Hi! This is Christine from http://iamcocoasmom.blogspot.com/ with another learning adventure on the Cricut Explore!
One of my on-going projects since the arrival of my Explore, has been
the recreation of the basic cards I had on my Gypsy. I had been
playing with this bee-lated birthday design for a while before
realizing, last week, that I desperately, immediately, positively,
needed it right then!
had added the hexagon overlay from CTMH Artbooking and as you can see, I
had welded it to a square to make a shaped mat for the front of the
card. Well, nope! That did not work, so back I went into Design Space
and started again. This time I created a 5 inch by 10 inch rectangle
and sized the hexagon overlay to fit within the front edge of the
Decision Time! Do I WELD it to the front
edge, or use the SLICE tool to cut away the interior hexagons? I have
to say that both cards looked pretty cool.
I chose to weld, but first, I had to use the contour button to remove the four interior pieces along the edge.
course, once the two pieces were welded, it was no longer 10 inches
long, and as I discovered, resizing distorted the hexagon shape and the
original hexagon overlay would no longer fit nicely. Thank goodness
for the UNDO button!
The card was now 10.41
inches wide, so, I created a .41 inch wide rectangle and positioned it
at the left side of the card, I used the SLICE button to restore the
card base to 10 inches wide. (Seems like a lot of extra effort, doesn't
it, when I could have removed .41 inches with my trimmer? LOL!
However, this is a card I will make several times, so I wanted it to be
And here is the finished card:-
and the interior: -
this card is on Design Space, I can change the way it looks with
different papers and embellishments. Lets hope that I don't have to use
it too often!
Thank you, Sheila for allowing me to share my project. See ya next month! : ) Christine