Welcome to my New Blog. This blog is for sharing my crafting ideas and my cutting files that I create primarily using the Make the Cut Software and my electronic cutters which include my 18" Black Cat Cougar, a Silhouette SD, and an original Expression.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Volleyball or Sports Photo Frame Overlay
Another older post from my old blog but something I thought was worth sharing again here.
Sorry, but there is no actual cut file to share with you today as it is something that I created that was very "specific" to a small group of girls. However, I wanted to show you what you can do for those special people in your lives when you have an electronic die cut machine with an awesome program like Make The Cut.
My children both play sports. my DD's high school varsity volleyball team won our Regional Championship and qualified to go to the State Tournament in their division back in 2010 . (This was the 2nd year in a row, but she wasn't on the team last year as she is a Freshman this year.) For Christmas that year, I made her a framed photo of the group with the Regional Championship Plaque. I created this mat or overlay to frame the photo with. It cuts as one piece with the wording and the spartan heads all cut out of the Mat. My DD loved it.
I got the idea from Julie and her awesome tutorials that she creates and shares for free on the MTC_Tuts Yahoo group. If you have MTC and don't belong to Julie's MTC_Tuts Yahoo group I would highly recommend joining. If you don't have MTC yet but are thinking about getting it, I would also highly recommend Julie's Yahoo group as well. It is a moderated group and Julie does a great job of keeping people on task and shares a wealth of knowledge and information in the large quantity of FREE tutorials that she shares with the group. In addition, lots of people regularly share their knowledge and experience in using this great program. If you buy MTC through Julie's link she will also send you some free files. (You don't have to have purchased MTC through Julie to join the group however and other people also share free files if you purchase through them. No matter who or where you purchase MTC from - it should always be the same price). The group just recently added its 3,000+ member and Julie shared some Irish cut files. It is a great place for newbies and not so newbies to keep expanding their knowledge of the program. Julie has a ton of tutorials for beginners to advanced users and that list is growing regularly. There is a lot of email that passes through the group so I have it on digest so that I get just a few emails a day with a compilation of messages that have passed through the group. You can also set it to receive no emails and just go to the yahoo group to view the messages and tutorials.
You can find Julie's MTC_Tuts Yahoo group here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/
(She will have to approve you for membership but that shouldn't take long).
If you are a member, or once you join, you can find the tutorial on how to create a Sports Frame Overlay like this one here in the Intermediate Lessons Folder and it is entitled: III.12_SportsFrameOverlay.
As always, thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave me any questions or comments by clicking on the comments area below any post.