this+that: love

Love is in the air! This & That kind-a love anyway. :)





Here’s a few tips about the kit:

Photos
When I thought about this kit, I thought having photos of what you love would be important–similar to the Gratitude kit. I also thought it would be a good idea to just reuse those same photos. I mean, after all, you only use them for one month with the Gratitude kit. Why not pull out those same cute photos for another turn? The only difference is the one in the top center. That requires a slightly different size, not to mention it gets adhered, so it has to be different.
If you are just starting into the This & That kits, these are the photo sizes you’ll need (going clockwise from top center):
   2.5″ x 1 7/8″
   3.75″ x 1.0625″
   2.375″ x 1.1875″
   1.6875″ x 1.75″

Cupcake.
There is a solid black background piece for the red frosting layers so you can adhere it all together easier–particularly at this small of scale. (I always think about how the kits are similar to a miniature doll house or a model airplane.) Start at the top with the blop of frosting and layer it on down. The top of each layer will overlap the bottom of the previous layer. Kind of gives it a more multi-dimensional look and all.

Tie a single knot in a complimentary ribbon and adhere it to the cake stand. Works much easier than trying to tie it around the cake stand.

And on a completely unrelated note, a couple months ago I got cake stand that belonged to my grandmother or great grandmother and I LOOOOVE it! Definitely the inspiration for this shape. Seriously. Saw it on the counter the other day and thought it would be a perfect shape with a cupcake on it.

Mine.
Again, with the whole “miniature” thing. The brads with a string wrapped around them seemed like a good idea when designing, but then when I actually went to do it? It didn’t turn out quite like I’d thought…but I left it anyway. There are placement holes in both tags and half-circle reinforcements. Adhere the tag pieces to the background (as shown) and use the holes as a guideline to pierce through to the background layer and place a brad through both holes. Before securing the brads tightly, wrap your string around them in a figure 8 pattern.

Always / Forever.
If you’re using a photo editing software, you can cut/copy this image into its own window and print it on a transparency. I don’t know why I felt compelled to round only one corner of the playing card . . . but I did. :)

Amour / Domino.
The domino can be customized for whatever number you’d like. All ‘dot’ variations have been included so that all you’ll have to do is swap and/or copy them around as needed. There are five members in my family, so I went with a “5” combination.

Additionally, add some depth to the domino by cutting some extra solid shapes. Cut the domino from black, the background in white (included), and then cut some extra black pieces (maybe 3-4). After adhering them all together to create a thick domino piece, you can run a black pen around the outside edge to eliminate the white that would be showing.

Hope that makes sense. :)

LOVE.
Adhere LOVE title. Adhere heart ‘flower’. Tie a ribbon in a knot and adhere it to stem with a glue dot. Attach price tag to ribbon with a safety pin. (I know I have smaller safety pins somewhere, but couldn’t find them.)

Bird / Wrought Iron Door.
Before adhering light grey background, dark grey wrought iron design, and black frame, be sure to thread a 7″-ish string through the wrought iron design to hang the “Open” sign on. Use 1/16″ hole punch to punch holes into both sides of the sign and thread string. Tie knots at the end of each string and trim.


Let Me Count The Ways Icon.

You can use a 1″ circle punch to punch out the image and then use scissors to cut the triangles.

Cardstock & Cutting.
I always recommend double cutting images. It helps provide a clean cut every time. I also love using American Crafts cardstock.

Magnets.
You can read about how to attach your pieces to the tray in this post HERE.

The 7gypsies Tray.
I got mine at Archivers. But there are several places you can order it online, including the 7gypsies website HERE.

My Stand.
We have a wonderful place here in Utah called Rod Works and that’s where I got mine. I see them on the HobbyLobby.com website. Just search for “easel.”

Creating.
You can use this kit with Cricut, Silhouette or any digital craft cutter that can use SVG/DXF/AIv8 files. However, if you don’t have a digital craft cutter? You can still create it digitally! For information on how to do that, read this post HERE.

Oh, and you may have noticed I went with the red Eiffel Tower. :)

Today was super crazy, so preorders will go out in the morning.

I hope this all makes sense. It’s been a very long day, I can barely see straight, and my fingers are typing who knows what.

I’ll do the “break it down” tomorrow.

2017-02-07T18:29:11+00:00 January 28th, 2011|digital kits, this and that|12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. dianem January 28, 2011 at 12:56 am

    Kerri this is probably my favourite kit so far. But I have loved them all.
    Tres chic!

  2. Rhadonda January 28, 2011 at 1:21 am

    LOVE IT! Beautiful. Can't wait to put it together. Great job as usual. Wowsers.

  3. carilackner January 28, 2011 at 2:01 am

    LOVE it!!! Can't wait to put it together, I just hate to take out my winter kit already!!!

  4. GabyCreates.com January 28, 2011 at 2:16 am

    I just purchased mine…. thanks for releasing on time to create and display before the 1st of the month (I am that kind of person! ;)– I have been looking at your kits and love them, but always came across them into the month already and am so glad I get this one this early!! Gaby
    My paypal will say gaby-angel not scrapabookaholic..

  5. Anonymous January 28, 2011 at 2:25 am

    I love the new feb kit. The only problem is I wish you would have filled all the squares, especially that long one. Pictures that shape are not easy to find! Also my anniversary is 21. You wouldn't be able to add a king of hearts??? lol Tomarrow is my birthday and I got a SCAL and your feb kit! I will be very busy tomarrow!! YAY!

  6. Scrapthat January 28, 2011 at 2:25 am

    it's stunning! Very nice indeed :)

  7. Cassie_lu January 28, 2011 at 2:32 am

    this looks amazing

  8. Laurel January 28, 2011 at 2:32 am

    Love it, love it, LOVE IT!! :)

  9. chris January 28, 2011 at 3:32 am

    Another beautiful kit! I'm so glad I preordered this month. Now I have something fun to work on tomorrow!

  10. tallyscrapper January 28, 2011 at 3:38 am

    I love both this one and the winter one. Just purchasing both now. Beautiful job. Cathy

  11. Kerri January 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Thanks guys! Glad you like it! :)

  12. Allyson January 13, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I am having the hardest time getting the pictures to be the right size I need them. You don’t have a template we could just use do you? I had the same problem with the Gratitude kit. That would be a huge help for us PSE challenged peeps!! Love all your work!

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