Today I'd like to share with you a technique that I just LOVE to use these days.
The technique is how to use one of the Little Scraps of Heaven svg files in SCAL3 (Sure Cuts a lot v. 3) and make it a card.
In the past I have made the following with this technique:
In the below picture I used files from the "Spooky Eyes" collection.
For this everyday card I used the "Scalloped Shapes file"
I used the "Bassinet" file for this card
I used the rocket in the "To the Moon" pattern collection for this card
I used the "Crab" file for this card
As you can see .. once you master the technique the possibilites are really endless.
So .. here goes ...
For my tutorial I am going to make a birthday card out of the "Valentine Cupcake" pattern set.
For this tutorial you will need:
1- Any SVG file (preferably one from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs)
2 - Sure Cuts a lot software (I use version 3 but I am confident you can follow along with version 2)
3- Cutting machine that can cut svg files and is compatible with SCAL. I use the Silhouette Cameo.
STEP1: Open your svg file in SCAL
STEP 2: Resize and eliminate or duplicate any pieces that you want. I've deleted the hearts as I will be making this into a Birthday card and do not need them.
STEP 3: Move the pieces together to build your image.
STEP 4: Copy the image to make an exact duplicate and place next to each other.
STEP 5: Use the "Flip Image function to turn one of the images. You will now have a set of mirror images.
STEP 6: Move the images so that they now touch where you want your fold to be.
STEP 7: Select all images shown on your screen and use the "weld" function to fuse them together.
STEP 8: "Preview" your cutting file to ensure that the images that you have ready will be cut as you would like your card to look.
STEP 9: Place your paper color of choice at the correct location on your mat and cut your newly created card.
Feel free to cut any additional piecings that you want at this point to give that great layered look.
I've cut some additional frosting and a paper wrapper.
At this point, it's all up to your imagination ... add glitter, ribbon, gems, etc and make the creation your own!
I hope that you've found this tutorial helpful!
Have a great weekend!