Friday, January 8, 2010

Cuckoo for SVG Cuts

Hi All! Yesterday I told all about my new software toy. I am totally lovin' my Mom's Cricut and SCAL. I can't stop using it!!

Well, when I started this little adventure I had found a site call SVG Cuts - great site. There are so many tutorials on there, including how to get set up. I love the way Leo explains everything, in a soft, slow tone so that even I can understand what he's saying. They also offer lots of free SVG downloads and a wonderful gallery for inspiration.

So here's the first card I made. I'm afraid I can't photograph Eggplant Envy very well and it's still do windy and the sky is patchy to take a picture outside.




My sister surprised me with a little package from There She Goes stamps in my mailbox the other day. I have admired this set called Bloom for months now and she had Jessica send it to me. The SVG cut is the Eggplant layer - it cut these flowers and the rectangle. So then you just adhere to a card base and fold up the petals. Cool!! I then stamped one of flowers on white card stock and colored using a blender pen and SU! inks. Such an easy card with beautiful results.


This card I created on my own in SCAL. I told you yesterday about a TrueTypes font file that I picked up. I used that to create this loose scallop card. Then after I cut the card, I resized one of the shapes so that it layered perfectly onto the base.

I recently won the newest release from There She Goes stamps, so the watering can image was perfect my card. I created this card for two challenges, too. First, There She Goes said to create a shaped card. Check! Then, new challenge blog Fussy and Fancy said to make it "new." New whatever - so I used my brand new stamps from TSG. And I made it pink & black. Check!I embellished with buttons from American Crafts and pink/black gingham ribbon from Wal-Mart. The sentiment came from the same TSG set.

Thanks for stopping by. I do so enjoy our visits.

12 Encouraging Thoughts:

Angela said...

Awesome cards! Sounds like you are having a blast with your new goodies!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Woot! Go Melissa go! :) Love the cards and that you're enjoying the Bug and SCAL.

Jennifer said...

Nice cards. I just got SCAL 2 and I am loving it! I never used my Cricut until I got this program. Thanks for playing at Fussy and Fancy.

Jennifer

PaperCrafty said...

Fabulous cards Mel!! I am really loving your scal projects!!

Michele L. said...

Melissa!
great card!!
i love love sCAL...
i get alot of files from scrappedlives.nl and 2 other sites... i'll let u know later

LOL... the word verification i have to type in is WHEAT- it's funny bc i actually started a gluten free diet! go figure

Tammy Miller said...

don't you just love scal!!!

Tammy Miller said...

fyi email me I have something you might be interested in, scal related.

Theresa said...

Miss - these cards are great...I really love the water can. That SCAL looks like a lot more than I understood. I may have to check it out.

Cute, cute, cute!!!

T.

Stampin Mindy said...

Wow these are beautiful, love the techniques you used. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!

Juanita said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for being a part of our first challenge.

Fussy and Fancy Girl Juanita

Krista said...

Your projects are beautiful! thanks for sharing them with us at Fussy and Fancy

There She Goes Clear Stamps said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous, great job Melissa! Thank you so much for playing along in the TSG Challenge last week :)

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