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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

$2 Tuesday: Valentine Boxes

If you don't have FB you haven't seen this special - the Valentine Mailboxes are back! 

Manic Monday: Denum and Blue Jeans

Hurry, sale ends today!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Friday Freebie and some other things

Grab the Friday Freebie this week - a great idea for Valentines Day.
 Add this to your cart and pay -  nada, zilch, zippo - for it.

And there are some other cuties that have been added as well - just look at the Love Bug set

Some many cute files and so little time!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

$2 Tuesday Stuck on You

I waited to post these until these ha adjusted the price. Super cute idea for Valentine's Day.

You can check out their ideas section below the listing to stir up some mojo! Happy cutting.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Vinyl bags - personalized!

I found these cute vinyl bags (bigger than most shopping bags) on clearance at Staples  (for 0.50 each). They have a Post-It Notes logo on them, I am not sure what they were original intended to be used for but they do make great shopping bags. So I bought a few. And then went back and bought the other 10!

I personalized this one for my GF's daughter, her bedroom is in black and white damask with pink accents - a perfect addition to her room. I used pink permanent (glossy) vinyl, cut at a force of 4 (blade = 2) on the Cameo from MTC. The font used is Balmoral (Chopin is very similar as well). I had some trouble getting good pictures due to the glare.

A big initial on one side.

And her name at the top on the other. So coming or going you will know whose bag it is!
 The pink did not show up as well as I would have liked.
So I did a little shadowing with a black Sharpie marker.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

LD Bonus Freebies

I sometimes forget about this. If you do not already have them, be sure to get them while they are free.

Manic Monday - Whole Lotta Love

Hopefully you picked up these graphics during Dollar Days so that you would be ready for Valentine's Day. But if not, this is a great savings - 9 graphic sets for just $6.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Friday Freebie - Garden Rose Template

I missed out on the savings for this set (they were only on sale until midnight Frdday - alas! I work Friday nights and did not grab these). But we can still get the freebie! (images are linked)
And during check out, you will find special savings on this month's Sneak Peek products! Check out the 3-D projects - I love these. (Pssst! Wanna a secret? If you apply a coupon code to the freebie - even though it s free - the savings will apply to the sneak peak purchases as well most of the time).

Friday, January 13, 2012

LD sale extended through Friday

Just in case you had trouble on Thursday with check-out (there was some kind of glitch with the system), you have one more day of savings! The Dollar Days sale was extended through Friday.

Here are some of the most recent additions.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Two fro Tuesday: Vintage Rose

Quick and Easy Valentines - Sweet Nothings set

Here's a way to put to use this Monday's Manic Monday special. I love the Sweet Nothing series, they are some of my favorite sets. I was already working on some Valentines with them so I have some examples on how to use these graphics easily. They are sale (3 graphics sets and one paper pack for just $2.50) until Tuesday night. Don't forget to use your coupon! (To get a coupon, try downloading this free file and use the 25% off coupon in the email receipt.)
I just pixel-traced the images, and shadowed them. I placed a circle (for the short sentiment) on each of the images, then shadowed the circle and image. You can see the results below.
I placed the short sentiments inside the circle, but printed them separately from the image since I wanted to pop them up off the Valentine card.
I used LD Cotton Candy to write matching sentiments for the back of the card. I was able to get 6 complete Valentine cards on one sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper and the front of one more (I don't have a back sentiment for the whale).
These are so quick and easy and assembling them will be a great craft for the girls to do themselves.
Don't miss getting this great bundle while it is one sale (sale ends Tuesday night).
I also popped-up some hearts here and there!
I printed these on Staples Photo Supreme matte paper (did you get it when it was on sale last week?), and cut from MTC to the Cameo. The settings were blade = 3, force = 33. I popped-up the circles with foam tape (it is only 1/8" high so better than most pop-dots for the look I like). I just glued the back sentiments on. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Monday Mania - Sweet Nothings for Valentines

Get a head start on your Valentine projects - these are available now so you have plenty of time to get everything done! These files are wonderful and super easy to use with any Valentine's Day cards. I have already started my projects and these are included so check back for more ideas.
(both images are linked)
Don't forget - less than 4 days until Holli-Dollar Days are over!

Free MTC cutting file - Paperclip book mark

Smash books are all the hit, and Linda of The Paper Boutique (in her post here) shows how to make a bookmark out of a paperclip file from one of the cricut cartridges. Well anything that you can do on a cartridge can be done with MTC - easier and cheaper! So here is my version of the file, as others have used it.
Sharon made a simple but elegant paperclip book mark

Reba's first book mark was another simple one...
...but she also welded a rabbit to it for an interesting variation. 

I used the heavy Staples Photo Supreme matte paper (9 mil) and it was not quite heavy enough (I used three layers). I think I will try to cut one clip out of cereal board for the support before I glue everything together.
Here is what my layout looked like.

I cut this from MTC to the Cameo (yes, I caved and got it when it was less than $220 at Oh My Crafts - it is still on sale, use the code 2012 to get 20% off!), using the new blade set to depth of 3, force of 33, speed of 10. There were a few places that did not cut completely, next time I will try a depth of 4 and a lower force.

The paperclip file is my own design (link is below), the cupcake is from Echo Parks Little Girl graphic set and the Good Book saying is from Lettering Delights Toad-ally School SVG set.
The paperclip is made of basic shapes (circles and rectangles) using Boolean Joins and welds.
You can get the paperclip file (no additional graphics) from box.net here.  I included the parts used to make it (so you can alter the length if desired), the plain clip, and the clip with a circle attached. There are 2 pages, so check out both of them.

Remember - only 4 more days until Holli-Dollar days at Lettering Delights are over! The above set is on sale for just $2 right now.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Holli-Dollar days are almost over! Only 5 more shopping days to go - sale ends on Thursday. So check out your wish list and grab the savings while you can.

MTC Challenge - and freebie!

Check out the discussion here: http://forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/21747/jan-6-14-2012-challenge-featuring-the-designs-of-myscrapchick-com, and then head on over to get the freebie from myscrapchick.com (link to freebie is in the discussion)