Showing posts from January, 2011

Love Always

Valentine's Day is just around the corner.  Its hard to believe January is almost over.  Here's one of the Valentine banners I've created this year.

I used Cricut's Cindy Loo cartridge for the actual banner pieces.  The edges are daubed with Adirondack Gold acrylic paint dauber to give them a "frame" effect.

The letters are cut from the Storybook cartridge and the cute little girl hiding behind the heart is from K & Company's Valentine Ephemera set.

The cupid is also from K & Company, I think she's being sneaky trying to hide behind the bow!  The flowers started out as cuts from Accent Essentials and I layered and "fluffed" them (there's a YouTube video on how to do this.  I'll have to find the link and post it to give credit).  They were made from cardstock out of a multicolor pack.  Other papers used:  Anna Griffin (pink and white scrolls) for the background, euphoria/eden from Basic Grey for the shadow part of the letter, and…

Sure Cuts A Lot vs. Make The Cut

Lori asked the difference between Sure Cuts A Lot vs. Make The Cut.  To be quite honest, I'm not sure as I don't have Sure Cuts A Lot and haven't worked with it.  I've had Make The Cut for almost a year and find it very easy to design in.  Additionally, it seems like it is updated quite frequently and so far, there hasn't been a charge for the updates.  I LOVE the "Join" feature.  Its similar to "Welding" in Cricut Design Studio.  However, the project I was working on was a banner.  I used circles to create the scallops around the edges and welded them.  I needed holes in the top to run the ribbons through.  The "Join" feature allowed me to basically attach the circles to my other shapes so I could copy the whole mess and not have to move it piece-meal and make sure I got them in the right spot.  Wish I would have taken pictures of the Halloween Banner before I gave it to my mother.  But, I didn't and her darling dogs decided to ea…