I had my cards class this week and it took me four full days to prep for it.
Four days of sitting at my desk, working almost non-stop.
That is just wrong!
The laundry and dishes got way behind, y'all.
I don't know why I make things so hard.
The design of the cards always takes me the longest.
Once I settle on the design, the rest is easy, although sometimes time-consuming.
I have some sneak peeks today of what I used this month.
I found this great 6x6 paper pad by Cosmo Cricket and I was super impressed that it had 36 sheets of paper!
That is a LOT!
It had 18 designs! So two of each.
I put together 3 sets I liked. This is the first one...
This is the second one, we did a "thanks" card with it.
This is the third one....these colors just call to me. We made a Mother's Day card with these.
My favorite thing is mixing patterns so I love the options a paper pad gives me.
I cut all the sheets of these patterns into one inch strips.
I did that first and then decided how I would use them.
You can't go wrong with 1" strips for cards!
I have to prep for 12 cards of each design so I stacked them up after cutting...
While I cut and created, I listened to the PRT (Paperclipping Rountable).
It is my favorite thing to listen to while I create!
This one was appropriate because it was all about die-cutting machines and I have a brand-new Cameo.
Which leads me to say - the best news is - I finally figured out my Silhouette Cameo!
Now I am by NO MEANS an expert.
I plan to continue educating myself on the use of it.
I want to be a Master Cameo user. :)
I creamed a mat and a blade and got a replacement but I'm not even using those until I'm better at it.
Let's just say, I'll be stocking up on smooth cardstock which is fine by me because I actually like it better than textured for most things!!
Here's a peek at the first 2 of 12 "congratulations" I cut....
And here's a link to this font which was much inquired about by my students.... AS Black Swan.
I used the "weld" feature after typing my word.
This is my favorite font for Cameo!! Love, love, love!!
Back tomorrow with a couple cards using all these yummy papers and more crafty goodness!
Did I mention today's my birthday? Yep. I'm officially 42 years young.