Check out some wonderful project ideas using our nine newest Cricut cartridges.
A fresh new crop of crisp apples has always been a staple part of my ideal autumn experience. Scenes of fruit stands and truck loads with heaping bushels of fragrant, juicy, red and yellow apples fresh from the orchards always make my mouth water and fill my mind with thoughts of delicious apple dishes I'd like to try. (Caramel apple pie comes to mind.) Apples right off the tree aren't half bad either. In fact, they're fantastic. I search for the perfect red globe and pluck it! Mother nature always supplies me with exactly what I am looking for.
Our Cricuteers have an insatiable appetite for the many shapes and fonts found in our Cricut cartridges. Thank you for sharing your comments, thoughts, and ideas with us. We appreciate and take them seriously. We also love to satisfy and feed your crafty appetite with a frequent fresh supply of great new cartridges! Cricut has released nine new Cricut cartridges this month! Curious? Simply, click on the name of each new Cricut cartridge to learn more! I'm confident you'll find exactly what you're looking for.
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PROJECT CORNER AND SPOTLIGHT
| Stephanie Welch
|My name is Stephanie. I am a SAHM. I have been married for 17 years to my soul mate and we have a 4 year old daughter. I am truly BLESSED!
Stephanie's Project: Halloween Treat Bags
Paper Doll Dress Up
|I used white lunch bags and added dolls that I made with Paper Doll Dress Up. For the faces, I used face stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps and chalk. I folded over the top of the bag and add a piece of colored card stock that I cut with a edge punch for design, then I stapled the bag closed with a ribbon in the middle and stamped on my sentiment. They were a huge hit at the Halloween party!
This week's highlighted threads are:
TIPS TREASURE CHEST - Project Ideas
This week I wanted to show you some fun different ideas that you could use with A Child's Year Cartridge
cartridge. This cartridge has so many possibilities that every time I start to explore this cartridge, I get a ton of different ideas. Some of my favorites that I really liked on the message board are:
created an adorable layout
created a wonderful card
created a quick anniversary card
created one of my favorite layouts. See picture above and click here
to view the thread.
There are so many things that you can do with this cartridge. I am so impressed with all the ideas that are on the message board. As a reminder, if you have something you have created and want to share your idea, you can upload it on the message board at www.cricut.com
1) Make sure the blade is inserted correctly into the assembly. (The small "knife" end should be sticking out, not the cone point end.)
2) Make sure the blade depth is set at something deep enough to cut through cardstock, usually at least 4 or 5.
3) Make sure the pressure is set to high or maximum.
4) Do a visual check to see if the blade is actually extending out of the green blade assembly. At blade height settings of 6, this should be about 1 mm. This may be hard to gauge, but a best guess is good enough.
5) Assembly check: If you remove and reinsert the blade can you feel it suck back inside or does it feel like the blade doesn't fit or perhaps sticks as it goes in?
6) Make sure the green assembly is installed correctly into the cutting arms. (It should be inserted in the middle groove area. It can easily be inserted incorrectly at the lower groove area. When installed correctly, you will not be able to fit even you littlest finger between the blade and the bottom of the machine.)
7) Arm "Buoyancy" Test: With the power on and gently "flicking" the assembly arm, does it seem to bounce in a "boing boing" sort of way, or does it just go down and then back up? Or does it stick or rub anywhere when you push it down?
8) Once all these settings have been confirmed, try to cut a simple shape on a regular piece of paper. Not cardstock or anything thicker. Is the cut successful at all? Or does it just scratch or not leave a mark at all
9) Does the arm that holds the green assembly move up and down while the machine is engaged in a cut? You should be able to physically see it "pecking" at the paper.
10) If you happen to have any additional blades, try doing this cut with them as well. We may just be dealing with a dull or defective blade.
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