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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thursday Tutorial - Search Using CCR

Hi Fantabulous Cricuteers!
This is Cicily, the Pink Dalmatian Scrapper. I'm new to the DT & Robin has asked me to do the Thursday Tutorials. I'm really excited (thank you Robin!), but I know I have some big shoes to fill.

I've been scrapbooking for 12 years & a Cricut user for the last 4! A few years ago I got a Gypsy & now I'm starting to venture into the CCR, which leads me to my first tutorial...

Searching in Cricut Craft Room

The main thing I use CCR for is searches & layouts. Right now my cartridges are linked to my Gypsy, so I can't cut :-(. But for those of you in my situation I wanted to show you how you can search & why you might start using it.

Here's a tutorial on how to search using the CCR.

I mentioned in my video that I prefer the search function in CCR over Gypsy. Here are some pics explaining why.

I did the same "cupcake" search on the Gypsy.

Then I'm asked which "cupcake" search I want to do. I don't like this question. I usually end up having to go thru several of these, so that I hopefully see all my choices.

I compared the search results for just "cupcake" with CCR. There were many differences. I also realized that the Cartridge list on the Gypsy is not in alphabetical order, so not as easy to browse thru.

I hope you enjoyed my first Thursday Tutorial. If you haven't played with the CCR, I highly recommend it. In fact I'm super excited because I even cut with it for the first time tonight, but that's for another Thursday! LOL.

I would love to hear what you Fantabulous Crafters would like to see tutorials of, please leave me a comment with your suggestions.

I hope you're playing along with the FCCB "Yummy Yummy" challenge this week!


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  1. Very informative post Cicily. You did a fantabulous job on your first Tutorial post.

    1. thanks Judy, I appreciate any feedback. Let me know if there's a tutorial you'd like to see!

  2. Your video was very helpful. Looks like I will need to check out the CCR more thoroughly. I too find searching on my Gypsy frustrating at times and had not realized the carts were not displayed in alphabetical order. It sure will be great when they will get the Gypsy linked to CCR. Thanks for your video.

    1. I'm looking forward to that as well! Thanks for the feedback!


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