Monday, January 25, 2010

Latest CoWorker Card Challenge

Happy Monday! and it was most definitely a Monday, but I survived and Tuesday is quickly approaching.  The card I had promised to have completed on Sunday is ready a day later than planned, but it turned out pretty close to my coworker's original.  I know, what's all this fuss and challenge between friends?  This is all because of a discussion at work regarding the cost of our "toys".  So, my Cricut Expression does cost more than a few stamps, but you don't know how many Linda has.  She could have bought about five Expressions by now and then some with all of the stamps she has.  The sad part of it all is that she might pay about $15 for a stamp (she does admit spending as much as $35 on one stamp), but then uses it about 3, maybe 4 times.  I create a file or download a free one that someone else made and I can use it once or hundreds of times -- no additional cost to my Expression or SCAL. 

The latest card challenge was one that had a bird that looked very similar to the one shown on my card.  My dear friend paid $15 for her stamp and has used it twice.  I found an image of a bird on google images, imported into Inkscape (BTW Linda -- Inkscape is free).  Traced it, then created the wing, and saved it all as a svg file.  I used Paulo's scalloped dot file for the white border, Penny Duncan's leaves 2 file, and then another border file I made in Inkscape to match the cut on Paulo's file. 

The card background is black, measured at 6" x 6", scored in half.  The finished card should fit in a 6.75" business envelope.  The red heart paper is from K&Company and the white is simple cardstock.  I hope that you can find use for the svg files I have uploaded.  Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you again really soon at the Lil Cabin in the Woods -- May God Bless you all!


  1. Gloria,
    you've made another wonderful card. Love the cutting files
    It only shows how creative you are.
    Thx many thx for sharing.

  2. Wonderful card! I so agree with you regarding free svgs and creating your own with the help of Inkscape. That's the most cost effective way to create cards and scrapbooks! LOL

  3. Love your card, Gloria, esp the way the dots fit perfectly in the scallops! You can also tell your friend that you can make svgs FROM your stamps. I plan to have a topic on my blog in the near future on how to do that, but I'm sure you've got it figured out! :) Your blog is great! TFS!

  4. Very beautiful card.

  5. Gloria...what a BEAUTIFUL card!!!!! You did an outstanding job and I LOVE how you compared your prices against her stamps!!! LOL TOO cute!!! Thanks SO much for using one of my files in your's a gorgeous card!!!!! Have a blessed day ma'am!!!

  6.'re such a sweetie....Thanks so much for your very sweet comment on my blog ma'am!!! Have a very blessed Friday!!!

  7. Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today (look for timestamp: [02 Mar 01:00pm GMT]).

  8. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Mar. 03, 2010. Thanks again.


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