Archive for February, 2011

Cards so easy an engineer can do it

You all have figured out that I am more of an idea person than a real crafter who finishes projects. And as an engineer, I am always on the lookout for a formula that works. Card sketches take care of layout issues, but still left me to struggle with colors. Well, I found an easy solution at the site that you will recognize as my favorite for fonts, Lettering Delights. Between playing with the Cricut Imagine and visiting the very talented Jin’s Under A Cherry Tree blog it occurred to me that the Lettering Delights graphics sets that have matching background papers can make me look talented, too. Check out three of the cards I’ve made with the same template and 3 different Lettering Delights themes.

I used my Cricut and/or Nestabilities, but you could hand cut these just as easily. I also discovered an unsung cardmaking hero on my Mac, iWork Pages, that I’ll be talking a lot more about in the future. I’m sharing the iWork template to make this drag and drop easy.

Products used:

Birthday Card – Orange
Harajuku Girls Graphic Set
Harajuku Paper Pack
Harajuku Alphabet (inside sentiment)
LD Red Hatters Hand font
LD Hang Ten font (coordinates nicely with alphabet)
Action Wobbles

Birthday Card – Brown
Monster Love Graphic Set
Monster Love Paper Pack
Monster Love Alphabet
LD Red Hatters Hand font (coordinates nicely with alphabet)
Action Wobbles

Birthday Card – Blue
Bleu Basil Graphic Set
Bleu Basil  Paper Pack
WaterBrush font

Disclaimer: I have been a happy customer of Lettering Delights for a long time. In fact, we go back so far that I have some of their floppy disks! I am now an affiliate and partner who gains benefit from this company, and from your purchases when you use the links from here. You can, as always, trust me for unbiased opinions of these and any other products you see mentioned on this blog.

February 15, 2011 at 2:16 pm 4 comments


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