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Christmas Card :: Christmas Tree Using SVG/SCAL2

Posted by on Oct 17, 2011 in Cards, featured, Holiday, SVG/SCAL/SCUT, Videos | 0 comments

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.

The paper used for this set is the My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Christmas.

Christmas Tree Card




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Christmas Card :: Merry and Bright

Posted by on Oct 9, 2011 in Cards, featured, Holiday | 0 comments

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.

I really like the way it turned out.   Take a look…

Handmade Christmas Card Merry and Bright

Handmade Card: Merry and Bright Closeup

Handmade Card: Merry and Bright Side View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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