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***All .mtc files are layered and ready to cut. Any .svg files are ready to be worked on-not layered for cut. ***

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Get Well Cards

I made two Get Well Cards today. This tent card is for a little boy, Dylan, that is sick. The MTC forum posted a challenge to get everyone to make cards to send to him to lift his spirits. You can read about him HERE.

My husband also has a co-worker that has had surgery recently and he ask me to make a card for him. So this is the card.

Both cards were made using a Riley Moose stamp, nestabilities dies, Fiskars embossing plates and Copics of course. Tried to make them "manly or boyish" so Riley the Moose was the perfect choice. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Expecting Baby Layout

I am starting a scrapbook for my daughter, who at this time has had my granddaughter. So this layout with more to follow will be a little late.

I love to create my layout pages in Make the Cut beforehand so that I can see how placement will be and what embellishments I want. This was all cut with my Gazelle!!

(hid daughters belly since she was showing it-not sure she would appreciate showing the "world")

I have attached the MTC file if you would like this layout. When you open it in Make the Cut you will see the layout page. The lock is on the page. This is to show you how to assemble it, although you can move it around to the way you would like. I have made three cutting pages(tabs) for this file (included) so that it will make it easy to cut the separate elements. See the journaling tag, baby peeker and stork tabs on this file. Unlock them before cutting and move the group around for your paper placement and cutter. Also on the stork page remove the note that I added to the page about the stork color before cutting.

Click HERE for the MTC file.

I used Peachy Keen face stamps (Everyday Faces) on the baby peeker. I will have the stork holding the baby in a future layout to share. Look for it soon.

Hope you like this.

Envelope Photo Keeper Album

I had already started this project but figured what better day than today to finish it. National Scrapbooking Day!

Okay so if you are like me you have tons of photos but only pick from a few to put on scrapbook pages. Sometimes I have a lot that I still would like to show off. So I have made another type of mini-album to hold all of the extra photos and keep them arranged by event.

This mini-album is made using 5-3/4" x 8-3/4" white greeting card envelopes. It will fold accordian-style once completed. You can use whatever number of envelopes you choose to depending on how many photos you have to put in the envelopes and how many envelopes you wish to decorate. With this one I used 7 envelopes. 

To make, you layer the envelope bottom edge (open side of envelope) facing up, over the flap of the next envelope, sealing the flap to the front bottom of the envelope with adhesive. Once you have all envelopes attached. You will need to make a front cover for the first envelope flap that has not been attached to an envelope. Cut two pieces of heavy cardstock 5-1/2" x 8-3/4". Attach these to the front and back of the first envelope flap as well as to each other to make a cover.

Then you can begin embellishing the front and back of the envelopes.
Here are the dimension of the scrapbook paper pieces you will need to complete the book:
Inside Liner (where the photos are kept): 8" x 2"
Inside Liner (for the outer envelope): 8-1/2" x 4-1/2"
Front of envelope: 8-1/2" x 5-1/2"
Ribbon to add to the front cover and to the last page.

Tip: Before starting this project or any other project I like to draw out a diagram of how it will be put together, then I can make changes as needed. After completing this project, I found that this would fold easier using an even number of envelopes.

Hope you like this project.

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!!

Today is National Scrapbooking Day!! A day where we try to find as much time as possible to work on scrapbooking, card making and other paper crafts. I hope you are getting to enjoy some crafting time. I am. I will try to post some pictures of the projects I have been working on a little later today.

Have fun!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Gazelle Has Arrived

My Gazelle arrived today!!! I have it unpacked and ready to read the operating instructions. I got in on the special that included the Gazelle and everything that comes with it (Gazelle Cutter, Funtime 2010 software, 700 shapes and 200 fonts, cutting mat, blade, blade holder, usb cable and the instruction manual). Along with this I received a bonus package extra deep cut blade, extra replacement blades, vinyl blade and an extra cutting mat. This extra gold cutting mat is an extra sticky mat that is great to use with chip board and other heavy cutting materials. I also ordered the Pre-set blade holder as this was highly recommended by other Gazelle owners.

The features of the Gazelle are:
**12" cutter, 500 grams of pressure
**Cuts a variety or media, including: chipboard, glitter paper, vinyl and much more
**Optical eye, used for print and cut
**Draw, cut, weld, outline, shadow, pierce, embroidery, engrave, cut decorative edges with the scissor tool and much more
**Scan and vectorize your own images
**Cut True Tpe Fonts
**Works with Windows OS XP, Vista or 7

**One added feature not on the box but that I know...It will cut with the Make The Cut software. It is one of the cutter options when ready to cut your project.

I hope to share my learning experience with this cutter and maybe make a few tutorials to share. Now off to register my cutter on the Bosskut Forum site and then to start playing.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Easter Egg

Click Here For this MTC File.

Easter Basket With Eggs

This file has a lot of detail pieces. A suggestion when cutting, cut by sections, as it's layered in the file. Leave the pieces on the cutting mat and take off each piece and place it in place on the background, one piece at a time. This way you will know where each little piece goes.
Click Here to get this MTC file.

Easter Bunny Photo Peeker

What a cute bunny to place on top of your favorite Easter picture.
Click Here for the MTC file.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy Tuesday

I have not updated in awhile. I got caught up in the Facebook craze of playing the games, was especially addicted to Frontierville.....it took over my life. No crafting, reading, anything. I have taken hold of my life again and pushed Facebook to the side. I will check in periodically to keep up with friends but it is back to what I like to do....crafting.

Some of you may have heard recently that the lawsuit between MTC and Provocraft was just settled and MTC will no longer support the Cricut machines. I still have the latest version of MTC. It has been said that as long as you don't update, you can still use MTC with your Cricut machines. I don't plan on updating for now. I have decided to boycott, along with many others, Provocraft and refuse to purchase any more of their products. I believe this was a huge mistake on PC's part. So just in case something goes haywire and my copy of MTC will no longer work with my Expression forcing me back to just cartridges, I decided to take an alternative route to keep my own creative freedom.

With that said, I am EXCITED to say that Bosskut was having a fantastic sale last week and part of this week on the Gazelle. And I caved. This is going to be my new toy for cutting. The reviews have been awesome and I am so looking forward to getting my package....where are you UPS man? I heard it even cuts a "full" 12 inch border, unlike the Expression that can't.

Hopefully soon, I will be adding more cut files to share and maybe even some tutorials or videos.
Have a Happy Tuesday!!!

My new Gazelle will be at its new home soon!!!