Friday, February 10, 2012

New Paper Lines for Cutters

Hey cuttin' friends. I am so excited that some of the commercial crafting companies are starting to develop products that are geared towards digital cutting machines. I just watched a video from CHA Winter 2012 where  Megan Elizabeth has designed a paper that is customized for electronic die cutting machines. It is called Paper Layers. The idea is that there are several blocks of coordinating colors on one 12 by 12 scrapbook paper. This would make it easier to cut out different layers and embellishments. Instead of trying to find 9 different colors of paper and then trimming and positioning them on your mat, you could just use one sheet of paper where they have done the work for you.

For example, if I were to cut this schoolhouse image I cut place the cuts in the colored squares.

You can check it out by going to this link:

Bazzill paper has also considered digital cutters. They are coming out with 12 by 24 inch paper. That will be great for long projects and will be easier to use when we need to make several cuts with the same colored card stock. They are also coming out with 110 pound card stock for us card makers which will also be good for our 3D paper crafts.

You can watch that video here;

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Loving eyes

I was playing around with my heart files and came up with these cute little heart shaped glasses.
Now, I am not the best stamper, bu that is ok because kids won't care. They will just think they are fun!
I embossed these images with some fun hot pink embossing powder. A word of caution though, you will want to stay away from using glitter or even glittery embossing powers since kids will have these near their eyes.

I made mine from cardstock. You could easily cut plain cardstock and add a layer of patterned paper over it.

Here is how I put them together. You can add plastic to the center if you wish.

You can download the cut files and the PDF printable file that you could print out and cut by hand. Whatever you do, just have fun.

Note: The "adult" size should fit most of us that are older. The "child" size may need to be
re-sized. I do not have a small child any more to try them out on. I used my best guess.
I would love to hear feedback on whether or not the "child" file should be re-sized and measurements. Thanks!