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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 print-and-cut 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


  1. I love it! Thanks for the inspiration.

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


    Carmen L

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


  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

  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!!

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

  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.

  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

  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!

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