Last Post Of February

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I did a batch of cutting out using my Cameo machine yesterday morning, and still haven’t made all of the pieces I’ve cut into cards, but those I have made are amongst the pictures below.  I also made a card where I didn’t use my Cameo, and a couple of boxes, so please do browse through this post for a look.


Three cards I’ve uploaded to craftsUprint.

(If you click on the thumbnail images you can have a look at a larger image of each item.)
(Clicking on the text links below each set of images takes you to the pages where you can see some of what I used to make the cards.  Where these linked pages are on the CUP site you will usually find a longer description of how I made the item at the bottom of the page.)

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  1. Red rose and bows by Cynthia Berridge (An all straight cut card front and pyramid topper mean that this cards was easy to cut and make.  The base card is made from a sheet of Hunkydory card-stock that’s embossed with gold swirls.  I used a corner rounder punch on the card corners and the bottom layer of the card front/topper, and then embellished with some peel-offs and sticky back gems to finish.)
  2. Scalloped layered Cards 9 & 10…..Studio by Tina Fitch (As this one was cut out using my Cameo, it may look intricate but no hand cutting means it was easy to do.  I kept the decoration to a minimum, sticking just a small bunch of “berries” from my crafty stash that I’d wrapped in ribbon and tied in a bow.  Then put some sticky back gems around.  As it’s a cutting file you could make the base card and the mat and layer in any colour you wanted to give it a different “mood” and make it suitable for the recipient by using their favourite colour.  You could even do it with no embellishment and just put a greeting on the central layer.)
  3. Scalloped Layered Cards 11 & 12…..Studio by Tina Fitch (Another card cut out using my Cameo.  Again I’ve just use minimal embellishment of some peel and sticky back gems.  I’ve made it as a “Diolch” (Welsh for Thank You) card, but it’s a generic design that could be used for any occasion.  A card that’s got the Wow Factor!  Make it up in blues or browns and it’s a perfect card for a man.)


The first of these is a little chest that came designed like this as a digital download, but the second is a background printed and then scored and cut out myself to make up a box.

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  1. Gift Box Casket – Satin Ice Blue by Judith Flavel (I love this little box.  The rounded lid is something a bit different.  This box could be used to present a small gift of jewellery, as a favour box at a wedding, or for anything that a small box is required.  This is printed out onto an A4 sheet, cut, and then scored on my Hougie Board, before making into shape and decorating with three sticky back gems and tieing with two ribbons.)
  2. Balloons Baby Boy by Sheila Wilks (I printed this out onto Super Smooth white card and then used my Hougie Board again to score it into a box.  Similar in style but different size to an example in one of the “Everyone Needs a Hougie” books, probably book 2.  I just decorated it with two little sticky, baby themed, toppers.  It’s just the right size to give a small gift for a newborn, such as little baby socks.)

Cutting Work For Tina Fitch:

The first of these is an ordinary cutting file that could be cut out on the CraftROBO Lite as well as the CraftROBO and Cameo, while the second is another “Print & Cut” files which needs one of the cutting machines, such as the Cameo, that has an “optical eye”.  Although I was sent the .studio file to cut out my exemplar, the design itself is available in other cutting file formats, so take a look on CUP for the other versions if your machine/software doesn’t accept the .studio files.

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  1. Scalloped Mother’s Day Basket Card…..Studio (I used a textured/hammered white cardstock for the base card, but it could be cut out of any colour you wanted.  I cut the included bow and spiral flowers out of yellow and cream.  You could cut out of whichever colour is the favourite of the intended recipient.  The two varieties of spiral flowers have a different look depending on whether they are wound tight or left to spring loose before sticking.)
  2.  You can get the ordinary card kit that you print out and then cut out by hand here – Ahoy There Back To Front Card Kit; The digital cutting machine “Print & Cut” kit that I’ve made – Ahoy there! Back to front card Kit …studio (Another card I’ve printed and cut out of Super Smooth white card that’s cut out beautifully.  Gently does it when removing from the cutting mat though as there’s a very fine piece of “rigging” running between the top of the sails that would be very easy to break with an inopportune tug.)

CUP Update:  

CUP Mailer –  The mailer that was sent out to those who are signed up for it on Monday, 27th, can be seen online – here.  The “New From” piece in the mailer is about the “Piano Cards” created by Christine Crowther .  There’s also news of who gets to vote, and when, in the latest competition to choose the Craftsuprint Designer Of The Year 2011.  You’ll also find lots of other cards and news in the mailer, so please do click over for a look.

Discount Code –  The 20% discount code is still valid until the end of the month, so don’t forget to type the word ‘CRAZY’ into the REDEEM VOUCHER box on the basket page, and BEFORE you check out click UPDATE BASKET, to save a whopping 20% off your total order value!


You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

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