Fall Pumpkin Gatefold Card by DT Kimberly Sisco

Fall Pumpkin Gatefold Card by DT Kimberly Sisco

Take a look at this lovely version of the FREE Fall Pumpkin Gatefold Card as designed by DT Kimberly.

She did not make just one card, but two!  With the pumpkin from the SVG file, she created another shaped card, using Cricut Design Space.

Click here to view her video assembly, showing the steps she took in Cricut Design Space to modify the SVG file.  For additional information, click here to head on over to her blog.

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Tiered Cake Box Card by DT Kimberly Sisco

Tiered Cake Box Card by DT Kimberly Sisco

Simply Crafty SVGs Tiered Cake Box Card

Hello Crafters! It is my pleasure to share my Simply Crafty SVGS Design Team project with you. I chose the Tiered Cake Box Card because I absolutely love creating cards. This box card is versatile and could be used for many occasions, such as, birthdays, weddings, and baby showers. I will be using mine as a birthday card. You can find the SVG here: I followed the instructions for this project which are included with all the Simply Crafty SVGS and the instructions come as a PDF format which can be printed. This box card came together rather quickly.

Below the pictures is an assembly process video where I show how I assembled my project.  I used Cricut Design Space and my Cricut Explore to cut out my images.

I took full advantage of the print then cut feature in Cricut Design Space for all my patterned images. I inked the edges of all the images with Distress Ink Vintage Photo to create more texture and depth.

If you have any questions, please, let me know. And be sure to visit Simply Crafty SVGS for innovative designs.

Watch the Assembly Process Video Below or Here on YouTube:

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Dashed Scorelines Be Gone!  (at least for some folks)

Dashed Scorelines Be Gone! (at least for some folks)

For years, consumer SVG cutting files for boxes, bags, and cards included dashed scorelines only. This is because earlier die cutting machines had the capability to cut the dashed line to allow folding.  With technology advancements, the consumer die cutters continue to get better and better.  Some now even have the capability of scoring solid lines!  This is the reason we are now are including two different scorelines versions in all our new Simply Crafty SVG files.  One will be in the traditional dashed format AND the other a solid scoreline version.

What does that mean to me and should I really care?

If you are using a machine capable of using solid scorelines, you might care.  Using the files located in the solid_scorelines folder will allow those with Cricut Explore and Sizzix eClips2 to score a solid line, instead of dashed lines. Many people prefer this, as it is a cleaner look.  If you do have a compatible machine, we have included these files to use instead of the files with dashed scorelines. So, when you see a file with a dashed scoreline, check the solid_scorelines folder and import that version instead of the dashed version.

Cricut Users:

Cricut Design Space users, this means you still have to attach and change the solid scorelines to “Score” within Design Space to use with your score tool.  You can will use the dashed scorelines version, if you prefer.  Some people still like to “cut” their scorelines instead of using the score tool, which is sometimes preferable for 3D type projects. Click here for additional Cricut help.  We have some more scoring tips here.

Sizzix eClips2 Users:

For Sizzix eClips2 users, change the Cut Line Type of the solid scorelines lines to “Score” instead of cut within eCal2.  If you prefer cutting the scorelines, go ahead and use the dashed scorelines version. Click here for addition eCAL help.

Why do you still include the dashed scorelines?  

We still include the dashed scorelines is to make sure our files are compatible with most die cutters that use SVG file, even if they do not have the capability to use the solid scorelines. We are not into exclusion.  We love all technology!

What if I have a Silhouette Cameo?  Is there a way I can cut solid lines?

Great news!  We created this video tutorial to show you how you can use the second tool with a ratchet blade to easily score using a light kiss cut. Click here to view the video. I use it all the time and it works great! For more Silhouette help, click here.

I hope this was helpful to you all!  Happy Crafting!

-Sandy-

 

Cricut Design Space – Save Paper Using Mat Preview

Cricut Design Space – Save Paper Using Mat Preview

Here is another Cricut Design Space tip for my Cricut Explore users.  For this video, I will show you how to move and rotate images on the mat preview within the Desktop version of Design space, so you can easily use different size papers and scraps.  If you take the default layout from Design Space, it often does not arrange the images optimally on the mat for paper usage.

For iPad Cricut Design Space users, you can also move and rotate images within the mat preview with your finger or stylus.  There is also a lot of Material Size options within the iPad IOS App.  There is also a feature called SnapMat that allows you to take a picture of your mat to optimize scraps.  Click here to view Cricut’s SnapMat FAQ.  

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Cricut Design Space: Save Paper Using the Attach Option

Cricut Design Space: Save Paper Using the Attach Option

For those that use Cricut Design Space, I would like to share a tip I use in Cricut Design space that will help you conserve valuable paper and cardstock.

Often, when cutting from within Design Space, I notice a lot of paper waste when viewing a project in the mat.  For those paper lovers out there that want to conserve paper, here is a tip on how you can use the Attach option within Cricut Design Space to do just this!

Tune in next week for another paper saving technique I use in Cricut Design Space.

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