I could have sworn that I updated my blog lately, but I guess not. I have done a bunch of stuff and I thought I already posted it, but it seems that I didn't, so I guess no time is better than the present!
I have finally finished AND mailed my Christmas cards. I had a bunch of fun doing them.
I got the idea for this one from a gift tag I received last year and knew I wanted to do something with it when I received it. Here's the gift tag I received...
It had ribbon for the laces with a bell on the ends, but I needed to take the tag apart to try and replicate it. I then made a template, scanned it, tweeked it, made it an .svg file so I could use my Cricut machine to cut out a bunch of them for the cards. Here's how the card turned out...
I added ribbon for the laces and put pom-poms on the end with some bling in the middle. I also made a tag to go inside the skate with our Christmas sentiments.
If you'd like the .svg file for the skate, you can download here until 12/25/10. Skate SVG File
I glittered up his nose and his collar, then stamped the sentiment and matted on red glitter paper.
Whew...can't believe I actually got some cards made this year. Every year I want to make cards, and keep reminding myself during the year, but the holidays creep up and I go and buy them instead. I think the investment in the Cricut was a wise choice and so glad I was able to get one. It has made life a bit easier so far.
I have also made a couple more .svg files...all by myself!!! It's a bit time-consuming, but I needed a fireplace for a craft I am doing (along with a bunch others) but don't have a file for one and couldn't find one either. I also will not buy a cartridge just for one or two files...so I thought I would try my hand at it since I made the skate one, I thought maybe I could do this as well.
I would LOVE for you to let me know how you like/dislike the files. Let me know if you would like me to keep sharing what I make or just keep to myself. I'd appreciate ANY feedback whatsoever!!!
So I am trying to finish all of my crafts that I making people for the holidays and I am totally hoping I can get them done. I do have some vacation, but have been watching some old classic movies instead!!! LOL!!! Oh well...maybe before the New Year! LOL!!!
I will try to blog again before the New Year, but if I don't...I hope everyone has a safe, healthy and wonderful holiday season!!! Take care all!