This hop is all about supporting our fallen heroes. Rebecca from Crafting Misfit is doing a walk where she will hand deliver cards made to show support. What an amazing cause! You can find out more on her blog about it!
The cards that I made have already been delivered to a friend of mine who was putting together care packages for our soldiers. Thank you Leslie! But I'm going to make more to send out for a good cause!
Well now, for those of you that know me, you know how I like things that make my life easier, and for those getting to know me, now you know! hehe! So if I can cut and fold a card in just minutes, and have a bunch ready to go and grab when I need them, I'm all for it! You will be amazed at how easy this is to do! You can download the file for Design Studio to make these 2 cards here... 4x6 card share
I also have a video you can watch on scoring with the Chomas Creations embossing tip
Now to recap, this is using just the Cricut mat and a piece of cardstock, and the Chomas Creations embossing tip to score the card.
I added a big rectangle in Design Studio on the emboss layer, with some of the edges off of the paper (you don't need this part of the rectangle) to emboss with the Chomas Creations embossing tip.
Using a multi-cut of 2, emboss or score the paper with the Cricut.
Without removing the mat from the machine, remove the Chomas Creations embossing tip and add the blade. Swith over to the blade. Click the cut layer tab in Design Studio and cut out the card rectangles.
Now you can remove the mat from the machine, and take your cards off your mat, fold them in half and use a bone folder to smooth the edge. SUPER EASY! I did all 6 of these cards in less them 10 minutes and chatted to Kristal on facebook while doing it hehe! How is that for multi-tasking?
I was so excited that Kristal sent me her Freedom Isn't Free stamps to try, you can find them here... Freedom Isn't Free
Let me tell you how handy these stamps came in! I had a friend whose husband is stationed over in Italy that is putting together care packages for our soldiers! I made her 10 cards to use, and these stamps worked great for that project!
Not only did I use the Chomas Creations embossing tip to score the cards, but I also used it for the stars embossed on the Ten Seconds Studio metal sheet. I added the metal sheet colored side down on the embossing mat, embossed the design, then sanded the raised image to make the stars POP! The paper I used on these is from Quick Quotes. I stamped a different sentiment on each card with the Freedom Isn't Free stamps!
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If you get lost on the hop along the way, here is the line up!
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