Well I am finally back after being really sick with a rotten bug. I have never been so tired in my life. Glad that its past me now. I fell behind in my projects while I was laying on the couch groaning...so today I am going to have three posts.
First off..Chore Cards. I specifically bought this cartridge to make some signs for around our house to remind my youngest daughter of some bathroom etiquette.
After I made a few bathroom signs, I decided to cut out some of the chore symbols that we use in our house frequently. These cuts are so cute, but I confess that if I don't have the trifold right in front of me when I am assembling the cuts, I am at a loss.
For instance: the toy box card..I had NO IDEA what that toy was other than the ball. I had to whip out my magnifying glass and look at the trifold just to determine that it was in fact a toy car. SHEESH..Getting older stinks. LOL
Anyway...I really like the cuts on this cartridge so I think I may cut out some more.
...I almost exclusively use my Gypsy when cutting anything out with My Expression. Even if I am only cutting a simple shape. I love that you can place your image anywhere on the mat. I save so much more paper than using the material saver button on the E. I place all my images and then use pieces of paper cut down to a size just big enough to cut the image. Here is a picture of one of my mats going into the E for 4 of the cards I made today....
I set it all up, place all my paper and then only have to load the mat once and cut all the images I need. This is how I do most of my projects. I feel that I may spend a few extra minutes getting a cut set up, but then I have all the cuts done for an image all at once. (Unless the image is too big to fit on one page) I feel its more efficient in my time and certainly in my materials.
Well off to craft some more..I have lots of catching up to do! :)
Have a Great and Crafty Day!