Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Impatient Me aka Birthday card smear

Here is another card that I made my own Rub-On for BUT I didn't wait long enough and so it smudged a little. I think when I wait for at least 2 minutes the rub-ons are perfect. I have a problem with waiting when it is right there waiting for me to finish!!! I am learning patience!

I used Alphalicious for the B. I used the versamark ink for the acrylic stamp that I got at Walmart. The card is from the DCWV cardpack that I got at Michaels. A little chalk ink from Color Box (Chesnut Roan is my favorite thanks to my "enabler" friend Sarah) The cute little flowers are from Got Flowers? Deux. I have had the mini brads for so long I don't know where they came from!

Thanks for visiting today and have a good one!!!

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Thank you card

I used the George cartridge for the cricut for the circles. I used Base Camp cartridge for the t. I used the cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder (which I love!) for the background. I made my own rub-on (I'll post how to do that right under this) for the circle of thank yous that I made with microsoft word.

How to make your own RUB-ONS!
This was something that I learned on the cricut message board and I have used it a ton! It is so easy. YOU WILL LOVE IT!

You need laser jet transparency sheet, inkjet printer, and popcicle stick

1. Choose the font, and color, size or image from whatever program you are using such as microsoft word
2. Under paper type set printer paper to transparency ( I set it to Other Transparency)
3. Under features set printer to mirror image (so that it prints backwards)
4. Feed transparency into printer
5. Print
wait 2-5 min, do not touch. If you do it too soon it will smear.
Place on paper, and rub with stick
Use the transparency over and over, because any ink left on it can be wiped off with a damp paper towel or baby wipe

I have had my laser jet transparency for 1 year and have used it over and over! I would be happy to answer any questions!