Cricut Tips

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MommyCB's picture
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Cricut Tips

For you paper scrappers, is there any tips you'd like to share with us about the Cricut?

When I first got mine I was frusterated because I could never make those tiny, delicate cuts without tearing the paper. After learning to put the setting on a higher speed, it works wonderfully! I even cut 13 tiny "thank yous" with the Alphalicious cart last night set at 1 1/4", without a single catch or tear. I put the speed on 5, the blade on 5 and pressure on 4. This works well with the delicate Jasmine letters too.

If you have any tips, please share! Smile

Honey3.14's picture
Joined: 04/07/12
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Forget about glue sticks. They're a nightmare. My favorite thing is my glue pen. I can use it on very fine lettering.
Also on the subject of tearing, certain things, like the "stretch your imagination" you just need to make it a little bit bigger. I kept having issues with the Bride's head being torn off. Now that's not a message most people want to send, unless your the grooms ex. I increased it by one inch and it came out perfectly.

sadieruth's picture
Joined: 06/09/05
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Thanks for the tips ladies. I will have to try to put it on a higher speed. Jasmine is so hard to cut little letters/words. TFS! I don't have anything to add...;)

captainswife's picture
Joined: 11/25/07
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I don't have a one...so my only tip is don't forget the second tuesday of every month is international "lend your cricut to karen" day...I will pm my address. Wink

MommyCB's picture
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LOL Karen!!!!! ROFL

Honey3.14's picture
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LOL Karen, if I lived anywhere near your part of Canada I would invite you over to use mine. But being in California, it's not really close to any part of Canada.

babyblues341's picture
Joined: 11/29/06
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I don't really have any tips seeing as how I just learned yesterday that I can up the speed. Smile

sadieruth's picture
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Karen- Lol
They are having a sale at Custom Crops. The Cricut Machine is $149.99 and the Expression is $289.99. Also the cartrides are $38.99!

Joined: 12/22/06
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Thanks everyone! I noticed too, w/ the size, it will tear. I will have to try turning up the speed. Opposites Attract will tear too.

Joined: 04/08/08
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That is really good to know, I have major problems with tearing and it was making me so frustrated. I agree with the glue pen, works great for the smaller fonts.

Joined: 03/16/15
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I agree about the glue pen versus the glue stick. I use my glue pen all the time to glue letters.

Take the time to watch the instructional video. I didn't watch it right away, andI just started playing, but then when I watched it I learned so much.

captainswife's picture
Joined: 11/25/07
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lol thanks Sadie but I'm holding off on spending til the daycare is sorted. You know how it is! Thanks for the info though. What a deal Smile

MommyCB's picture
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You know what I found yesterday? The little 1.5" Xyron machine for $5.00 at Walmart, and I got it. Everyone that suggested it was right...it's great for tiny lettering!!! Thanks!

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