Friday, January 15, 2016

Design Space App How-to & Sizing Cheat Sheet for the New All Occasion Box Cards Cricut Cartridge

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 This morning I made the Thanks A Bunch Card from the new All Occasion Box Cards Cricut Cartridge that was released earlier this week.  The cartridge is by Lori Whitlock and has 30 All Occasion Cards with coordinating envelopes.

 It was pretty easy to put together once I adjusted the sizing in my Design Space App.   All the images needed for each card are grouped together - including the envelope.

I have a few other cartridges that come like this so I thought I would put together a How-to for re-sizing with the Design Space App.

 The handbook has this card sized at 5.5 inches high.

Here's the project right after I selected it in Design Space.  It came in really small and the measurements shown are for all the items grouped together not the card base. 

Leaving everything grouped together, I opened the layers panel and started hiding all the pieces that I didn't want. 

  The layers panel to the right shows everything hidden except for the card base.  
By selecting the edit icon, I can see the current size of the card base.   

Here I've changed the height of my card base to the 5.5 inches shown in the handbook. 

Opening the layers panel again, I bring back all the images that I had hidden.  

Here is the final size of the grouped project.

I can see by the guidelines that my card base is sized correctly at 5.5 inches tall. 

I assembled the flowers and Mason jars then folded the piece by following the picture in the assembly section of the handbook.    This is a really new cartridge (I bought the digital version) and the only place I ran into a bit of trouble was the front flower stems.  I had to cut the bottom piece in order to line up my stems, it was just a bit too wide. Then I covered it with another strip of green even though it gets hidden.   The actual size of the stems was perfect so I figured it was just a bug in the software and Cricut will update it when they catch it.  

The instructions were pretty easy to follow - if I was going to do this card again I would cut an extra tall piece of patterned paper to cover the back too.   You can also add additional items if you like the box to be really full.  There are tons of great box card ideas on Pinterest.

The box folds flat to fit into the envelope.  

Perfect fit!

Finished card and envelope - I added a bit of bling to the heart on the Mason Jar.  
I love how it turned out - such a fun cartridge!

Here is a Sizing Template for the All Occasions Box Cards for Design Space.  

 If you look at the size for this card you will see that it is exactly the same size that I ended up with after going through the steps.    You can use the steps above for any card in Design Space that includes an envelope - that way your images stay sized together and if you are using an SVG that isn't from Cricut you might not have a handbook or instructions to go with it.

Products Used In This Project:

Pink Paislee - Hello, Sunshine floral patterned paper
Rhinestone from my stash

Close To My Heart Products Used:

Ruby Cardstock
Hollyhock Cardstock
Canary Cardstock
Glacier Cardstock
White Daisy Cardstock

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