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Monday, March 3, 2014

Create cards quick with Card Cuts 4 SVG file!

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CARD CUT 4
by Lori McCroskey

I love using these card cut files.....they just make it easy to create a set of cards as gifts or as items to make a little extra money!

Don't forget they can be enlarged to make frames for scriptures and scrapbook pages!

Here is my first card I made with this Card Cut 4 SVG cutting file.
I just love white space on cards!

Laurie Wilson made this adorable card with her new
Carousel Horse 2 Digital set
that was released this month:


Next, I decided to make a card set.
I just started cutting and decided to make as many cards as I could with my cuts and even my cutting mistakes and scraps!

 Card Ingredients:

Papers and Images:
Doodle Pantry New Butterfly Digital Set

Frames and borders:
Doodle Pantry Card Cut 4 SVG cutting file

Embellishments:
Self adhesive pearls and rhinestones (Mark Richards)
both from Hobby Lobby

Embossing:
Swiss Dot embossing folder (I think...they don't label them so how do you know!)

Tools:
Cuttlebug, Scor pal score board, Zing/Make the Cut, color printer

This little card I made because I had the little paper scrap that was 2.5 x 5 ish in size.
I think the little label looks really cute over it!

On this card, I needed my background paper to be a little larger than what was printed.  I decided to cut it diagonally in quarters and then emboss it.  This gave me just the right amount of white space that points right to my focal point of the card!  The center frame has a little circle space just right to hold pearls!

This card I gave a lot of white space to the background!
I really like white space!
The image I printed out of Publisher.
I decided I wanted the butterfly to be a little bit lighter so the words showed up better.
 So I adjusted the brightness under the format tab to +10% which lightened just enough to make the words show better!
Brightness on the far left of the Format tab.




This card I had an even smaller amount of printed cardstock to work with, so I scored the outside edge of my card at 1/2 inch on each side.  I then quartered my square of background paper and aligned it within the square the score lines created.

I wanted my image to look dimensional so I cut out the little butterfly and put him on with pop up foam.

Here I had these scraps of green from cutting out my Paper Cuts Flowers page.
They seemed to look nice with this image, so I tacked those on as an embellishment!
In hindsight, I wish I would have put a white embossed layer for the entire backdrop of the card.
Maybe next time!

Here you can see the layers of my card.
I put dimensional foam between all the layers.

The reason I started doing card cuts is so I could have options to layer my printed digital images with my frames so I wouldn't have to try and get my cutting machine to cut it correctly.

This way, I print my image the correct size,
lay my frame over the image to determine where it needs trimmed,
trim the image to layer behind the frame and just very sloppily chop it off to fit.
Saves time.
Like that :-)

See you tomorrow to show you some more creating I've been doing!

Have a blessed day!


7 comments:

D- said...

Wow those are beautiful!
Thanks so much for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Donna said...

Gorgeous colors! Wonderful designs. Really special cards. I love them all.

Beth F. said...

This makes such a gorgeous frame for the center of a card!
Beth
Beth's Beauties

Jennyfer L said...

Gorgeous frames and colors Lori! <3 <3 <3

theceltichorse said...

These are awesome shapes!

Mel said...

I love the carousel horse card...what neat and detailed cards!

Kathy D. said...

these are so pretty!