Friday, February 26, 2010

Free Download: Hello Spring Card Base (MTC file)

I have received a few private messages from the Cricut mb asking how I did the card base for yesterday's lambie card. I figured that I would just post it here instead of replying one message at a time. 

 

Please click on the image to view in a larger size.
I have written my instructions on the image above. If you have trouble viewing the picture, please let me know and I will try to fix it.

I have also included the MTC cut file here for you to download. It will include layer 3 and layer 4. They are ready for use for lambies cut in 3" (baby) and 5"(mom). 

If you download the file, please leave a comment so I know that the download works.

Please note: You will need Make-the-Cut program to open the file. The file will not open in Cricut Design Studio. I tried making the card base using Design Studio but I was unsuccessful as DS is without the Shadow Layer feature that is in MTC. You can find out more about MTC at 
I am not affiliated with the company that made MTC.




Happy Cricuting!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hello Spring...

(please click on the picture to enlarge it)

 I bought the Easter seasonal cartridge 2 weeks ago and finally had a chance to make something with it today.  

The baby lamb was cut at 3" and the mommy was cut using the same image but at 5" and flipped using the Flip function. I also applied flock on the lambs. Martha Stewart's Grass Edge Punch was used to make the grass border. The card base was cut with MTC and "Hello Spring" was computer-printed with MS Word. 
 

Monday, February 22, 2010

Thank you and Welcome...


A little over 12 hours ago I made a post on the Cricut forum about my blog. I started this blog so that I can have a log of the cards that I make but 2 months after I started it, I began to feel a little weird "talking" to myself. Hence I asked if some fellow Cricuteers can take a look. 


Thank you all for stopping by and thank you so much for all the kind comments that you've all made on the board and on my blog. I am blown away by the response. I had 1 follower this morning when I posted and now I have 35. I am so very flattered that you find my blog worthy of your following. 

I am not new to card-making but I am new to blogging so please bear with me if you find any mistakes on this blog. If you have any suggestions or ideas on how I can improve, please do share. :-)


In the meantime, I hope that you will enjoy this blog as much as I do. If you use Make-the-Cut program, feel free to download the 4 cut files that I have posted back in January. And no, I am not affiliated to the company that made MTC. ;-)


Thank you again, everyone and Welcome to my blog.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

3 Princesses


So I had to make a 3rd card and this one was cut at 9.5" but the tail is big so the resulting card ended up a tad bigger than the first 2 cards. 


The mermaid card is dressed up with stickles glitter and adhesive-backed pearls are applied on her necklace. Here is another picture of her that shows the glitter on her tail a little better:

 


So here they are- all three princesses together:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

One more jumbo princess card



So here's another super-sized card that I made today with Once Upon A Princess. It is also cut at 10.5" and again I welded 2 bases with Design Studio to get one card base.



 
Now my pink princess does not look so lonely anymore. :)
 

Saturday, February 13, 2010

My Super Sized Princess Card


 


 
After making those jumbo Valentine's Day cards yesterday, I was not able to shake off the notion of making more large size cards. By applying the same concept of flipping and welding two shadow images, I came up with this super sized princess card. I used the Once Upon a Princess cartridge and welded the shadows together with Design Studio to get the card base.


It is a big card. The image was cut at 10.5 inches on the 12"x24" mat. I used Stickles to apply some bling to the card. It took some work to get the card base all welded up and I did make some mistakes along the way but I love the end result. I think I'll work on another one of these jumbo cards tomorrow.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Love Sucks


Ever since I saw a sucker bucket on a message board, I've wanted to make one. This one was put together from a bag of dums dums that did not get used for the kids' class valentines. I bought the flower pot from Ikea and the sign was cut with the Home Decor ("love"), Don Juan ("SUCKS"), and the Storybook cartridges (the label shapes). I'm going to give this to my friend who lives down the street from me. I hope she'll get a chuckle out of it. :)

A simple card idea: Super-sized cards



It's 11pm and I just realized that I have all the kids' class valentines ready but I forgot the teacher's card! So I whipped out the Love Struck cartridge, welded two heart shadows together with Design Studio and cut them out at 10 inches to make these super-sized cards. They're big and super-fun to make but remember to flip the first shadow before welding or the card will not fold right. ;)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

26 Mailboxes all dressed up and delivered!



I did it! I dressed up the naked mailboxes! 25 for the 1st Graders PLUS 1 more for their teacher! I can't wait to see the kids' faces when I deliver them to their class. :-)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

OUAP is here!!




Unbelievable! I ordered Once Upon A Princess from CricutMachine.com on Wed the 3rd and it's here in my mailbox today! I'm so excited I can't wait to play with it.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

25 Naked Mailboxes


11 days till Valentine's Day.
9 days till 1st Grade V.Day Party.
and I just found out that the Teacher expects to have these mailboxes by Monday the 8th!

So, it's really just 5 days till Mailbox delivery day.

Yikes!

Can I dress these babies up by Monday?

Monday, February 1, 2010

Lettering Delights' Love Pet Dinosaur




I love Lettering Delights' and I am just smitten with their Love Pets collection. The images look like they'll be good candidates for cutting with MTC and I wasn't wrong. I spent a lot less time cutting out the sheep than I did the polar bear or the eskimo girl. This dinosaur was is by far the easiest to cut. I only needed to make minimal cleanups before tracing it in MTC and cutting it out. I'll update this post later with a picture of the cut out I made.