Saturday, January 30, 2010
I am the proud owner of my new Bosskut Gazelle personal electronic die cutter machine. I can see I have a very steep learning curve ahead of me - it comes with Funtime software which is a learning experience in itself.
I really needed to learn to use it quickly as I had to make 40 invitations for a church meeting in a few weeks time. After much trial and error and some help from the wonderful lady I purchased it from (thanks Alisa)I was able to accomplish the task I had set out to do. I learnt a huge amount in the process, making many mistakes but I know that as I continue to use the machine and software that my knowledge will continue to grow and this little machine is going to make life easier for me, my family and friends!
This is the project I made. I wanted to make some cupcake invitations to go along with the theme of the evening "Dessert First". I found the cupcake invitation design when I did a google search and came across Elizabeth's blogs. (For some reason when you click on that link it adds a %22 to the end of the URL, just delete those and you will have the correct link). What a great find! I was saved endless hours of work because of her generosity in providing the template. I needed to convert the .gsd file to a .wpc (another steep learning curve), but it was very satisfying to have the job finally done.
I have been sketching as well - I will show you next week as I am still awaiting my pen eraser. I am a week plus behind with my on line class - hopefully I will be able to catch up. The lessons with Misty Mawn have been great - I am in awe of her techniques and results. I can't wait to try them - the results could be quite interesting!
Wishing you all a great, creative week.