Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Design Studio Help: Weaving a circle through your card with perfectly placed inserts (using George only) - click here for cut file

Please read the instructions below carefully if you want to learn about welding & burping to get this particular desired effect. When several shapes are welded together, it can get confusing...
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When you have Design Studio out & you're trying to weld, if you have a shape within a shape within a shape, that's when it's important to understand that burping still can affect the way your Cricut will cut items out. The card you see in the screen shot below is a perfect example.

In the first screen shot, I am showing you on a blank page with the "include page preview" checked only on the page I want to check out where the Cricut will cut. When you do that, the blank page will show, via dark lines, what will cut where.

All items have the weld box checked (when they were highlighted with the arrows):
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NOTE: THE SCREEN SHOT DIRECTLY ABOVE AND DIRECTLY BELOW ARE HOW YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR SCREEN TO LOOK. THIS IS FOR DEMONSTRATING PURPOSES ONLY

Not what I want. Let's see what the next one looks like...
In this one, I didn't check the weld box for the large rectangle (the outermost shape, which is the card itself):
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In this one, I went back to having all of the shapes welded (i.e., the weld box was checked when each shape below was highlighted with the moving & shaping arrows that are in the blue circles). The difference was that I "burped" the circle. I clicked on it, then pressed "copy, delete, paste" in that order. You don't have to copy & paste the shape on to another page; just press those buttons in that order. What you have is the correct size holes/inserts to weave the circle through, in the correct places.

THIS (SCREEN SHOT DIRECTLY BELOW) IS HOW YOU WANT YOUR SCREEN TO LOOK BEFORE CUTTING. THIS IS ALSO WHAT IS IN THE CUT FILE YOU WILL DOWNLOAD WHEN YOU CLICK ON THE TITLE TO THIS POST.
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In the cut file, you'll find different versions of the same thing. In one, it has extra holes/inserts so that you can weave through the back & only have a half circle showing on the front of the card. The one shown in the screen shot above (although you only weave half of the circle) you'll actually have the entire circle on the front of the card (in other words, half woven through the inserts/holes, half not woven through the inserts but still showing on the front of the card). Here are some samples of some cards I am working on (all are in the cut file, just click on the title):
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To get the right size circle, I just copied & pasted the circle used in the screen shot you see above on to another page.

The card in the upper right hand corner has ribbon instead of paper woven through.

The card in the upper left hand corner is the only one that has the entire circle on the front of the card; it is what I was explaining in the info just above the picture of the four cards; I used the cut file in the third screen shot to make this card.

NOTE: You do have to cut the circle to weave it through; not in half, just cut through it at one point so that you can weave through the inserts/holes as if it were ribbon



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