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Don't tell my DH + a ?

Don't tell DH but I'm in love with this Cricut!!! I just played around with it tonight and only opened one cartridge. I still have 4 more to play with plus two more that are coming with the rebate!!! :shock: Thank God I'm home for Winter break and can play all day! Lol

I do have a question. Does anyone know where I might find some suggestions on setting the pressure, speed, and blade settings? I'm hoping somebody may have stumbled on a site that helps you decide what settings work the best. I used several different types of paper and I'm gonna need to make a cheat sheet. I read the factory suggestions but that doesn't work on textured cardstock(like the paper with the white core). It took me a few cuts to get it where it would go through the paper completely and now I have no clue what I ended up setting it on. Any suggestions? TIA!

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Yikes. I'm not sure about any of the dials that have to do with pressure or the blade. I haven't ran into this issue yet but hope someone answers your question so I can learn too!

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The Cricut messageboards often have threads like that, but I can't pull up one specifically. The only tip I can give is use the fastest setting when cutting through delicate paper (you'd think it would be opposite!) and a lot of times it doesn't tear. Also, make sure the blade depth is set to 5 or 6 when cutting through heavy duty cardstock. I have just learned by playing with mine what works best. It's funny because I had my smaller bug completely figured out,then when I got this Cricut Create I've noticed the settings are all a bit different. I had a hard time cutting through some thick cardstock last night, so had to slow the speed down more than usual and use 6 on the blade and highest pressure.
Oh, and your secret is safe with me. Wink I have a love affair with mine too. hehe

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Thanks Charys- I'll check out the message board. I was doing the opposite and slowing down the speed for thin paper. I set the dial on 5 to cut the heavy cardstock so I'll try 6. I guess I will get used to it- eventually!

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No idea on the details, but congrats on your present Smile Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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"mtsugrad" wrote:

Thanks Charys- I'll check out the message board. I was doing the opposite and slowing down the speed for thin paper. I set the dial on 5 to cut the heavy cardstock so I'll try 6. I guess I will get used to it- eventually!

I did that for the longest time too until one of the girls on the Cricut MB told me the opposite. It goes against common sense, but it works.

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I agree with Charys. The faster it's moving the better. But for really light weight paper just use a very light pressure on the blade.