I haven’t had much time alone in the spare room to craft much lately, but I realized I hadn’t posted about my newest treat. My husband let me buy an embossing machine as my valentine’s day gift 🙂
I bought the Sizzix Texture Boutique starter kit, and it was $32 on Amazon, and came with a bunch of stuff, cards included and cardstock. I did SO much research, and was almost leaning towards the Cricut Cuttlebug but then I realized I probably wasn’t going to be doing embossing on anything bigger/wider than 5″ since what I really like is cards, and also this machine was half the price! For $40 I ended up getting 2 extra embossing folders (cuttlebug folders I’d been eyeing for a WHILE), and they fit just perfectly. It even fits a 5×7 Folder which I’ve already used to make envelopes and I love, because that’s probably the biggest size I’ll be doing.
Anyway, here are some pics of the new toy and a few things I’ve done with it. 🙂 The envelopes are for an invitation we made.
I am in charge of several things for our church and I just love using my Cameo to make little projects.
We are starting a couples life group in a few weeks and my friend asked me to make some personalized invitations for some couples.
Since I have never done invitations, I bought the Elegant Invitations bundle from SVG Cuts. It’s so easy to use and has like 5 different beautiful templates. I used the Classic template for this card and sized it down so I could make more than 1 per 12×12 piece of cardstock.
Here’s the picture of the card I made for Mike for Valentines day. Another Pintrest inspiration.
It’s the number of days since we met to today. 🙂
This week, the freebie on the Silhouette America blog is one of the prettiest I’ve seen! I REALLY love modern designs and cannot do big frilly cards. I can think of SO many cute things to do with this design. Hope you love it as much as I did. I can’t wait to make something with it!
You can get it on the Silhouette Blog here.
A lot of what I am learning is trial and error because though I do watch tutorials, I don’t always check them 24/7 and figure I can do it myself, only to waste a good piece of card stock cutting out an outline of a cupcake card that is clearly not going to fold correctly.
I do not have a good sense of visual/spatial alignment, clearly, because later, after cutting this out, and folding, I realized, DUH, they need to be mirror images of each other.
I still haven’t made the correct one, and may not have time this evening, but I thought I’d post this as an example of what not to do. For the future, I’ll be cutting first on a piece of scrap or copy paper before cutting my valuable cardstock. DOH!