Here are a few tips before you get started:
- Use scratch paper for your first pass (a single sided pattern is best - see next tip). I wasted many sheets of nice paper while I was still in my learning curve.
- Use single sided pattern paper for all of your envelope test cuts and take note which side needs to face upwards on your mat when you cut the layers for your envelope.
- If you want to have a pattern on the outside of the envelope and a pattern on the inside then you will have to use the flip function for one of the cuts.
- Make sure you cut your envelope before you cut your card. You don't want to cut your card at the largest size possible and then not be able to cut an envelope large enough for the card to fit inside.
- Use the "fit to page" function to find out the largest size the envelope can be cut. You will want to jot that size down so when you cut the card you can turn off the "fit to page" feature and enter the same measurement as you used for the envelope.
- Cut both the envelope and the liner with regular scrapbook paper instead of cardstock so the envelope isn't too bulky. Bulkiness will distort the creases and the overall shape.
- Make sure you write down all your notes when you cut out card projects. You should write the size inside of your cartridge handbook so the next time you want to make the card you already know the largest measurement option. Write down which layers need to be flipped when you work with pattern paper. This is a fabulous practice to get into when ever you use your Cricut but with project and card cartridges, it is especially important.
The frames can be used in a variety of ways other than with the cards. They are darling and really versatile.
I like the phrases also! They are relevant and practical and they come in nice fonts too.
Below is a list of all of the images and phrases on this cartridge with their page numbers. If you find any errors in the spreadsheet, please let me know so I can correct it. If you would like to share this information on your blog, instead of copy and pasting this info, please paste a link to my site.