It’s getting close to Spring. I don’t know what the weather is in your parts, but here it is sunny and 80 one day and cold and rainy the next. I would just like the weather to make up its mind and do its thing.
Do any of you Pinterest?
Well, I found this:
and thought I could draw the file in MTC. So I did. I’ll email the lady and ask if she minds me sharing it, but I have to tweak it some more. It didn’t go together quite right and I had to do some trimming and fudging to make it work.
I also used MTC to make the lattice pieces to give it a more picnic-basket feel.
I had some little butterfly brads I used for the handles, and get this: the purple flower is from a lei I picked up at the dollar store for a…. dollar…. and cut it apart and use the flowers on crap I make.
I decided this would be a birthday gift and wanted to make a set of note cards to go in it. I decided on the butterfly from the Butterflies and Blossoms SVG set at Lettering Delights and used MTC to make a shadow layer shape card.
I had a goof with my first purple paper and didn’t have another sheet so I had to use a different one. Here’s my lesson of the day KNK Kids: Make sure your mat is super super sticky when you want to do high detail stuff. I also slowed Maxx waaay down. You really should be using a new blade, not one that is over 9 months old. I don’t know why I’m such a butt head about changing my blades but I use those things until i can’t use ’em no more. (Am I allowed to say butt head here? I’m assuming Chad wants to keep this bloggie G-rated and I respect that).
Those of you that have seen stuff I make know I am all about the foam tape and I always have something lifting off my cards.
I debated stamping a sentiment on the inside, but I really like to leave my cards blank so people can write what they want on the inside, or use it for different occasions.
I’m all about the flexibility.
I posted this picture on my blog so you can see what happens when I am in my dungeon:
There were a lot of little pieces in this set. Are you neat when you make stuff? As you can see, I’m not. I do eventually clean it all up, but… well, I’ll be honest. I made this a few days ago and I haven’t touched the mess yet. I’m all about closing the door. If you can’t see it, it’s not there.