Digger Christening Card

Hi there fellow KNK-ers!

I attended a Christening recently and thought I’d share with you today my inspiration for the card I made and show you how I tackled the acetate window I added to my card.

The child who was getting Christened is a little boy who loves diggers and tractors so I over the moon to find this silver digger money box in the picture below for his gift. I made a cut file of the digger so I could make a matching card, the file is available at the end of this post.


I used my Zing to cut the metal parts of the digger in silver mirror card and cut the tyres in black CutMates card to match the money box. I added an acetate window to my card so I used Make the Cut’s mirror function to cut a reverse copy of the digger outline and also it’s bucket as they would both be visible through the window. Here are all of the pieces I cut:


I assembled the digger pieces then stuck the 2 bucket pieces together back to back and attached it to the digger with a brad so it is free to move up and down, I like to have moving parts where ever possible especially on children’s cards.

Once the digger is assembled I popped it onto the acetate window with some 3d foam pads:


This is how the inside of the card looks, you can see any adhesive or brads you have used on the outside of the acetate.


Remember the mirror copy of the digger outline we cut? Well, if you attach it to the inside of the window ensuring to line it up, it covers up all of the tell tale adhesive and brads. The inside of your card now looks just as neat and tidy as it does on the outside:


I decorated the rest of my card using Make the Cut and my Zing to create a simple scalloped circle to edge my window and cut some lettering to personalise my card:


I hope you have enjoyed today’s post, if you would like to see more projects I have created with my Zing and access my free cut files you can find my blog here: www.birdscards.com

Here is the Cut File I used for today’s project:

Digger by Bird

Digger Cut File by Bird

54 thoughts on “Digger Christening Card

  1. WOW Bird – that is truly fabulous – what a great great design and love how you hid the back !!! Thank you so much for the freebie 🙂 have a great week.

  2. Thanks for sharing all your creative talents. Your work is truly amazing.

  3. I looked at your site Bird. Great files and great site. I didn’t know about it until now. I’ll definitely use some of these files! Thanks!

  4. You always do the most amazing things. I helped a friend who is learning to use her cutter yesterday and the last thing she wanted to do was make an anniversary card for her hubby, so I showed her your site. She found the bendy anniversary card and was in love with the results.

    I can hardly wait to cut this “digger” file for my new grandson. He already loves wheels at the ripe old age of 6 months.

    Thank you.

  5. I hope his mom puts the special card you made in a shadow box…….what a wonderful memento. Beautiful job, Bird. My grandson is also a an aficionado of all vehicles with wheels, especially construction trucks. Thank you for the file.

  6. Thanks for sharing, this will make a stunning children’s card and since I worked at Caterpillar, Inc. for 30 years, it’s very appropriate for me to send.

  7. very cute but I must say when I first read it, it came out as diaper card instead of digger. LOL how I got that I will never know.

  8. This is a seriously cute file! Can’t wait to make it-Thanks so much!

  9. Bird, you have created another great card. I also like moveable parts on kids cards. They seem to be fascinated with cards that have them. I loved the bulldozer and appreciate the file. My husband works in construction and this would make a great masculine card too. Thanks for sharing the file and the card.

  10. Another fabulous idea by Bird!!! I imagine the little guy loved his card and his money box. Thank you for sharing the ideas, techniques, and the file.

  11. To say that I am so impressed is an understatement. What a wonderful card. And thank you for sharing it with us. WOW!!!

  12. Bird this is fabulous and would suit so many different occasions. Thanks so much for sharing. x

  13. awesome card and cut file! You are so talented! thank you so much for the files.

  14. This is fabulous! I am going to make for my grandson’s Birthday. Thanks Bird.

  15. Great idea and tips! Love to get notices of new posting on the TeamKNK site, know they are going to be fantastic! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  16. what a great card…love it!!! i know a little boy who would just love this card….thank you

  17. This is awesome Bird, I bet he was delighted!Thank you for the file, I will Pin you from here. ~Diane

  18. WOW – you are so talented! I love it how you can make virtually anything into a cut file – and then, after all that hard work – you give it away to us… you are simply as fabulous as this card is – I hope Arun loved it as much!!!

    Thank you so much again for your talent and kindness

    Paula x x x

  19. This is brilliant Bird…love it! I have a friend’s grandson’s 3rd birthday coming up and he’s mad keen on yellow diggers…so guess what colour I’m going to make this for him lol Thanks so much for sharing the file 🙂

  20. What an awesome card! The personal touch you add to these designs is priceless.

    Thanks for sharing, Bird!

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  22. wow, you always blow me away with your work! sorry I’m a bit late here, chemo has been playing havoc with my body!! so glad you are on the zing wagon.

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