Are ya feelin’ lucky? Well, are ya?
Okay. I guess I’m in touch with my inner Clint Eastwood right now. A few monster days of sitting in my chair for hours on end can craze up a gal from time to time. ;)
But the This & That: Lucky kit is finally done! Yahoo!
This kit has the flavor of St. Patrick’s and the luck of the Irish, but it’s more Lucky/Life is Good/Spring so that it’s a bit more universal-ish–a nice, somewhat holiday, home dec item.
Here’s a few tips about the kit:
Letter with weedy flower. (I don’t know what to call it–lol)
Choose a font and cut a letter for your last name and tie a ribbon around it.
This is a two piece item that you just layer on top of each other. The banner is a printable and can easily be cut by hand. Add a fun twist to the pom-pom part of the banner by using a real pom-pom ribbon! (There’s also a cuttable banner shape with the pom-pom shape included with all the cuttable files too.)
Cut a v-shape notch on each side of the card and wrap some string around it. Secure it all on the backside of the card. Or, you could tie a little bow on the front for a different look.
I tied a single knot on the ribbon and adhered it to the two key shapes with a glue dot. It’s easier than trying to tie it around something so small.
Use your word processor to type your name in your favorite font and print it on white cardstock. The opening is 15/16″ wide by 3/8″ high.
Adhere “Take Note” card first. Next, adhere “Only Love…” at the bottom and the shamrock/lace border just above it–so both edges lie nicely together.
Irish rail ticket.
Use a hole punch to signify a certain date or time. Either on this project or any future projects. Additionally, you can always get rid of the “Irish Rail” text in your photo editing software. Make it all black and then type whatever you want there.
I always recommend double cutting images. It helps provide a clean cut every time. I also love using American Crafts cardstock.
You can read about how to attach your pieces to the tray in this post HERE
I got mine at Archivers. But there are several places you can order it online, including the 7gypsies website HERE
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.”
You can use this kit with Cricut, Silhouette, Pazzles 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
The “break it down” will be up on Monday.