Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Make The Cut Beta 3.0 Update

Make The Cut Beta 3.0 Update

Make The Cut has a new Beta update (click HERE) that allows you to cut printed images. I've not played with it myself but I did find this video over on You Tube that shows it in action. Pretty cool I'd say! Click HERE for more information on Make The Cut  and HERE to watch the video.

If you want to wait till after December 1st, the full released version will be out. I am loving the new features that have been added to the Beta version and I understand there will be some great new features added to the full release. I for one can’t wait! If you are even on the fence about getting this software, I wouldn’t wait too long, because the price is the lowest it is going to be and I’m sure this price won’t last too long. It is so worth it!

7 New Cricut Cartridges

Here are a preview of the newest cartridges put out by Provo Craft…








Saturday, November 13, 2010

Lettering Delights

Well I just wanted to share a new website that I’ve come across and I am absolutely loving it…this site is awesome for getting backgrounds, textures, card templates, graphics, printables etc. You are going to want to check this site out. Many people have been going here with the new update on Make the Cut and the print and cut options, this company has a lot to offer. Their prices are very reasonable and they have so many graphics, fonts, cliparts to choose from. So be sure to keep checking back with them as they keep adding new downloads. I have been using their backgrounds for my scrapbooking pages, they print beautifully! I will be adding another tutorial on how I bring their backgrounds into Make the Cut and get a full 12 x 12 background (no white borders).
I am so excited, that my head is just spinning thinking of all the possibilities now available to us with the update to Make the Cut and this new website that others have shared with me…a huge thank you to Jin, who has been using their files and shared how she does her print and cut with Make the Cut. So check this site out, click on the link below.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Give Thanks Layout

Hi Everyone, so I was online a few weeks ago, and I came across this site that had the most adorable layouts…and so I just had to make them. She totally allows others to scraplift her ideas, so that is so cool, she just doesn’t want us to sell them as ours…so I like her layouts and then of course as we all do, I modify them to go with my way of scrapbooking. I can’t remember her site, her name is Kate or Katie…so thank you for sharing your site…and if I come across it, I will post it to share with all of you. In the meantime enjoy this layout.

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Mat sizes on here are 4x6 and 4 1/4 x 6 1/4, Strips for one of the patterns is 4 1/2 and for the other is 6” and then for the cardstock it’s the same, one is 4 1/2 and the other is 6”

The picture doesn’t do it much justice, but the cornucopia, is 3 layers, it was done with the new print and cut technique using Make the Cut. I had a hard time getting them to line up so had to use my scissors to remove some pieces of white. I like how they came out…but I am hoping with a little more practice I can get a nice clean cut every time. I had to use, I think her name is Kaye’s hinge method to cut some of them as I was wasting a lot of paper. It seems that if you are doing one image, the print and cut technique works just fine, but more than one image, the cut shifts. Hopefully I can figure this out, because I cut so many pieces that I need to be able to have it work right every time :) or close to every time…no one likes to waste paper!

Here is the layout that we did at Scrapmania, I think it was another one of Katie’s ideas, with some of my own modifications to it.

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I also used Make the Cut to cut my little Christmas bulbs and this picture doesn’t do it justice as the string is glittery crochet cotton, and I used some little flat beads that I purchased at Michaels and I colored them with my Copic markers. I believe the paper is Close to my Heart and Scenic Route. Even my font was made with the Make the Cut software…it resembles Storybook, don’t you think?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Make the Cut Beta 3.0 Print N Cut tutorial

Apparently none of my edits show up in the middle of this video, it just bleeps...I want to thank Dina, and Lisa for their files that I used in the video tutorial.
You can find them at http://treasureboxdesigns.com and http://preciouspiecings.com, they both have some awesome files and a great sale going on. If you are interested in the Make The Cut software, go to my site and click on the link at http://scrapitcmh.blogspot.com

Please leave a comment if this tutorial is helpful.  This will help to let me know if I should keep on making them. Thank you

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Jammin’ in the Stand

So tonight we were small in numbers, but once again our layouts came out really nice. Each person chose the instrument that would represent their children or just to randomly choose an instrument and place it on their layout. I hope you enjoy it…and be sure to leave a comment..love to read how you like our layouts. I scrapped lifted this one, and of course modified it to go with the look I was looking for…grateful to those who share their ideas for us to recreate.


The above layout is one of our regular young ladies and she does a great job…I keep forgetting, I think she’s only 10.



All the lettering and shapes were cut with Make the Cut, (MTC)