Archive for October, 2010

Easily find all the digital paper on your Mac

I’m not a digiscrapper, but I do collect digital paper. I like to use it with my Cricut and computer crafting projects. This week I stumbled on a way to see it all easily. If you have a Mac with OS 10.4 or later then you have what is called Smart Folders. Smart Folders are virtual (not really a folder with files but a saved search with results), and are constantly updated, so they are especially wonderful for people who want to be organized without actually moving anything. Here’s how to set up a Smart Folder for your digital paper.

1) From the Finder (desktop), choose File>New Smart Folder.

2) Click the circle with the plus sign on the right hand side of the window near the top.


October 30, 2010 at 1:53 pm 12 comments

Make stamp mats with SCAL -video

Don’t have SureCutsALot yet? Get info/order here.

(To see how to do this in MTC, scroll to the bottom of this post.)

October 22, 2010 at 12:04 pm 27 comments

Sentiments for the Cuttlebug Awareness Ribbon Die

If you have the Cuttebug Awareness Ribbon die (I picked one up for less than a dollar on clearance recently) then I have a free gift for you. I created 2 sheets of sentiments with guide squares that make it easy to line up the die with the printing. Here’s how:

1) Download the PDFs. This one for cancer and this one for the military.
And by request, full sheets of each of the cancer sentiments here.
Also by request full sheets of hope, love, believe and inspire.

2) Print the sheet on colored paper at 100% size (uncheck fit to page, etc.).

3) Use scissors to separate one sentiment, leaving a margin around the guide square, and place it face up on your cutting plate. (I’m using a Cuttlebug so it goes on top of the A plate and a B plate)

4) Place your ribbon die face down on top of the design and line it up with the printed square.

5) Run it through your die cutting machine with proper sandwich (I placed another B plate on top). Be sure to place plates on top carefully so die does not shift.

6) Remove die to reveal your completed ribbon.

7) Separate and repeat for each design as desired.
(All sentiments from cancer file showed in pink, all sentiments from military file shown in yellow.)

Hope you enjoy using these sentiments to make something encouraging for a cancer survivor or military person you know. As always, I’d love to see what you make. Here’s a card I did for a recent message board challenge:

October 5, 2010 at 10:36 am 27 comments

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