Yesterday Freida asked me about how I find the fonts I use when I print my own sentiments on cards. I don't have a particular favorite place to go to for fonts. I just google the type of font I'm looking for. For instance when I was making the Wanna Play card I knew that I wanted a child like font, so I typed in free download kids fonts and then just looked through the results until I found one I liked. Also, did you know that you can use fonts without actually installing them on your computer? If you open the font folder and the window pops up that shows you the entire alphabet in that font, you can then go to your word program and that font will show up in the list of fonts. You have to have the font folder open before you open word though or it won't work. I usually only install the fonts I use a lot.
I received a cute thank you card from a friend of mine the other day (thanks again Sherry!) that had a bite taken out of it with a scallop punch and then on the inside of the card a scallop circle was placed so that it showed through the "bite". On her card the "bite" was taken out of the top of the card and the fold of the card was on the left. Well, here I'll just show you...
Isn't it cute? I looked at it several times and thought it would be cool if I could take the bite out of the fold, but not go through both layers. After working it out in my head I figured out how to do it.
I didn't use a punch, I used my scallop circle nestabilities. I folded the card, re-opened it, and then positioned the die with the fold at the half way point in the circle. I positioned the card with the die in place on my cuttlebug plate, but I had the back part of the card hanging off the edge of the cutting plate so it wouldn't cut through that part. Clear as mud? If any of you are interested in seeing pictures of how I did this with my cuttlebug just let me know in the comments and I'll try to do that for you.
Anyway, here's the card I made.
and some other views to give you a better idea of how I did it.
The little bear is a stamp from Azadi Earls and is one of my oldest stamps. I colored him with copics. The background is all designer paper. The little circle Happy Birthday stamp is from Stampin Up's So Many Scallops stamp set. I added some yellow stickles to the birthday candle flames because who doesn't like a little glitter? :)
Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by.