this+that: gratitude


Great googlie mooglie! It’s finally done! I know, cuttin’ it a  little close to November, eh? Well, you all have heard about my turmoil and strife, so ya know where I’ve been comin’ from. ;)

Here’s a few closeup shots:

Take a look at the “B” and the “buttons”. I cut multiple layers of each of those to give the illusion of them being a chipboard piece. I used a 3/4″  and a 1″ circle punch to cut my buttons from the included background images and then used a Making Memories hole punch and hammer to create the holes through all five layers at one time.Oh yeah, you’ll use your own monogram with your own personal font or cartridge letter for that shape.

The “bradfords” tag is customizable in that once you bring it into your photo editing software, you can add any name or any phrase even.

The “gratitude” text on the view finder shape is printed on a transparency, trimmed as a circle, and placed on top.



FYI, that “xo.” piece was intended for the right photo square, however, it just didn’t work with my photo, so I moved it down to the calendar below instead.

I added a few extra things, like a button, staples and even a mini binder clip to hold the ribbon, like on the “gratitude” piece. Just adds something extra fun. The project also seemed to warrant including photos, so there are four spots for that. I mean, after all, that’s so much a part of what we are grateful for at this time of year–family, home, all that.

The photos sizes are: (going clockwise from top center)
2.625″ x 2.25″
3.75″ x 1.0625″
2.375″ x 1.1875″
1.6875″ x 1.75″

THE MAGNET
No, I’m not talking about Sean Connery (who happens to be on right now). There have been a few of you that have asked what I’m using as far as magnets, so I’m addressing that here in this post. I purchased this 1″ magnet roll from Dariceat my local craft store. It does come in a blue packaging.

 

Cut off a piece about under 1″ in size and then cut that in half. Peel the sticky back and adhere it to the center of the needed section of the wooden frame. Yes, it sticks. ;) Then, if you want to be sure that there is no resistance between the magnet pieces, you can set the opposing piece–sticky side up–on the magnet in the tray. It may move slightly off center from the tray magnet. Then just place your composite piece on top and voila, it’s “adhered”.

Most of the time I just put the magnet on the back of the composite piece. A couple times it didn’t want to “magnet” together, so I took off the magnet, made sure it would stick, and then place the composite piece  on top of that.

Make sense? This is what it looks like:


Now all you’ll need to do is add magnets to the back of all the future pieces and you’re set. And if I can’t catch the edge of a piece to remove it from it’s square, I’ll just take my paper piercer and catch the lower corner of it and pull it up that way.

I will be doing a break down of how the kit comes this weekend. But it’s pretty much along the same lines as the Halloween kit.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Eat lots of candy. Oh yeah, reminds me I gotta go buy stuff for chili dogs for dinner tomorrow night. That’s our tradition for Halloween . . . and since it’s on a Sunday, we celebrate it on Saturday.

Trick or treat!

2018-03-01T18:34:37+00:00 October 29th, 2010|digital shapes, this and that|24 Comments

24 Comments

  1. Rhadonda October 29, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Sweet. Great work. Can't wait to try it out. Definitely want to figure out the magnet thing. Thanks for the measurements for the pictures too. Also love the coloring. So you have your computer now? Back in the swing of things? Hope so friend. Thanks again.

  2. captureandcreate October 29, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    hi there ….i was wondering if it is worth me buying this item (have been so excited since a friend told me about it) because I have NO editing software…… (i use picassa for all my pics) and am thinking this kit will not me able to be changed MY end!!!! eg add my name etc…. Mandyb

  3. Karen October 29, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous, I am in awe. Love, love, love the colors. I had to laugh when you said your tradition is Chili Dogs because ours is always Hot Dogs. Nothing like quick and easy. Happy Halloween.

  4. susy October 30, 2010 at 12:53 am

    wow wow wow, did I say wow, I love this. All four boys are under the same roof as we speak so I am grabbing them right now for a photo shoot just for this.
    Thank you Kerri, you are the coolest.

  5. Jan October 30, 2010 at 2:16 am

    You never cease to amaze me girl. It's beautiful. I LOVE your stuff!!!

  6. tallyscrapper October 30, 2010 at 2:25 am

    Kerri, this is gorgeous. Can't wait to get this done. Where did you get the stand for the letterbox.

  7. Amy13 October 31, 2010 at 12:58 am

    OMG! I have to say it again…OMG!!! I absolutely LOVE the viewfinder shape. I finally bought MTC so now I can use your stuff. Your da bomb girl!

  8. Suzzi November 1, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Amy 13 – so agree with you and can't wait to get this on Thursday.

    Kerri, you rock.

  9. Kerri November 1, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Shucks, y'all know how to make a girl smile. :) Glad you're liking the kit.

    Tallyscrapper, I got the stand at a place called Rod Works here in Utah. LOVE the place for home dec. You'd think they would go "online", but they don't sell that way. I've bought others like it at my local craft store too though.

    Susy, did you get the photos done of your four boys? ;)

    Captureandcreate, you can use this kit without a photo editing software IF you have a digital craft cutter, like Cricut or Silhouette. Otherwise, you need some kind of photo editing software that will allow you to layer the pieces.

    When I share the breakdown, you'll see that you can print the "printables" and not need to use the photo editing software. However, you would need the craft cutter to cut the pieces instead of creating it all digitally. Am I making sense? lol

    Rhadonda, I've got my computer, it's just tired and old…much like I'm feeling this morning. lol

    Karen, did you eat your chili dogs? ;) Funny story, I was standing in front of the hotdog section at the store and another cute gal comes up and says, "Are you having chili dogs for dinner too?" Not hotdogs, but chili dogs. How funny for her to think chili dogs over hotdogs.

  10. Lesa Nicely November 2, 2010 at 1:16 am

    how long after you pay, do the downloads arrive?…cant wait to get started!..thanks, Lesa

  11. Kerri November 2, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Hey Lesa! I sent you your files about 20 minutes after I received notification from PayPal (sent about 7:30 pm MT). Let me know if you didn't get them.

  12. Calene November 8, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Oh my goodness..LOVE these! I got them and made my first tray the other night. Going to give them to my sisters for Christmas! You are incredibly talented. I sent you an email back after I ordered them….I'm a friend of Lisa's and Kristy's. :)

  13. Anonymous November 27, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Please help! I followed a link from Lisa B's page to this kit. Saw it and immediately fell in love and hit "Add to cart". Only after paying for the kit through Paypal did I realize (after reading the comment section) that this is a digital kit and the tray is not included. I don't scrapbook digitally. I don't even know what a PNG file is. I'm a die hard traditionalist. Can you please refund my purchase? My computer is so old I wouldn't even be able to download whatever this is anyway. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks. (Melissa. Meluda@aol.com)

  14. Kerri November 27, 2010 at 2:06 am

    Hey Melissa! I tried to send you an e-mail at this address and it bounced back. I'm not seeing anything on my PayPal account that uses this name or e-mail address. Could you have used a different name/address?

  15. Anonymous December 2, 2010 at 2:08 am

    Hmmmm. Try Cmemoriesmelissa@aol.com? Maybe the purchase didn't go through??? I'm perplexed! But Meluda@aol.com is my main e-mail address. Thanks for checking! :o) -Melissa

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