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Jolie Samuel

Holiday Gift Card Holder Using SVG Cut Files – Part 1 of 4

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Gift-Card-Holder-Bell

Hi all,

WOW! Can you believe Christmas is almost here! I’ve just finished buying most of my gifts. This year, I have several gift cards that needed wrapping. Although there are tons of great holiday wrapping out there, I think it’s extra special when you take the time to create something handmade. I think it shows you put thought into the gift. I created each “bag” with an actual recipient in mind and tailored the layouts to fit either a masculine or feminine color scheme.

To wrap my gifts, I used a giftbag shape from SVGCuts.com. I am a big fan of this site and love so many of their designs. If you have a die cutting machine, you need to check them out. They have excellent customer service too! “bag” with an actual recipient in mind and tailored the layouts to fit either a masculine or feminine color scheme.

Back to the project – I chose color themes and embellishments for each bag with a recipient in mind. Some were more masculine themed and some more feminine themed.

This is one of the bags I created. I’ll be sharing the others as I finish them.

Hope to you visit again real soon to see those projects and more!

Christmas Card Using Acetate Sentiment

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Oh What Fun

It’s almost Christmas time! I’m getting into the spirit of the holidays and wanted to share a holiday card I made. It is a very easy to make and has great detail. I recently discovered acetate embellishment packs at my local craft store. This pack had beautiful vintage style prints on the clear plastic material. To adhere the pieces down I used some liquid glue on just the parts that had print on them (so the glue wouldn’t show through the clear parts). I couldn’t believe how quickly a card could come together using this type of embellishment! How fun!

As I am getting more and more into cardmaking it is becoming clear that I need to invest into some better quality materials to work with. I especially feel the need to invest into some thicker cardstock than I am currently using. These last few weeks of creating have me feeling so inspired!

Experimenting with SCAL2

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Harvest

Hi all,

Today I’d like to share a card I made using a software called Sure Cuts A Lot 2 (SCAL2). SCAL really opens a whole new door of images and designing by allowing me to trace drawings as well as design my own images in Illustrator and then cut them on my Cricut.

I wanted to try making a thanksgiving card that wasn’t traditional. I didn’t want to create a simple pumpkin or turkey card, but more of a harvest theme. I found an image online and used SCAL to trace the image. It was a bit time consuming to fit the pieces together like a puzzle but I am happy with the way it turned out.

This was purely experimental as I wanted to know just how detailed I could get with the images I trace or create. Next time I may use less detail – but it was a great learning experience.Thanks for visiting!

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