I decided to start this blog to begin a creative corner for ideas, projects, posts, etc. Because I work full time, have a family and go to school part time, I don't know how much time I will have to devote to the blog. Time will tell but I hope this becomes a meaningful place for both of us! Enjoy.
I used solid pink cardstock for the base (5 1/2 x 11, then fold in half), and then cut the brown layer on a cutter (5 1/4 x 5 1/4). Using up some of the pink cardstock scrap I cut the strip border (5 1/4 x 1 1/2), and the specialty paper (5 1/4 x 1 1/4).
I quickly learned that I needed to write all of this down if I ever hoped to repeat my steps. The rest of the elements, I used the cricut to create. This was also my first attempt at 'creating' a cut file using the Cricut Design Studio. I'll attempt to figure out how to post .cut files on this blog in the next few days. UPDATE: you can download the cut file here: http://www.4shared.com/file/B-aaBM6F/JBC_-_Thank_Ewe.html
Another lesson that I learned was I need to get myself organized. I needed to document the size of my cut pieces, store any extras (aka: mistakes) to use later if/when needed. So I took a regular mailing envelope and wrote down all the necessary info on the outside, and stored any left over pieces inside. I wrote the cartridge name at the top left, and the specific .cut file name on the top right.
I chose this file system because it fits so nicely in a small box from Ikea. I stored the envelopes lengthwise with any extra cards that I don't send out. This way, when I need a card, I can go into my card box and (hopefully) already have one to go! :)