Welcome to a snowy Wednesday in my part of the world. The school cancellations started yesterday afternoon and there is a prediction for over a foot of snow so it seems like a good day to craft! If you are visiting my blog for the first time, I hope you will find lots of interesting and helpful information. At the top of the right column you can click to subscribe by email or follow this blog if you want to keep up with my projects and tutorials. To see the steps for assembling this card, please visit the Everyday Cricut blog at THIS POST.
This fancy Valentine was made using a design on the Reminisce Accents cartridge.
I started with this frame element and realized that it would create an interesting pattern if I added another frame rotated 90 degrees and welded the two together.
I repeated the process of copying, pasting and rotating 90 degrees with the shadow layer and also with the shadow blackout layer.
Here is the location of the shadow blackout on the keypad. Once you have chosen your size (in this case five inches) you should not change the value on the slider bar to be sure that the layers will fit properly.
I added a couple of squares to the mat to represent the card base and first layer. These will not be cut with the Cricut - they are just in the file to help with the previews to visualize the colors.
When I did the color preview I realized that there needed to be better contrast to make the words "pop!"
I added an extra ring at the top (this is from the George cartridge) and decided that the colors would work.
Answers to some more questions...
Karen (and others with new computers) - If you have Design Studio installed on an old computer and want to transfer it to a newer computer you should go ahead and download the trial version from the Cricut.com site. There are step by step directions on how to do this at THIS POST on my blog, along with a video. Do not install the version on the CD - it is out of date and won't work at all on a Windows 7 computer. You can try to use the serial number (found on the CD envelope) to activate the software but you will most likely have to call Customer Service for help in transferring the program. If you get through right away it will only take a few minutes to complete the process.
Here is the contact information - I would call rather than email as it can take a while to get an email response.
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KTbirdiegirl said...Wonderful projects! The recipient will certainly feel special! I had a thought, you could cut the letters L - O - V - E and adhere them to the individual candies and arrange them in the block fashion. I think I've seen postage stamps designed that way. TFS.
That's a great idea - I thought about adding initials to the candy bars for a special person but I also like the twist on the famous painting and sculpture by Robert Indiana.
The bags I used for the candy holders are small ziplock bags from the craft store. My bags were sized about 3 x 4 inches. You can adapt the design of the topper to fit whatever bags you find - that is one of the beauties of working with the Design Studio or the Gypsy.
One more note - The Reminisce Accents cartridge is sold exclusively through independent Creative Memories consultants. I am a consultant and, if you do not have a local consultant, I would be happy to help you. Here is a LINK to the page on my personal website where you will find the Cricut cartridges (Reminisce Accents and Cheerful Seasons). You can order from the website and have your items delivered directly to you anywhere in the US.
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