Friday, February 4, 2011

Do You Have A Cricut?

This month we have Shannon as our Guest ST and are very lucky as she is our resident Circut specialist! She has agreed to give us a month long tips and tutorial on them. Many of us have one but haven't yet used it very much or to it's full potential. This is what Shannon is hoping to change.
I'll repost her tips and tutorials here so if any of you have one and need a few tips, you won't miss out! have a Cricut...NOW WHAT?

Do not panic!!!

The first thing that you need to do is to take your new treasure out of it's box.

There, now it wasn't that bad, was it? When I got my first Cricut as a Christmas present, I briefly played with it to show my DH what it was and then put it back in the box. The poor thing just sat there for months and months. I have to admit, I was a little scared to take it back out. What if I wreck a piece of paper trying to cut something out? GASP!

The best way to learn how to use your new toy (tool) is to play with it. I know that can be a hard concept to grasp because we don't want to waste any of our precious scrapbooking paper, but if you follow what I am going to "teach" you in the next few weeks, wastage will be at a minimum.

My first "class" will be this Thursday night and while we may not be doing any cutting in that class, there will be lots of information floating around. Here are my class themes for the next few weeks...

Feb 3rd ~ Introduction to your Cricut
Feb 10th ~ Using your Cricut to making a title
Feb 17th ~ How to use different mediums with your Cricut
Feb 24th ~ Using your Cricut with your computer/Gypsy. The focus will be on the Gypsy as that is what I have (but am still very new at .)

I will also be posting tips and tricks throughout the upcoming weeks.

If you have any areas that you want covered, please feel free to post them here or send me a personal message. I will try my hardest to cover what you ask.

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