Today's tip is for those of you who might be new to the world of cutting with the Cricut:
With your machine, you should have received at least one cartridge. Each cartridge comes with its own unique keypad overlay. However, there are some standard keys which are ALWAYS in the same place, regardless of which cartridge you are using. These keys are the four grey buttons on the bottom left of the overlay (Paper Saver, Real Dial Size, Shift, and Shift Lock) as well as all ten grey buttons on the right side of the overlay (Space, Back Space, Clear Display, Reset All, Repeat Last, Sound On/Off, Load Last, Set Paper Size, Load Paper, and Unload Paper).
If you are using Design Studio or a Gypsy, you might not choose to use the keypad overlay BUT you will always need to know exactly where the load and unload keys are.
More information onwhere the important buttons on your keypad overlay are found within each cartridge handbook. The page looks like this: