First, I just wanted to say we had a wonderful weekend spending time with so many family members at our family reunion up on the family farm. Many items were removed from the old houses to disperse amongst all the family members. We got some really cool things and saw many cool things.
This, however, was the highlight of my findings:
That’s my mom with her daddy (my grandpa). This is one of the sweetest photos I’ve ever seen. Most photos I see are the kids, or group shots, or “so-n-so” standing in front of “this or that”. Not too many interaction/candid photos from back in 1938 (or 39?). Love this.
Now, to the This & That: School kit. Let’s break it on down.
How To Use The Kit
Distribution and Use of the File
There are two specific directories containing all the files needed to create the TRAY project as shown using printouts for some pieces and your digital craft cutter for the other pieces. One directory is called “TRAY Print Files” and the other is called “TRAY Cut Files.”
I need to keep the file size down by NOT including the printable items as Print & Cuts for Silhouette. But most of the printables are straight cuts, so they should be easy to work with.
- Two printable composite files in PNG format only. These composite filenames start with “tt” to indicate the “This & That” project.
- Two composite files of the cuttable shapes. These composite filenames also start with “tt”.
- Individual cuttable files named according to the descriptive style of shape for easier sorting. These files are made for all uses and are not sized and trimmed for the 7gypsies tray.
- The same cuttable shapes as PNG files (no JPGs) for all you digital crafters.
Additionally, in the TRAY Print Files directory, there is the single clock image sized respectively for the kit. If, however, you need to confirm its size, it is 2.6”
All these pieces–which are sized and trimmed for the tray–are separated into the appropriate cardstock colors. This is how you will see the two files when you pull them up into your cutting software (no color though). All you need to do is Ungroup/Break the image and/or move the unneeded shapes out of the cutting area and cut.
Some of the other software programs, like MTC or SCAL, may adjust the size of the image when importing. If this occurs, resize it proportionally. The first file has a width of 7.52″and the second file has a width of 7.58″.
- Use a photo paper or presentation paper to print your printables at home. I like using Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper (Matte or Lustre) or Epson Premium Presentation Paper (Matte). Or, take it to your local photo devleoper.
- The printable background pieces can only fit into the square for which it was designed.
- Double cut your images by copying and pasting the image on top of itself in your cutting software. That way you can be assured of a clean cut, especially on the small images. Another nifty trick is to use vinyl. It cuts nicely, plus you don’t need adhesive.
- If this is your first time working with a This & That kit, HERE is some information on the magnets I use so that I can easily swap out the pieces all year long.