Sunday, May 22, 2011

MTC Blog Hop-MY TURN!

It's finally my turn for the Make-the-Cut Blog Hop. If you've gotten lost, just click the blog hop button on the right to find the main page with the list of all the participating blogs. Also be sure to read to the end of this post for the blog candy info! As many know, MTC does not work with the cricut anymore. But fear not! It works with plenty of other cutters, including the Black Cat Cougar, Black Cat Lynx, Bosskut Gazelle, Silhouette, Craft Robo, US cutter MH/Laser point series, ECraft, Pazzle, KNK, and any cutter using an HPGL printing support feature.

So on to my projects. I have the Silhouette SD and although it's not yet a native plotter in Make-the-Cut, it is possible to cut with it through the print menu. It works perfectly and I wanted to focus on using both a graphic and an svg file.

My first project is this summer card. I made it for my daughter to give her speech therapist since she only goes to speech therapy during the regular public school year. So it'll be a nice 'Have a Great Summer' type card. I used the pixel trace function in MTC to trace some images from the Sunshine Fun graphic set. I had to trace some of the images more than once, but usually only twice, to get all of the shapes I needed. (For tutorials see the end of this post-I will post links to them.) Patterned papers are from KI Memories and Stampin' Up. Cardstock from Bazzill and Stampin' Up.


For my next project I wanted to use an svg set. So I imported some shapes from the Doug's Outer Space svg set and cut them out for this cute boyish spaceman card. Using svg files in MTC is so easy and I love that Lettering Delights has so many to choose from. Cardstock is all from Bazzill, Neenah and Stampin' Up. I also wanted to mention that despite popular belief, the Silhouette SD does cut heavier cardstock without any problems whatsoever. I used Stampin' Up, Bazzill and Neenah paper on both of my projects and did not do any multi-cuts. All of the cuts came out perfect and clean, even in the corners and on the smallest shapes. Both cards here are 4.25 x 5.5 so you can just imagine how tiny some of these cutouts are!


And now for the blog candy. I'm offering a $10 gift certificate to Lettering Delights!! To enter, just leave a comment-that's it! If you want to follow my blog I'd be grateful but it's not necessary to be eligible for the gc. I will draw a name a week after the hop ends. And be sure to check the main hop page every day to see whose blog to visit next!!

Here are the tutorials I promised:
How to use pixel trace in mtc
How to import svg files in mtc

23 comments:

Nelda said...

I love your projects, they are cute. I hope you don't mind if I case them for some cards of their own.

neldacnm at yahoo

BTW it is difficult to find the link to post a comment.

The Mama Monkey said...

Gale, you are so good with all of this! Love them both, especially the beach one! You would be proud of me...I bought fabric to start a quilt! I know, don't fall over! LOL

Kwilt said...

Very coool! :) Thanks for sharing the tutorials too! I just LOVE your blog! I'm going to be following it now....
Hugs...Kathy

Christy said...

Great job Honey. thank you so much for joining!!!!!!!!!!

Maxine said...

Such cute cards. Am following you so I can steal some ideas later ;). thanks for the tuts . Very nice hop. Thanks too for explaining what you used on the project.

Larrys girl said...

loved your cards, especially the one for your daughters speech therapist-what a treasure she must be! I became a follower...i am really just getting started with MTC and I found the tutorials to be very helpful. If I am the lucky winner, please don't contact me through google ( I only created it so I could post a comment.) Thsnks!
eileen
efghaus on the MTC forum

Trisha said...

Love your projects and MTC. I will be back to watch your tutorials. I am bookmarking your page. TFS and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Becky said...

wow...These are just fabulous.

CeCeCreates said...

Great Blog! And I became a follower too! And very cute card today. I need to check out that svg set.

JessicaL said...

Your cards are fantastic! I love that space themed one. TFS!

JessicaL - MTC forum
http://craftyrktsci.blogspot.com
lattitude16 at yahoo dot com

Jeannette C said...

Great projects! Love them both, but really like the summer themed one. TFS.
Jeannette

TerriM56 said...

Great job on both!! Just found your sight, but will return. TFS Terri jtmeeks@sbcglobal.net

Lisa R. said...

Happy cheery cards! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Love your cards--thanks for sharing! And I'm a new follower too :)

SiskiyouSue said...

Both projects are great! Love the beach towel card and accessories! But the spaceman is adorable.
suekimmet at gmail dot com
http://siskiyousue.blogspot.com

Aeryn said...

Love the cards!! It's so good to hear that the Silhouette SD cuts heavier cardstock. I've seen so much saying to limit to 65# cardstock and never use Bazzill. Thanks so much for the info, saving my pennies for a sil :-)

Jody_M (mtc forum)
aerynx at gmail dot com

KathyB said...

Gale, these are fantastic! Love the papers you used on the summer card! How fun!!! I am a new follower and will be checking out the rest of your site! Thanks for being a part of the MTC Blog Hop!!!!

kathybessey on MTC forum
kathybessey at gmail dot com
http://www.kathybslittlecorner.blogspot.com

BunnyFreak said...

Love the space card.

St. Petersburg Cricut CutUp (Veronika) said...

Great job! Love the Beach scene since I am in FL.

Rhonda Langley said...

Cute cards! Look at all those little pieces you had to put together!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Gale,

I hope this comment finally goes through. I love all your projects, especially the adorable beach card with the flip flops. Have a great day!

Pam~ said...

These are both adorable! Love the colors that you used on each card!!

CathyRose said...

Super-cute cards. I love the tutorials too!

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