Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Birthday Wishes MTC File

I really like how this card came out, I was playing around with some of the different features in MTC. I joined two borders together to get the two black borders and cut out two blue rick rack trims and layered on top. For the flowers I used the Kalocsai Flower font, I love that I can used any font I like in this program. I added the MTC file below.

Click HERE for the MTC File

Monday, March 28, 2011

Cut Out Card & MTC File

I wanted to make my first cutout card in MTC, I used a flower from the ttf font KalocsaiFlowers and joined and welded to my card base. I created the scallop rectangle out of shapes and also welded the flower on to it, so it would line up when I put it together. The card is pretty plain, but it's a good way to learn the program. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain has a great tutorial on a flower window card, here is the link,, go check it out, she also has a mtc file for it!!

Here is my mtc file for this card, Flower Cutout Card

Here is the inside

Carousel Horse

Here is card I made with the Make the Cut Software. I used an octagon and right angle shape from the program for the background and shadowed the carousel horse, which I downloaded from Denise's Scrapbooking Room, here is the link, What I love about this program is it doesn't limit you at all, there is so much you can do with it. I'm looking at the BossKut Gazelle as my next cutter, they sold out when it was announced that Make the Cut would no longer support the cricut since Provo Craft brought them to court and they settled. Though I still love my cricut and will keep it, it doesn't cut as well as I have seen from the Gazelle or for that matter the Black Cat Cougar which is a powerhouse of a machine.

Monday, March 21, 2011

My first card with MTC Software

I'm very excited, I bought the Make the Cut software last week and I love it. I've been playing all week learning some of the things you can do with it. Though I love my cricut, I have been looking at other machines, I don't like the idea of investing so much and then being stuck with just a cartridge base machine. When I bought my cricut there were other options out there, Make the Cut and SCAL software and now with the recent settlement in which Make the Cut won't work with the cricut no more, I have to look at other alternatives. Well anyway here is my first card, I got this bunny from the MTC website and used the patchwork technique on it. Oh and I'm still using scraps!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Delft Tile

Hi everyone, by now you know I just love the tutorials over at Splitcoaststampers, well this week is a Delft Tile card made by Julie Warner. I love her card check out her tutorial here, it really came out lovely. Here is my attempt, I cut a white piece of cardstock 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" and scored 1 1/4" in on all sides to get the tiles. I used Stampin Ups Bella Toile background stamp in brilliant blue and chalked around each tile. The word FAITH is from the Home Accent cartridge and the butterfly a stampin up punch.

Here is a closeup of one I had messed up the measurements on, it really looks like tile.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

More Scraps

Hi everyone, I'm determined not to use a new sheet of paper until I get rid of some of these scraps. Here is a card I made using the bunny from Kates ABCs, what a great cartridge this is, I love all the cuts on it. I used the patchwork technique for the bottom layer, I really like this look and it's a great way of getting rid of scraps.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Happy St. Patricks Day!!

Hi everyone, here is another cutout card using A Child's Year cartridge. I love these cutouts, very quick and simple. I welded the shamrocks to a card shape and used the hide contour to take out the lines in the middle of the shamrock. I just simple placed the shamrock cutouts on the inside of the card. I'll stamp the inside with a sentiment to finish. Maybe add something in the center of the horseshoe.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Vintage Mother's Day Card

Hi everyone, here is a card I made for Mother's Day. I used a card from A Child's Year cartridge and welded the three butterflies from Straight From The Nest cartridge to have a cutout. I decorated the inside of the card so you would see it through the butterflies.

The scalloped circle is from SFTN , I used perfect pearls on the trim and around the cutout of the butterflies. I stamped the lavender.

I used a script stamp, (Inkadinkado, Letter), with versamark and perfect pearls for the background and the lavender is a stamp from Stampin Up's Elements of Style stamp set, I used it on the front also.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Eat, Drink and Be Irish!!

Here is another card from Spring Holiday Cards cartridge using the same acrylic/acetate and marker technique, (stain glass), as the others, but this time I put glitter over the marker to give it a sparkle. I colored the cut lightly with chalk and then glued the acetate on the back. I colored the back with Bic's Mark it's and used Zig's two way glue stick, (chisel tip), over the colored marker and poured Martha Stewart's glitter over the glue. You probably could you stickles but I didn't have any. I embossed and distress the mat, gave it more of a manly look and added the 1st place ribbon from Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. Since I have four adult boys, I thought one of them would like this card if not all, LOL!!