Here are some flat card examples. I've made the cards 4.5 x 6.25 as there is an invitation envelope that you can buy at Walmart to use for envelopes. I've printed on the Georia Pacific 110lb. cardstock from Walmart, so I don't have a lot of money tied up in this. With the flat cards, you can get two cards per sheet. Here's how they lay out on the mat of the Cameo.
|I colored in the background rectangle and filled the image and the name with white|
|I created my bottom rectangle, added a long rectangle for a band, used one of my shapes from the Silhouette store and filled the shape with white, but colored the line and gave it thickness . The Monogram is from the Silhouette Store.|
I also had fun creating some more elaborate cards using my digital papers. These are all folded note cards. I simply designed my card front on a rectangle 4.25 x 5.5 and then aligned it to the bottom of a 5.5 x 8.5 rectangle as shown in this picture of a mat.
If you wanted to sell your cards, which you could very easily do, you can simply use rectangles to create lines and insert the name or monogram. If you have the diffuser you can even create an embossed card with the monogram smooth. The possibilities are endless(don't forget to Google note cards for some ideas). As for my BFF, I designed about 15 different examples for her to pick from, and print and cut two of each. She loved them all, and has a variety to pick from on her next note writing(which will be as soon as she gets home).
These will make wonderful teacher or graduation gifts.
If you're looking for a cheap place to buy envelopes, check out Heinrich's. If you buy them by the 1000 lot, they are a super deal. Since I also make lots of invitations plus OWH cards, buying them by the 1000 is a great plan for me.
The last thing I want to share with you is a picture of an indigo bunting. My walking buddy and I came across him yesterday on our morning walk. We think perhaps he hit the windshield of a car. She took him home to see if he would recover, but unfortunately he expired. That said, I still wanted to share a picture I took of him because his coloring is totally amazing.
And that's my SMT post for this first week of may on the Sassy Cheryl's Blog. I look forward to seeing what the rest of you are up to this week.