Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter Baskets

I made a couple of Easter baskets this afternoon.  I wanted to take something to my son's school and thought this would be good.

The pictures are not very good because I took them in a hurry.  Me procrastinate?  Of course I was making these about 1/2 hour before I had to leave to pick him up.

Here are the pics:

I used The Blossoms and Butterflies cardstock from DCWV.  I didn't have time to do any embellishments today but I am going to try and make some more and those I will have some embellishments on them.

I used my Pazzles Inspiration to cut.  The file is one that Klo made and I tweaked it to work for me.  Her cutting file was a Shamrock purse/bag.  I changed it by "breaking apart" her design and replacing the dotted lines with solid lines.   I probably am not explaining this very well and I apologize.

When it was time to send it to the Inspiration I used the embossing tool to "draw" the solid lines.  This guided me when it was time to fold.

After the embossing I replaced that tool with the blade holder.  I never removed the mat from the machine so I knew it was going to cut just right when I sent it back to my Inspiration.

I am still learning how to set the blade length and the pressure on this machine.  I am hoping that one day soon I will get it right!  If the blade is too long you cut into your mat.  If the blade is too short then it doesn't cut your design and you have to send it back through a second time for cutting.

Unfortunately I ended up doing both things.  Once I cut my mat and the other wasn't a good cut.

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to take a look.

I hope you day is going great and that you have a fantastic evening.


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