3D Rudolph Head using Cricut Craft Room

3D Rudolph Head using Cricut Craft Room

For those who read Sew Woodsy, you know that I’m a huge fan of the Cricut. Earlier this year, I introduced everyone to the brand new Cricut Craft Room as well as gave a mini-tutorial on how to use it. Well, I’m back with more Cricut Craft Room fun! Provo Craft has started introducing a new program called “Cut it Free for a Week“!

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Image Source: Cricut.com

You simply log into Cricut Craft Room and select “My Cartridges”  and you’ll see the free cut of the week in your queue. Or select “Cricut Craft Room Exclusives” and you’ll notice that a select few are bolded. Those are cuts that are offered to you complimentary.

I instantly feel in love with the cut for this week and felt the need to share. The instructions on the Provo Craft site aren’t that great and they don’t give you picture-by-picture. Since I’m a visual learner I figured I would help all the other visual learners out there and show you how I created the 3D Rudolph Head within 30 minutes!

Supplies:

 3D Rudolph Head using Cricut Craft Room

Using Cricut Craft Room, I placed the first image (deer head) on the virtual mat.

3D Rudolph Head using Cricut Craft Room

Then, I cut out the first layer shown on the keypad for the 3D Rudolph Head.

Cricut Craft Room

It took me a few minutes to figure out how to get all the sizes the same. That’s when a light bulb went off! Below the cartridge cut-outs is a “default height” box. Choose whatever size you want that to be. Then all of your images will come out the right size! Why it has taken me that long to realize this feature is besides me!

3D Rudolph Head using Cricut Craft Room

Continue cutting all of the pieces to the 3D Rudolph Head using Cricut Craft Room and your Cricut machine until you have every layer cut out. I did not have enough of the same paper, so I decided to use a few coordinating colors. You’ll want a double sided paper for the “base” of the reindeer. This is the part that will be holding the various layers. you’ll notice mine is green.

3D Rudolph Head using Cricut Craft Room

Using a boning tool and ruler, I lightly scored the green base parts. This ensured I had a clean crisp line.

3D Rudolph Head using Cricut Craft Room

I then double checked to make sure that the green bases would fit in properly.

3D Rudolph Head using Cricut Craft Room

Before adhering the green bases on to the “plaque” portion; I used spray adhesive to adhere the paper to the foam. Then I stuck the green bases back in the two middle slits.

3D Rudolph Head using Cricut Craft Room

*Thankfully, the green bases were easy to remove still. That’s when I realized the largest oval with two middle slits should sit on the plaque. I then placed the green bases over top of the polka dot oval. This is what it should look like once its all adhered and in place.

3D Rudolph Head using Cricut Craft Room

I cut the excess foam from the plaque. I placed the first circle inside the green base.

3D Rudolph Head using Cricut Craft Room

Next, I placed the 2nd largest oval followed by the “deer” head.

3D Rudolph Head using Cricut Craft Room

This is what it looked like from the side.

3D Rudolph Head using Cricut Craft Room

Lastly, add the remaining 3 ovals to the green base.

3D Rudolph Head using Cricut Craft Room

Add a Command Strip to the back of the foam.

3D Rudolph Head using Cricut Craft Room

Adhere on desired place (mine was on our coat closet door in the middle of a wreath).

3D Rudolph Head from Cricut Craft Room

3D Rudolph Head available for free from November 21-28, 2012! Hurry and make this project while its free (or buy the file and make it year round with multiple variations)!  

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Comments

  1. Looks great!, I downloaded mine the other day when you shared the freebie on Facebook! I’m going to attempt to make it tomorrow. Thanks for the step by step! You’re right…the website hardly offered any instruction. Did you have to use a heavy paper? I was wondering if it would be to flimsy using regular card stock.

  2. Tried this setting the default height to 9 inches for all the pieces and the proportions are all off….. any suggestions??

    • Mrs. Woodsy aka Katie says:

      Hi Melinda–thanks for stopping by. I’m not sure why they didn’t line up. What machine do you have? As long as all the pieces were set at the default height they should have reduced down in size for each piece. Maybe try contacting provo craft?!? Sorry I can’t be of better assistance!

      • I have the expressions 2…. I will try and contact them because I purchased the template and would love to use it. Thank you for your help!!

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