Because my side of the family has little kids I spend Christmas at my sister’s house. Actually I spend almost a week there around Christmastime. And we do all manner of holiday type of things. Like Christmas lights and Christmas carols “Jingle BELLS, Jingle BELLS, Jingle, Jingle, JINGLE!!!” We cook, we eat, we play, we go to the zoo.
And when I come home some time later I go over to Russell’s momma’s house for Christmas with them. Aaaand so far we haven’t had Christmas. Isn’t that just awful? We were supposed to meet up last Monday, but Russell got sick and cancelled. We were supposed to go over today but I’ve been diagnosed with strep throat and nobody wants that as a Christmas gift.
And since Russell is the sort who procrastinates and though he was home alone for a good week, he didn’t wrap any of the gifts to his family. So with an aching head and burning throat I got after it myself. The paper we have to use is lots and lots of fun. My family got gold embossed but Russell’s is getting a kick of color. BUT none of my gift tags matched. Bah!
So I knocked some out with my silhouette and some glitter cardstock. Now, I’ve found a good way to go about cutting glitter card stock and it is NOT the recommended settings. So I’ll show you exactly what I do and how I do!
For this project you will need:
FREE Fonts used:
I’ve had issues with cutting glittered card stock in the past and have had a lot of practice since. Here’s how I roll:
- Set your blade to 10.
- Check double cut.
- Slow down the speed to 2.
- Use your janky cutting mat just in case something goes terribly wrong.
BEFORE hitting that button to unload the cutting mat make sure the cut took and went all of the way through. If not run through again but NOT on double cut this time. After finished, check again and go from there.
I used KG Always a Good Time for the cursive and Chunk Five for the block letters. Now the Chunk Five isn’t naturally together like the cursive so I had to bring it together by decreasing the letter spacing down to about 95%. The C and the H kind of got mixed up so that it was just a blob so I had to go in and modify the cut to make that little notch so the letters were easier to distinguish.
So at this point at least Retha’s presents are wrapped. Oh, my. Merry Christmas, folks :) Oh, but these can be used for birthdays, weddings, etc, but I’m sure you knew that!Written by Allison Murray - Visit Website