Some Cricut Questions

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Some Cricut Questions

So I finally set my Cricut up and used it for the first time last night. :woohoo:

The Don Juan cartridge came with it and I got A Child's Year for Christmas, but I didn't open it yet.

Anyway, I have a few questions:

What adhesive do you usually use for Cricut cutouts?

Do you usually use cardstock to cut, or those decorative papers? I have a gazillion paper stacks, but the cutouts I did seemed pretty flimsy.

When you make cards with the decorative papers, do you cut those papers to fit the cardstock or just fold the paper?

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I use cards I buy from michaels and just cut a back ground paper the size of the card and then glue or stick the back ground paper to the card. And I usually like to use thicker paper for the cricut machine. The thinner stuff tears easily, but when I want to use a nice font I tend to go with thinner paper, because it cuts easier.

And I just use normal glue for adhesive. Well a glue pen that is.

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for my cricut cuts I use a Xyron sticker maker (I have the 250) and for smaller letters/cuts, I use the zig glue pen.

If I make a card with solid cardstock, sometimes I will cut the cardstock and fold to make a card, but I do have a bunch of blank white prefolded cards w/ envelopes that I sometimes glue a different color or patterned paper onto.

hope that helps Smile

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I use my xyron ( I just have the tiny one) or just regular glue pen for mine. I fold cardstock for the base to cards that I make.

I can't believe you just opened yours. I had mine opened the minute I got home with it. I got it in SC from family and had to travel with it for 400 miles before I could open it and it was driving me nuts! lol

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i use my xyron or a glue stick or pen for my cuts too. i use cardstock and patterned paper in mine. i dont make cards so i cant help you there Smile

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I use my Zig glue pens (in all 3 sizes) almost 100% of the time.
You got two really fun carts! Have fun playing around! Can't wait to see your projects.

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Yes, I use my zig pen as well, or my zyron. I also use pattern paper or cardstock, depends on what I'm cutting and for what. GL and have fuN!

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I use Xyron almost exclusively for my cricut cuts. my cards are make with cardstock, but I'll cut the letters and such with patterned paper.

watch out, the cricut is addicting!

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For bigger cuts with the Cricut I use my ATG but if the pieces are smaller I use the zig 2 way glue pen or else the tiny pen size one if the cuts are really small. I cut solid cardstock or patterned paper with mine, the trick is that if it is thicker you may need to cut several times (I use the mulicut button so it goes continually over the exact same spot) and if it is thinner you may need to slow the speed and lower the pressure so it doesn't tear.

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"StateChick" wrote:

So I finally set my Cricut up and used it for the first time last night. :woohoo:

The Don Juan cartridge came with it and I got A Child's Year for Christmas, but I didn't open it yet.

Anyway, I have a few questions:

What adhesive do you usually use for Cricut cutouts?

Do you usually use cardstock to cut, or those decorative papers? I have a gazillion paper stacks, but the cutouts I did seemed pretty flimsy.

When you make cards with the decorative papers, do you cut those papers to fit the cardstock or just fold the paper?

You're braver than I! I've had a cricut for over a year now, I got so far as taking it out of the box but was too chicken to try it yet for fear I'd screw it up somehow. I don't know how many cartridges I have even, but I've been buying them thinking they look awesome and then just not use them. I need someone to physically be here to walk me through it, I think!