Monday, February 20, 2012

It took me a while to get here...

It's no secret that I love Nancy Kubo's designs. From the first card that I made with her Create-A-Critter cartridge to making Pandee stories, I just can't get enough of her files. Nancy's designs are not only crazy adorable, the bold lines mean that they are easy to layer.

Using Nancy's latest release on the Lettering Delights website, I imported the turtle from the Nancy's Party Cut It set into the Silhouette Studio Designer Ed.

After arranging all the elements, I made a shaped card using the OFFSET and WELD tools, using the same method that I have demonstrated in my cupcake topper tutorial.

I used the fonts LD Mon Cherie and LD Cinch for the greeting and print-and-cut everything except the turtle.

To cut out the turtle, all I did was UNGROUP the svg and SET THE CUT STYLE to CUT. Next, I arranged the different layers on the virtual mat like this:

By placing the different colored papers on the Silhouette Cameo mat as I have arranged in the virtual mat, I managed to cut out all the layers in one pass. No loading and unloading the mat multiple times! Yes!

I adhered all the cutouts with glue and foam tape for added dimension. Some Stickles glitter glue add a touch of sparkle to the card.

Nancy Kubo's svgs makes card-making such a quick task that there really isn't any excuse for a late birthday greeting. Well, except for a procrastinator like me. :-P

To check out Nancy's designs on the Lettering Delights site, just click HERE.


  1. Very enjoyable to read your always do such a nice job on the tutorials.

  2. Jin
    You amaze me every time I come to your blog... and you make me want to get a Cameo for sure now...
    The Scrapbooking Queen

  3. This card is adorable. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial!

  4. So cute! I just can't wrap my head around how you printed the text inside the card... could you explain? Thank you!!!

  5. Super cute! I adore Nancy's stuff too! So glad she's at LD now!!

  6. That's so adorable Jin - Creative too!

  7. cute card! I just don't have the creative imagination you do!

  8. How did you get the dashed lines for the outline around your shapes?

  9. I am learning so much from you! Thank you!