.5in x 11in gold or yellow-green cardstock (for hat brim)
  • A scrap or One (1) sheet of 8.5in x 11in pink cardstock (for snowman cheeks)
  • A scrap or One (1) sheet of 8.5in x 11in orange cardstock (for snowman nose)
  • Glue. I am using Art Glitter Glue.
  • Cricut Brayer
  • Paper Fasteners

Instructions

Step 1: Download the Free Christmas Snowman Advent Calendar SVG

Download the SVG file in my free Resource Library HERE. You can get the password for my library by filling out the form at the bottom of this post.

Save the downloaded zipped folder on your computer. Pay attention to where on your computer the folder downloads and then unzip the folder to extract the contents. Before you can upload the SVG file into your cutting software the folder and files must be unzipped (extracted).

Step 2: Upload the Free Snowman Christmas Advent Calendar SVG File into Design Space

Upload FREE Christmas Snowman Larger Than Mat Advent Calendar SVG Cut File

Upload the SVG file into Cricut Design Space. The SVG file will upload grouped together and will measure approximately 21in x 13in. This advent is designed to be a larger than mat craft. However, if you would like to make a smaller version, click the design and grab the handlebars in the corner(s) and scale inward. Once you decide your dimensions and you are satisfied, click Make it in the upper right corner. Because there are no additional operations needed, it is not necessary to ungroup the file elements.

Step 3: Check Mat Preview

Once you click Make It, a new window will open with your mat preview. You should see that your software has prepared 14 mats. However, we will rearrange the pieces so that only 12 mats will be needed. First find the mat that shows the white details of the eyes, cheeks and holly berries. Click an element on the mat then click the three dots that appear at the upper left of the element. A menu will open with two options, move object and hide selected. Click move object.

A pop-up window will open. Select the mat with the snowman face and click confirm. Repeat this step to move all the white details to the snowman face mat.

Next, scroll the mat layers by using the scroll bar until you find the carrot nose mat. The file will cut two layers of the nose and your software has prepared them side by side. Prepare your mat so that your orange 8.5in x 11in cardstock sits landscape.

However, if you are using scrap orange cardstock, select a nose and line them up one on top of the other or however they need to fit on your scrap cardstock.

Finally, scroll your mat preview to find the mat that has the red holly berries. Again, click the berries, select the three dots, click move object and move the berries to the mat of the red scarf. Now the rearrangement of the elements on the mats is complete. Use the scroll bar to then take note of the order of the cuts. Prepare and layout your cardstock and mats in the order of your machine cut. After you have completed checking the mat cut order, click continue.

Step 4: Cardstock Settings and Load Mat and Cut Materials

Cardstock Cut Settings in Design Space for FREE Christmas Snowman Larger Than Mat SVG Cut File

Once you click continue, your next screen will have your material selection menu. For this project, I will cut on the Medium Cardstock 80 lb setting. Check again to make sure the order of your mats matches the order of the cuts on the left of your screen. Use your scroll bar to check the order. You should also see 12 mats for this cut.

Secure the cardstock on the mat using your brayer. Load the mat into your cutting machine. Position and line up your mat according to the mat guides. You will know your machine is ready to cut when you see the flashing “c” button. Press that button to start your cut. Once the cut completes, load your second mat, press the flashing “c” button again. Repeat this step until all layers have been cut.

PRO TIP: If you resized the design to make it smaller, you may need to cut the snowman face (with numbers) on a slower cut setting in order to prevent the cardstock from ripping.

Step 5: Assemble the FREE Christmas Snowman Advent Calendar

Finally, you are ready to assemble the FREE Christmas Snowman Advent Calendar design. Check out this video of the assembly!

Lastly, I hope you enjoy this FREE Christmas Snowman Advent Calendar SVG! I can’t wait to see your creation! Post a picture on this post over on my Facebook page, AllThingsWereCreated20, to show it off. See you there! And, if you have crafty friends who would enjoy this post, I would be so honored if you would share the crafty fun and link them to my website.

Have fun living a creative life!!

-Ny

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Ready to Download?

Download this Free Christmas Snowman Advent Calendar SVG design in my FREE resource library. The password to access my FREE resource library is always at the bottom of my newsletter. Use the Design Number to find the file inside the library.

Design #83Christmas Snowman Advent Calendar SVG–FREE cut file, available in my resource library

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Also, please note that for security and size reasons the files are downloaded as zip files. To gain access to the files, you will need to extract/unzip the downloaded folder.

Last but Not Least

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