These Patriotic card bands are done in red, white and blue of course. If you want to change the colors around you can but make sure you make the plain piece in the files the same color you do the band in.
Cutting the Patriotic Card Bands
These pieces cut fairly simple. If you are making more than one card band, cut a plain rectangle in the file for each card band. If you only want to make one, hide the ones you don’t want to make by clicking the eye in the layers menu on the far right. But again, make sure you cut a plain rectangle for each one you want to make.
The stars have fireworks drawn on them The drawing is a little bigger that the stars. I used a gold gel pen. The Cricut will draw them on for you and cut out the stars
You may have to change the size of the plain rectangle depending on the size of your card. I explain how much in the assembly instructions below, so if you are fitting them to a different card, read the whole tutorial before cutting.
Assembling the Patriotic Card Bands
After all the pieces are cut, glue the pieces together as in the pictures. Then hook the front of the card bands together like in the first picture.
Measuring the Card for a Custom Fit
Next, separate the card band pieces. Then lay the plain rectangle on the table and put liquid glue on just the ends. You need about a quarter of an inch wide strip of glue. The turn the card band pieces over and glue them to the rectangle at the ends opposite the decorations. Fold the card band around the card and hook it in the front. All the bands except the flags have slits where you can join them. The card bands are slightly wider than the card so some of the band will be folded over.
And your Patriotic Card Band is done. If you are making the 4th of July gatefold card in the previous lesson, it fits in an A7 envelope