I sent out all my Halloween cards to family and friends, then realized I neglected the four people I work closest with every day at school! EEEK! But luckily . . .
in my inbox this morning I received an update from one of the blogs I subscribe to, Bug Bites, with a group of cards that caught my eye (follow link!) I cased one of them to make the last-minute cards I needed.
The images are from Digital Delights by Louby Loo. They are an awesome sponsor for the Cut it Up Challenge Blog. All the cards feature Spookily Night, the little owl and bat hanging out on a waning crescent moon. (Science teacher here!) These first two also showcase Devil Kiddles. He reminds me of my son, who dressed up as the sweetest little devil twice for Halloween.
The third image is Zelda Pumpkinlicious:and the fourth is Boiling in the Pot:The papers are just scraps, so not sure who the manufacturer is. They actually one two-sided scrap! The spiderweb was from SVGcuts (but I don’t think it’s available anymore) and the font is one saved on my computer called A Charming Font. I think it looks spooky, not charming!
All the images are popped up on foam tape.I have a set of dies for my eBosser machine that are stitched rectangles. So many different companies are making stitched dies nowadays. I’m seeing them on all kinds of projects with all different stitched shapes and am always tempted to buy them. I do like working with dies and the eBosser, but it’s time-consuming. You can only cut out one at a time. I figured out a way to get the job done using my Silhouette software. You guys probably already know this technique; it’s not the first time I’ve been late to the party!
To make my white layer, I created a 4 x 5.25 inch rectangle. Then I made an Internal Offset of 0.100 inches, opened the Line Style Window and chose the third style down. Grouped it with my original rectangle, brought in the Spookily Night image and was set to print and cut! Voila! Now I can use that internal offset technique with any shape I want, any size I want, and can cut out as many as will fit on my mat at one time! I’m a happy woman! Saving time AND money!Happy Halloween! 🙂