Friday, March 11, 2011

Fairy Cut Friday: Butterfly Birthday Card

With Fairy Cut's gallery of images as well as easy-to-use welding tools, it was quick work to make this special birthday card.

For its base, I used a butterfly that was cut out of a circle on the card front. On the program, the butterfly image is shown as a square; I wanted a rectangular shape, so I simply added and welded a smaller rectangle to the bottom of the square. Then I added and welded a card back to the original image to get a card.

I cut two plain butterflies from another image found in Fairy Cut's "animals" gallery. One, the orange-ish base cut, was made larger than the top seafoam green butterfly. To alter the image, simply grab the corner border square and drag. Easy-peasy!

I had my Cricut "Cakes Basics" cartridge already plugged in (you need one cartridge to operate the system, with any cutting program), so I cut the orange-ish circle outline using that. It's no problem jumping from one cutting program (Fairy Cut) to the cartridge cut, and back again.  A little Stickling and assembling the pieces and I was all done.

If you haven't explored the possibility of using your computer to generate your custom images, and a cutting program like Fairy Cut to drive the blade, you're really missing out on a wide world of wonderful images!

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1.  Be or become a follower here.
2.  Comment on CardMonkey's Fairy Cut postings. (You may post one comment per Friday each month = four entries per month)

...then, you become eligible to win a monthly prize from of a free Fairy Cut software license and access code (a $99 USD value), thanks to my friends at Fairy Cut.  The winner will be selected at random by FairyCut, and notified by the manufacturer within one week after the end of each month.

Please read the "fine print" below -- and don't forget to post your comment!

The "fine print": About Fairy Cut Software and the chance to win it:
Fairy Cut software is similar to -- and I think, better than -- Make The Cut or Sure Cuts A Lot. If you're thinking that you may want to invest in a program to use your Cricut to cut without having to rely on the images on a Cricut cartridge, try out the FC, MTC and SCAL .. they all have trial programs.

Now, on Fridays, if you comment on my Fairy Cut post here, on my blog, you have one chance to win a Fairy Cut free software license, generously donated by FAIRY CUT each month to one of my followers. You may comment up to four times (for 4 Fridays) per month -- once each Friday. Duplicate entries will be removed. Winner will be chosen at random by the Fairy Cut manufacturer, and notified directly with his/her free software license and access code.

Thank you to Fairy Cut for their generosity toward my blog followers; other than this gift provided monthly to one of my followers, I receive no ongoing remuneration from Fairy Cut in exchange for my endorsement.


Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I'm first to comment woo hoo! Who knows maybe #1 will be come lucky again, hehehe! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card, I love it, and this program sounds awesome!

Unknown said...

Oh that card is beautiful. I love butterflies. I would so love to try the fairy cut program and creating my own files. Thanks for the chance
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Sarah said...

Thanks for a chance to win Ellen. I would love to have this system!


teachermom5 said...

The butterfly turned out really cute. You make it sound so easy!! Great job.

Star said...

Love butterflies-thanks for sharing.

Bunnyfreak said...

Like all the stickles on the butterfly.

Shawnee said...

Simply Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful butterfly you've created! :)

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dolphinlover said...

I sure hope I win!!! Thanks for the post!

Lisa said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing! Thanks also for the change to win the Fairy Cut software! I'd love to be able to use it :)

Anonymous said...

I love your card. Thanks for sharing. I always get good ideas from you blog. Thanks.