Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Freebie {plus new Over the Rainbow (Wizard of OZ-inspired) }

Oh Em Gee!! Did you see LD's latest stuff yet? I'm freaking out! LD has designed a new Wizard of Oz-inspired collection!

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?search=over+the+rainbow&AID=39954

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?search=over+the+rainbow&AID=39954
http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?search=over+the+rainbow&AID=39954

The whole Over the Rainbow line includes graphics, cutting files (Cut Its/SVG), papers, and an alphabet. If you are getting the collection, make sure to buy the bundles instead. Those are always a better deal especially when combined with a coupon.

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?search=over+the+rainbow&showingonly=bundles-5&AID=39954

The code SeptemberSave will take 45% off any purchase of $12 or more! That's huge! Use it on the regular priced items or better still, use it on the LD Clearanced products!

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?days=45&AID=39954

LD has added a new clearance bundle to their store but if you had already bought the clearanced graphics last month, you may want to check out the clearanced papers instead.

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/bundle:all_occasion_super_clearance_bundle-13197.html&AID=39954

That's right- LD has brought back their previously-retired paper packs for a limited time and priced them at only $0.50 cents a set. Don't forget to use the SeptemberSave code (with a $12 min purchase) to sweeten the deal!

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?saledate=20140808&showingonly=paper-2-5&AID=39954
These are some of the $0.50 papers. There are plenty more on the LD site!

If you have not already gotten your free Fall Dolls, there is still time to get them. Click HERE to find out how.

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchsite_detail.php?id=2971&AID=39954

Here's your Friday Freebie:

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/font:ld_oz-3590.html&AID=39954

Click HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add the LD Oz font to your cart and checkout. You pay $0.00! The link to the download will show up after the "transaction" is completed.

scrapNfonts is a sister site of LD and they too have a freebie to give away. Click HERE to go to their Fontaholic blog and download the Nom Nom Nom Printable.

http://snfontaholic.blogspot.com/2014/09/freebie-friday-nom-nom-nom.html

Silhouette users, don't forget to grab the weekly freebie from the Silhouette Online (Shape) Store.

http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/?page=view-shape&id=66345









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Monday, September 15, 2014

Jin's Paint Chips cards {Craftsy blog}

I have a new article up on the Craftsy blog and this time I'm making cards with paint chips! Click HERE to see the post and learn how to make 2 cards and a framed decor piece. I've listed the supplies that I used below:


Change of Address cards:
LD Cut Its (SVG):
truck: Quirky Rides,
house: Down by the Bay


"hi" cards:
metal die by Mama Elephant: Femme Frames
metal die by Lawn Fawn: "louie's abc"


"home" framed art
font by scrapNfonts: SNF Simon Says


Click HERE to see my post for the Craftsy blog.





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Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Freebies (plus new Troll-y!)


EEK! The trolls are out and about on LD!

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?search=troll-y&AID=39954
 http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?search=troll-y&AID=39954

Lucky for us, the trolls from LD's new Troll-y sets are friendly. ;)

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?search=troll-y&AID=39954

Once again, if you are getting the collection, consider buying the bundles instead. It's a better deal and you can even use a coupon on top of that.

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?days=45&AID=39954

The code SeptemberSave will take 45% off any purchase of $12 or more! That's a pretty big discount! Be sure to use it to get the stuff on your Wishlist.

Here's your Friday Freebie:

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/clipart:troll-y_card-13185.html&AID=39954

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/clipart:troll-y_card-13185.html&AID=39954

Click HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add the Troll-y Card Cut It (SVG included) to your cart and checkout. You pay $0.00! The link to the download will show up after the "transaction" is completed.

scrapNfonts is a sister site of LD and they too have a freebie to give away. Click HERE to go to their Fontaholic blog and download the Scrabble Family Banner (printable).

image from Fontaholic blog

Silhouette users, don't forget to grab the weekly freebie from the Silhouette Online (Shape) Store.

http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/?page=view-shape&id=66344



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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Silhouette Cameo Starter Kit Bundle for $229.99 (33% off List Price)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007R83VKE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B007R83VKE&linkCode=as2&tag=unachtr-20&linkId=A5EIMMFG5MK44XXD

The Silhouette Cameo Starter Kit bundle is on sale again!

For only $229.99 (or 33% off the List Price), you get the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine plus 2 cutting mats, 2 cutting blades, a metallic pen set, a pick-me-up tool, and a one-month free subscription ($10 value) to the Silhouette Online Store (for downloadable designs)!

Amazon changes their prices often and I don't know how long this offer will last. If you want this, click HERE to get it before the deal is gone.











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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Layers: MTC vs Cricut Design Space vs SSDE

Many folks have asked if I have upgraded to Silhouette Studio v3.1.417. After I posted my review of the update, I decided that unless PixScan is a must-have, there is no benefit to using the new version. Everything is easier in version 2! I have not had a chance to play with my PixScan mats and I am happy with SSDE v.2.8.16d, so I am sticking with it for now.

In my review, I had also mentioned that the Layers feature of the program was a mess- the layers are not automatically named by the software so that they are hard to identify. More importantly, the order of the layers is backwards. For example, in the picture below, the topmost layer of the Panda Popsicle is the tongue and it should be Layer-01. Instead, SSDE has it listed as Layer-07, the bottom-most layer. While I know that some folks like SSDE's Layers, personally I find it very hard to use.

Silhouette Studio Designer Edition v3.1.417

I have also been getting questions about Cricut Design Space and so I thought I would give the program a try. One of the first things that I noticed is the Layers panel.

Cricut Design Space

Upon uploading the LD SVG (Peepsicles), I see that not only are the Layers are in the correct order, they can be easily identified. However, there are limited things that you can do with the Layers and so I thought I would compare it with Make-the-Cut.


Make-the-Cut (MTC) had always had a great Layers feature. In fact, in my opinion, MTC's Layers is the best among the three programs- the layers are in the correct order, and are easy to identify and manipulate. If you like, you can also quickly delete away a layer or even change the order (important for designing purposes!).

Here's a closer look:





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Monday, September 8, 2014

Totally inappropriate cards


I may have literally laughed out loud when I saw LD's I Wanna Grow Old With You Support cards (try saying that super fast. :P). Hubby thinks they are corny but I love it! My weekend schedule was packed (1st Day of Chinese School was last Saturday) but I had to make these cards. I think they are too much fun!


The files for these cards come in 3 different versions- a printable, a graphic set, and a cuttable (Cut Its/SVG). The easiest to use would be the printable but I wanted to try out the cutting files so I ended up using the Cut Its.


For each card, I printed the greeting on the card base and cut out the main image on different colored or patterned cardstock. All the cards were very easy to make but I had some trouble with the "I Support You" card. The top (white) layer of the brassiere is very intricate. I had to modify the straps to make them thicker to keep my cutouts from tearing. 


My kids say that these cards are highly inappropriate but I think they are hilarious. While I was making them, I can't help thinking of my friend, R. She has my same sense of humor and I know that she will get a kick out of them.

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File used:
I Wanna Grow Old With You Support Cut It (SVG)



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Saturday, September 6, 2014

LD Special Freebie- I Wanna Grow Old with You Coin Purses!

LD has a surprise for everyone! They made a Coin Purse cards cutting file and LD is giving it away to you!


The I Wanna Grow Old with You Coin Purses cut project (Cut It/SVG) includes the coin purse cutting files in the following formats: SVG, AI. DXF, EPS, GSD, and PDF. From the file name, you'd probably have figured out that this set co-ordinates with their new I Wanna Grow Old with You designs that were just released yesterday. Click HERE to see the rest of the collection.


These coin purse cards are super easy to put together because there are only two layers that make up each purse. Use them for note cards, gift card holders, gift tags or anything else that you can imagine!


To get your I Wanna Grow Old with You Coin Purses cut project (Cut It/SVG), just click HERE for the download.

Don't forget to say "THANKS!" to Lettering Delights for the freebie. Click HERE for their Facebook wall and tell them that they rock!




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