Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Are You Ready to Play Your Favorite Cricut or Stamping Tip Contest?

I thought it was time for another tip contest and cartridge giveaway! This time, we’re doing favorite Cricut or stamping tip. To play, you need to be a subscriber/follower of my blog. You can sign up over on the left side of this blog (if you are not there already).

Please leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite Cricut crafting tip or stamping tip is. This can include any of the Cricut Machines, the Cricut Craft room, Design Studio, or the Gypsy. Or feel free to share your favorite stamping tip. I am so looking forward to reading all your great tips.

Please, one comment per person and remember the contest closes Tuesday night at midnight. The winner will be picked at random using the random number generator and will be announced on Wednesday December 7th. The winner will receive the Just Because Cards cartridge.



Here is one of my favorite Gypsy videos on how to use the hide contour feature.

121 comments:

Jamie said...

my fav cricut tip is to hug your mats.. ppl say it all the time but it really does help :)
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Binge Crafter said...

My favorite tip is to condition your mats before using them, so that your papers are easier to peel off. Thanks for the chance to win!
Angela
Bingecrafter.blogspot.com

Karen said...

My fav tip would have to be hoppin through all these wonderful blogs and getting inspired & learning all that I can from some very talented ladies. Thanks for all the inspiration. Have A Blessed Christmas.

Karen C
emptynestboutique at yahoo dot com

Houses Built of Cards said...

I keep a template on my gypsy that is the size of several standard cards I make, as well as 8.5x11 paper (since that is what I scrapbook) so that I can easily see how what I am cutting out will fit on the page or project that I am working on. Thanks for a chance to win!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Natasha said...

My favorite tip that I picked up recently was to use my bone folder to firmly secure my paper to the cricut mat. I haven't ripped a piece of paper since!!

Christy said...

Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite tip for the cricut is to make sure you are using a mat with enough stickiness. I can't tell you how many cuts I have ruined because my paper didn't stick tightly to the mat.

christy
triathletecece@yahoo.com
christyandgizmo.blogspot.com

CathyinMN said...

If I don't feel my paper is sticking well enough to the mat and I don't have the time or things on hand to recondition the mat, I take small bits of masking tape or painters tape and tape them in strategic places on the edges of the paper to make sure the paper stays on the mat. (The same tape pieces can be used several times.) Since I've started doing that, I haven't had a single piece of paper move on the mat. Thanks so much for the chance to win.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Bonita said...

My latest Cricut tip is use of Layerz paper by Megan Elizabeth. The multi-colored 4" squares on each 12x12 sheet makes layering easier and fun to do. Thanks for cartridge offer.

Casey said...

My cricut tip is to use a lint roller on your mat once it starts to not be as sticky anymore. This removes any bits and pieces left behind and helps prolong the life of the mat. Thank you for the chance to win!!

Gina said...

My tip would be to rotate my mat every time I make a cut. Especially if I am using my Cricut all day or making a lot of cuts! This prevents only one area getting worn out faster! Thanks for the chance to win!

tndj said...

when my cricut mat has lost its stickiness - I use spray adhesive to extend it a little longer. Once the mat has done it's job and ready to throw away. I use it to hold my projects in place while I paint, emboss or stamp. works good.

LC said...

When I buy a new mat, I take a Sharpie and write my name on the cover before I take it off. That way, I know which side is the top when I go to replace it.

Melanie said...

I do love the "hide contour" feature you just reminded us of. Another great tip was just posted at http://www.obsessedwithscrapbooking.com/about using RGB colors in the Cricut Craft room to see how things will look! So delighted to especially have the Stampin' Up! RGB codes that are linked in this post (11/29/11)!

scrappingrandma said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Love all the ideas...always check settings before cutting..Save cutting
more than once...

Judi said...

I don't know about anyone else, but I seem to cut the wrong size that I need quite often and then my cardstock I wanted to use is all used up, SOOOO my favorite tip would be to use plain copy paper or notebook paper and cut your shape first on it if you are not sure of the size it will cut out at. This helps so much with saving your cardstock. Thanks for the chance to win. :D
jfarrell65@charter.net

Shirley said...

I like to use a stamp roller when I put my paper on the mat it seems to seal it to the mat and helps it stick.I am a new subcriber and love all your hints and cards and all the other stuff you make.

Lisa said...

I use my old unsticky mats to hold those little pieces that keep flying around the table when I am trying to pick them up or put glue on them. I put them on the mat, put glue on them, then pick them up with the cricut reverse tweezers. No more chasing those little eyes and noses around the table.

Momof4inArlington said...

I apologize for repeating a tip, but I also save various standard card-sized bases as templates on my Gypsy. It really does take the guesswork out of sizing your cuts every time you start a new project. I also put a small dot of repositionable adhesive on the tip of an opened paperclip to pick up/place small cuts. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Angela W. said...

When I use my stamps I like to use Huggies baby wipes to clean my stamps. And if u are having a hard time learning how to use your cricut or gypsy check out aboves rubies.com Megan has GREAT videos.

Tammy said...

My favorite tip is to find that Cricut cartridge that you haven't used in forever and limit yourself to just that cartridge for a few projects. This helps me remember just why I had to have it. All of the cartridges have great images on them, I just get in a rut using the same cartridges over and over.

missstamper said...

My favorite tip is to have a settings guide taped to the inside of the lid to my Expression. It has really helped me to remember what setting to use for each type of paper.

Anonymous said...

When my mat isn't sticky, I clean it well and when it is dry, I use basting spray.I give it a light coat and let it dry before I use it. The basting spray don't seem to be as yucky as adhesive spray.
Walmart and Joann's sell it. It lasts pretty long. I am a subscriber. Thanks for the chance to win.
Sharon

MizMaryAnn said...

After my mat has lost it's stickiness I wash it with soap and water then I use my wide two way glue pen and go over the whole thing to re-sticky it. I leave it alone overnight and then I can reuse my mat over and over again. I've only used three mats in three years this way.

gshrader said...

My favorite tip is to use your gypsy!!! You can use the hide/contour button to cut only the pieces you want adn you can lay out everything on your mat to save paper!!!
Thanks for the chance to win!
gayle_shrader at yahoo dot com

Cherie said...

My tip is like so many, but to make sure your mat is sticky! Always put the protector sheet back on. I have lost so many mats in this battle alone! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

cherie.goyer at gmail.com
http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Debbie G
I use baby wipes to clean mats and a bone folder or brayer to secure my paper to the cutting mat.
debbieanng@yahoo.com

Synthia said...

My favorite tip is use a baby wipe to clean off the mats to make them sticky again.

Sherry said...

Your videos rock. They are so easy to follow and help in learning the new products. I am so watching yours for the new craft room. Hopefully you will do some on the new mini cricut and using the gypsy with it. All your tips are good. How about a place where one could print out all the tips? Maybe by product? with the connecting site to see a video?

Kards by Kathi said...

My favorite tip is the one I learned today in the Cricut Craft Room. It was how to color your images while in the craft room so that you know what it will look like when you cut it out and where to put what color papers. It was very helpful.

Anonymous said...

When I have a cricut cut with a lot of pieces/layers, I first do the design on plain paper with one of the cricut pens. It is easier to figure out where everything goes using this as a pattern. I then save the "drawing" in a small photo album for future use.

DonnaSue said...

I usually cut out my design on a piece of scrap paper before using the paper I really want to use. That way, if the size is wrong you can correct it first. Thanks!

Dawn, RI said...

while designing a card on the gypsy or the New CCR, I always set up my project to make 2 identical cards. That way I always have a stash of cards should I need one.
Dawn RI

Theresa said...

A tip that I found when opening a new Cricut book was start opening from the back. When I would go through a new book some of the pages would stick and tear away from the binding. Thanks for the chance to win!

Brenda said...

My favorite tip is when my mat is losing its stickiness I like to add adhesive to the mat to used it a few more times.

scrapperbecka said...

I think on of my favorite tips for all the cricut machines is when I get an error message (gypsy and imagine especially) do an update and it usually fixes the error.

bugnbus said...

I am really new at using my cricut. I have a hundred plus cartridges. I have made storage boxes for my cartridges with dividers in alphbetical order so that I can find them easy and they take up a lot less space. Oh yeah the storage cases are safe in plastic totes in storage.
Tammy

coltsmom said...

My favorite tip... anything is possible with the Cricut anyone can create the most amazing things. I love all the blogs that give you so many helpful ideas .... BLESSINGS this holiday season. -Cher

Anonymous said...

My favorite tip is to always have a sticky mat and test cut your project on scraps before your good paper.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

c said...

These are some great tips! I'm sure mine is a repeat... I wash the mat with warm soapy water when it loses the stickyness.

Cindy
crdhins@ymail.com

Sahily said...

My favorite tip is to save pieces I have cut with each cartridge as samples. I write the size they were cut in the sample. This way when I use that cartridge again I will know what size is best for my project.

Vicki said...

Hi Linda,
I love your videos!
My favourite tip is to cut fun foam sheets with the Cricut. They can then be used as homemade stamps by putting them on cardboard, or acrylic blocks.

pattyk said...

You can use an old credit card or rewards card to help stick paper to the mat. millierose651@aol.com

SaraBug said...

My tip is to use the brayer on cricut cuts that have been glued together. Turn the cut upside down and roll the back just in case any glue leeks out.

Coelle said...

LOVE all the tips..thanks! I take my cartridge booklets and label all the pages with the corresponding key by labeling rows (down) A, B C D and then number the keys within the row across..so that when you've selected a particular image, you'll see it's B8 on the keyboard quickly.

Mimi said...

Linda, great tips so far! Also this was a great video - your snowman was beyond words. I think my favorite tip and after I got this I started liking my Cricut a whole lot better was to load my mat with all the colors of paper I would be using and then move my blade around on the mat and cut out as I go. This works if you are only making one or two images, you are tight on time and you need to get your card/project together.

Mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

Marsha said...

My favorite tip is when I put paper on the mat I rub the paper on with my hands and it stays on very well. When I put the paper down on the mat I rotate the sides. I really would like a chance to win this.

Cynthia B. said...

My favorite tip is about how to extend the life of a mat: Use a big zig glue pen (the kind that when the glue is wet, the adhesive is permanent, and when it's dry, the adhesive is repositionable) - run it in crosshatches across the whole mat and make sure the glue is completely dry. You'll have a mat that isn't too sticky, but sticky enough to keep the paper on your mat again. :)
Thanks for the chance to win!

JustJules said...

I love the Cricut spatula tool. I use it every time! It soo helps!

...a/k/a DJScrappiness... said...

I love The Paper Boutique and your wonderful tutorials and projects! Thank you for all you do! With my Imagine cartridges, I created a template using my Gypsy that allows me to make a sample of each patterned paper and swatches of the color palettes. It is sized so that it can all be printed onto a letter-sized piece of cardstock, which I put into a binder. I love having the handy reference and the actual colors to refer to. Thanks, Linda!

PAT said...

My favorite Cricut tip is that I keep one mat for heavier paper so it sticks better and another more used mat for thinner paper.

For a stamping tip, after I ink stampsometimes I don't stamp right away, then I blow a warm breath to re-moisten the ink.

Thanks for your generous giveaway.

tina said...

My favorite tip is to use the spatula to remove cut pieces from the mat. Thanks for the chance to win.

Tina

Kris said...

Love all these tips! My favorite tip for the Cricut is like carpenters do: measure twice, cut once. In the case of the Cricut, check settings (blade, pressure, speed) twice, cut once! Saves tons of paper!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Kathybeegolf said...

When making a card and experimenting with cuts, I always try to use up all the extra pieces and make two or three cards at the same time. I put them in a box organized by occasion and have extras for last minute birthdays or other occasions. Opening that box is like opening a surprise package when I haven't needed it for a while. Some cards I like some I don't when I revisit them.

Karen S. said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

My favorite tip is to keep files for all of the extra paper you end up with when you cut with your Cricut. I keep these in file boxes, and always go through the scraps before I use up another full piece of cardstock. Definitely saves paper!

And to adhere the smaller pieces/letters/etc. I use a ZIG glue pen! Makes things soooo much easier!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

marg0006 said...

The truth is I've been learning tips from all of you.I can say to always double check your project or card before stamping. I have sometimes noticed to late the card as in the wrong position. I've been wanting this cart. Thanks.
marg0006@verizon.net
LOving Scrapper101

Angie ~ Closet Cricuteer said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I love your site. My favorite tip is for when using Gypsy or Cricut Craftroom. If you want to create a photo mat or mat for your cards unlink the height and width. None of the cartridges have a 4x6 rectangle or something proportionate. This allows you to make your mat whatever size you want and changing the width wont alter the height. For a long time I never knew they could be unlinked :)

Analisa said...

My favorite cricut tip is to ink the edges of the cut outs. It really helps them pop and gives dimension to the project. Thank you for the chance to win!

-Analisa
aquaani@gmail.com

Boomer Knows said...

Thanks Linda, I love all the great videos you create! My tip would be to do a bunch of test cuts when you get a new cartridge. It is important to try to do it within 3 months of purchasing in case it is a"bad" cartridge. Reading the messageboards help to keep track of which carts are known to have issues. I blogged my method of quick test-cutting and everyone is welcome to look if they like. Also, don't throw out those test cuts, save them up in a pile & give them away to a school or seniors Centre to use in their projects.

Joyce said...

Love all the tips! I use quite a few of them already. One I recently learned: while making party items for my granddaughter's birthday, I used a 12x24 mat and used large, cheap poster board for signs, banners, confetti, cupcake toppers, etc. These were items that I knew I would not save to reuse. At 2 to 3 pieces of poster board for $1, it allowed me (who has a paper fetish!!!) to save all my great scrapbook papers for cards, invitations, etc. I just took one of my 12x24 mats and labeled it poster board. That's all I use it for now! Thanks for the opportunity and sharing such GREAT ideas!

Diane said...

I cut two of every cricut shape that I make. One for the project I need it for, and the other is put in to a shoebox for later. It doesn't seem like it takes any longer to make two than one as you already have the paper out.

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

My tip is to learn from others. So many creative, inspiring people out there that are kind enough to share their ideas and tips. I learn so much from other people and their blogs. Thanks for this tip contest. I'm learning a ton here! Thanks for a chance to win too.

crotheker at gmail dot com

Becky said...

The biggest tip I can give a newcomer is the internet. Google is my bestfriend. I get so many scrapping/crafting ideas from youtubes and blogs. It is such a wonderful tool to use.

Barbara said...

I used to have a problem not knowing which way the image would cut. I ruined several photos thinking the frame was cutting one way and then it would cut the opposite way. If you aim the left hand side of the booklet towards the Cricut, that is the way the image will cut. After realizing this, I've saved a lot of pictures. Thanks for the chance to win.

Tiffany said...

I dont have a criut tip, but loved learing these great tips from all of your followers (I may just have to print it out!) but I do have a stamping tip - using a sheet of foam [I use a sheet of fun foam from Michael that I got for like $0.50] under acrylic stamps, i get a better image when I do this.
Thanks for the chace to win!

Debbie J said...

I have been using baby wipes to clean my stamps-it removes every kind of ink, is easy to use and economical.

cma21317 said...

Reading The Paper Boutique. LOTS of excellent tips, tricks and ideas

Lynn C. said...

Wow! Great tips! I use a lot of them already but found some new ones. My favorite tip is to use a foam mat under your paper when stamping. Experiment with the stamp after inking on scratch paper to know how much pressure to put on the stamp pad when stamping. Merry Christmas to all!

Kards by Kadie said...

I think my favorite Cricut tip is remember that your cut image is going to cut on your mat in the same direction that it is sampled in your users manual. This visual helps me remember how my paper needs to be loaded onto my mat if I'm using several different colors of cardstock on my mat (all in different locations on my mat). I position my cardstock on my mat in the same direction that it's oriented in my users manual and then I know I will have my cardstock positioned on my mat in the right direction to cut out my image. Sounds fairly simple but can't tell you how many times I've layed my paper in the wrong direction on my mat and had to re-cut my image (Moving my paper in the other direction).
Many THANKS to all the wonderful comments left so far-GREAT TIPS FREINDS!

BunnyC's paper crafting said...

So sorry Linda is not feeling well. Please give her my best wishes for a speedy recovery. thanks for a chance to win this cartridge.

mary stuart said...

All these tips are fabulous!
My tip is to date the mat and cover. This helps me to make sure the top is always up when i replace the cover and it helps distinguish my mats - new really fresh sticky or used light sticky.
Oh, Linda, I sure hope you're feeling better quickly!

Rania K said...

My favorite tip is to use my gypsy, every time I want to make a shape card! It was so dificult to find a way before buying Gypsy!!! Love the tips about which is th ebest way to make your mat reusable!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kim said...

I love reading all these tips!!! I too think one of the greatest tips is to use the internet. You can find all kinds of information about the Cricut from other users and there are so many ideas for cards, layouts and techniques with the Cricut. I am not the most original, creative crafter, so I like inspiration!!!

kaf said...

Thank you for another opportunity to win a terrific prize! I am still a novice with my cricut but found this to be helpful to me. Rather than wasting my good paper/cardstock and not knowing how the image will print or what size (so confusing to me still), I cut on an inexpensive white cardstock, then mark the size and cartridge used on the back of the image. I put that into a binder for future reference.

Jill K. said...

I use soap and water to clean my mats but I also, more than that, use the spray-on stamp cleaner on my yucky mats. It helps.
I'm loving all these great tips.
Linda,
I hope you'll be feeling so much better soon, soon, soon!!
Jill
OKScrapGal13@yahoo.com

Queenie said...

I use a lint roller after I remove my project to reduce the paper lint left on my mat.

Anonymous said...

I use baby wipes to clean my mats. They last twice as long by cleaning often. How nice to have a chance to win something.

Carole said...

I use a piece of tape to remove shreds left on stamps after they have been cleaned with a baby wipe.
Linda, you are so fortunate to have a husband who keeps your posts up to date! Get well soon.

msteelee said...

My favorite tip is to remember to hang my mats out of the light and face to the wall with the protective plastic sheet on the mat. This really does extend the life of my mats. Thanks for the chance to win!

Cheryl said...

I hope you are feeling better real soon Linda. I always look forward to my next email from you!

My tip is one I've read on this thread and have used for a LONG time ... painters tape. I use it especially when I am cutting chipboard.

Cheryl
seeitsnapitscrapit.blogspot.com

Kate said...

What a delight to watch your video and go through all the wonderful tips left above! I'd love to know more about conditioning mats prior to use. That's new to me.

As for my tip, when I make shape cards, I always cut an extra shadow for the front. That way, once my card base is folded, I can add the extra layer on top and the shape is complete (without a portion lost due to the welding/folding that occurs).

You look very fresh and healthy in the video - and I hope you'll return that way quickly!

ricksmorgan said...

So sorry you are sick. What a drag @ the holidays! So nice to have a sweet DH helping out! My best tip is use what you have to bless someone...you never know how much someone may need cheering up!

Lori Anderson said...

I am always telling new users to read your instruction books. So many options are available.

MissScrapAlot said...

I always use old ugly cardstock to make templates of my most used cuts and i always write on them size and what cart i used.....I make alot of diaper cakes and use a few cuts on all of them...it saves so much time if you have templates to help judge the size of other items!!!!! I hope you feel better soon!!!!!

Sue S. said...

My favorite tip for the cricut is: use a baby wipe to clean all the little bits of paper off your mat. It really does help to clean off the very small pieces of paper that won't easily come off with a scraper tool.

sueot33@yahoo.com

Danka Doo said...

For a beginner, which I still consider myself, use white paper to do "test" cuts first.

mary said...

Linda, I hope you will be feeling better soon! I enjoy reading your blog and love all the tips. I use my mats until they fall apart, by having painters tape always by my cricut. I also often misplace my cricut scrapper so I try and remember to tape it on the endcap with blue painters tape.

Tena Jones said...

I really don't have a tip. I'm fairly new to using my cricut, but I love it. God bless you and your family.

Sandi Krasz said...

I learned how to weld fonts and make shadows with fonts while using the Cricut Craft Room - very easy to do! I would love to have the Just Because Cards cartridge! I love your website, by the way! :)

janie said...

Great tips on here!!! I use baby wipes in my scrap room all the time, cleans stamps better than anything else I have ever tried. Thanks for the chance to win a cartridge.

CanadaJanice said...

I just say use the Gypsy. Everything is better with G!!

Anonymous said...

I cut extras, put them together and put them in a 5x6 photo album and they are ready to go when I need one.

Linda, hope you feeling all well real soon. Merry Christmas to all. Kay

Lisa P said...

My favorite tip that has made my cricut life so much better is to use the deep cut blade in your regular housing to get better cuts. I can do the smallest most intricate cuts with no tearing now. I set the housing to 3. The downside is you may go through mats a little faster, but the upside is the better cuts for those hard to cut pieces.

Betty Shows said...

I am fairly new to the cricut world and don't have any tips that are not already mentioned, I am learning so much from your blog and want to thank you so much. Hope you are feeling better soon. Would love to win the new cartridge. Merry Christmas

lydia said...

My tip is to use fun foam for dimensionals. It's a lot cheaper than the real ones and can be cut to any size.
Would love the cartridge. I make the mats sticky by using the xyron runner on them.
rozanne.nicholes@gmail.com

Debby said...

My tip would be to go to Aboverubystudios with Megan and download her free booklet on how to set your cricut for the different papers. She has done a lot of work on this and tells you with many many different papers and materials what to put your settings at for cutting without ruining your mats or your paper.
angel hugs
Debby
angels5.2005 at gmail dot com

Get Well soon!

Debby said...

My favorite tip is to take a sheet of clear plastic and cut it to fit the screen of the gypsy static cling keeps it in place and it save wear and tear on the screen.
Debby

Weezie said...

My favorite stamp tip is that I store my stamps in Cd cases with a picture of the stamp on the cover so that I can see the stamps details better. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

weezielw at aol dot com

Pamela said...

Wow! There's a lot of good tips here. I've been reading them all but need to answer before time is up to be entered in your contest! I already use many of these tips but since I am aging my tip is a notebook that I have decorated and titled "Cricut Notes". I write out important tips that I have trouble remembering because I don't use that particular feature everyday. Thanks for being so generous.

41366f9a-1e14-11e1-88b5-000f20980440 said...

Hi, I use my brayer to secure the paper to the cricut mat. Hope you feel better soon.

reatelier said...

I am pretty new in cricut world so my tip is go to you tube and check the wonderful videos to learn a lot about it. Thanks

Anonymous said...

My wife takes my used printer paper and recycles it one more time by making test Cricut project cuts with it.

sumo said...

My tip has been said before and I'll say it again...watch a good tutorial video before attempting anything on the cricut and now the cricut craft room. They're sanity savers! Thanks so much for all your hard work.

lmkindell1 said...

I did not see this tip, make sure you replace your cover sheet on your mat and to be sure you are putting in on the right way mark it with a sharpie saying up or put a sticker on one corner. It does make a difference.
Linda
lmkindell1@verizon.net
lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite tip is to use Design Studio. It has saved me so much time and paper.

canana3

AmyJRockstar said...

My favorite trick is when using SVGs on SCAL software, you can use any font from any library in your computer and make it any size you want, with shadowing or whatever and cut it on your Cricut. It's so customizable! You can scootch the letters closer together, then click the weld button and your words will be welded to make it so much easier to apply them! Thanks for the chance to win! I'm a follower. :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com

Charlene M. said...

Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite tip for the cricut is to make sure you use a baby wipe to wipe off your cricut mats to clean them after you finish cutting. It reactivates the glue on the mats and makes them sticky again.
Southernmrs
at verizon
dot net

Claudia said...

My tip is a simple one but not always easy. Try to clean up your work area before starting a new project.
claudiamatzke at hotmail dot com

Debra Shinabarger said...

My cricut tip is on the Imagine update on the third Thursday of every month this is when everything is updated.I learned this from a video with Ginger and a Man from the design team I learn a lot from videos.Thanks for the giveaway!Debra Shinabarger

Marcia said...

my favorite tip for cricut is to us the mat as many times as I can and I have found multi cutting on fabric with a new mat and max pressure on the blade works great..
thanks for the chance to win.

Nette said...

Great tips.... My favorite tip is to use my gypsy all the time. I find it as a time and paper saver. I can make sure my cuts fit on my cards before its cut and position my images to use up my scraps. Thanks for the chance to win.

netter at q dot com

Betsy said...

I keep a little notebook by my Cricut that I use to record the cuts I make and their sizes. I also write the directions for making the card, etc. that I'm creating. That way, if I want to recreate something or I need to recut a piece, I don't have to fiddle around trying to figure out the size to cut, etc. It takes a little time to do this, but it's SOOOO worth it!
Hope you feel better soon!!!

Sandy said...

My favorite tip is the clean my mats with soap & water regularly and to use Stick & Spray when they start to lose their stickiness.

Nicole said...

I use a pot/pan scraper (the square plastic ones) to clean off the little bits left on my Cricut mats. I have a ton of these from my Pampered Chef stones.

Sherry said...

My tip is to experiment and try new things. It's how you learn all the new and exciting techniques.

Anonymous said...

My tip might have already been mentioned but if my Cricut scraper isn't handy I use and expired Gift Card to scrap the yucky soapy water off my mat before I re-glue them.
Anna
ann2236@juno.com

marg0006 said...

Iv'e been wanting this cart soooo much. Thanks for the giveaway. One tip for stamping am learning is to ink ony the area you want to use on the stamp.
marg0006@verizon.net

tina said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Tina
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Debbie said...

My favorite Cricut post I have already seen here - always make a "scrap" piece first. That way I know the size, etc. is Ok as well as I make notes on the scraps in case I need them in the future! Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Holidays!

Debbie - LaceyLady

Anonymous said...

I always make a few extra cuts when making something I know I'll use again. Then when I want to make something I pull out my extras, put them together and make a craft item. This works well especially when I'm crafting when everyone else is sleeping in on the weekends and I can't cut with my Cricut.
DMcardmaker (email follower)

gomatt said...

I'm new to cricut and scrapping. My tip is to take your time and think your way through what you're going to cut ( size, setting & etc) before you push the cut button. This has helped me not make to many mistakes. I keep any miscut pieces for use maybe later. I also have a hard 12' x 12' 4" high hard plastic container I keep all my scraps.
LindaB in WI
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Colin said...

I hate how sticky a new mat is, so I take a clean sock and rub/stamp the mat with it to take the super stick away.

Colin

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