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First a note about my files:

All my files are for personal use. I do not charge for any files I create. I share them here for others to use for personal use only. Please do not use them to submit for contests, etc. without getting my permission first. Please give credit where credit is due. I will try to do the same. This means I will try to identify where I got an item or a project if I didn't create it myself and there is an identifable source. Sometimes however I use basic clipart or coloring pages. You may however share these files with others for their personal use (you may not charge for them - you may pass them on for free) or you may point them here to my blog to get the files themselves. If a download file is available, it will appear at the bottom of the post and will be in a different color text.

PLEASE NOTE: I reside in the USA where we use the MM/DD/YYYY date format on computers (and in everything else we do!) If you are outside the USA where they use the DD/MM/YYYY date format on computers, you MAY experience an "Unhandled exception" error when you try to open one of my Cricut DS files. It is an error related to the date format. An easy fix is available at SusanBlueRobot's Blog. Susan has a simple HexEdit program and directions which will allow you to alter the date so you can use the files. Note: This is only an issue if the save date of the file is after the 12th of the month! It is also only an issue with DS files. I have never seen this issue with MTC or SCAL.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Elmo Card - Sesame Street Friends Cartridge and DS software

This is a simple "shaped" card created with the DS software and the new Sesame Street Friends Cartridge. This is what I originally wanted the software for. To make simple "shape" cards from the carts. I made him for my niece who still loves Elmo! Note that since I used black cardstock for my card base, I also cut a blackout cut of the shape from white paper for a liner inside my card to write the message on. I am including my .cut file but you really don't need a .cut file. You simply need to select your shape from a cartridge, create it in the size that you want it, click weld, then copy and flip it. Move it so they slightly overlap and you have a card base! Then add the "front shape" and liner if needed. (Note: if it only overlaps in a small area you might want to "add" a small shape to another area to "join" the card front and back more. For example, I added a small oval to Elmo's feet so that the card is joined at his arm and feet.). However, if you want the .cut file, download the Elmo Card .cut file here.