Thursday, January 28, 2010

Scrapbook Titles created with MTC

Here are some scrapbook titles I made for a dear friend for her son album.
I did these with MTC program, that is Make the Cut software program if you are not familiar with it.
Click on link below to check it out it, for a free trial version of the program.
 If you have any questions just let me know I will be sure to get back with you.

The font is Signboard
the letters is regular then shadowed

Font used Storybook
the spider web is a dingbat I welded together, I shadow layered the spider's cute :)

You will probably see alot of scrapbook titles that I'm working on to start on kid's layouts for their scrapbooks I am so far behind but I'm determined to catch up.

This why I purchased the program because I can use any font I want and I'm not limited to what's on cartridges.



It's snowing here, so it's cold will I take the time to relax, cuddle up & stay warm or keep playing around :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Hang in There Card

I wanted to make my brother a card to encourage him, the card is from "Wild Card" cartridge, the inside card is shape cut from MTC program, stamped sentiment is a stamp that I got from my local Mardel's. The shape(top note) that the sentiment is on I use MTC program for shape, if you have the Gypsy, the shape is available on Gypsy Wanderings. I misplaced my wire so I couldn't cut using my gyspy, so glad I had the Make the Cut program to complete my project. I used my Cuttlebug border folder "Just my Type" to coordinate with the tree limb.

If you haven't heard about out MTC program there are links below, to buy and a trial version download. If you have any questions, about MTC program, please feel free to send me an email, as always leave a comment to let me know you where here.

Happy Scrapping!!!

Monday, January 18, 2010


Here's a  card from my favorite cartridge "Wild Card" that I made for a friend, it's a little on the small side. I have made a suggestion to Provo Craft to come out with better 12 X 24 paper so I could make bigger projects and pretty bags, the paper they have availalble is only basic colors, I would love to see some shiny, glittery, pretty colors, pattern paper to be able to use. If anyone knows of a place that sells 12 x 24 paper please leave me a comment.

here's the card & envelope

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Have a Great Day!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Valentine's Mailboxes

I was reading on Cricut message board about these mailboxes so I had to pay a visit to Target. I am planning on making something for my family for Valentine's.

I also found some valentine's little buckets, I have 2 sons so I am gonna come up with something for them.

Oh, I most forgot they also had in the $1 section some Hello Kitty grosgrain ribbon

Be sure to check back to see what I did with these items.

As always, Have a Great Day!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pocket card invitation with MTC

Here's a project that someone else was wanted over on Cricut messageboard, so I took it as a challenge with me still new to MTC I had to give it a try. What I did was went to over to website stated ( for sample of a pocketcard invitation and template.

here's a sample picture

and they had a template for this so here's what I did in MTC.
  •  After saving the image into my picture folder, I open MTC clicked on Custom Shapes
  •  select the silhouette of a woman this button allows you to trace an image, a window will pop open for you to upload image
  • select image, now a new trace image box will open, you will see the original picture or image in a small box and then the image you are wanting to trace will appear in a separate section, you will see a threshod with numbers allowing you to move it up or down it ranges from 1 to 255 they suggest you start @ 10 and increase until it looks good to you
  • when satisfied click apply
  • then accept
and you now have yourself an SVG file to cut with MTC.

final results

Measurements: Final assembled pocket measures 4¼" x 5½"
Envelope Size: This pocket fits best in an A2 envelope

Invitation Inserts: The inserts should be no larger than 4" x 5¼" in size. The pocket can hold 2 - 4 inserts depending on thickness of the inserts used.

I have not created one myself just a small one to make sure it was cut correctly, but I will be sure to make one.

click here for .svg filePocketcard Invitation

I was too excited that I figured it out, I'm still in the possibilites in making projects whatever you want you are not limited.This is another feature in MTC program that I know I'm gonna love, you can trace an image, and create an svg file and cut using your Cricut.

*** I'm not taken credit of the someone's else work just in creating the svg file.


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Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Here's some goodies I found, be sure to check back to see what I will create with these items.

Silver Platters/Tray
This was a great deal, I found these at Target in the $1 items, it's 2 to a pack so there was only 2 packs left so I got 4 platters to create something. I want to add vinyl to them maybe black which I will have to buy :)

Valentine's Stamps
Of course I got these from my #1 place for wooden stamps that is Michaels out of the $1 bin I personally like getting holidays stamps here instead of buying a whole pack for one stamp, I like it this way because I get to choose the ones I want.

Scripture Stamp
I found this at one at our Christian book stores Mardel for 75%, I only paid $1.05

I love finding great deals, now it's time to create something.

Have a Great Day!!!

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Make the Cut!!!

I am so excited about this new software, the main reason I would say, I like it is because of the capability to use the fonts you already have installed on your computer. Be sure to become a follower and check back on my projects. I can't wait to get started!!!

About Make The Cut!

Make The Cut, LLC. is a small family-owned company who specializes in Cricut software.

Imagine It. Create It. Cut It. It's That Simple. Make The Cut! allows you to easily cut virtually any shape you can imagine (including TrueType Fonts) using your Cricut™ machine without needing to purchase expensive cartridges. With its easy-to-learn interface, the possibilities are endless. Go unleash the true power of your Cricut™!

Make The Cut! Features:

  • Works with the Cricut™ Expression™, Create™ and Personal™
  • Automated Cricut™ Driver Installation
  • Preview/Use Any SVG
  • Integrated SVG Gallery (Currently over 1000 free projects!)
  • Work on Multiple Projects at a Time
  • Choose From 3 Standard Mat Sizes
  • Use Any Installed Font or Import TTF Files
  • Convert Raster Images to SVG Format [example]Break/Split/Layer Shapes and Edit Them
  • Weld/Join Shapes Together
  • Create background shadows from any shape
  • Export Shapes to SVG Format or Personal Library
  • Cut, Copy and Paste Shapes Between Projects
  • And Much, Much More!

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