Sunday, January 29, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

It seems as if my life travels from one holiday to the next.  It was certainly a big part of my classroom as a teacher.  So for the next few weeks, I will be featuring several Valentine's Day projects in hopes that they will inspire you.  

My first project to share with you is an easy gift card idea that was featured in a Close to My Heart video.

I knew right away that I could easily recreate this gift card in my Pazzles InVue software and save a few steps.

Here is my design.

I followed her basic directions and created 4  4 inch circles.  But to help me line up the circles I added horizontal and vertical guidelines to create a 4 inch square in the middle.  I checked *snap to guidelines to make sure that everything lined up correctly.

If you are unsure in how to create guidelines, there are videos in the Pazzles Craft Room to help you out.  Click on the link in my sidebar.

The next step was to weld the circles together and guess what?  That did not work!  I knew all I needed was the basic shape and then I remembered I could do this another way.

I decided to then fill my design with color and add the same color to the lines.  I then created a 4 inch box and changed the lines to a dash line (#3) and then set it off the mat.

Now I was ready to use the WSYWIG function in the software to create the design. "What You See is What You Get"!

I then deleted the original file and removed the black fill color.  I centered the score line box using the Alignment tool and created a 2" circle tag to complete my design.  Rather than stamp the sentiment, I added it using my pen tool.

 Here is the LINK to the file it you have the Invue Software.

Stampin Up paper pack
Craft Smith Pinks and Corals paper pack
"The Ultimate Marker" -Shadow Red by American Craft


Welcome to My NEW Creative Space.  So much has changed in the last 5 years that I had to reboot and create a new direction for my life.  I have retired from education, retail and running a small business.  My life now consists of daily crafting, sewing for my grandchildren and enjoying each day as it comes.

This blog is not to sell you anything but I may feature products in my posts but realize they are from my stash!  Yes, many of you can relate to the pounds of paper, the yards of fabric and the numerous other supplies that I have collected over the last 10 years.

Not only do I have lots of 'stuff' but I am lucky enough to be able to have multiple gadgets to add to my creativity and I will be featuring a number of different machines as I craft each day.  So please feel free to share my blog with your friends who also craft and welcome to my new site!