Freebie: Ornament + Embellish Circle Card

Hey, hey, I’ve been BUSY and in a great way…crafting AND using my toys! Today I have a card using Ashley Newell’s challenge, #2, and it’s a circle card with the following colors: white, blue, green and brown. This is what I came up with ((All but the ribbon from PapertreyInk. Ribbon was found at an antique store, 20 yrds for $3 and still made in the USA)):

Happy Holidays Circle Card

Pretty simple card and I used my Klik-N-Kut machine again. The ornament I made myself and again I am sharing the file (right click image and save as to save the jpeg file to your computer:

Ornament Die-Cut

As I mentioned in the previous post, because it’s complimentary I am not going to save it to every die-cut extension. If you don’t see your format or your machine cannot import any of the files, download and install Inkscape and save as/export to the correct format yourself. I did try opening the DXF and KNK in my machine and they work.

Glad Ashley renewed the deadline so that I can play too. Had lots of fun doing this and it was also great to be able to use my machine AND create sharable files. Have a great one!

Freebie: Butterfly Die-Cut Template

Butterfly Birthday Card

Hi! I made a card AND used my Klik-n-Kut. I’ve been wanting to cut out a butterfly for awhile and last weekend at the expo I saw this acrylic butterfly that was part of a scrappy kit. Well, I didn’t want the kit, just not my style, but the lady wouldn’t sell me just the acrylic butterfly. She said there’s probably one somewhere in the expo I can buy individually <– NOT helpful, lady!

So last night after all the kids have gone to bed Savitri went to work and I got this:

Butterfly Die-Cut

Feel free to download the files (if you want the jpg format, just right click the butterfly image above and save as) and use them for your projects. I have them in a few different format so that other Klic-N-Kut users can use it and also those who has a Silhouette, Craft Robo, Wishblade ((by the way, the three are the same machines, just sold by different companies with different software/download and warranty packages)), and Cricut Expression. I could have converted it to other formats but hey, it was midnight, it’s free, and so if you don’t see your file type, download Inkscape ((it’s free version of Adobe Illustrator, kind of like what Gimp is to Photoshop)), open the SVG or DXF in it and export/save as (I can’t remember which) to your format. I think the only thing missing is the WPC format for Gazelle or Pazelle users.

  • SVG – Cricut users who can SCAL can use this format
  • DXF – Probably the most versatile, most die-cut machines that hooks up to a computer can open this format
  • KNK – Any users with the KnK software, like studio GE used by some Silhouette, Wishblade, and Craft Robo users)

For the acrylic butterfly I used the acrylic protector that came with my PaperTrey Ink stamps. It’s the part that the stamps stick on. It’s nice and thick but not too thick. I could still bend the butterfly to give it form. Then for the pattern paper (PTI stars) I shrunk the image using my KnK inline embedding/layering tool and took it down to .4. Look in your manual on how to do this, you can’t just grab a corner and shrink the image because the size will not be right. That’s it. ((The rest of the material are PTI ribbon and stamp, Making Memories paper, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, and border punch by Fiskars))!

Have fun and I can’t wait to see what you make with this!!

Freebie: Paw Die-Cut + Keeping Up with My Goals

HelloBefore I start… if you have an electronic die-cut machine, scroll down. I have a freebie.

If you stopped by a few weeks ago, I mentioned my 2009 goals and one is to do at least two challenges a week. Since then I’ve been pretty dang good! I have also met my “get two things published this year.” I have a Jan. Scrapbook Trends page published (it’s under the Showcase section) and I have another one this Feb. for an online publication called Bella Scraps. Both have been by accident so yes I’ve met my goal but it’s not like I was trying. Do they still count?

So here’s my second challenge for this week, a card created using a 2Sketches4You sketch and also inspired by Caardvarks: polka dots. For the paper I used SU card stock, KI and Damask (the b/w flourishes that I trimmed out of a whole paper) pattern paper, and Sassafrass stamp. The sentiment I think is CTMH. It was a freebie from a scrapbook expo. The ribbons were garage store finds and I used my Nestabilities for the circle and scallop circle behind the owl.

I am home sick today. Just not feeling too hot. Between soreness from being preggo (I had nerve issues with M too) and trying to fight a cold I decided to stay home. The good thing out of it… after a nice nap and some tea, I could whip up a card {::SMILES}.

Paw Outer
Paw Inner

The freebie… a while back I made this paw print for this layout. To download, just right click and “save as.”

Just FYI, I only have a KnK but from what I read, those with other machines (Wishblade, CraftRobo, Cricut Expression with proper software) will be able to import either the SVG, DXF, or PDF file. For the JPEG images, just click on the paw images to download them.

Alrighty, have a great one. I think I’ll nap some more!