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#1 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:06:14 PM(UTC)
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I like sketches! A lot of the sketches for scrapbooking I have seen lately contain many trendy shapes that go in and out of style. I have a lot of carts so it is very time consuming looking for images especially when you don't know the proper name of a shape such as >. I think I might want to use this shape on a scrapbook page so I started the tedious process of searching through my cartridge books. Luckily I found something that would work in the first couple of carts I looked at. In the Going Places cart I found a tent shape on pg 104 that will work after a quick trim with my trimmer and on Elegant Edges I found a border image on page 54 that when cut in half and fiddled with a bit makes 6of these > shapes. Just thought I should share my find and ask if anyone else has made due.

What trendy shapes have you guys managed to make using carts you already have on hand?
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:48:03 PM(UTC)
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Excellent.

I like to make swing cards using the Plantin end caps (Mickey font has some also) and by hanging shapes and the paper to cut off the edge of the mat.

Here's some examples.

Mary

Sorry, I can't find an example of a card I have done using Plantin endcaps.

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#3 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:50:29 PM(UTC)
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I have found the "Potty People" shape on the Going Places cart...in fact, I just bought it because of them haha.

I found a "Polaroid Instant Photo" on the new Brooklyn cart...another one I just bought Flapper
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:07:11 PM(UTC)
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I noticed the cartridges are lacking with what the trend is.
I did get Boho and Brooklyn for some chevron and arrow images.
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:20:07 PM(UTC)
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I haven't bought a new cart since Create A Critter 2 so I will have to checkout BOHO and Brooklyn to see if they are worth purchasing or not. Thanks for letting me know.
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 4:12:04 PM(UTC)
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I don't know if you would consider this a "trendy" shape, but I like making the alphabet shaped cards. Here's one I made for one of my great nieces for graduation one year:

Char
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#7 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 6:35:27 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MaryStillman Go to Quoted Post
Excellent.

I like to make swing cards using the Plantin end caps (Mickey font has some also) and by hanging shapes and the paper to cut off the edge of the mat.

Here's some examples.

Mary

Sorry, I can't find an example of a card I have done using Plantin endcaps.


I love these! I need to learn how to make them. I have some Sizzix dies that make cards like this, but they are only one size and shape.
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Originally Posted by: Leahdax Go to Quoted Post
I love these! I need to learn how to make them. I have some Sizzix dies that make cards like this, but they are only one size and shape.


The shaped end caps are great for swing cards. There's a half circle, rectangle, scalloped rectangle, tags, etc. You can either copy/paste the half circle and then flip, or hit shift to get it going the other direction.

space about an 1" apart and about 1" from one end.

And this is really important, don't weld. Welding makes the end caps disappear.

I love the sizzix swing cards. I have a couple, but I agree, it's nice to choose your own size.

You can also cut a shape in the swing card like you can with movers and shapers, like a little heart or cupcake, etc.

Have fun and post what you make.

Mary
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#9 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 6:45:59 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: CricketCMV Go to Quoted Post
I don't know if you would consider this a "trendy" shape, but I like making the alphabet shaped cards. Here's one I made for one of my great nieces for graduation one year:

Char


Char, those are great!

Mary
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#10 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 9:07:17 PM(UTC)
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Char, those are great!

Mary


Ha,ha! I got to thinking this wasn't exactly what the OP meant; but, it is a SHAPE card! LOL.

Mary...your cards/examples were great!

Char
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#11 Posted : Wednesday, April 24, 2013 2:14:25 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MaryStillman Go to Quoted Post
Excellent.

I like to make swing cards using the Plantin end caps (Mickey font has some also) and by hanging shapes and the paper to cut off the edge of the mat.

Here's some examples.

Mary

Sorry, I can't find an example of a card I have done using Plantin endcaps.


Love your cards Mary! The swing cards bring such interest to them.
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, April 24, 2013 2:15:28 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: CricketCMV Go to Quoted Post
I don't know if you would consider this a "trendy" shape, but I like making the alphabet shaped cards. Here's one I made for one of my great nieces for graduation one year:

Char


Very creative! Love this!!
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#13 Posted : Wednesday, April 24, 2013 4:07:05 AM(UTC)
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I always make due with the carts i have. I look for a shape that is close to the sketch as I can find. I have not bought a new cart in over a year.
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#14 Posted : Wednesday, April 24, 2013 9:06:58 AM(UTC)
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SarahW, take a look at the new cartridges released for the heat transfer vinyl. Boho in particular has a lot of the shapes you are looking for, including the chevron one. All of the new ones released at that time have newer, trendier images.
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#15 Posted : Wednesday, April 24, 2013 9:54:41 AM(UTC)
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I understand why they can't keep up with trends with physical carts, but they should be able to with digital stuff. That's a huge advantage it offers that Cricut is wasting.ThumbDown I do give them props for the new First Few Years cart with its prefab layouts.

Examples:
Project Life-like products
More home decor items
More mini albums with varied binding options

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Also check out the new 'Southwest' cart for Arrows & Feathers
For Anchors, I think that 'Stand & Salute,' 'Life's a Beach' and 'Going Places' has them
For mustaches/glasses there's the 'Billionare' Lite cart as well as a Digi Cart
For Chevrons, 'Letter Envy' has some


Try mycutsearch.com also...most of the carts are full of little treasures and trends that come and go BigGrin
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#17 Posted : Wednesday, April 24, 2013 5:59:42 PM(UTC)
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Hi. I found that going places has the rounded corner cards for project life. The stand and salute cart has frames that can be used for Polaroid dies in the event you don't have don juan.

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#18 Posted : Wednesday, April 24, 2013 6:50:55 PM(UTC)
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I mention more mini books and lo and behold there is a new one free for the week. Is that entirely new or just a cut from Mini Books? I don't have my carts with me to check.
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If you want to make a Polaroid frame you can cut a rectangle(or square, depending on the look your going for)inside a rectangle.
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#20 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 8:45:59 AM(UTC)
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You can always search CCR without having to look through all of your handbooks, and there are plenty of trendy items that are CCR exclusive-- just haven't been loaded on a cart because they are "trendy" and there aren't always enough of those to make a full cart.



Hope that helps answer your questions :)
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#21 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 3:20:37 AM(UTC)
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The First Few Years cartridge also has some trendy shapes with chevrons and arrows.
I was just thinking it would be nice to have a cartridge or digital download that offered these in one cartridge. It would be so much more convient to just have a go to cartridge for what is on trend.
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