Monday, April 30, 2012

Oh the places you will go!

I love talking to soon-to-be-grads about their futures. They are filled with enthusiasm, dreams and big plans! When Lettering Delights bundled their "Sweet Travels" graphics and papers, I could not resist!

Make the Cut or similar software
Lettering Delights' "Sweet Travels" Graphics and Digital papers
A swing card base
"Traveling Typewriter" TTF from DaFont
My Thoughts Exactly "More Mini Thoughts" Stamps
Swing Card
Souffle Pens
I rock heat set metal ornaments
Assorted glue/pop dots
  • Import the Graphics of choice into MTC software: the balloon and suitcases. (I found it helpful to size the graphics in Photoshop Elements first.) Trace the graphic for Print and Cut. Size will depend on your mat.
  • Create the swing card according to the directions found on the "Card Making Magic" site or download my basic swing card:
    • MTC format
    • SVG format
    • Cutting directions are included with MTC image:
    • Cut one base layer(1)and swing(3) from solid cardstock.
    • Hide swing(3); print shadow layer (2) from paper of choice. Cut shadow layer (2) and swing (3).
    • Print and cut only mats (4, 5)
  • Before you cut one shadow layer (2) type the greeting: "Oh the places you will go!" (Dr. Seuss) using "Traveling Typewriter TTF" . Have font conform to path  (shape) of the mat--in MTC that is CTRL while Left mouse holding and moving font. Repeat the phrase two times. 
  • Ink edges of cuts before assembly.
  • Glue all elements to card base. Pop dot balloon.
  • On inside of swing, stamp sentiment. 
  • Add I rock embellishments. Add Glaze pen to handles of suitcases.

Hope you have a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by!

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