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#1 Posted : Thursday, July 25, 2013 2:34:30 PM(UTC)
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Those carts are available for $49.99 at Cricutmachine.com

The Mickey font has end caps which are great for so many things. I've made swing cards out of end caps.

Mary

The purple one with the green strips inserted shows the Mickey bone endcap and are shown flat (forgive the messy fold lines). This was cut out of purple, but the green strips show the boundaries of what actually cuts.

The other two are Plantin end caps and are shown folded.

It's too bad that the Mickey font does not have a mouse head end cap as that would have made an adorable swing card for a kid.

I just got into CCR, and from what I can tell from putting end caps on the mat, CCR may not work for swing cards. The bone end caps put on the map okay, but all the Plantin end caps are really goofy looking and missing the line on the top. Hopefully someone that cuts with CCR can confirm this. I used the gypsy or Design Studio to create mine.

Edited by user Saturday, July 27, 2013 11:11:04 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Attach and explain pictures.

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Originally Posted by: MaryStillman Go to Quoted Post
Those carts are available for $49.99 at Cricutmachine.com

The Mickey font has end caps which are great for so many things. I've made swing cards out of end caps.

Mary


Can you post a Pic, I would love to see one of your swing cards?

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#3 Posted : Friday, July 26, 2013 11:12:14 AM(UTC)
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Can you post a Pic, I would love to see one of your swing cards?



Sorry Calmom, I don't have any at the moment.

Mary

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can you explain to me what an end cap is?

Thanks,

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I think endcaps are these { }
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Originally Posted by: JoyceG Go to Quoted Post
can you explain to me what an end cap is?

Thanks,

Joyce


Plantin Schoolbook has lots of different designs of end caps. Here's a video showing the traditional way for use. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gr81QUebgM

End caps are open ended, sort of like a square or a rectangle with only two sides. I've used to create score lines for cards and make some popup elements and a swing card. I think you can hide one line, which is what I did for scoring.

Mary
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Can you post a Pic, I would love to see one of your swing cards?



Samples added.
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#8 Posted : Saturday, July 27, 2013 4:51:25 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MaryStillman Go to Quoted Post
Plantin Schoolbook has lots of different designs of end caps. Here's a video showing the traditional way for use. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gr81QUebgM

End caps are open ended, sort of like a square or a rectangle with only two sides. I've used to create score lines for cards and make some popup elements and a swing card. I think you can hide one line, which is what I did for scoring.

Mary


Woo Woo, Thank you for this informationThumpUp. I have the Plantin Schoolbook cart but never thought to use 'end caps' to make swing cards. Off to watch the YT video.

Best, Mary R.
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#9 Posted : Saturday, July 27, 2013 8:59:16 AM(UTC)
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Great job....I really like the card on the right end. They're all really nice, though. TFS!

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Originally Posted by: Mary R. Go to Quoted Post
Woo Woo, Thank you for this informationThumpUp. I have the Plantin Schoolbook cart but never thought to use 'end caps' to make swing cards. Off to watch the YT video.

Best, Mary R.


The video shows the traditional use for end caps. It's been a while since I did make a swing card. I think my fold in the middle was not wide enough. I think that all 3 pieces have to be the same width. Just place the left half and then the right halve on the mat. Use the kerning button to move apart from each other. You'll need to experiment with the width. Normally I use the cheap white cardstock from Walmart to do this until I have it worked out perfect....I remember it taking a few tries. In the samples, I placed an inch width between the two, and you can see that when it is folded, there was not enough room for the "swing" to show entirely.


Be sure to post whatever you make.

Mary

One more thing. don't weld anything together.

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Originally Posted by: MaryStillman Go to Quoted Post
The video shows the traditional use for end caps. It's been a while since I did make a swing card. I think my fold in the middle was not wide enough. I think that all 3 pieces have to be the same width. Just place the left half and then the right halve on the mat. Use the kerning button to move apart from each other. You'll need to experiment with the width. Normally I use the cheap white cardstock from Walmart to do this until I have it worked out perfect....I remember it taking a few tries. In the samples, I placed an inch width between the two, and you can see that when it is folded, there was not enough room for the "swing" to show entirely.

Be sure to post whatever you make.
Mary
One more thing. don't weld anything together.


Thanks again Mary Smile I really appreciate your assistance. I have been using scrap paper to test the end cap swing card shapes. I can align 3 of the designs but for some reason I can't get the square shape to work no matter how far apart I place the end caps. No big deal though cause I have the CTMH Artiste cart with the 'half' shaped swing card; The swing card I one of the reason's I bought the Artiste cart.

I will post a card when I actually make one.

Best, Mary R.

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I swear - if it wasn't for these forums I wouldn't know half as much about my Cricuts and carts. I still don't really understand the swing cards. Is there a tutorial???
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#13 Posted : Sunday, July 28, 2013 12:40:03 PM(UTC)
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I swear - if it wasn't for these forums I wouldn't know half as much about my Cricuts and carts. I still don't really understand the swing cards. Is there a tutorial???


Here's a video that shows you how to make a basic swing card using paper, and a paper cutter. It's a full swing card: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2nm8_Nex4A

Here's a video demonstrating how to use framelits (or nestabillities) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiGx9QxrTZM

Using end caps and Design Studio, the gypsy or CCR (have not tested with CCR), we can create swing cards using our Cricuts.

Here's a screen shot of how to place the images on your mat. The top one is using the bone end caps image and shift image and the bottom one is using Plantin. I'm not sure if these will cut properly in CCR, but am attaching the CCR cut file if anyone wants to try. If you don't have Mickey font, delete the top shapes. If you don't have Plantin, delete the bottom shape. This file will cut two cards using the 8.5 by 12 paper. Just cut the paper in half with a paper trimmer to separate the cards.

Mary

Sorry, I could not attach the CCR file. And sorry about the duplicate photo. Not sure why it did that. Anyway, it shows a screen shot of what to do.

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I swear - if it wasn't for these forums I wouldn't know half as much about my Cricuts and carts. I still don't really understand the swing cards. Is there a tutorial???


I agree, isn't it great and someone is always willing to help. There are videos on YT on how to make swing cards but I didn't find a video on how to use the end caps the way Mary Stillman explains. I have the Plantin cart & Mary's instructions were easy for me to follow. She's an excellent teacher BigGrin.

Best, Mary R.
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