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Thursday, March 3, 2011

St. Patrick's Day with SCAL

I am up wayyyyy too early this morning.  I am usually an early riser, but it was after midnight when I went to bed and I've already been awake for a half an hour and it isn't even 4:30 AM yet.  I think it is going to be a very long day.  The worst part is I still feel tired and my eyes are aching.  Not a good sign.  Well at least it will give me plenty of time to do this post, get through my email and check the blogs I follow before the boys wake up! 

Craft Edge was awesome enough to not only share a copy of SCAL with me to give away to one of my lucky followers this weekend during blog hopping, but they also sent me my very own copy to learn and play with!  I've been doing just that.  I've been watching a lot of their video tutorials here >>> Learning to use SCAL (that is for you Leslie!!).  I haven't created anything earth shattering yet and I know it will be a long time before I master designing my own stuff, but I do know how to Google and that's half the battle! lol  I used Google Images to find this Celtic shamrock that I used for the card below.  It is super easy to import an image to SCAL and the tutorial for that is found right here>>> Importing SVG Files



The Celtic shamrock was cut at 4 1/2" from Core'dinations paper and then I matted it to some Recollections Kraft paper and trimmed around the edges to give it a solid background to put against patterned background paper by K&Company.  Used some Glue Dots behind the shamrock to lift it off of the card a tad.  The stamp is by Studio G and the gingham wired ribbon is from my ridiculous stash of ribbon. 



For my first creation with SCAL I was pretty pleased.  I'm looking forward to learning more and tweaking my capabilities of mastering the Sure Cuts A Lot software!  Hope you will join me on my journey!  Have a magical day!


22 comments:

Kaye said...

You can make that card out to me and I'll even provide the self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Thank you very much!

Kaye

magicwanda said...

Super cool Melissa
I love my scal I can't design in it yet but as you say it is easy to import and there are some awesome svg files out there.
Great card ...I love that big shamrock!
Wanda

Jennifer said...

Awesome shamrock, Melissa! I've been looking at SCAL and at MTC -- most folks say that MTC is much easier to learn. I haven't decided which one I'll purchase yet. Still researching and asking questions!

~ Jen @ Musings of A Craft Mom
www.gator-4-life.blogspot.com

Jamie Lane said...

This is adorable!

LesleyfromWI said...

I love that celtic shamrock...awesome card. Thanks for sharing that link. My hubby will be watching it with me tonight. Have a great day!

Christine said...

Nice job! TFS
Chris Pickul

Tammy said...

Fabulous make....I have always wanted to try SCAL. It is great to see your creation as I need to learn what it all can do. So keep up the great work and letting us know how it works.
smiles...Tammy

jennyplace2 said...

Love your card! I just won the scal2 program a couple of weeks ago and did not even know that these video were here to watch for us newbies and I have been so scared to even try the program. Thanks to you...by the end of the day, I am going to attempt my first project! Thank you for posting the links...you rock!

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

ooh! ahh! wow!
Beautiful shamrock!

http://www.kristaspapercafe.com

Nikki T said...

Love the card.
Nikki

JustYolie said...

Cool card!!

Audrey Frelx said...

What a cute card! I haven't been near my SCAL in probably a year! What an inspiration and incentive for me to play with it again!

~jan said...

What an awesome card, Melissa! :) Love how intricate the shamrock is. Backing it on kraft was a brilliant idea! Thanks for hopping with The Paper Variety!

Claire Langan said...

Super cute shamrock Melissa. I think that is the most elegant looking shamrock I've ever seen.

Thanks for joining again the National Craft month challenge. Keep on posting!

Kim. said...

This is a super cute card and I am so looking forward to seeing what you do with SCAL as I have it and am sure I don't use it to it's potential.
Kim xXx

Anniebee said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love Celtic knot designs of all kinds and this shamrock is outstanding. Great job!

Anne
anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

Amanda Villarreal said...

very pretty! Perfect for St. Patty's day.

Thanks for joining us at Crafting With Cristina!

DIANA L. said...

What a super card love that you used the scal. I've not tried that yet.TFS
I have a give away over on my blog you might be interested
http://www.dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Tessa Buys said...

I love the gingham bow! So cute! Thank you for playing at The Paper Variety!

CricutLvr!! said...

What a great card. Love the cut and the paper too!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Crafting with Cristina. Good luck!!

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

So nice... cute...

Thanks for playing with us at CWC...

IVette

PINAY said...

That's one awesome shamrock! I never had a chance to play with SCAL, but you card makes me want to try. Thanks for celebrating National Craft Month with me :)

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