Saturday, January 21, 2012

You got me: A Space Invaders Valentine



I make dozens of cards and put together dozens and dozens of treats for the kids and their friends every Valentine's day and yet I face the same problem every year. I can make lots of cards but I can't come up with one that I like enough to give to Hubby. 


Hubby is the typical geek. He is into computers and gadgets and the latest technology. Even though he always gives his compliments every time I show him a new card, I don't think he is really into that kind of cutesy stuff that I make. 

And then I came across the Pixel Invaders

I was THRILLED when I saw it. I downloaded it right away and knew I had to use it to make something for him.


Hubby has a Space Invaders t-shirt that he loves and with that in mind, I came up with this card:


Using Make-the-Cut and my Silhouette Cameo, I print-and-cut the card out. It's my first pnc project with the MTC-Cameo plug in and I was pleased that it worked perfectly! The space invaders were printed and the card base was cut by the Cameo. I layered the heart onto the base with foam tape. The inside sentiment was also printed using Make-the-Cut and the font that I used can be found HERE.


Valentine's Day is less than a month away and I can't wait to give this card to him. No, seriously, I couldn't wait. I gave it to him as soon as I finished it and for once, I didn't doubt him when he said, "This is a great card!"

Yippee! :-D



12 comments :

  1. I love it! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. perfect card and perfect sentiment. I'm sure hour DH will love it!

    Hugs,

    Carmen L

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  3. This is just ADORABLE! What an awesome card, Jin! :)

    Lisa
    http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

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  4. Great card for you geeky husband! Now can you come up with something for a self employed janitor, who writes poetry and sketches for my husband please??!! Our hubbies are always the hardest person to make a card for!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  5. That's adorable Jin! I can relate to you because I make cards for everybody except I always forgot my hubby lol. He said it to me one day: You have never made a card for me. Hahahaha!!

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  6. This is soooooo awesome!!! I love it, thanks for this new idea!
    Lisa

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  7. I am glad he liked it. I don't blame you for not being able to wait. I would have wanted to give it right away also. Mine loves the out doors, so nature things are easy to think up for him.
    You had a great idea for all those technology buffs out there.

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  8. I love your card! I downloaded the Pixel Invaders but the link to the inside font didn't work for me. Anyone else able to get it? Thanks for sharing. Donna

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  9. I love this card, I really want to make one for my hubby too. How exactly did you get the sentiment into the inside of the card? I see that you printed it using MTC but I'm not sure how. I am a complete newbie to the silhouette and the whole "print & cut" feature. Just started using it on an original Silhouette that I got at a crafters garage sale. It works so well, I love it! I can totally see why you love working with your Silhouette. I am a girl all the way but I definitely am going to find a lot of uses for my little Silhouette! Thanks so much for all the information and the inspirations!

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  10. Thank you so much for the link to the pixel invaders font!!! Love the card!!

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