I follow a blog called "The Cutting Cafe"...to be honest, I am a stalker. The samples are wonderful! Then my blog friend, Kay Sibley, became a DT member. Kay's cards and projects are always beautiful and inspirational. I emailed Kay about my anxiety over buying and using a template with my new Pazzles machine dhDH bought me for Christmas. (You do not need to own a cutting machine to purchase the templates!) Technology intimidates me and causes me great anxiety. Kay assured me, my friend Deanna encouraged me, and last week I purchased this tie template. My first card is below:
I used some old DCWV Nana's Kids paper, SU kraft card stock, and Making Memories rub-ons. For my second attempt (first picture), I was feeling more confident and I pulled out my BasicGrey Hang 10 and Bazzill card stock. And you know I had to use my Cuttlebug embossing folder on my tie ;) The "Happy Father's Day" is an SU stamp & window punch; I was hoping it would sort of look like a tie clip.
The Cutting Cafe has a gazillion (only a slight exaggeration) cutting files and printable stamps in various themes that are very inexpensive. I will be purchasing more cutting files! I have not figured out the whole "printable stamps" part (I can here you laughing...) but that is next on my list!