If you read my blog, you’re likely a papercrafter and already know World Card Making Day is coming up later this week. Scrapbook.com is kicking off a full week of special promotions in honor of the occasion. They’re also using it to launch one of their newest product lines — cut files for electronic cutting machines!
They are releasing their very first file bundle today called Floral Sampler. The best part? You can even get it for free! By downloading this free bundle, you will be notified by email in the future when they release new cut files. How cool is that?! The bundle contains both SVG and PNG versions and includes files sized for cards, traveler’s notebooks/planners, pocket cards, and scrapbooking. Since both file formats are included, they will also work with a variety of electronic cutting machines. I was able to cut the SVG version with no issues using both my Cricut Explore Air 2 using Cricut Design Space, as well as on my Silhouette Portrait 2 using the Designer Edition of the Silhouette Studio software.
While there are specific cut files for making cards, I decided to use one of the Traveler Notebook files instead. This allowed me to create a center panel card vs. doing an entire card front. Once I imported the file into my software, I simply sized it down from 8″ tall to 5.5″ tall then sent it to my cutting machine.
I wanted to add some color behind the panel to really help the cut file pop. I created a top-folding card base then masked off the edges to protect them from getting inked. I then used the new Scrapbook.com ink blending tool with foam applicators (which worked fabulously!) to blend on some Distress Oxide inks in Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, and Wilted Violet. The overlap between the four colors created the three other colors necessary to create a full rainbow.
After letting the ink blending dry for a bit, I adhered the cut file panel centered on the card front using a light application of liquid glue. For a bit of embellishment, I added a strip of narrow gold foil washi from my stash on either side. If you don’t have gold washi, adding strips of gold foil cardstock would work equally well.
As I mentioned earlier, there will be special promotions and freebies happening all week over at Scrapbook.com. Be sure to check their website and various social media platforms to see what’s on offer each day.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the project I’ve shared. Until next time …