Saturday, September 20, 2014

Second Christmas Card and Free SVG

I was playing round with MTC and created this card.  This is the second card for 2014.  There is a die that I wanted to recreate in MTC.  It is the tattered lace deer snow globe die.  I took a card and cut a hole in the front and backed it with dark blue.  I cut the deer snow globe on my cricut.  I am still using a slightly older version of MTC only so that I can continue to use it with my Cricut Expression.

I have always shied away from cutting very detailed cuts because every time I tried, my paper always ripped.  I think I finally got it figured out.  I set my pressure on medium and cut slow and I also did a multi cut of 2x. It worked like a charm.

You can download the svg here.
Below are pictures of my card I made with the cut and the actual die cut itself.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Free SVG - Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Festive Collection - Holly Sprays CED3013

I was playing around this morning with MTC and made this SVG file.  It is very close to the actual die.  I don't make SVG files out of every die but sometimes I need various sizes and you can not resize dies.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

First Christmas Card for 2014

Hello everyone.  I know I have been MIA.  I have too many irons in the fire.  I keep saying that I am going to get better at posting.  Really I am, or that is my intent.

I took a trip to Michaels over the weekend and stocked up on some supplies, including some new stamps (hadn't bought any in a couple years), card stock, ATG tape and a few other things.  I got started on my Christmas cards tonight.  I only got one made because I had to do some organizing first.  The hardest part about making cards is deciding on what I actually want to do.  I look at so many cards online for inspiration and don't know where to begin.

I am making several this year.  I only send out about 20 each year but my other half likes to give out cards to his co-workers.  I am usually burned out and he buys some cheap cards.  I think this year I am going to make a few simple ones for that purpose.  I am getting a head start after all.  I found myself the past couple years not starting my cards until after Thanksgiving and then I am rushed.  If I am not rushed, perhaps I won't burn out so easy.

Enough rambling.  Here is what I did tonight.

The top one is the outside and the bottom is the sentiment from one of my new stamp sets I got this weekend.  The trees on the front are also a new wood mounted stamp I just got as well.

The ribbon is who knows how old but from my stash.  The card stock used was actually scraps from my stash.  I want to use scraps when I can to use them up.  I hate to waste.  The embossing is from a new embossing folder that I just got today.  The "Tis The Season" on the front is also from my new stamp sets.  The snow was done with a marker.  I did some inking of some edges. And that folks is it.