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Old 04-12-2011, 02:13 AM   #55
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Originally Posted by stamptician View Post
Hi Ladies,

I feel like such a dummy for having to ask this as I've learned to do pretty much everything I care to do with my Cricut Expression except for one thing...ENVELOPES...and it is about to drive me nuts. Can you cut an evelope that will be larger than 5" sqaure? I have cut using fit to page and nothing is getting me anything larger. I read somewhere that if you were using wild card you shoul cut the enevelope first using fit to page and pay attention to the size it calculates and then cut your card at that size. Is this what I need to do? Because I cut a card using wild card (doily shaped) using fit to page and now I can't get it to cut an evelope large enough for it. It calculated at 5 3/4 for the card size but, like I said I cut the card first. I bought the expression because I wanted to be able to do decent size cards. Which it appears I can do just not the matching envelopes. What am I doing wrong?
are you cutting from the cartridge directly or using DS or Gypsy?
I have found you can rotate an envelope 45 degrees and then make it larger because the pointy flaps will fill in the corners of the mat giving you more room. If you are using cartridge only I suggest you make the envelope first (make sure real dial is off) cut the envelope as large as it will let you, then cut the card, it will scale the card to fit as long as you do not change the size
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