Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Monogram Cards

Rachel Asked : "Can I ask did you cut those letters yourself because they are amazing "

Thanks much , Rachel , for your lovely words !

Er ,no I don't do die cutting yet nor hand cutting for that matter . Still resisting the "impulse" to join the die cutting machine wagon - my instincts now tell me I oughta go with a machine like the Cuttlebug - ' cos I love the idea that you can cut ( & a lot of different type materials , not just paper ) & emboss ...however I do not love the idea that alpha dies cost way too much per set - even if we're disciplined enough to buy them when they are half priced ! So I am thinking now that the latest Quickutz Digital cutter - Silhouette may have to be acquired ( but it only cuts paper & no embossing ) if for the love of alphas ( we can cut true type fonts ! ) & one other machine like the Cuttlebug or QK Revolution for the cutting & embossing abilities . I'm still sitting on this idea for now .... lol ....

I'm thinking I'd rather acquire some new clear Alpha( sooo many wonderful brands out there ) & other patterned stamps & a heat gun to emboss anywhere & everywhere if it so strikes my fancy - I think that would cost way less & yet be a lot of fun ! Just like I'm sitting on the fence on acquiring a DSLR to take better people pics ! lol - I think I would need to read a few books on the technical aspects of photography more before I run out & acquire these gadgets ( even if they seem like gotta haves ! ) Just my own thoughts ....would still love to hear others' on these ....


Paula said...

Beautiful designs, Pearl.
I love my heat gun.
I do have a DSLR but I do photography as well as scrapping.
I have my Big Shot but can't afford the £79 for an alphabet set.
So all my titles are usually hand cut or stickers/rub ons.
I can't afford a big machine like the robo or cricut but am happy with my many fonts on the computer.
Two fonts are my favourite for cutting & they are
signature & calligrapher but most fonts are easy using wordart.

If I have money i buy gorgeous papers, brads, ribbons, buttons & clear stamps.

Katie said...

These are stunning!!