During the February 2023 Craftfest, I presented a workshop on making a Mantle-Worthy Photo Card. (It was only available for free during the summit.)
Here are the most frequently asked questions about the Mantle-Worthy Photo Card.
What are all these pieces for?
Light purple – the card base
Dark purple – cover and frames decorative pieces
Gray – the center photo strip
Black – background for the photos to be mounted on
White – where your photos go
You’ll have to duplicate the black and white pieces so that you have the photo arrangements you want to use on six panels.
I didn’t get the extra SVGs and images, even though I entered my email address.
I know a few people had this issue; I’m not sure exactly why though.
I’ve added them to the Free Files Folder so you can just download them. (The password is at the bottom of each email you receive from me.)
Look for the file names Mantle-Worthy Accordion Photo Card Envelope SVG and Sentiments & Card Bands.
Want to make working with your photos even easier?
Use the Guides for cropping!
(This feature is new so it wasn’t available when I recorded the workshop.)
Highlight the shape the photo needs to go in.
From the Operation menu, select Guide.
The shape shows up as a pink outline now. Make sure it’s on top of the photo.
Resize the photo to fit the frame and get a nice crop.
Highlight both the guide and photo, then click on Slice.
Delete the two extra slices and you have your perfectly-cropped photo.
I turned on the Use System Dialog and clicked Print, but nothing happened.
It says in tiny print that the Print Dialog window may pop up behind Design Space. (It always pops up in the center of your computer screen, and usually, Design Space is covering it.)
Simply slide the Design Space window down.
Remember to always choose the correct type of paper and the best quality.
I can’t make the Mantle-Worthy Photo Card because Design Space says I need the larger mat.
I have no idea why it gives this error. The largest piece (the band) is only 11.2 inches.
The rest of the pieces can even be cut from the standard letter or A4-sized cardstock.
Just click OK and ignore it. (Perhaps it’s a Design Space bug? Luckily, it doesn’t actually affect the project.)
What can I use this card for?
Many crafters have already made the Mantle-Worthy Photo Card. You can see many of them in the Cricut Craftfest Attendees Facebook group (just search for my name.)
I love hearing about all of the special reasons crafters have created photo cards.
💜 Today is my mom’s 1st birthday in Heaven, so I decided to make one with some of my favorite photos of my mom.
💜 This photo display card was made as a gift for some friends who have been so extra helpful to me right now. I wanted to thank them in a special way and thought a card with photos would be a great way.
💜 This project was perfect for my FIL who is recovering from major surgery this week.
💜 I tried the accordion photo card, with memories of my first trip to the USA (I’m French.)
💜 It is my friend’s 70th birthday and I want to use your cards as table decor because they are so impressive!
💜 I made this for my mom’s birthday on Wednesday. She has Alzheimer’s, so I used pictures she hopefully will recognize.
I made this card as a memorial for Grandma Creta, who loved to hold our babies and passed last year at 102 years old.
Do you have questions about the Mantle-Worthy Photo Card that I haven’t answered here?
Leave a comment below and I’ll respond.