It's due tomorrow. I have the pieces to the cards all ready to assemble, but I'm running out of time, so I think I will just take them to work with me in case I have some time to put them together. This is not even close to what I had originally envisioned, but I still have more to make, so we'll just call these the first batch.
My Making Memories Slice die cutting machine arrived this morning, and that's what made me change my idea. I really wanted to try it out, so instead of using primarily a stamp set, I basically used the Slice and patterned paper. Want to see what I came up with?
This is just the prototype. I didn't like the red inked edges, so I was just going to leave that off entirely, when I looked over at my markers and saw one of those silver leafing edging pens. So I am going to use that instead.
The inside has a stamped sentiment but that's the only stamping in the whole card. I used the Slice to cut out that big cream colored medallion/label and also used it for the "Noel." It worked beautifully through approximately 35 cuts. I'm guessing the "Noel" cut is one of the most complicated ones that it makes, and it went off without a hitch. I did the label in 3.5 inches and the Noel in 3 inches. Here are the two tips I have after using the Slice:
1. You will need something to get your cut design up off of the glass mat, but if you have a paper piercer, that will work perfectly well--so you don't have to buy the spatula that they sell if you don't want to.
2. If you are planning to make multiple cuts out of the same sheet of paper, GET THE 12x12" glass mat. It was a bit of a pain lifting up the paper time and again to clear the die cut off and then reposition. The 12x12 mat is definitely worth it, I think.
I'm off to work again. I probably won't be around at all tomorrow--my day starts early with the orthodontist, then a staff meeting, then a lovely day of training the new lady. I'll probably be gone from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Eww.