Happy Easter at Miss Kate Cuttables

Today I’m sharing my Miss Kate Cuttables design team project.  But first, I want to remind you about Miss Kate’s Freebie of the Day.  Every day there’s a new one for you.

Now to my card; well, cards.  I couldn’t decide which color combination I wanted to use for the Easter Egg cut file, so I used both.  Here they are:

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I wanted to make an x-card, which is fairly simple.  In my Silhouette, I centered the egg in a 4 1/4″ x 5″ rectangle.  Then I made an 1/4″ offset to form the oval opening, placed a score line down the middle and I had my base.  To create my mats, I did another offset and another score down the middle.  I cut four bases and panels as well as two of each egg (3 layers).  Here’s another view of the cards look down from the top.  You can see why it’s called an x-card.

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I did want to share I had a bit of a challenge finding a good “balance” when attaching the patterned paper to the card stock.  If you attach it by folding the card stock over the patterned paper, it’s difficult to open the panel flat for mailing.  If you attach it when the card stock is flat, the card stock will buckle slightly.  My suggestion is to definitely use liquid adhesive and to open/close/open/close while the adhesive is drying.  The second card was better than the first after I learned this lesson.

For the card on the left, I used Lost Lagoon, Marina Mist and Whisper White.  The patterned paper is from the Twitterpated Collection from Stampin’ Up’s My Digital Studio.

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The card on the right combines Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe and Whisper White.  The patterned paper on this card is also MDS; Summer Soiree.

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The greeting is also MDS from the Delightful Dozen set.  I color matched it to the darker card stock in each case.  If I were making this card again, I would replace one of the patterned paper mats with plain Whisper White because I didn’t allow any room for a sentiment or to sign my name.

That’s all for today! 

8 Responses to “Happy Easter at Miss Kate Cuttables”

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  1. Denise Sayers says:

    Those are an adorable take on a spinner card. I have not seen a X card before, so thank you for the tip before I try one. Hope things are going better after your excitement.

  2. I like this style of card. Can you share the SVG for the base of the card? My email address is (please sub symbols for words in parens & no blanks): sunshine_honeybee2004 (at sign) yahoo (dot) com
    TY. I have a Cricut and if I got the SVG then I would consider buying the MKC Egg image. Like the papers chosen.
    Melissa
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Well, here’s the situation with that. When Silhouette upgraded their software sometime back, they eliminated our ability to save files as .svg’s. I’m going to try to fire up an old laptop to see if I can load an older version that will enable me to do it. If I can’t, I can send it to you as a .pdf, presuming you can trace in the Cricut. But I’m getting ahead of myself…lets see if I can upload the older software. Stay tuned!

  3. I love the spring colors!

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