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Free Silhouette Studio Zipper Card Cut File and Tutorial

Today we have a fun tutorial on how to make a zipper card with Silhouette. My favorite ladies from My Paper Craze are back with the tut and a free cut file! I'll let Becky and Glenna take it from here...

Although I love all the vinyl and t-shirt projects, sometimes I enjoy going back to the basics. Today I have a neat little interactive zipper card to dress up your business cards.
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We first found zipper cards through our paper crafting expeditions such as our Zipper Die Kid's Interactive Birthday Card. It was so much fun, we decided to make our very own Silhouette cut file and found a new way to use it: a business card holder!
Here are the supplies we used:

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SUPPLIES:

Standard Cardstock (we used a variety pack of 8x8 since the cut file was small)
Business Card

First, download and open up the Zipper Business Cards FREE CUT FILE.
It'll look about like this:

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The first step is to cut each piece from cardstock (this is assuming you already have business cards - if not, learn how to design business cards in Silhouette Studio here). You can also choose not to cut the business card size (green square above) since it's only included for sizing purposes. After the pieces are cut, this is what you have:
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Start with the zipper card front piece. You'll go ahead and fold along the perforated cut line. (We cut two sets in the image below).

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Next, go ahead and insert your business card into the business card holder piece.

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Line up the business card holder with the zipper card front. You'll want the business card to line up (on the inside) with the zipper towards the bottom.

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Once aligned, grab your two-way glue pen and draw a thin line towards the edge. Be careful not to get glue on your business card corners or it'll be glued in the holder. You'll want to hold the flaps in place until they are dry.
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After both flaps are secure, line the back with more glue. You want this part to be really secure for when you pull the zipper. Again, hold in place until the glue is dry.
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Silhouette Studio, free cut file, zipper card, Silhouette tutorial

After the glue is COMPLETELY dry, you can peek inside to see what you've created.
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If you're really impatient (like me), you can pull one open. It's really a lot of fun.
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I didn't actually align the business card info to the placement of the zipper, but that would be a really cool reveal to have it pull back to say the business name or a greeting message.
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26 comments

  1. What a great idea!
    The first time we use this will probably be as a personalized gift card holder.
    And we could set it up for a print and cut. If doing the print and cut, we might move the back up to align with the front, change the line settings, and do the back and the zipper front as one piece.

    Thank you.

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    1. Absolutely! Here you go! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3NZMxhOz7b5eFpaeFcxMHNpWW8/view?usp=sharing

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  3. Oh thanks so much for the
    free cut file! These will be
    so fun to make!
    Carla from Utah

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  4. Awesome idea! I also will try this with gift cards. What a great way to receive a gift.

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  5. wish it was in version 2 for those of us who still have it! Great idea

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    1. Hey Marie! Glad you like our zipper card. The link for a V2 download is a few comments up!

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  6. Great idea - thank you for the file!

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  7. Thanks for sharing this fantastic idea, and of course, for the awesome file :)

    From sunny CA...Gina

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  8. Great for Gift Cards :-) Thanks for sharing x

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  9. Just made one! Clever and fun, can't wait to see what my first customer that gets this says. :)

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  10. I'm not sure why, I cannot open your file. I tried both v2 and v3 version. Can you tell me if I am missing something?

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    1. I had to open the file another way on my Mac...

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  11. Thank you so much for a great file. Also thank you .
    Becky for giving Robyn the link to the Version 2.
    I am looking forward to finding some time to make this card.
    Myrna

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  12. Just couldn't wait so carved out some time and made this!!!!!
    So excited about how quick and easy it was and soooo much fun.
    Again, thank you.
    I am not very computer savvy but I did try to pin your site.
    Love your site and it is such a help. I know my Cameo will get much more use now that I have found your tutorials.
    Myrna

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  13. Thank you Melissa. I appreciate the knowledge you are sharing. I love your periscopes. Your children are so cute and love working with you!

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  14. Does anyone have a .studio file v3 for the gift card size?

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  15. Is there something I have to do to be able to open this free file in a Mac please. I downloaded it but cannot open it. Thanks by the way for this amazing site! I have just stumbled onto it and already have learnt so many new things. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. xxxx
    Denise from Australia

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  16. Just realised that it's not working because it is a V3 file. When i clicked on the above link for V2 file it keeps bringing me back to this page with only the V3 file available. Any hints on how to find the V2 file. Thanks in advance.

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    1. Hi Denise, try this link, it should work. If not, please email us at mypapercraze@gmail.com for some one-on-one troubleshooting.

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    2. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3NZMxhOz7b5eFpaeFcxMHNpWW8/view?usp=sharing

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  17. Thank you! Such a great file! Can't wait to work with it!

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  18. Do you think this could be sized larger for an invitation? I think it would be fun to send in the mail, but I'd worry about it getting lost at the size it is...I guess I could put it in an envelope...

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