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Unread 10-21-2010, 02:40 PM   #4961
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Roxane - you may want to try here -
Cricut Chatter #3

That's a more active thread. This one is dead, too.
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I went searching and found it. Thanks anyway!
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I've had my cricut for a while, but haven't used it much. I just got MTC and want to start actually making stuff! I have what might be the dumbest question ever and honestly, I'm sort of embarrassed to post it. I have an image for MTC with 3 layers that will be 3 different colors - how do I choose to cut just one of the layers?
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To selectively cut layers, turn off the "eye" on the layers that you don't want cut (I usually verify this with the preview to see exactly what is going to cut).

You might want to join in the fun on the as well - you'll probably get faster answers there. I hope you like MTC as much as I do.
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Here are the "eyes" for the layers.



And here's a link for the MTC forum.
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I am so excited for a couple of reasons.

My dh bought me the Teal expression for Christmas. I have been tinkering around with it lately but have wanted to do more. I saw this ladies blog and she made something that looks like those expensive pages. So this leads me to the the second reason why I'm so excited. I was at Michaels and found the Jukebox on clearance for 9.99. (I was there two days ago and it was 39.99) go figure.

Anyway, I am going to do some housework and then I'm playing...
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To selectively cut layers, turn off the "eye" on the layers that you don't want cut (I usually verify this with the preview to see exactly what is going to cut).

You might want to join in the fun on the as well - you'll probably get faster answers there. I hope you like MTC as much as I do.
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This has probably been answered somewhere on here but there are over 100 pages to read thru and I don't have the time right now.

I know that I have seen things that people have done with the Cricut that they have taken the images off of the internet and they say that they have special software to do that. What do I need? I am needing to make a ton of things for VBS at church and there is no way that I can find all the stuff on cartridges, there are none at the local Michaels that will work for Chinese things. Any help here would be appreciated. I thought it was the Design Studio that I need, but the box says that it requires that you still need the cartridges for that to work.

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This has probably been answered somewhere on here but there are over 100 pages to read thru and I don't have the time right now.

I know that I have seen things that people have done with the Cricut that they have taken the images off of the internet and they say that they have special software to do that. What do I need? I am needing to make a ton of things for VBS at church and there is no way that I can find all the stuff on cartridges, there are none at the local Michaels that will work for Chinese things. Any help here would be appreciated. I thought it was the Design Studio that I need, but the box says that it requires that you still need the cartridges for that to work.

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Anyone have this problem? When I turn on my Cricut Expression everything lights up. I put it a cartridge and it recognizes it. I load the paper and it recognizes that it is 12 x 12. I press a figure, choose the size for example 2 1/2" and when I press cut it says that the image is too large for the paper. I have done all of the reset suggestions that I have found here and it still says the same thing. It is now out of warranty. Any suggestions or does anyone know a person or shop that fixes Cricuts?
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Anyone have this problem? When I turn on my Cricut Expression everything lights up. I put it a cartridge and it recognizes it. I load the paper and it recognizes that it is 12 x 12. I press a figure, choose the size for example 2 1/2" and when I press cut it says that the image is too large for the paper. I have done all of the reset suggestions that I have found here and it still says the same thing. It is now out of warranty. Any suggestions or does anyone know a person or shop that fixes Cricuts?
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I just got a Cricut (the small one) for my birthday. I also got the Design Studio and downloaded some great .cut files. I found one that is on a 12x12 mat but looks like it would fit on the 12x6 mat. Is there anyway to rotate the image so it would fit on the 12x6 mat? I can move individual pieces but I don't think I can get them lined up the same way. Any help??

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mzinkspot.....The image you are trying to cut may be 2.5 in the one direction but may be too large for the mat in the other direction. You don't say which image you are trying to cut so there is no way to say for sure. I doubt it's a default in your machine.

Try setting your size dial lower to see if it will fit on the mat.

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I hope I'm in the right area... I recently bought the Silhouette and love it so far. But I want to make a banner that is longer than my cutting mat (I would like to make it about 2' long). How do I do this? I only see one size cutting mat.
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I recently received a Cricut for Christmas (personal size) and was wondering if I can use with it all of the available cartridges. I was recently at JoAnn's and saw some Cricut cartridges that added color and cut? Cricut Imagination maybe? I would appreciate any advice!
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Hi. In answer to your question, I am afraid that you can only use the regular cartridges with you machine. The ones that print and cut are only good on the Imagine and the Cricut Expression 2. However, even with the expression 2, the Imagine carts can only be used to cut as the Expression 2 does not print. Hope this answers your question...
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Yes - your response has been very helpful!
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Does anyone know if there is a list or website that lists which Cricut cartridge(s) images "match" die cut images sold by Stampin Up / Sizzix? This would help a ton with prepping for classes. Thanks!
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hi all, been trying to locate this link for few days (not easy to find) I got new expressions 2 is their any simple easy to read cheat sheets anywhere to help with using it?
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Can someone HELP! I need to know what software to buy for SVG files. I orginally thought I could buy cuts alot pprogram but now it says it will no longer work with cricut can someone please help me!

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I have the Camp Out cartridge with no tri-fold. Does anyone have this cartridge and willing to scan their tri-fold for me? I tried printing out the one on Cricut.com but it was so small I would need a magnifying glass to look at it. I would pay for a copy. TIA.
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I don't have the cartridge. I always wanted it but never got around to buying it. I did try to get the Camp Out TriFold bigger for you. Here it is- http://www.cricut.com/res/handbooks/CampoutTrifold.jpg

I hope this works. If you hover over the picture you will see your mouse turns into a magnifying glass with either a - or + sign. If you click it will make the picture bigger or smaller for you. I don't know if that helps any.
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I don't have the cartridge. I always wanted it but never got around to buying it. I did try to get the Camp Out TriFold bigger for you. Here it is- http://www.cricut.com/res/handbooks/CampoutTrifold.jpg

I hope this works. If you hover over the picture you will see your mouse turns into a magnifying glass with either a - or + sign. If you click it will make the picture bigger or smaller for you. I don't know if that helps any.
I tried this site but it wouldn't print at the larger size. I printed yours and it's a little bigger but not as big as I would like. Thanks for all your help, I'll try to live with this one.
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4 months ago I ask that question on thier website submitted it as product question the respnse I got was it is still in P&D (product development) so there was no list

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I am thinking about buying a Cricut Explore but need to know a few things first. Do you have to use it with your computer or can I just use cartridges like with the Expression? I'm not interested in using design space or svg's. I just want to use what cartridges I have. Thanks for any advice you can give me.
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You need to use a computer connected to the internet. If you are only going to use cartridges this is not the machine for you.
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I dont own an Explore, so this just an FYI. Apparently the new Explore Air has new operating system requirements necessary to run their internet based software program Design Space.

To anyone considering buying this machine, make sure you understand that you can only use it by being connected to the internet, and for the features to work properly your computer must have the required amount of RAM ,the recommended version of Windows or IOs and a high speed internet connection. It is also recommended that you clear your cache and cookies on a regular basis.

Anyway, just make sure you meet the hardware requirements before you buy.

Go to the cricut website or call their customer service so you know what you're getting in to.
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Hoping someone here has the "oldies" when it comes to Cricuit machines. I was GIVEN a Cricuit CREATE. Not being one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I need some help. I have already used a cartridge to cut out some letters to use on a banner and have browsed around the Design Space but, that is about it. My big question is, "what is the USB connection port for on the back of this machine? I am sure there is more I should be able to use it for but have no books or instructions and the website gives little support for older machines since I am sure they want to push the "bigger, better, best". However, free is the best it gets! Thanks in advance.
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You use it to connect your Cricut to your computer. Then you go to this address to download the program onto your computer. You have to set up a Cricut account to use it, but it's free. Then you can use the program to design and cut your images, keeping in mind that you must own the cartridge to cut with it. Hope that helps. I have an original Cricut (gifted to my mother), a Cake Mini (the same machine as the Create), and an Expression. You can PM me if you have any specific questions.

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If I remember correctly the create had some issues being updated with cricut craft room. Honestly if I were you I wouldn't tempt fate by trying to update your machine. Using the cartridges is far safer than possibly ruining your machine. If you do want to try to update - do it while you're on the phone with customer SUPPORT. But bear in mind that if the update fails your machine is way out of warranty and can't be repaired.
Play it safe and just use cartridges with the features on the machine.
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I have the Cricut Explore Air and you do have to download your cartridges to the Design Center. There is no place to put the cartridges. I love my Explore Air as I can create on my I-Pad.

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I have held off upgrading my current machine because I didn't like being tied to a computer to use my machine, rather than the cartridges.

Please keep us posted as to how you like it, and how well it works. I also would be curious as to the continued support from Cricut/PC with this, since they don't seem to support their other models. Just would hate to invest in something I'm so dependent on PC to use my machine. Sounds like I have Trust Issues, huh?????
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