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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mad for Cards - one example of how to use these

I am sure you are aware of the Mad for Cards Super Bundle that is on special now at LD. Have you made any yet? If not, here is an idea of how I used one of them.

I used the png files for the cherish card. This card design (4" x 5 1/2") is perfect for pre-made cards that you can get at Hobby Lobby or Micheal's. Like these.
Beside being ready  to use (card and envelope), these card packages are also rather inexpensive (especially since these go on sale for 50% off regularly or you can use the 40% off coupon).
I brought main design into MTC as a texture, and reduced it to the 4 x 5.5" size. For the sentiment, I first took it into PSE to crop it, then imported it in MTC as texture/blackout, using the color option to select the outer blue color.
(BTW, if you take these into PSE, resize them to 300 dpi and they import at the correct size.)
Here is a screen shot of the card available in the bundle.
My layout in MTC looked like this (I can get the "fixin's" for 2 cards on one sheet of card stock). I did cut the main design just a little smaller so that it had a 1/8" border all the way around on the front.
And here is my rendition on the purchased card base. I printed this on regular (non-coated) paper and it looks more blue (32# paper cut at blade=2 and force=15). When printed on inkjet coated paper (like the Epson Presentation paper) it has more of a lavender tint to it (The Epson Presentation Paper 44# was cut through MTC to the Cameo with a blade setting of 2 and force of 29. I saved it for another card). I used a tape runner to adhere the design to the front then popped up the Cherish sentiment.
A simple "Thinking of you" is adhered directly to the inside of the card.
The card can be purchased separately for just 0.50 here, or in the bundle here. The pngs are included in the  bundle ($39) or the pngs only can be purchased in the Mad For Cards PNG Graphic Super Bundle. ($30). They have recently added a DVD - Mad For Cards Super Bundle - DVD - the files are sent to you on a DVD and you can download them as well. The sale has been extended until next Tuesday.
While at LD, you may want to check out the Wild Wednesday deal - these files are discounted.

1 comment:

MichelleMyBelle said...

Nelda, try Big Lots. I got a bunch of these packages in white, pastel, beige and kraft colors for $1 each.