Sunday, March 25, 2018

Printing and cutting with the Cricut Explore Air


A couple of weeks ago Steve Bought me a  Cricut Explore Air, I am still very excited about this.  I upgraded from last years explore.  The main reason for my wanting one was the double "hand" that can cut and score without changing blades and housing. It may not sound like much but when I am doing a run of 150 very intricate wedding invites, having that feature really save me a lot of time and effort.   Saturday night I was on the  FB group: Cricut Design Space - this is the Cricut Diva Melody Lane's group. After spending just a few minutes there, someone mentioned the Print and Cut Feature I didn't know it even had one!  Making a long story short- you can import a graphic file to your design space, then export it to your printer, then put it into your Cricut and it will scan and cut it.   My first thought was I can sell the scan and cut!  No, not going to.  they don't exactly work the same way and what I bought the SNC for it is doing perfectly. With the Cricut it is a little different purpose in my crafting  - it is a great tool!  I knew I was totally underutilizing it!

Melody actually took the time to answer my initial inquiry and I wanted to ask so many more questions.  But instead I found a video on the process, it is actually pretty simple.
I stamped and colored an image took a picture of it and loaded it into my PC then imported it into my design space. I enlarged it and then went through the process.  and here are my results:

Didn't this come out great? It cut pretty perfectly!



I am going to make something it for my Sweet Sweet little Grandson's nursery!

Here he is Aiden 4 mos


If you have a Cricut Explore machine did you know it could do this?
Well now you do, Give it a try!

Thanks for stopping by!
Ginny



2 comments:

  1. Your grandson is absolutely precious!
    And, he's going to love your decorations. ♡♡♡
    If you don't mind me asking. ...
    What are the approximate price range for: the "Big Shot"; the "Cricut" (that your husband just bought you) and, older but still trending "Cricut" machines???
    As you probably know - I've been quite ill; but, I'd really like to have more than just a "CuddleBug".
    So, I'd love to know how much & where to buy them (or not buy them), please.
    Sincerely, Tracy
    And, God Bless

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  2. What a great machine!! and an adorable baby!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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