Sunday, September 9, 2012

Variations on a Theme - Some More!

You will notice that the VARIETY of bodies is stunning.
Just as there are different kinds of seeds, there are different kinds of bodies—
humans, animals, birds, fish—each unprecedented in its form.
You get a hint at the diversity of resurrection glory by looking at the diversity of bodies not only on earth but in the skies—sun, moon, stars—all these varieties of beauty and brightness. 
And we’re only looking at pre-resurrection “seeds”—
who can imagine what the resurrection “plants” will be like!
I Corinthians 15: 39-41

Recently I posted some cards I’d made – variations of one cutting file – in various colors and styles.  This week I’ve been busy making many more, in between several other projects, using two different files that I have.  I thought I’d share them with you – for inspiration – to show how many ways a single file/design can be presented.  For some of them, I used the cutting file.  For others, I used the ‘negative space’ left after cutting the file.  Yes, Ms. Thrifty-don’t-waste-anything here!   * grin *

The first group of cards used the Cooking with Cricut/Paper Crafting WorldDecorative Plate Label 1’ cutting file.  The 'antique sentiment labels' are from Sweetly Scrapped.  The others I printed on Velum and cut to fit.

At one point while working on these, we had an 'electrical glitch' and when my Cricut came back on, it changed from a 12x12" mat to a 12x6" mat and didn't cut the whole design as I'd planned.  Disappointed, yes, but nonetheless, undaunted.  So - I just rearranged how the design was set up on these cards, using the two halves in different places.  * grin, again *

This is another group that I made with another file.  I’ve had it since shortly after I got my Cricut a few years back, have used it a Lot, but at that time I didn’t know it was important to keep record of where files came from.  One can use it horizontally or vertically and can put any sentiment in the space provided.

I love ‘changing up’ my favorite .svg cutting files.  I’d love to see how you make variations of your favorite files!   Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you’re having a good weekend!  * smile *


  1. They're all so pretty! You make me want to get my cricut out again! :) I tweeted your pretty creations!

    1. Thank You, Emily! My Cricut and my iPhone are my 2 BFFs!! (I recently WON a Silhouette CAMEO - and have been 'studying/learning' how to use it an all of it's wonderful features!) Thanks for Tweeting my items! I repost and Pin your items just about daily - ;-} (Here we have our Mutual Admiration Society!)

  2. You are just so so soooo talented. I love these cards. Do you create and take to craft expo' could sell these for sure. Do you have an Etsy shop? I would love to check it out? Heck, I bet others would too. = ) I also have another thought....hmmmmm.....LOL Sorry, my brain is always developing and marketing products...haha Lynden, I have plans for you and your business...BIG Plans!!!! I hope you are interested in making things happen. (GIGANTIC SMILE)

    Talk to you soon.


    1. Thank You for your kind words! No, I don't go to Craft Shows on a regular basis - although I did one at Church 2 years ago and someone just mentioned this week that she'll have one in her home in Nov. for several of her friends to show our wares. I've not set up an Etsy Shop as yet, although I've thought about it... I've been working hard this year to learn how to set up my blog and hopefully, make it successful - crafting for several online Design Teams in between. My mind goes ALL the time, too, plans, hopes, dreams - so will look forward to hearing Yours, too! 8-]


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