Last semester in college, one of my classes was using Adobe Illustrator. It’s a program that I had always wanted to learn but never could get the hang of it. I know Photoshop well it always eluded me. I was very excited to finally learn it and thought I would put it to good use. I designed the SVG file in Illustrator and it includes the tree base, tree layer, garland, 2 different shaped ornaments, star, and three different size presents with ribbon and bows.
I then imported the file into Sure Cuts A Lot 2. If you don’t have Sure Cuts A Lot for use with your Cricut cutting machine, I have a link on the lower left side bar. I have the project file set up for approximately an standard sized card. I am offering it available for free for anyone that would like it. I would appreciate it if you would subscribe to my YouTube and/or add yourself to my Google Friend Connect. You can find the files on the SVG/SCAL blog page to download along with my loafer file.
I was extremely excited when the mailman arrived yesterday with my order from Two Peas and a Bucket. For those of you who have not checked out the site, it is wonderful with a really active community and a super packed store. The link is in the side bar. Anyway, the order was full of Christmas pattered paper goodness. I will be sharing with you my order in a following blog post but for now a card.
It was such a rainy day out yesterday, it allowed me to get started on my Christmas cards. New supplies are always my greatest kick of inspiration. I used the Prima North Country patterned paper, a piece from the 25 Days of Christmas pattered paper by Simple Stories, and some kraft cardstock. I also purchased the My Mind’s Eye 25 Days of Christmas clear stamps and used the two trees from the set. The Merry & Bright stamp is from an old Autumn Leaves Tis the Season stamp set that I was able to locate on Simon Says Stamp.