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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

An invitation to my new Scrapin' blog....

I have a new blog where I share my love of scrapbooking and cutting with my BugIt.
I'd love for you to stop by and visit. I'll be sharing my MTC files and projects there from now if you
want to keep up with me, please follow me at Cut by Connie!

" Have a blessed day!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Make the Cut

Remember that the MTC SALE price of an extra 25% off ends this coming Tuesday, February 16th! You'll never see this great of a discount again! Purchase using my link in the right sidebar, or you can download a demo to try before you buy!

If you cut with a BugIt or any other cutting machine, you NEED this program! Never purchase another BugIt cartridge! Cut anything and use any font from your pc....unlimited possibilities!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Anniversary Explosion Box

I am having such a great time using my MTC (Make the Cut) and my Cricut for cutting and designing Word Books and these Explosion Boxes. This one is for a couple in our SS class as their Wedding Anniversary is this coming Sunday. The husband invited our entire class to a surprise lunch after church. He wants to surprise his wife. He said no gifts, but we can bring cards, so this is my version of a card. LOL I feel pretty safe that she won't see this, as I don't think she even knows about my blog and she isn't on FB.

I designed these to be cut with MTC so you don't have to cut out the box by hand. You can find all of those files here: EBox Files You'll notice that I turned each layer just enough so that it still fits on the underneath layer. I thought this made for a prettier open look. I decorated some, but also left places for the recipient to decorate! The flower petals I took from another box I am working on but haven't finished yet.

I also added a puzzle! I found that svg here on the web. I first cut the puzzle, then I left it on the mat, changed my blade for a cricut marker before I cut it again. I left the puzzle piece on my mat and made it not visible so it wouldn't cut. Then I dragged the dove picture on top and sized it the size of the puzzle then I re-cut. This drew the dove picture right on top of the puzzle. I colored it while still on the mat, then carefully removed all of the between tid bits before removing them from the mat. I then put them in a pocket on one of the box flaps. I printed out a small pic of the completed puzzle for the recipient so they know what they are putting together...LOL

I also added tiny white flowers to the center which are glued to long thin pieces of plastic so they float around in the middle. I just cut thin strips of clear plastic which I save from the backs of clear stamps, deco parts and other scrap book supplies that have that clear backing to hold the parts. Bend the other end slightly and glue to the bottom underneath the edge somewhere. They are really neat because they bounce around when the box moves.

I hope this inspires you to create your own explosion box!

" Have a blessed day!"

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Valentine DEAL - extra 25% off!

I have become an affiliate seller of the Make the Cut program! I highly recommend MTC as I have purchased this program 2 weeks ago and have cut more things with my Cricut in these 2 weeks than in the past 2 years that I have owned it! NEVER purchase another Cricut cartridge!

Expires February 16th!

Bee Happy Designs 25% off coupon code – VALN-C0MU-TINE
Note: The number 0 is in the code, not the letter O! Do not copy and paste, type the code in for it to work.

Only $129.95
Only $77.97! 
Only $66.27!
Only $58.48

Purchase your Make the Cut program from Bee Happy Designs and receive an extra 25% off Make the Cut! Click the MTC logo to purchase now and enter the coupon code above!
Or if you prefer to try before you buy you can download a FREE completely functional demo copy of the MTC software by clicking  here! Demo copy will work just like the purchased version, but it will cut a diagonal line through your project until you purchase! This FULL VERSION demo will let you try before you buy!

Make The Cut! Features: 
  • WYSIWYG Interface [image]
  • Works with the Cricut™ Expression™, Create™ and Personal™
  • Automated Cricut™ Driver Installation [image]
  • Preview/Use Any SVG [image]
  • Integrated SVG Gallery (Currently over 1000 free projects!)
  • Work on Multiple Projects at a Time
  • Choose From 3 Standard Mat Sizes [image]
  • Use Any Installed Font or Import TTF Files [image]
  • Convert Raster Images to SVG Format [example]
  • Easily Create Lattices [image]
  • Break/Split/Layer Shapes and Edit Them [image]
  • Weld/Join Shapes Together [image]
  • Create custom background shadows from any shape [image]
  • Export Shapes to SVG Format or Personal Library
  • Cut, Copy and Paste Shapes Between Projects
  • MTC Forum  - Learn all about MTC!
  • And Much, Much More!

" Have a blessed day!"