I had a special request from a friend in the USA for a card celebrating her daughter's earning a master's degree. The daughter loves llamas, and while SU! used to have a set with a llama and coordinating die, but it's been retired for a bit now and mine has found a new home.
So I went online and found a llama pattern to work with my e-cutter, and got her a llama that way! My e-cutter is a Brother Scan-N-Cut, which I love, but these files come in several formats that work with a variety of cutters. For example, I know it would have worked as well with my older Silhouette Cameo 2. I upgraded my machine about 6 months ago because it scans stamped images and DSP patterns and makes it really easy to cut them out when they don't have coordinating dies.
I did some playing around with the size of the pattern to get it to fit on a regular card front, but the software made it easy to select everything and keep it all proportional while reducing by a particular percentage.
I was told that the recipient loves purple, so that was easy for the background. Her master's is in environmental science, so I used the Layered Leaves 3D embossing folder.
My friend is thrilled, and I hope her daughter likes it, too.
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I've been paper-crafting since 2006, and an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2010. I love sharing my craft with others, either through classes or by creating special cards and gifts that meet their needs. Join me in creating fun!