Sunday, August 24, 2008

Good Luck! (another adjustable design )

adjustable designs, C - Storybo

Here is another design I created using the new method of "grouping" possible with the 08-08 Design Studio update. The update can be found on the Cricut website - here is a LINK to the page - be sure to follow the directions. The link to the tutorial on grouping is pinned to the top right corner of the home page of my blog.

I did this design using the new Storybook cartridge. Here is a screen shot of the design on a 12 x 12 mat - this is on page one of the file.

On page two you will find a few other sizes, however, the exciting thing about these files is that you can make them whatever size you need!

Just select the design and use the handles or the shape properties box to resize it - I have a longer tutorial about this that will be posted later today or tomorrow.

Here are two cuts made from this design, side by side so you can see the relative sizing - the one on the left is on a 12 x 12 sheet of paper

Below is a photo of the cut on the right on a precut 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 mat - perfect for a 5 x 7 card.

The offcut on the 12 x 12 mat leaves a border that could be use on another page layout

You could add some additional pen lines, stickles or other embellishments to the green border.

You will also have four "clovers in circles" that you can save and use somewhere else.

I like the look of this using two shades of green as seen above.

I thought I'd also share a photo of my new favorite tool! It is a three inch wide putty knife that I got at Ace Hardware.

The width is very convenient and the long handle give you good leverage for getting under the cuts.

The angle of the edge is also great for removing the paper - it is thin enough to go under easily and sturdy enough to stay stable.

Best of all - it only cost $1.39

Not all designs can be grouped under the current version of the software - it is not possible to alter the angle or stretch or skew an individual element within a design. Even so, I am really enjoying the use of those two extra nudge buttons! Be careful to save your design frequently as you work (using "save as"" to create a new file) because many people, including me, are having a problem with the nudge buttons "sticking" and then the file goes out of control and becomes unusable. If this happens, you will need to close the program and reopen it, however, the version of the file that had the "runaway" nudge will not be cured, so delete it and go back to a prior saved version to continue. Once you have a final file, you can delete all of the extra backups.

I will be adding (A) to the download link for a file if it is an adjustable file - as always the cartridges used are in the title of the file which you download and in the labels below each post.

Good Luck (A)


  1. Hello Capadia, First of all thank you so much for sharing your cut files. Love this good luck cut. However,I am getting an error message ("object reference not set to an instance of an object")therefore I am unable to download the file. I have not had this message before and was wondering if by my up-dating the Cricut this has created a new problem. Please are you able to help me. Many Thanks Gienowefa

  2. Diane
    I love this design and the fact that it's resizeable...and thank you so much for including the "A" and cartridge in the title! Will be very helpful!!!
    Don't you just LOVE the Storybook favorite so far!!!
    Thanks for the cut files. I love your work and look forward to seeing what you come up with next!!

  3. I use the putty knife to remave my cuts also. I got 3 different sized ones at Lowes for about $5. They work great!

  4. Thanks Diane for all your help and designs.


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