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!


Matt Ormond Family said...

EE-Heee! I just added you as a link on my blog & love your background & am so excited to read your first post now. Hooray! Welcome back to blogging :)

Jenny said...

Thanks Carrie! I am excited! I love your blog! Miss you!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Gorgeous card! Can't wait to see the rest of your talented creations on here.


Sharon Caudle said...

YAY Jenny!!!! I was so excited to find your blog! Your card is beautiful, and you've now inspired me to do my own rub ons. I've never tried them, but I'm excited to now! It was so nice meeting you at the swarm. You're just as cute as a button!!! I'll be checking back often. :) HUGS!

Sharon Caudle said...

I linked you to my blog. Hope you don't mind. :)

Jenny said...

Sharon, I am honored! I hope you don't mind but I linked to yours without even asking! You know I think that you are FABULOUS!!! Thanks so much!


littledsk said...


I want to ask what the best place is to buy the laser jet transparency sheet? I am not sure exactly what to look for or where.

Jenny said...
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Jenny said...

I went to Staples. I went to the instore copy center and asked if I could buy just 1 lazer jet transparency and he just gave me one. My friend went and they charged her $1.00. Still NOT TOO BAD! I have had mine for a year and it is still going strong!

Hope that helps!

Jeannie Phillips said...

This is a beautiful card... I didnt know how to mak a transparancy and could use that right now on a card I am working on!! so Thank you so so much! for the instructions.... your blog is great!
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Done Got Old said...

I just read your directions on making your own rub-ons. When I think that I gave all my transparencies away when I retired, I could cry. Hopefully one of my friends will come through.

Thanks for the information.