Monday, March 16, 2015

Bacon!

Hello!

A couple of years ago on Pinterest I found a card that had the phrase "You're like bacon, you make everything better". The card was cute but I LOVED the phrase. I was organizing my SVG Cuts files and found this great, FREE breakfast file with a piece of bacon in it. I finally had my inspiration to use that phrase!


To make the card base I took the bottom layer of the bacon and enlarged it to create a pseudo-shadow layer. I then welded it to a rectangle to get a straight top. My letters are cut from Mickey Fonts, my go-to font when cutting letters. I cut a second layer, not a shadow, in white to add behind the letters to give them some dimension. The letters I attached with pop dots. And being as, ahem - particular - as I am, I almost made myself crazy in Micheal's trying to find bacon colored paper. Seriously.


And the AWESOME writing function again. I'm so addicted to it, I may never write in a card again!


And the back of the card. Because I got my bacon assembled and then realized I did it backwards. Yay me!


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Why Do I Love You?

Good morning!

I actually have another Valentine's card today, BUT this one really could be used for a birthday or Father's Day so that's why I held it back to share now.

I used a ton of Print-then-Cut with my Cricut for this one. It was just the only way for my idea to work, particularly using a waterfall card, which, by the way, it was my first time making.





Of course I used my Cricut to write the panels for the front of the card. That seriously is my favorite feature with the Explore.


For the waterfall panels I used images from different cartridges, flattened them, then added the text before printing and cutting.






Back to writing on this panel, but the owls are printed.


And Then The Unthinkable Happened!

Hi There!

So here we are on March16th....and I'm just now getting back to posting the rest of my Valentine's stuff! Can we say LAZY?!?!

But in all seriousness, I do have a day job and sometimes it can get a little overwhelming and I just don't have the energy to write blog posts or, sadly, craft. And my husband is getting ready to retire from the military. And I discovered Archer on Amazon Prime Video....Ok so that's a pretty bad excuse.

Here is another of my Valentine's cards. All was going well until I went to write the little sentiment for the front of the card. See how the color is a little off? Yeah, I managed to break the writing function on my Cricut. Seriously. But Cricut customer service is AMAZING and I had a replacement machine in my hands within 4 days of calling them about this problem. But because I was closing in on V-Day I had to improvise and use Print-then-Cut to finish the front of my cards.