Sunday, September 30, 2012

Kindess From the Heart

Often we hear about how crafters are the most thoughtful and kindest true this is! Recently I ran into a major setback with my computer and the Make The Cut  (MTC) program that I love so much. Julie Flanagan, who hosts the MTC Tutorial Group on Yahoo came to my rescue and saved the day! I do not personally know, and have never met Julie, yet when she read my email about the problems I was experiencing, she generously provided help. Touched by her kindness, I created this card for her.
I saw a card similar to this a long while ago on the Cricut Message board using the flowered heart frame from the Love Struck cartridge. Can't believe I waited this long to give it a try!
Using Cricut Design Studio, I cut the window for the flowered heart frame. Flowers are from Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, cut in various sizes and shaped using an embossing tool. I used a Viva Liquid Pearl Pen to do the flower centers. Stamped sentiment is from Stampin Up's "Heard from the Heart" set.
Here's what the card looks like on the inside... LOL, these "familiar" pink birds were "left overs" from the favors we made for dd's wedding earlier this year...they were cut using Quickutz Love birds die. Their wings and the leafy branches are from Stampin Up's Two Step Bird Punch. Scalloped heart border was created and cut using Make the Cut and Silhouette, and the heart shaped background is acutally a shaped card created using the George cartridge and Cricut Design Studio.
This was a fun card to do...ummm...yes, a little time consuming to cut and shape all the flowers, but fun. Now that I'm finally starting to get the hang of using the embossing tool to do the flower sculpting (without my wrist getting too sore) I'll probably be doing them more often for my cards in the future.
BTW, for those of you who own the Make the Cut (MTC) program, I highly recommend getting into Julie's Yahoo tutorial group. As a member of the group, you'll receive email notifications from Julie whenever there are updates, webinars, and other valuable and helpful tips regarding MTC and your cutting machines.


Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Beautiful cards Eunice. Oh how I LOVE all the flowers. Julie will be so thrilled. Nothing like a friend helping a friend. Have a great week.

Creations by Shirl said...

Simply gorgeous Eunice... Isn't the Cricut are best friend to have.... LOL!

Jan Castle said...

Kudos to both you and Julie!

SuiLan said...

Amazing! All the details are stunning!