Sunday, June 26, 2011

An Interesting Card (and some enabling...)

When we were in San Francisco last week I found this card in a store in Japan Town.  I love visiting Japan Town because I always find interesting items and papercrafts there.  The basic concept of this card is something I want to try (on a more simplified level...).

The card is a tri fold card with the intricate lace cut folded back over a colorful printed panel to form the card front.

This cut is extremely delicate and very beautiful.  I'd have to start with something a bit simpler!

This is the reverse side of the cut - the marks make me think it was cut with a laser.

 The printed portion is interesting - the image is designed to work with or without the overlay.  The overlay turns one of the flying birds into a mountaintop and conceals most of the rest of the birds.

It will be fun to try to make a design that works like this though I may need to piece the sections together.

I am up to my elbows in projects for my Peachy Keen Guest Designer stint next week but I do have a few offers that I wanted to be sure to let you know about - so if you want to avoid enabling, stop reading here!

Free Product

New from Lettering Delights

Lettering Delights is offering a new cutting file series with files in many formats (ai, dxf, eps, gsd, jpg, pdf and svg) to work with a variety of electronic die cutting machines.  The initial offering is a super bundle which would normally sell for $150 for the bundle ($4 per individual set at regular prices). For two weeks, this is offered at a special price of $49.  This bundle has 50 sets with at least 15 items in each set.  You can save even more by using the coupon code for 25% off  that will appear in your confirmation email when you add this week's freebie to your Lettering Delights library.  Choose "Promotions" and then "freebies" and then "bonus freebies" to add the latest freebies to your cart.  Please click on the affiliate image link above or in the left side bar to visit the site.  Click on What's New at the top of the page to find the new super bundle.

I recently bought a Silhouette SD machine to further extend my die cutting abilities.  This machine allows me to create completely original designs.  I'll be telling you more about it soon and I think you will be amazed at the intricate cuts I have been making.  I was very happy to see that the .dxf format is included in these new Lettering Delights files so I will be able to cut them directly from the Silhouette Studio software.

Creative Memories cartridges...

Are you interested in purchasing any of the first three Creative Memories Cricut cartridges (Reminisce Accents, Cheerful Seasons, Stork's Delivery)?  They are on sale for $49.95 (usually $55) until the end of June.  Click HERE to go to the Cricut page on my Creative Memories personal website.  The new Traveler cartridge won't be available until July 1st. (Edited to add - for those of you who receive the email feed all of the coupon codes are gone - I only had a few to offer).

Creative Charms

Don't forget to check out the special weekend deal at Creative Charms and to sign up for a chance to win a free Deal of the Month package - see the details HERE.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend - we are crossing our fingers for the rain to stay away!

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  1. That is a neat card and I have no doubt in my mind, if anyone can do it with the cricut, you can!!

  2. amazing card...and I would luv o know how friendly the silhouette is...b/c I will be getting another cutting machine for my MTC is down to pazzle or silhouette..perfer the cougar..but out of my pocket range....very excited to see what you can make the silhouette do!!
    would a video be comming out showing how well the fine cuts are??? luv to see one...

  3. Diane,
    I reaaly like this card. I just sent a LONG email to you at a.Verizon. Please let me know if you received it.

  4. What a fun card! I can't wait to see your take on it.

  5. The card is beautiful! Makes me want to try making one as well...


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