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    So I'm asking you cricut veteran ladies for some help here.

    My local scrapbooking shop has a crop room where you can rent their room that includes all their tools (including their cricut and all carts) for $2 an hour. So I talked with dh and since I don't want to shell out the money for a cricut or pazzles right now we've decided that I will figure out a sunday that I want to go for a few hours and I'll cut out pretty much everything I want and can think of wanting done from the cricut.

    So with that said..... is the cricut pretty easy for me to pickup using since i've never done before? Should I basically just bring all my cardstock and pps and just go off of what is on the carts? Should I bring a list of things I want to cut like titles etc? Any other tips?

    Please help ladies I need all the input I can get.

    I'll be cutting things for ds' scrapbooks, our wedding scrapbook, cards, gifts, and this baby's scrapbook.

    So any ideas, tips, help, input or things I should definitely cut would be greatly appreciated thanks.
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    Wow, that sounds great. The cricut is very user-friendly. I would just prepare a list of everything you want cut before you go so that your not wasting your time looking through the things you might want to cut. You can go to either the cricut website or www.customcrops.com (go to cricut cartridges and then click on the see what you can cut link) to see pictures of what you can cut. Have fun!!
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    I would try to watch a tutorial at www.cricut.com on the basic operations of the system, but I'm sure there will be a lady around to help you if you get stuck. My only idea would be try to sketch or atleast mentally plan out your pages, so you know what titles you want cut and embellishments. That sounds like an awesome deal at $2/hour!!!
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    Is their cricut hooked up to a computer at all & do they have cricut design studio? If so you can download the cricut design studio trial and make everything you want at home and save it and then print it out there. Otherwise it is pretty easy to use.
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    I would find out what size Cricut they have. If it's a little bug or a Create then you could precut your paper as it only fits 6x12. Go with some plans in mind. If you are going actually put some stuff together, you should bring a glue pen or something to help with the smaller letters. As far as operation, it really is easy. It can be a little time consuming to change out carts and papers so if you go with a plan, you should be able to maximize your time.

    I would love the opportunity to go play at a scrapbook store. Our local one closed and the one that is left is not as fun. Enjoy!
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    that's how I got introduced to the cricut. someone there will show you how to use it because they don't want you to screw it up. but it's easy. sometimes the measurement dial can throw you off (you think it will cut a certain size and then it ends up being a lot bigger or smaller). bring scrap paper and do trial cuts first.

    bring some baby wipes so you can wipe their mat in case it's not so sticky (sometimes that happened at my store).

    you'll have fun!
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