Happy Wednesday! I have lots more to share on the discussion of various die cutting machine choices but today I need a bit of a break! Christmas is less than four weeks away and there is crafting to be done.
I made this card last year the "old fashioned way" using the Cricut and just pushing the buttons to cut all of the pieces (no software involved). This is one of my favorite word art images on the 'Tis the Season cartridge. The cuts were all made at 3 1/2 inches. I used the incredibly sparkly "Dazzle" cardstock from DCWV for the jingle bells.
The sparkle is hard to capture in a photo but in real life in is truly "dazzling."
The "glitter" is actually a manufacturing process that creates a smooth surface that cuts beautifully. This is my hands down favorite choice for cutting intricate designs with an amazing sparkle. I often use the Dazzle cardstock for the very delicate cuts I design and cut with the Cameo.
Lettering Delights Cut It sale
For those of you who use machines that will cut files in SVG or other formats, Lettering Delights has a sale on Cut It sets that will end tomorrow (Thursday, November 29th). These files come in a number of formats (ai, dxf, eps, gsd, pdf and svg) and can be used on most cutting machines but not the Cricut. They are normally priced at 5 or 6 dollars for the set and they are $2 during this sale. To make matters even better, if you order totals $20 or more, you can save an additional 40% by using the code HoDown.
A lot of the Lettering Delights files are "cutesy," like the "Stashing through the Snow" set above but there are also more refined sets like these Forget-Me-Nots. (And a little bit of cutesy can be fun, especially when there are mustaches involved)! Click HERE to check out the sale.
I'll be adding some sample pieces of the Dazzle cardstock to the November giveaway box.
Here are the updated contents of the box that one lucky reader will win at the end of the month.
in the box so far...
1. 2 sheets of the sticky paper I used for the glittered ornament card
2. A new set of the same Inkadinkado Autumn Leaves stamps I used on the card
3. An 18 inch piece of the brown leaf ribbon - enough for a few cards.
4. A small bag of plastic gems like the ones I used on the crystal glass.
5. Two pieces of the blue holographic paper I used for the fish on the wreath.
6. A small piece of the white and silver mesh I used for the nets.
7. The "gift subscription postcard" that you can use to make your own upcycled project.
8. A few samples of different pieces of patterned Dazzle Cardstock.
All comments on posts in the month of November will be eligible for a random draw at the end of the month. One lucky reader will receive the small priority mail box full of bits and pieces.
You can leave a comment on every post to increase your chances but please just leave one per post and make sure that you give me enough information so I can contact you if your comment is drawn.
I hope you have a great Wednesday! I'll be crafting and getting ready for some upcoming family visits.
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