Happy Monday, all! For Day 17 of the Holiday Card Series I wanted to create another Hanukkah card. However, I couldn’t find stamps or dies for what I had in mind. So I created some digital cutting files to use with my Cricut. Along with some ink blending using two inks from Simon Says Stamp (Morning and Twilight) and some silver cardstock, I love how it turned out. :)
Years ago, I had a Cricut and I was underwhelmed with it’s performance and software limitations (to put it lightly). However, they’ve much improved the latest Cricut machines and have updated their software. I have no complaints now. :)
This does not mean that I’ll be using a Cricut for all my cards now. I still am very much a metal die crafter, especially since I design them for Simon Says Stamp and I want to use the products I design. In fact, the reason I initially purchased a Cricut was to test die designs I was working on. I needed to test the designs with actual cut paper to make sure they worked. A digital cutter was the only way to do that.
Anyhow, since I created the candles and “Hanukkah” greeting for my card, I thought I would offer them for free here at my blog. You can use the files in whatever program you have that uses .svg files.
Enjoy the video!
(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).
Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.