Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday.....

For this card, I used the sketch at Card Positioning Systems (CPS123). I didn't have any of the sponsor stamps but I liked the sketch.

My card is 4.25" square. My base is SU black layered with Making Memories Sabrina DP (did I say I LOVE that paper?!

The stamps I used are printables from The Cutting Cafe. Hey, ladies, if you want a chance to win the newest "Happy Birthday 40 Ways" set, be sure to visit Dee Dee's blog and leave a comment....she's got a really cute card to show you too!!

I printed the Happy Birthday background in pink to match my DP. The happy birthday circle is from the All Occasion Circle Word Set 1. Did you notice that I punched out the center of "Thinking of You" and placed it in the center of the happy birthday with a dimensional? That's why these stamps are sooooo versatile! You can change them to suit whatever color or size you need plus interchange the sentiments! How cool is that?

I did some sponging on the happy birthday image layer as well as on the pink circle. There are 3 blings on the accent strip that don't show up well in the photo but they're there. :-)


Stamps: Happy Birthday Background & All Occasion Circle Word Set 1 - The Cutting Cafe
Paper: SU black, Making Memories Sabrina DP
Accessories: Computer, Print Shop, sweing machine, Spellbinders Circle & Scalloped Circle dies., plastic gems(Michael's), dimensionals

Blessings and Happy Stamping!

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A bit of a Cutting Cafe Tutorial

I've had several questions regarding how to use The Cutting Cafe downloadable stamps. I have to admit I'm still learning but here's some of what I've done so far.

I used Print Shop. We have Adobe Photoshop Elements and I'm sure that would be better but until I get time to learn how to use it, it's too time consuming for me. If you have Word, that will work as well.

Here is a printout of Trust in the Lord (just one page of this huge set!) I re-use my sample papers so you may see a star image on this sample. Ignore that. Just click on the pictures to enlarge.

For my purposes, I just wanted three of the sentiments. - I thank God for you everyday, I prayed for you today, and You and your family are in my Prayers.

I highlighted the images I wanted, then simply copied and pasted them into Print Shop. From there, I could make them larger, smaller, change the color, make multiple images, etc.

Here is my finished copy ready to cut out for my projects! I am so not techy....I mean really NOT techy but this was so easy.
I will have a card using the birthday set tomorrow showing how I changed the font color. FUN!!
Thanks for stopping by and don't be afraid to experiment...that's the beauty of The Cutting Cafe!!

Blessings and Happy Downloading!!
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