Hola May!

Hola May!

Can you believe it's MAY already?! This year is chugging away. Speaking of chugging...it's the eve of CINCO DE MAYO and Alma has always been great with celebrations! We have a gaggle of fun new digi images and digi cuts this month. Let's see how you can use them!

The TEQUILA set is one of my faves from way back. But now that it's a digi set, the possibilities are endless! Those tiki drinks really bring back memories of fun dinner's in fancy restaurants when I was a kid. Of course, ours held a Shirley Temple and not TEQUILA.

I downloaded the shorter cup image into Silhouette Studio and made it jumbo sized. I separated the pieces so that I could print the cup on brown cardstock, the umbrellas on patterned paper, and the cherry and limes on cardstock as well.

I strung up the cups on jute cord and included flower cutouts and wood beads in between. I glued real paper straws to the back of each cup. This would be such a fun luau decoration!

My second Tequila project popped into my brain...the classic "1 Tequila, 2 Tequila, 3 Tequila, FLOOR!" This is what would happen to me with ONE tequila, I'm afraid!

I printed TEQUILA and the shot glass, salt/lime, and margarita images onto white cardstock and cut the images using the Silhouette - what a timesaver, considering that I used to cut EVERYTHING with my Xacto blade. I also used my favorite TCP alphabet dies - BIG LITTLE ALPHABET and numbers from the NUMBERS PLATE die to create the sentiment. (Remember - all of these dies are on sale for 40% off right now. That's a real deal!!)

The images are colored with Copics and the numbers were sponged with Distress Oxide inks. Enamel dots, hemp twine, and a little white gel pen finish it off.

I can't express enough how great these cut files can be! It's really a whole new world for an old-style stamper like me. I love this fun SOMBRERO PENGUIN CUTABLE image and thought he'd make a great card all on his own. I imported the file into Silhouette Studio and separated by color. I made a copy of the base image and then flipped it horizontally and moved it so that the images were touching right at the edge. I added a small offset border and cut the image out and then folded at the center to create a penguin shaped card.

I cut out all of the parts using cardstock from my scrap bin. What a great way to use this stuff up...you know I'd never just throw it away! The sombrero and his little feet are popped up on foam dots to give him some depth.

Penguin needed something festive so I added a little tassel banner. I wrapped embroidery floss around a little card and then tied the ends and the little band at the tops and then cut in the middle to make two tassels from each wrapping. Then I tied them to a little linen twine and taped the ends to his wings before adding the cutout to the card front. These fit into a regular A2 envelope and off they went in the mail today.

Hopefully I've given you just a wee bit of inspiration. Enjoy your CINCO DE MAYO and MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU, TCP fans!
Don't forget the BIG SALE - going on now!

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