Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hugs and Kisses Card

The cut off date for sending Valentine cards to Operation Write Home was December 31st but I had this idea for a card and decided it could be used any time of the year since it's blank inside.

What should have been a slam dunk, easy to finish card, wound up taking me a couple of hours. 

My expertise in using the Cameo and MTC is pretty limited.  It took me four or five tries to get the sentiment shape cut out.  It was pretty much trial and error for the first few attempts.  **note to self:  when using the print and cut feature in Make the Cut software, be certain you delete the printed words off the shape BEFORE you attempt to cut!**

I wanted to cut the candy kisses out using the Cameo also but realized after I cut some samples that they were too one dimensional and didn't look the way I wanted.  Clip art to the rescue!  I snagged the image online, printed them and cut them out by hand.  The photograph of the kiss looks much better than the ones cut with the Cameo.

The background paper is Little Yellow Bicycle.  It's some left over from the trip Shirley and I took to the scrapbook convention in Arlington, Texas several years ago.  The woman in the LYB booth gave me a large amount of their paper after she found out that all my cards go to military personnel.

8 comments:

Brenda said...

This is a cute card Linda! Your kisses look real, have you been here and visited Hershey's Chocolate World??? lol

Linda said...

No, never had the chance to go to Hershey. I worked just outside of King of Prussia for a while. Flew out of OK on Monday and back on Friday so I didn't get to do much sightseeing.

Carrie K said...

Cute card! I want to order a Cameo. Where did you get yours? Know of any coupons or great deals?
Carrie

okieladybug or okie_ladybug said...

I love that! Do I have that background paper?

Pam said...

Love the card. That kisses looks good enough to grab and eat. Love the pola dotted & . TFS

Linda said...

Shirley, it's got pink/red/white/silver stripes on the back side with little hearts.

Anonymous said...

cute card. the kisses look good enough to unwrap and eat
Pat

Anonymous said...

Love your card !!

Anna N.