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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.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Graduation Cap Card or Gift Card Holder - Locker Talk Cartridge Used

Here is a "graduation cap" card that I made using Design Studio (DS). Due to its size, you will need the Expression machine and the 12x12 mat. It uses the Locker Talk cartridge. I took the "easy way" out by using this cartridge since it already had the Graduation Cap cutout. You can use the card as a simple "card" or you could use it as a gift card holder (it is big enough as you can see to slip a gift card in). If you want to use as a gift card holder just add slits or hand cut slits for the corners of the gift card or use piece of double sided tape or a dab of repostionable glue on the back of the gift card to attach to the inside. You can fold the card so that the tassle is either on the left or the right which ever way you prefer. Also, I hand cut the tassle off the back side of the card in my pics but you don't have too you could leave the back tassle on the card if you want. (You have to hand cut it off because there is no way to hide it in DS to cut without it because it is one image with the cap!) :( I've had this idea "dancing" around in my head for weeks, just hadn't had time to lay it out and try it until now! Let me know if you do anything with the .cut file. I like to see what others do with my files! DOWNLOAD the Graduation Cap Card .cut file.