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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Quick Tip Tuesday

Hello, it's Angie from Angie's Paper Passion again with another Quick Tip Tuesday!
Have you ever tried using the Cricut markers? They really are a lot of fun to use and here are a couple of tips to help you when using them in your Cricut machine. First, you don't need to remember what machine settings to use with your markers because they are written right on the side of each marker. So always check that and change your machine's pressure and speed before inserting the marker so you won't forget.
Second, again before inserting the marker, always place a piece of scratch paper right under the blade housing like this:
 so this will not happen to you:
(Note: I did not do this on purpose to give an example! LOL)
Now I have a permanent mark on my dear Cricut but it could be worse - I could have accidentally marked the project that I was working on! So learn from my mistake and use scratch paper!
Third, here's what you need to do if  you want to draw an image and then cut it out. After you finish your drawing and remove the marker, make sure you change your machine's settings back to the appropriate settings for cutting paper. Then DO NOT hit the UNLOAD button! Instead just hit the LOAD button again and that will take your blade back to the original starting point! If you hit the UNLOAD and then LOAD buttons, your cuts will not match up to your drawn image.
So dust off those markers (or go buy a set) and give them a try - they really are fun to use!
Here's an example of an image from the Spring Cottage cartridge:
Pretty cool, huh?
I'll be back next week with more Cricut tips. If you have a question about your Cricut machines and/or would like to see a Cricut topic here on Quick Tip Tuesday, please leave me a comment below. Thanks!
Don't forget to check back in tomorrow to see our Wednesday Winners from last weeks challenge.
Until next time, Happy Crafting!


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  1. Thanks for the tip,I'm going to give it a try!!!

  2. How cool is this!! We must be on the Cricut Marker 'wave length'!! I just completed a project using the markers and gel pens! These are such great tools to use with the Cricut! Thank you for the tips!


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