Happy Valentine's Day! I hope that you have a nice celebration today.
If you are looking for a (very) last minute idea for a card you can check the label P - Card - Valentine in the right side column of the blog. You can just click the red words above to go to the posts labeled for Valentine's Day cards. A few people have asked about the labels and my "code" for organizing links to old posts. Quite a while ago I started reorganizing the listings and trying to set up the labels in a way that would put them in a more easily searchable format. I haven't quite finished getting four years worth of content relabeled, but I'll get back to it soon and I'll add a key to help you use the labels.
At the top of this post is a very quick and easy card that you can cut with the trial version of Design Studio (I haven't tried changing this to a CraftRoom file). The full explanation of how to design the card is HERE and the link to download the file is at the bottom of THIS POST. After you cut the simple lace inset base you can add a vintage or stamped image to the center of the card front. The size for the center area is 2 1/2 by 3 3/4 inches. You could also cut some hearts from any cartridge and add them to the front of the card.
I did mark up a photo to show how the incire or "cut, fold and tuck" patterns work.
Here is the cut as it appears when the machine finishes. There are two parallel lines forming half of a teardrop shape.
I did these designs with the Silhouette software. I can edit the shapes I am using to break the cutting lines and create the half shapes that are needed to make the design work. This is not possible in the Cricut programs as they are now. I hope some more sophisticated editing features will be added someday but I think that day may be far off in the future.
I hope the photos helped those of you who didn't understand the way these designs work to get a better idea about how they can be used for many projects.
Two more quick notes
***Enfys is holding an amazing giveaway on her blog Going Buggy. Letraset will send one of her readers the full set of 90 Flexmarkers. These markers have both a chisel tip and a brush tip and blend easily. They will be available for sale in the States next month. You can get the details of the giveaway and enter at THIS POST on her blog.
***If you use the Creative Memories StoryBook Creator program, there is a sale on Love and Valentine's Day digital content. You will save 30% if you order by February 15th, 11:59 p.m. Central Time. If you'd like to order through me, click HERE to go to the sale page on my Creative Memories Personal Website.
I hope you have a wonderful day!
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