Monday, June 13, 2011

Keep Calm and...

Hi, my name is Meg and I addicted to anything "keep calm and..."  (I even have a "bloody hell we're buggered now" t-shirt).You may remember my first Silhouette project was this "Keep calm and carry on" card.  One of my blogging friends said she would love a "Keep calm and panda on" version, so I ended up making three different versions for three blogger friends:

The colored portion was cut using the Silhouette, then I used foam tape to pop it up on the white base.  I made these cards 5x7 just to make it easier for me to foam tape the middle pieces (like the triangles in the A's, the panda nose [@*%$^!], the skate wheels [*@$&%!!!!], etc).

Silhouette Hint: The "align" toolbox is very handy (it's the one that looks like three rectangles connected by a line).  I made a slightly-smaller-than-5x7 rectangle, then I typed each word in a separate text box (using Gill Sans font).  Place the top and bottom lines of text where you'd like them to be, then select all the text boxes and click "space vertically" to evenly space them.  Then select the rectangle and everything in it, then choose "center" from the align toolbox. Ta-da! Perfectly centered and spaced text.

Keep calm and craft on, everyone!

7 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

Keep calm, indeed! But how can one keep calm when one is giddy over these adorable cards?? Answer *that*, my friend!

Lindsey said...

These have serious WOW factor, Meg. And they are even MORE fabulous in real life! I love mine, Meg, thank you!

~amy~ said...

seriously f-u-n!

Emily Leiphart said...

These look fabulous together and I am so loving mine. I would imagine that Linds and Ang love theirs, too! I love them all!!! Too funny about foam tapping the panda's face and skate wheels. LOL Thanks again, Meg! You are awesome. ;)

Angela said...

When I saw those skate wheels in real life, my first thought was "how the &8%$#@@!! did she have the patience for that?" Question answered. Seriously, it was so worth the (post-office-induced) wait -- FABULOUS!! And frame-worthy, too. You are an excellent crafter AND friend!!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Adorable!!!!

I've got to admit - I'm new to the "keep calm" lingo!!!

BUT.......I love them!! How nice you made these for your blogger friends - but you ARE nice - so it's no surprise :)
Maria

Amberbop said...

Blog on, my friend! Blog on!