This is from the August 13, 2013 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut!
Please NOTE: MTC Version 4.6.1 is used for the demos given in this Webinar.
You can find the thread from the forum with the questions for this webinar here forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/33863/august-13th-webinar-over-what-questions-or-topics-do-you-have
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:01:00 Julie gives a demo on creating a “Gone Fishing Brag Book”
Her tutorial covers using a number of tools and techniques available in the Make the Cut software. This is a great way to learn to use the different tools. Also see this thread where people shared their “homework” and other ideas from this Webinar in creating different “brag books” (you can also find Julie’s file shared in this thread along with her written directions on creating one): forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/33904/post-your-brag-book-homework-here-cutting-file-now-available
01:11:30 Julie shows how to take different layered images that she has created for use as embellishments in her album to quickly create single images using the “texture snapshot” tool and then cut out as “print and cuts” or “decoupage” images for easy assembly of the book
01:15:35 Julie goes to Susan’s blog to show Susan’s Robot Book and her Bendy Robot card. You can find her Robot book with the MTC file here: susanbluerobot.blogspot.com/2013/08/robot-book-with-shared-make-cut-pattern.html and her Bendy Card (no MTC file for the card) here: susanbluerobot.blogspot.com/2013/08/bendy-card-robot.html
01:23:15 Bryan reviews some of the questions brought up based on Julie’s demonstration. First question is why did she make the fish really small at first to do the auto simplify on the image. Bryan shows an example of doing this with a silhouette image of a dog. He then covers the “opposite” of that by doing a “flatten path” on a small circle and then enlarging the circle and showing how it creates bumps in the circle.
01:31:35 Bryan explains the “reciprocal” use in the sizing that he used earlier
01:33:15 Bryan discusses the request for “pop up cards” and notes that creating pop up cards with MTC has been done several times in the past. He notes that SusanBlueRobot has done them in the December 4 2012 Webinar (as shown in this thread: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/29198/platform-pop-up-card-as-demoed-on-4th-5th-december-2012-mtc-webinar) and again in the May 28 2013 Webinar using “staggered lettering” (you can review those by Webinars for full details.)
He then briefly reviews the concept of the cards shown in the question and the “key piece” to creating each of those cards.
For more information on pop-up cards you can also see Julie’s written Tutorials at the MTC_Tuts Yahoo Group in the Intermediate Files entitled III.21_HappyHolidaysPopUpCard.pdf; III.22_TwoTieredPopUpCard_JF.pdf and III.24_Make A Pop Up Heart Card (as shown in this thread: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/22716/make-a-pop-up-heart-card and demonstrated in the 02/14/12 Webinar.) Also See August 21 2012 Webinar where Julie showed how to make a pop-up card with a baby crib. (Also see this search of the forum for a multitude of pop-up cards shared: make-the-cut.com/search/?q=pop-up+card.)
01:37:00 Bryan then reviews the Baby Blocks pop-up card and demos how he would go about creating this particular card (he also notes that there are multiple ways to go about creating these types of cards – everybody will do it a different way.) His demo shows using a variety of tools and features of MTC to create the card. Bryan then shares his block pop-up card in the MTC gallery.