Saturday, March 31, 2012

PTI's Make It Monday #59

The Make It Monday Challenge at Papertrey this week is to make computer generated sentiments on die cuts.  I love fonts and have a hoard of them on my computer, so it was nice to actually put them to good use.  I had a bunch of ideas for this, but alas it is already Friday, and although I have a bunch of sentiments printed out and several die cut, I don't think I'll be able to complete many projects before the week is over.  So you may be wondering why I used such a basic sentiment as "heartfelt thanks".  Well, I was in charge of a huge activity for the 12-year-old girls and their mothers at our church this week and at about midnight the night before I got extremely sick.  A few sweet friends basically took over the whole activity for me.  I wanted to send them a thank you, and all I kept thinking of is that I was truly grateful from the bottom of my heart.  That's when "heartfelt thanks" popped into my head.  I don't think that I have this sentiment in any size and certainly not the large size I wanted, so that's why I chose it.
Oh, and here's a tip.  I wanted to make sure the size of the sentiment would fit perfectly on the die, so I first die cut PTI's Fillable Frames #4 out of leftover clear packaging.  Then, when I typed out the sentiment, I made sure the screen view was at 100% and I just held the clear die up to the screen and fiddled with the size until it fit perfectly within the frame before I printed it.  Worked like a charm! 

Supplies (All PTI unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Tremendous Treats: Valentine
Ink: Buckaroo Blue (SU), Chamomile Tea Dye
Paper: Lemon Tart, Melon Berry, Rustic White, Chloe's Closet DP (MM)
Other: Doily Details Die Collection, Fillable Frames #4 Die, Texture Tools Foam Brush (CTMH)


  1. What a beautiful card! Love the colors, too! Thanks so much for the great tip on sizing your text to the die cut. Very helpful!

  2. Great card, Lindsey! What pretty colours and I love how you used the technique for your sentiment!

  3. what a super smart tip. I can't believe how simple it is, but I would have never thought of it. I will definitely be using this one. Oh, and the card great. i love the colors and the die cuts behind the words. So great.