Nothing says ‘I Love You’ like a printed word strip that actually says ‘I Love You’. :)
Which brings us to today’s brand new kit:
These are set up just like the Merry Little Words.
So here’s how they work:
- There are three styles, white, colored and distressed.
- The first two come in the form of cut files (and PNG) so you can change the colors to whatever tickles your tinsel.
- It comes with a ‘frame’ file for Print+Cuts so that you don’t have to rely on the boxes to cut. Because if you do use the boxes, you’ll get it double cutting where the lines of each box rest against the other. I wanted to leave the boxes in tact so that you could change colors as needed. You can turn off the cut lines for the set of labels and then align the frame–with cut lines on–over the main image and use it that way.
- If you use DXF file and like the color choices, use the PNG file with the frame file and Align Top and Align Center. That way there’s no grouping or compound pathing involved. If you want to make it your own color scheme, then you’d have to make the words a compound path to do it–like normal.
- You can turn off the Line Color and Thickness if you don’t want any chance at seeing the lines when printing.
- You can also just trim these with scissors or a paper trimmer if you don’t have a craft cutter, like a Silhouette.
- Another great idea would be to use it as a background paper.
What’s really awesome is you can print out two different sets on one piece of cardstock (I like Epson Premium Presentation Matte paper) and cut them out. In this little ensemble, I used the SVG file of both and layered them with the frames. I turned on the cut lines for the frames only.
I had also ungrouped the image and removed the ‘readme’ text before aligning with the frames. If I’d used the distressed PNG file, I would have used my Knife tool to ‘slice’ off the ‘readme’ text at the bottom of the PNG file. The readme’s are there so if you need help with your options, then you’ve got them right there as a reminder.
My Print+Cut file ended up looking like this:
Lots of options here to use year ’round.
I love the thought having all these in a little container that I can pull from on a whim. Great for Project Life, a Valentine pocket page, or any cards or other crafts. It took all of five minutes to put together, print, and cut. Awesome!