Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Now that's a Crafty Template Too

Here are another couple of cards made using the fab new set from Crafty Templates. As I mentioned last time, the templates are a bit different this month - they are called "Embellish Buddies!" and come in the form of images that you can resize, print, cut and colour in whatever way takes your fancy. There are loads of images in the set and you're sure tho find loads of uses for them.

I wanted to see if I could use them with my Craft Robo, so using PSP I converted them and divided the various sections up so that I could cut the bits out using different paper and card, then stick them all together again like a jigsaw!
These little Lovebirds are so sweet! I used some of the papers from the Goodies Kit you can buy as an extra to the Templates set.
If you read my last message you'll know that I'd lost my Goodies kit - I'm very, very embarrassed to say where I found it but I know you won't laugh so I'll tell you that it was on the corner of my desk all the time.... oooops!
Anyway, I thought Mr Bird looked as if he was trying really hard to woo Ms Bird and I thought a little bunch of flowers might help.
Birdies are Leo's wonderful templates, cut on the Robo, as is the big blue ooval. I hand cut the cloud and the branches and used paper from the goodies kit to cover one of the chipboard hearts in the kit and then .my tiny heart punch to cut some extra little hearts.

For this second card I still used the Robo, but this time I cut the Blossom Crafdty template in 4 decreasing sizes. One of the fab things about the Craft Robo is that you can cut any shape to any size, making things like this a piece of cake.The 4 Blossom shapes were curled, then raised on foam tape. The gorgeous hearts paper is in the the Goodies Kit and I used ribbon also from the Kit slotted through cuts in the base card to make the borders. It still looked a bit bare (still suffering from that "White Space" problem....) so I used the tiny heart punch to add some...tiny hearts!

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Suzie said...

Gorgeous cards Kathy!! I love the birdie one :)

Karen said...

Fancy that kit being right under your nose eh!!!!! Brilliant cards...may get this set X

Kaz said...

I lurve that flower card Kathy, it's lovely and bright.

Hazel said...

You and robo have been hard at work, Kathy, with excellent results.

bubblegum said...

Gorgeous cards again Kathy :) Love those wee cutie pie owls and the colours are great. :)

Love how you have built up the flower too - fab idea. :)


Angelnorth said...

Two lovely cards - love the vibrant orange and pink of the big flower!

Anonymous said...

totally gorgeous!

Marlou said...

Hi Kathy :) thanks for your comment on my card :) im just admiring all your beautiful work here!! your style is fabulous!! and loving these owls, adorable!! :) x

carolann said...

Wow these cards are awesome hun so bright and jolly well done xxxx

nutka1911 said...

I love your cards with flowers or birds.