Good morning. I wanted to share a card that I recently made. I picked up the Spring, 2011, Issue 28 of the Paper Creations magazine recently at the store. In the magazine, on page 22 there was an article entitled, "Bunny Card" which was designed by Maricel Fabi. It was this really cute Bunny Card for which they provided a pattern pullout to trace and cut by hand. Now, anybody who knows me knows that I HATE to cut with scissors. (I think this is because I am left handed and, when I was little, all scissors were made for right handed people. It wasn't until modern times that they made left handed scissors or ones that didn't matter which hand you used! LOL You won't understand what a problem this is UNLESS you are left handed OR you are right handed and have tried to cut using left handed scissors!! LOL) This is what I got my electronic die cut machine and my Make The Cut software for!!!! Then I cut out the card using my electronic die cut machine and made a cute Spring Bunny Card to send to someone in my family!! Now, I can easily create as many of these bunny cards that I want quickly and easily (and it doesn't matter what kind of scissors I have! LOL) Well, I couldn't stop there. I thought hmmmmmm. . . . . . I'm not sure I like the card folding in 1/2 at his feet, so I then recreated the file so that he was welded together at the top at his ears. I think I like that better as it opens the way most people expect a card to open. But now, within just a few minutes of my time, I have two card bases from which I can choose! THEN I thought, well, he might be cute on a regular card base so I made him a single image that I can now make any size I want and add to other cards.
|This is the "Print and Cut" Bunny|
Since the file I created was from a pattern in a magazine, I can't share it with you here even though I would like to. HOWEVER, I wanted to share all of this information with you to show you what YOU can do with a pattern, your die cut machine, your printer and scanner and Make The Cut software and a little imagination! Just IMAGINE!!! LOL
As always, thanks for stopping by. Please let me know if you have any questions on how I did any of this or if I can help you out with anything. You can pick up a copy of this magazine on news stands. You can also go to the magazine's website here: http://www.papercreationsmag.com/. There you can see some of what is in their current issue, back issues and free projects and ideas. I am not affiliated with the magazine at all but like to give full contact information when I use something from a source. Thanks.