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Old 04-04-2009, 08:53 AM   #481
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I have this cart. and you can do all letters, numbers and symbols. There is also a few words set up already.
Excellent, I am excited now! I want to make some mickey tshirts for the kids when we take our trip to Disney this summer.
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Hi...I just got my Cricut, so not too familiar with it yet...other than cutting out basic shapes, etc...but I read that you can make embossing folders for use in the Cuttlebug...could you please tell me how? or where to look for the instructions etc. as I DO have a "bug"...sounds like a neat thing to try...

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Hi...I just got my Cricut, so not too familiar with it yet...other than cutting out basic shapes, etc...but I read that you can make embossing folders for use in the Cuttlebug...could you please tell me how? or where to look for the instructions etc. as I DO have a "bug"...sounds like a neat thing to try...

Appreciate the help!!! THANK YOU!!

I am pretty new to the cricut thing too, but I am pretty sure to make embossing folders you need to get a "blank" one from the craft store. They are located in the space with the cricut cartridges at my JoAnn's. I don't know beyond that, but it is something I am looking forward to playing with in the future.
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I am pretty new to the cricut thing too, but I am pretty sure to make embossing folders you need to get a "blank" one from the craft store. They are located in the space with the cricut cartridges at my JoAnn's. I don't know beyond that, but it is something I am looking forward to playing with in the future.
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I recently bought Cricut Design Studio (and am having a lot of fun playing) and was wondering if anyone knows a good website to download .cut files. I have made several myself but want to get some more ideas. I have been searching the internet for days and have only found a couple.
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Not sure if this was shared...

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what's hotswapping??
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I'm not sure where the hotswapping was referring to but I think gale is talking about taking a cartridge out of the cricut while it is still on. I do this all the time and have not had any problems. If you have Design Studio and design an image that uses things from multiple cartridges, when you cut it out you have to hotswap. Design Studio will prompt you to remove current cartridge and insert another one.
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I just got a cricut a couple of weeks ago for my birthday and have not had a chance to use it much, but I know it will be great for scrapping! I have been reading this section for ideas, etc.
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My sister is thinking about buying the Cricut, but she wants to mainly use it for cutting fabric for quilts (applique, I think). I don't own a Cricut, so I was hoping some of you cross-crafters could help out

If it does work well, how often do the blades need changing out and is there a trick to making sure the fabric doesn't move around on the mat?

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Just got my Cricut today and was wondering if anyone has tried to use DCWV Adhesive Cardstock on this. Sure would be easier than gluing down all your letters. etc.
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Just got my Cricut today and was wondering if anyone has tried to use DCWV Adhesive Cardstock on this. Sure would be easier than gluing down all your letters. etc.
Have used various adhesive cardstock with my cricut and it is sooooo much easier when cutting out letters.
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I too have used adhesive backed materials and it is great.
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You sure can use adhesive backed in it...including the vinyl.
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http://cricutdan.blogspot.com/2008/0...ditioning.html

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THANKS!! for the link to this video...sounds like a GREAT idea for conditioning your mat...gonna try it with a NEW mat that I've got as an extra and see how it works.

Not sure about switching out the cartridges ? even tho he says it is okay OR putting 2-way glue across the mat..afraid as one person wrote, it might gunk up the machine and void the warranty...dunno

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Thank you Ladies - Now I know what I can use my Michael's coupon on - MORE adhesive cardstock.
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Has anyone posted about the new cartridge promotion from michaels?

In Canada the carts are on sale for 49.99! That is a great deal to start with, but then if you buy four between now and april 30th you get to pick either TearDrop, Fabulous Finds, or Mini Monograms for Free! (well, for 14.95 - Handling Fee)
there's a form that you fill out online, and send in a copy of your receipts and bar codes, etc.
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Hi...I just got my Cricut, so not too familiar with it yet...other than cutting out basic shapes, etc...but I read that you can make embossing folders for use in the Cuttlebug...could you please tell me how? or where to look for the instructions etc. as I DO have a "bug"...sounds like a neat thing to try...

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If you can find the current (May) issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, on p. 111 they show how to make an embossing folder for the Cuttlebug using the Cricut, chipboard, and cardstock. It actually looks really easy! (I looked for a link to the project on their website, but I couldn't find it. However, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, and Borders all carry this mag, so it should be pretty easy to find if you just wanted to flip through and check it out.) HTH!
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Hi...I just got my Cricut, so not too familiar with it yet...other than cutting out basic shapes, etc...but I read that you can make embossing folders for use in the Cuttlebug...could you please tell me how? or where to look for the instructions etc. as I DO have a "bug"...sounds like a neat thing to try...

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Hi, ladies! Not sure if this is the right place for this or not, so please have patience with me. Are there any online stores (besides *bay) to get the Create? Some place that offers a great price at any given time, rather than a fabulous price only once or twice a year? I'm trying to sell my baby bug to put towards the Create and without knowing when that will happen, I need a place that's going to have a good price at the time I'm finally able to buy.

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Another question, I just got my cricut and love it, most times I get what I am aiming to cut but then there are those "surprise"cuts when I forget to push the right button in my hurry.... Well the question is when it cuts it makes those odd half way though cuts in the middle of the design, I know it makes dimension BUT what do I do with them??? Hope you know what I mean, they are there but yet you can't really see them either. Thanks for any help. Gloria
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Hi, ladies! Not sure if this is the right place for this or not, so please have patience with me. Are there any online stores (besides *bay) to get the Create? Some place that offers a great price at any given time, rather than a fabulous price only once or twice a year? I'm trying to sell my baby bug to put towards the Create and without knowing when that will happen, I need a place that's going to have a good price at the time I'm finally able to buy.

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I just got my Create from Walmart.com for $184 with free site-to-store shipping. It came with the Don Juan cartridge (I've seen some sites offer it cheaper WITHOUT any cartridge). I know at my brick & mortar walmart they're selling the original cricut for the same price (the Create was online only), so I figured it was a pretty good deal. HTH!
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I just got my Create from Walmart.com for $184 with free site-to-store shipping. It came with the Don Juan cartridge (I've seen some sites offer it cheaper WITHOUT any cartridge). I know at my brick & mortar walmart they're selling the original cricut for the same price (the Create was online only), so I figured it was a pretty good deal. HTH!
Thank you!

Now I have another question. LOL Has anyone tried using the new QuicKutz adhesive-backed cork sheets with the deep blade in their Cricut? I picked up a pack of the cork tonight and it's really super thin! So I was thinking it would work, but was hoping to hear from someone else who's actually tried it.

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I'm a newbie w/ my Cricut, so I'm kinda, um, not to bright on the subject.
When using the DS, can you intergrate the cartridges together? Or is it just the convience of not having to change them in your machine when you need to change them?

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Yes, you can mix, match, and weld the shapes on different cartridges - as long as you own the carts. You *will* have to change the carts, though, in the machine when you use different ones.
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Yes, you can mix, match, and weld the shapes on different cartridges - as long as you own the carts. You *will* have to change the carts, though, in the machine when you use different ones.

If you get a Jukebox, you can load up to six carts at once and the Cricut will use each cart at the proper time in the cut.
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Here is a page I did that is a great example of combining cartridges. I used 7 different cartridges for the "nines" piece.

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I think I need a jukebox!
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to design a cut like the 9's? IT is beautiful. DID YOU USE BOTH THE DS and the Jukebox?
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Why does one need the Jukebox? I just purchased the cricut.com special for the Jubilee and Home Decor carts and it comes with the Jukebox. Does anyone use it?

I have had my little machine forever, but my mom got my the expression for my birthday next month!!! I am so excited to have the big one!!!
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Love my Jukebox! I didn't think I needed it either. Then I purchased w/the special a few wks ago. I got it last Friday and have been using it ever since. It is wonderful!!!
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You don't "need" a jukebox, but it's nice to have. DH gave me one for Christmas and I didn't think I would need it, but now that I have several cartridges it's so nice not to have to switch the cartridges. I find that I'll want a flower from one set, a squiggle from another and you just push the button and swap the keypad and you're good to go. I also like the storage area in the bottom of the jukebox.

If someone were to ask to I need to "buy" one, I'd say probably not, but I do use mine all the time. If I get a chnace to buy another one, I will so I can put in all my carts.

BTW, I have about 10 carts, and I can't see buying anymore. I don't want to get crazy over "collecting" just for the sake of collecting.
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I was in Walmart yesterday. I want a Cricut now. It's one thing that I've held off from purchasing because I didn't know if I could justify the expense. However, after reading through here and talking to a friend who owns the original Cricut, it seems like some of the things I want to do (or do now) would be easier if I had the Cricut. Not to mention that my grandchildren might get a big kick out of asking me to cut things out (ok, they'll want to mess with it but they'd know better once they saw grandma's "no" face).

Anyhow, so they had the regular Cricut for $184 and the Cricut Expression for $289. Well I figured I'd just get the Expression once I get the money saved up but I really didn't want the big one. I really, really wanted the Cricut Create but I knew Walmart didn't have it. Or so I thought. Or that they just sell it online.

Imagine my surprise when we walked out of the aisle and I looked to my left on the end. There was the Cricut Create for $184. Ok, I have to wait until the end of the month and hope it is still there for that price, but I'm so getting it.
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Can someone give me a quick rundown of the differences in the machines? Is it just size or are their other differences?
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:48 AM   #519
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Ok, I have searched but I have not found an answer. Can you do a "continuous" title? (meaning I don't want the letter individual, more like cursive)

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There are three models of the Cricut machine, popular personal die cutters made by the Provo Craft company. With three good options, it can be difficult to decide which one to buy. Should you start small and buy the original Personal Electronic Cutter? Or is the Expression model worth the extra investment? How does the Create, the hybrid model currently being exclusively sold by Michael's Craft Store, stand up against the other two machines?

In a number of ways, all three die cut machines are the same:

All three models are cartridge-based.
You can only produce cutouts based upon the cartridges you own. Each cartridge comes with a keyboard overlay, which is used in selecting specific cuts. The cartridges are not machine-specific - they can be used in any of the three models.

Basic operation of all three machines is the same.
If you own the Personal Electronic Cutter, you will have no problem operating the Cricut Expression or Create (and vice-versa). Why? Well, the basic operation of all three die cutters is the same.

Here's a quick rundown of the process. After plugging in the selected cartridge and corresponding keyboard overlay and turning on the machine, you are ready to start making die cuts. Materials, such as paper or cardstock, are placed on a special cutting mat, which is then loaded into the machine with the press of a button. With another press of the button, the selected design is chosen. All that's left is to select "Cut". The machine does the rest of the work.

All three Cricut machine models use the same accessories.
It was already mentioned that the cartridges are not machine-specific, but this is also the case with most of the other accessories. It does not matter which model you own - the replacement blades, inks, different tools, such as the Cricut spatula, and Design Studio software, can be used with any model. The one exception is the cutting mats. The machines accept different sizes of the mats, and you must get one that is compatible with your specific machine.

Now that you know how the Cricut machines are similar, you are probably wondering how they are different. They vary in several ways:

The size of die cuts produced by each machine are different.
The Personal Electronic Cutter has the capability of making cutouts ranging from 1 inch to 5-1/2 inches in size, in half inch increments. The Create can produce die cuts ranging from 1/4 inch to 11-1/2 inches in size, in quarter inch increments. The Expression gives users the most versatility, producing cutouts from 1/4 inch to 23-1/2 inches in size, in quarter inch increments.

They weight and size of the machines vary.
The Personal Electronic Cutter and Create are both small, portable machines. These models are good for crafters who like to take their projects on the road, and create scrapbook layouts and other projects in group settings. They are also suited for those who do not have a specific area in their home set aside for crafting, because these die cutters are easy to pack up and put away in between uses. The Expression, on the other hand, is much heavier and larger. If you have a crafting room or corner, and do not have the concerns of moving it frequently, it's a good choice.

The three Cricut machine models have different modes and functions.
There are several different modes and functions. For example, the fit to page mode will automatically adjust the size of the die cut based upon the size of the material loaded in the machine. The center point function allows you to align the cutting blade over the center of the material, so that the cut is made around it. The Expression machine has the most versatility as far as the availability of modes and functions. Next in line is the Create, and third place goes to the Personal Electronic Cutter. More information can be found regarding these modes and functions in the machine handbooks, which are available in PDF format on Cricut.com.

The price is different for each model.
The Personal Electronic Cutter is the most inexpensive Cricut cutter, with a suggested retail price of $299.99. The Create is $100.00 more, at $399.99, and the Expression is $499.99. Please note that all three machines can be purchased at significant savings. Many retailers run special sales or have a lower everyday price than the suggested retail price. It's a good idea to shop around when buying your first Cricut machine.

This article was written by Dawn Hall. Find out more about Cricut, including additional information regarding the Cricut machine models, on her website and blog.
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:57 AM   #520
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Ok, I have searched but I have not found an answer. Can you do a "continuous" title? (meaning I don't want the letter individual, more like cursive)
You can weld letters using Design Studio so that a word cuts out as one piece. If you want a cursive look you would need a font cartridge like that.

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