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Cricut Design Studio: the Cricut User’s Must-have Tool

Many crafting enthusiasts have fallen in love with their personal electronic diecut machine, the Cricut.  A new addition to the already popular product is the development of  a software program created just for Cricut users.

Cricut Design Studio is a computer software program created by Provocraft, the designers of the Cricut machine. While the machine itself allows the user to cut various shapes and fonts in a rage of sizes, the Cricut Design Studio takes it to a whole new level. Simply connect the Cricut to the computer via a USB port, install the software, and unleash a whole new dimension of crafting.

The main benefit of the Cricut Design Studio is the ability for users to weld, or connect letters together to form a single cutting. Gone are the days of gluing each letter one at a time. Now letters, phrases, and shapes can be welded together before cutting making it faster and easier than ever to add cuttings to projects.

Another benefit of the Cricut Design Studio is that the shapes and letters can be manipulated extensively before cutting. Users are no longer limited to only adjusting the size, but can now change the shape properties to better support their overall design. Each image can be stretched, slanted and flipped to get the exact look the crafter is needing.

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Cricut 12-Inch By 12-Inch Cutting Mat, Set of 2

Cricut 12-Inch By 12-Inch Cutting Mat, Set of 2

The 12-inch by 12-inch Adhesive Pad-29-0386 (for the Expression machine 29-0300 only) is a self sticking pad that keeps the material being cut flat so that there is no tearing on the paper or vinyl. Since the pad retains its stickiness for a limited amount of cuts we recommend buying extra pads. The pads are also great for storing the paper or vinyl that has already been cut. Two mats included. Custom designed for creating the most intricate paper crafts with the Cricut machine. Printed rulers and markings facilitate convenient and accurate use. Gently adheres to paper to ensure smooth and accurate cuts every time.

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Scrapbook With the Cricut Expression

Scrapbooking is the latest crafty phenomenon.  With the advent of digital cameras, traditional photo albums have gone by the wayside and what better way to keep important photos and the memories attached. There are so many tools for avid scrapbookers from different papers, scissors, stickers and shapes, would it not be great to have all these products in one central location and at the touch of a button? Cricut Expression is the answer.  This personal electronic cutter allows you to create some of the most beautiful and personalized shapes to add flare to even your most basic of paper crafts.

Resembling a photo printer, the Cricut helps you design and cut out beautiful and unique designs to use in your scrapbooking projects. With the ability to create shapes between 1/8th and 24 inches, it’s perfect for a scrapbooker that wants more control over their designs. As for the paper, the Cricut will work with any paper including cardstock, vellum, and even chipboard.

The Cricut is lightweight and is easily transportable for any scrapbooking party. If you need to travel with it, there is also a carrying case available, specially designed for travel and comes complete with padding, wheels and a handle. All you need is electricity and a passion for scrapbooking and the Cricut will work for you.

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Cricut Solutions Cartridge

Cricut Solutions Cartridge

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Designed for use with all Cricut machines, this Home Accents cartridge makes it simple to add sophisticated decor to bedrooms, dens, offices, and other living spaces. The cartridge provides 50 shapes that also beautifully enhance greeting cards, gift tags, scrapbook pages, and other paper crafts. Shapes include flowers, leaves, borders, butterflies, and inspirational words such as “home”, “dream”, “imagine”, and “faith”. Create unique embellishments by transforming the shapes two different ways; choose between shadow and blackout effects for a truly custom layout. In addition, the images can be cut in a variety of sizes: from 1 inch up to 5-1/2 inches with the Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter, from 1/4 inch to 11-1/2 inches with the Cricut Create, or from 1/4 inch to 23-1/2 inches with the Cricut Expression. The Home Accents cartridge set includes a keypad overlay and measures approximately 9 by 4-5/7 by 4/5 inches.

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