Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Catching Up with Cards

The Cricut Lyrical Letters cartridge is one of my all time favorites, but it's a difficult cartride to use for smaller embellishments. However, CutMates paper is made to use in die-cutting machines. Megan Elizabeth from Above Rubies and Club Ruby Designers (which is why I was sent some to play with) has a line called Paper Layerz printed on CutMates that has one 12 x 12 color and on the other side, 9 4 x 4 co-ordinating colors which makes it easy peasy to cut layers without digging for scraps. So I can make embellishments for A2 cards without having to use my craft knife to clean it up.

Another A2 card embellished with the Lyrical Letters cartridge. Paper Layerz for the embellishment, mats from stash. Glittered. Twenty minutes to make the card, another twenty to clean up the glitter lol.

Pagoda cartridge. Card bases all made with Stampers Select white Papertrey Ink cardstock. Now I just have to write messages in them and get them out in the mail. Bonus for me today, I got an envelope addressed to "Current Resident", no return address. Turns out it was a letter from my daughter, she got me lol.

WOYWW 111 - Confession Time, if Blogger Allows a Post that is

It's Wednesday!!! I missed last week, and I've been feeling out of step. First things first, my desk today. The panda (from the Cricut Pagoda cart) is cut out of Paper Layerz Paper, wonderful stuff cuts like a dream and great for fast multi-color cuts. One side has a 12 x 12 pattern or color and the other side has 9 4 x 4" blocks of co-ordinating colors. And it's printed on Cutmates Paper which is just made for die-cutting machines. The next post will have more examples if you are interested in learning more. I was sent some because I'm on the Design Team at Club Ruby Designers.

Above the panda is the source of today's confession, the plain white cardstock with the unmounted rubberstamps on it. You would not know this to look at my desk, but I am a closet perfectionist. Things have to put away in their proper place or not at all lol.

After I cut apart unmounted rubber stamp sheets, I stamp them all on a sheet of cardstock, put it in a page protector and put it in a binder.  These are Club Scrap stamps, stored by kit along with the printouts of layouts and any information about that kit.

But wait, there's more. Since I have to store things by set, I need to have a way to find birthday sentiments, backgrounds, etc. So I stamp everything on cardstock by category and put them in page protectors in a binder dedicated to that purpose.  Although there are occasional what the hecks??? like the border on the left page lol.

So a late start, but I was out till 2am last night, but it was necessary. I had to go see him, no spoilers, but I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

So if you are wondering what's all this WOYWW business, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander. Better yet, take a picture and join in the fun lol. Hope your Wednesday is fabulous!