Happy New Year SVG šŸŽ‡ Craft Down to 2024!

Craft your way into 2024 with this free Happy New Year SVG!

This colourful layered design has lots of celebration fireworks, rockets and balloons.šŸŽ‡

Layering up different colours of card gives a lovely effect to the fireworks for the perfect New Years’ Eve party fun!

Materials list to make a New Year’s Eve papercraft project

Here is a list of the materials that I used to make this project:

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Layered Happy New Year SVG: Assembly instructions

Here’s how to make your very own Happy New Year papercraft project using a Cricut machine!

NOTE – the tutorial below shows the 2022 version of this design. The download folder contains 2022, 2023 and 2024 versions.

Step 1) Download the file & unzip the downloaded folder

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Before you upload the SVG to Design Space, you need to unzip the download folder that it comes in.

NYE 2023 SVG

Step 2) Upload the SVG file into Design Space

Open up Cricut Design Space and upload the relevant file.

For the 2024 version, upload svg-happy-new-year-2024-craftwithsarah.svg in the “2024 Version” subfolder.

This is how it should look after you have uploaded the file:

Put the file into Design Space

After uploading, the design will show in your “Recently Uploaded Images”. Click on it and then press “Add to Canvas” to put it onto your Project.

Add to Canvas

Click the design on your canvas and use the width/height boxes near the top of the screen to make it the size that you want to cut it.

Get my top tips for sizing layered designs to fit in a frame by watching the video below…

I made my design 7.5 inches tall to fit inside the shadow box, but have to admit I was cutting it a bit fine as it only just fit!

I don’t recommend going much smaller than about 5 inches in height as some of the firework details are quite thin so if you make the design smaller it may be difficult to cut.

Resize the design

When you’re happy with the size of the SVG in Design Space, click “Make It” and follow the instructions on-screen to cut out all the layers.

Step 3) Stick the layered Happy New Year SVG together

Use 3D foam pads and glue to stick the layers together.

Use this guide to see the order to stick the layers together in. A high quality printable version of this assembly guide is included in the folder when you download the SVG.

Assembly Guide

My favourite glue to use on papercraft projects is Collall All Purpose Glue.

It’s SO good because it doesn’t “warp” or bend the cardstock like some glues do. You can use as much of it as you want and the card stays perfect – and it dries perfectly clear too!

Collall glue

To make it even easier to apply glue to layered card projects, I highly recommend getting some of these needle tip applicator bottles to put the glue into.

The nozzles are REALLY tiny which makes them perfect for putting glue in the pieces of cardstock that make up the “explosions” of the fireworks.

Needle tip bottle

Some of the layers will be stuck together with 3D foam pads to give more dimension and create the “3D” appearance.

When adding the foam pads to the relevant layers, make sure you add some in the middle of the pieces of card so it give stability to the middles. If you don’t add any foam pads in the middles then it can “sag” under the weight of the other layers which doesn’t look as good.

Foam pads on fireworks

Step 4) Frame your layered papercraft project

The final step is to frame your New Year’s Eve fireworks!

I cut a piece of holographic blue card for the background which catches the light in the room and adds to the fireworks effect!

Then, I glued the layered Happy New Year design to the front.

And here is the finished result…

Happy New Year 2022 SVG

I hope that you enjoy this layered Happy New Year SVG file!

Love layered SVGs? Check out my other free layered SVG files

Happy crafting,
Sarah x