Sunday, November 2, 2014

Artfully Sent Cheat Sheets for Design Space

If you have found using the CTMH/Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection (Z3017) with Cricut® Design Space a little challenging, I hope that these links and tips will be the beginning to the end of your frustration.


Narelle Darley, The Non-Crafty Crafter, and an administrator of the Facebook Group Cricut Lovers Guide to Design Space (send a request to join, it is a great group), edited the Cricut® Cartridge Handbook for Artfully Sent to include the Design Space code for each image. You can download the PDF from Narelle's page Handbooks and Design Space Image codes. Also on the page she explains what Design Space codes are and how to use them. While you are there be sure to check out her other posts that provide tips for using Design Space.

You will also want to visit Paige Dolecki's Stampologist site. Paige created an Artfully Sent Explore Design Space Sizing Cheat Sheet that she is sharing. Paige's cheat sheet has guidelines for adjusting the sizing in Design Space to create any size card.

Please be sure to thank Narelle and Paige for sharing their hard work with us. I have found both of their downloads very helpful and they save me much time.

I also made a cheat sheet. This is for the Artfully Sent shapes that coordinate with the My Acrylix™ Curlicue Frames stamp set (D1631) that comes with the Artfully Sent Collection. In Design Space when you search for a pop-up card and add the image to your mat all elements of the pop-up card are added. You need to ungroup the card and delete the three elements that you do not need.



Also, if you sized the images as if you were cutting a pop-up card (height at 10 inches for a top fold card and width at 10 inches for a side fold card), the shape that coordinates with the Curlicue Frames Stamp Set is not the correct size. In the image below you will find the Design Space image number, which stamp it coordinates with and what size to set the height of the frame so the stamped image will perfectly fit on your cut.


On December 1 please check my OBA or your copy of Seasonal Expressions for two new stamp sets that coordinate with Curlicue Frames. The new stamp sets are Flowers For Mom (B1473) on page 23 and Handmade (B1475) on page 29. It looks like the sizing will be the same for the sentiment stamp in Flowers for Mom (#M10102A2), but it looks like the sizing for Homemade will be a bit different. I believe we will set the height to 1" for Handmade (#M1067B4 and #M101344); after I receive my stamp set I will confirm and, if needed, will update this post.

I hope you found the links and tips helpful. If you found the cheat sheet for cutting frames to use with the Curlicue Frames stamp set, please let me know by leaving a comment below. If you have any questions about Artfully Sent, feel free to ask in the comments below or send me a message. I would be happy to assist you. I also would be honored if you make a purchase from me.


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