Today I'm sharing with you a FREE card base called a Sideways Box Card.
Sharon told me I had to create a cutting file for the Explore so she could make one without having to measure anything! So I did what I was told and here's the result. (Link to the cutting file is at the end of this post.)
The "Just Because" image is from the Paper Lace cartridge. Image number #M46F66. This beautiful image is included in the Cricut Image subscription. This image is not included in the cutting file.
Simone found the original tutorial for this card style on a video by Dawn Griffith. Dawn calls it a Step Panel card. Here's the link to that video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ-hMjA2Afw
Even though this is a Sideways Box card.... you can also turn it around and use it upright like I did in this example.
The finished card measures 5.5" x 4.25" and folds flat to fit into an envelope.
And it has room on the back for writing your message.
Image is from Kadoodle Bug Designs - PTC Cutie KaToodles - Seashell Crickets
Image is not included in the cutting file.
Here is the link to the Design Space cutting file. All images used in the file are from the Basic Shapes in Design Space and are therefore free.
Hope you enjoy the new file! Please let me know if you have any problems cutting it.
Other products used:
Cricut© Cardstock, White - I used the white cardstock for the Print then Cut on the Cuutie KaTootles image. I used the rear feed tray on my printer (Epson WF-7620). It cut beautifully on my Cricut Explore Air using the cardstock setting! I did trim off the eyelashes though as they were so thin they shredded slightly.
Patterned paper was from my stash. One is from a 6x6 bundle called Delightful from Authentique Paper. The other one is from another 6x6 bundle and is still buried under the rubble on my desk!