For those of you not familiar with the eClips, it is a cartridge-based cutter, that has a unique hand-held controller. However, if you use eCAL, you don't need to use the cutter or the cartridge; the software gives you all the sweet features of the controller.
SVG Cuts, the above mentioned company that produces the SVG files for use in the software, is a super company. Every week they release a new kit that you have the option of picking up for free for one week with the purchase of other kits. Since I am building up my kit library, this has been working out wonderfully for me. I have been spending an average of 10.98 to pick up two kits plus the free one. This is a fraction of the cost of a cartridge for any cartridge-based system.
Back to cards. One of the first free kits I picked up was the Everyday Cards Kit. I love it. I made so many I gave a box of them to each of my daughters. Then I made a box for myself. These are all A2 size. Then I bought the A2 All Occasion Cards and made a bunch of those. They are so cute. Then I bought the kit for the Premium pop-up cards - I think I am in love with these. The nicest thing about this kit is that you can choose the size from A1 to A6 and square cards. The square cards are my new favorites because you have a little more flexibility with how you place the embellishments.
Here are a few of the square cards I made! The thank you card is one of my favorites. Mary at SVGCuts gave a great tip about making the flower. Instead of a brad, though, I used a glittery stick-on brad. For the Christmas card, I had some left-over paper and saw that the sleigh would make a great card. I was right. So I made the card base out of AC Card stock and applied the paper and trip to the front of that after applying the pop-up to the inside. Then to break up all that red I cut one of the trees included in the kit and applied it to the inside. I also fiddled with the size of the strip on the right side of the card and cut two in different colors.
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