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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

7 Tips and Tricks for getting great Cricut Cuts everytime!

Hi, this is Joy and I made a video with 7 great tips and tricks to getting great Cricut cuts everytime! We've all had those times when the Cricut machine eats our paper or the mat won't release the thin paper or WORSE - it doesn't cut all the way through! Now, with these tips and tricks, you will no longer have those things happen! Frustration gone!

Check out the video below or if you can't see it, click HERE to head over to youtube for viewing!



You can see and download my setting table by clicking HERE!



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139 comments:

Denise said...

Thank you great tips.

Nate's Mimi said...

Thanks. I'm going to download the guide now!

Samspader said...

Great tips Joy!!! Thankfully I found your chart when I 1st got my Cricut...It is amazing and a must have!!!!! Happy New & I can't wait to see what great new ideas you have for us ;-)

yvette said...

Thank you for the great tips!

pinky said...

Great tips, just checked my blade position and it was out to the left. Thanks for that!
Pinky

Craftyanny said...

Great tips Joy, tfs
Anne x

Donna VW said...

Thanks for the great tips!

Rose said...

Thanks for the awesome tips! They really help!

dragmama58 said...

Thanks for the info on the paper. I love the guide, I use it regularly.

Cindylu2u said...

Thanks for your 7 wonderful tips, will be trying the Cordinations
Cardstock, I hate to waste paper. Thanks again!

jlb said...

These tips are so helpful for a newbie. They will definitely save me money and lots of frustration!

Cindy said...

Thanks so much! I needed this, if for no other reason than to say it happens to other crafters, too! :)

Great tips!

Lori in SC said...

thanks for all the great tips

Grammy GG said...

I found your blog because of being a Club Scrap member. When I got my Expression, I headed right over to your blog and cut out your cutting guide. That was just the first of many, many wonderful tips and ideas I have gotten from you. Thank you so much for your lovely sharing--you are a blessing!
Grammy GG

Cricut Crazy Lisa said...

Some really GREAT tips Joy!

Jennifer said...

I needed this video! Thanks!

*Kelly* said...

Thanks Joy! Great tips!

Sue S. said...

Very helpful tips!! Thank you!

sueot33@yahoo.com

Rose said...

Great tips,That why I love this blog so much. You Ladies have been so helpful with all your tips. Can't wait for the new year to see your great ideas. THANK YOU!!!

Rosebud222222222

imafarmgirl said...

I have never heard of Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive. Do you spray that on your pieces? I love you always keep us thinking...

Kelly said...

Thanks for the tips. Gotta go check my blade!

Stephany said...

thank you for the tips joy, very helpful. =) Happy New Year girls!

Stephany said...

are their still going to be give aways weekly?

Carol said...

What a wonderfully informative video Joy. And great tips, each and every one!

HAPPY NEW YEAR LADIES!
Hugz,
♥Carol♥

Cindy Vermeer said...

Thanks for all the great tips. You've mentioned that cutting guide before. I'm going to download it now.

stephanie said...

Great tips, Happy New Year.

Lisa said...

Thanks Joy for the tips!! Can't wait to see the video!! Love all you 3 have done!!!

Hope your still enjoying a wonderful Holiday season!!!!

Lisa Sturgill

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your tips. smg-gdp
smgunderscoregdpathotmaildotcom

Janet Z said...

Thanks Joy! Some awesome tips.

mumstheword said...

Some nice tips to know

patty said...

wonderful tips.Thanks millierose651@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Great Tips! Thanks for sharing. Do you know where we can get a copy of the cutting guide you referenced?

Thanks,
Sandy

Darlene-Joy said...

Thanks for the link to your blog, I can see I am going to have a fun day going through all your good ideas. Thanks Joy. Happy New Year.
Darlene-Joy

Scrappin' Playground of Dreams said...

Thank you for the very useful tips!! Happy New Year!!!

Jessica said...

Thanks Joy! Happy New Year

Vickie Lee said...

Joy - thanks for the great tips. Happy New Year to you!

rfeiertag said...

oh..thats why my cricut irritates me. its all about the mat.
Thank You.

Shari said...

Great tips! I've played around with the different papers and I do say that the Core'dinations DOES cut the best. Now to find the guide to download....THANKS.

dawnie mc said...

your the best. great tips thanks

chignon said...

Thanks for the tips Joy! I am sending the link to a friend who received a cricut for Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the great tips.
debbie susee

Celia said...

Although I should have figured it out by now- the tip about cutting thicker paper on a fresh mat and thinner paper on an older mat makes so much sense. Thanks
-celia

ExpressionsbyLori said...

Thanks so much for posting this. I have been looking - obsessing - about the cutting chart for about a week now. I knew I saw it somewhere but couldn't remember where.... I can now resume my regularly scheduled life!!!! You are the greatest!

PenLight said...

These were great tips and tricks. Thank you.

Randa @ The Bewitchin' Kitchen said...

Thank you Joy! Question: is there a way to make your mats stickier longer

Amanda said...

Thanks so much for the great tips!! aaalger@gmail.com

ScoutMom said...

thanks for the wonderful tips!!!!

Felicia said...

Thank you for the great tip. I keep forgetting to download your cutting guide. Need to do that now.

Candy said...

Love the tips. Thanks!

Ann said...

Thanks, Joy! Great little tips, always appreciated. Happy New Year!! and keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

Great tips Joy! Have a wonderful New Year!

P.S. Love the spatula tool... But be careful people, it is very sharp! It will and can cut you if your not careful! I know:)


Ellen
lashaiamen@hotmail.com

Scrappin Staddie aka Nana said...

GREAT tips!! I'm heading to your link and check out your chart.. Thank you so much for your useful hints!! U R FANTASTIC!!!

missionofjoycandles said...

Thanks for the tips!

cdaily28 said...

Great tips Joy Thanks!

Sharon said...

Great tips Joy! Thank you so much!! I'm heading over to print out the guide now! :)

Scrapping Together said...

Thank you for the tips! I am off to your blog to download also :) Looks like a lot of traffic is coming your way!

TFS!

TLL said...

Where exactly on your blog do I find the cricut paper chart Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Joy for the great tips.
Helen from Flower Mound.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all your tips! I am downloading your settings table now!
nancylou

Maria said...

Thanks for the great tips, Joy. I´m heading over to your blog wright away:)

Susan said...

I learn something every time I come to Christmas with the Cricut! Thanks for all your amazing work!
SusanJ

ShanzMom said...

Thanks for the great info!

Martha said...

Awesome tips! I have a great tip for the mat! My mat is not that sticky anymore. What I do once in a while is spray adhesive on to my mat at night. Let it sit all night and use it next morning! Works great! Thanks!

laneyhollo said...

Great Tips thanks for sharing. I have your guide and it is AWESOME!

KTbirdiegirl said...

Thanks, Joy for all your tips. I just downloaded your cutting guide. It will be a great help. I just discovered multi-cut recently and the cuts just pop out. Can't wait for the Calendar Girls!!
Kathryn

zep4 said...

Thank you I've just downloaded your guide now, will make life much easier . Thanks for all the other tips to.

Sole` said...

Thanks for the tips. I'm going to get that guide now.

KatheeVZ said...

Love the tips!! Thanks!!

Appletree said...

Thank you for the tips!
That's awesome.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the tips. I was not aware of #7. I will fix that and see if I get better cuts. kkomondor@twcny.rr.com

Angie said...

Thanks Joy!!! Awesome tips.

Muggy2 said...

GREAT, GREAT, tips. Thank you! I called my neighbor to tell her about this video...

Ann said...

Thanks! Since I am new to the Cricut these will come in handy!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Very good tips. Hoping I can find your blog to get the guide.

Sheila McShea said...

I posted this on the other site. THIS DOCUMENT IS A MUST HAVE FOR EVERY CRICUT OWNER. I refer to this guide everytime I cut on my expression! THANK YOU - THANK YOU1

Emily said...

Joy, thanks for these tips! I'm off to your blog for the cutting guide! Thank you so much.

LilGreenBug said...

Thanks for the tips and the free download!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Corliss McBride said...

Great Tips Joy. Thanks for everythng. Have a Very Happy and Blessed New Year.

iluvmybugs said...

Happy New Year Joy!!! Thanks for the great Cricut tips and the cutting guide!!!

Looking forward to all the new projects you, Tammy and Melanie will be sharing in 2010!!!

Terry

Nana Mouse said...

Thank you for the tips as well as a small peek at your crafting room.

I can hardly wait for Calendar Girls to start up!!

Peggy

Kim. said...

Superb tips, thanks for sharing off to download the chart now.
Kim xXx

scrappinpatty said...

Thanks for all the great tips...the table will surely come in handy....thanks again!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tips. I am heading over to your blog to download the setting chart.
Happy New Year
cccsun55@aol.com

JustYolie said...

Wonderful tips, love the mat tip!
http://justyolie.blogspot.com/

My Creative Time said...

Thank you for those AWESOME tips!!
xxx
Emma:)

chriswooten57 said...

thanks joy for the tips

chriswooten57
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Marty said...

going to find your blog now, don't know why I haven't been there before. Thanks for all you 3 do!

Joanna said...

I did not know that about the blade (tip #7) thanks so much!

debbie said...

Thanks so much for sharing and the video..........great job!

Brens Designs said...

Great video! Going to visit your blog and download the guide. Thanks!!!

Cassandra said...

Thank you Joy...there is nothing worse than destroying your paper!
Hugs!
Cassandra

Anonymous said...

I miss all of you!!!!! When are you coming back? I'm lonely, and I need some inspiration. Dee at ed0946@ptd.net

Anonymous said...

Love this video. I have yet to try Coordinations cardstock. I can't want to see how well it cuts in my circut. Thanks a lot. I hope the other 2 chicas are going to make videos like this as well.

Neesey said...

Excellent video. So many great tips. Will download the chart. Many thanks for that.....you're such a Joy! for us all.
TFS

Susan De Crafter said...

Great ideas Joy. Thanks

Anonymous said...

These are wonderful tips! Thank you so much for sharing!

Emily

dianne said...

Thanks Joy for all the great tips and for the cutting guide.

jennydecuir said...

Only 2 more days till the New Year. Have a happy one, thanks for the tips, and can't wait to start a New Year with the new Calendar Girls!

jennydecuir@hotmail.com

Leslie Dick said...

Thanks for the great tips Joy!!`

Tink said...

Love your tips, especially the last one about the blade facing you, I never would have thought of that affecting cuts. thanks

Rosina
tbellwdw@gmail.com

Lynn B. said...

Thanks Joy for the tips! I have had my Expression quite a while, but these tips have actually helped me alot more when I cut some cuts this afternoon. You have no idea how much paper I waste.

Thanks, Lynn Barker

Grandma Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing those tips with us. Please update us any time you learn more! Thanks for helping.

Angela C. said...

Great tips Joy. Thank you so much for the handy chart. I cant tell you how many times I wished I had something like this...NOW I DO!! YIPPEE!

Jan Foselli said...

Thanks for your awesome tips!

janine_jepsen said...

As always, thanks for the tips :)

Cheryl said...

Great tips for a newbie. I emailed this link to our school secretary who got an E for Christmas.

Anne said...

Great tips! The thin paper....ugh what a lesson learned on that fiasco, I wasn't a fast learner, it took several ruined thin papers to finally sink in.

dotygirl said...

Great tips and ones I did not know and will use. Thanks as I have had problems and you answered why on lots of them. Thanks

Debbie said...

Joy, You are hilarious!! Great tips. Thank you so much.
Debbie from The Colony

The McIntyre Family said...

Great Tips...TFS!!!
Sara

Dena said...

Thanks for all these wonderful tips. Tips are always better when you can see them!!

Crafty Sue said...

Love the tips and tricks. Keep them coming.

Anonymous said...

Great Video Joy!!! Thanks!

Kathy (luvsraggedy)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the wonderful tips!!! Hope you and the other scrapping divas have a wonderful new year -

shortscrapper

mgcreative said...

whoo..hoo.. great tips!

Katie said...

Thanks for sharing the cutting guide!

Shirley said...

Joy,
Great! tips, especially number seven. I need to go look at my Cricut blade.

Thank you

Cathie in UT said...

Some super duper tips and I hope that you all have a great new year too!

lynn said...

Wow thanks for the tips they are great... got the charts thanks it will come in handy...

sgute said...

Great tips thanks alot they will come in handy!
sgute61@hotmail.com

Jill W. said...

Joy,
thanks for taking the time to share all of those tips.
Hope you are enjoying your holiday and your family time.

~Jill

Brandi said...

Thanks for the GREAT tips. I recently got a 1.5 Xyron and it has become my best friend...especially for ribbon!!!! I learned real quick about those new mats and thinner paper....ug! I am going to download your settings chart and once again, Thanks!!

Brandi
brandiadams77@gmail.com

Mary Jean said...

thanks for the tips!

JustCrazy4Scrapen said...

Joy is my new HERO..... omg, I've thought all along I've had a defective cricut. I could NEVER cut small intricut cuts. Drove me nuts. Well now that I downloaded her guide, I've not had one problem. I even had to call my girlfriend for her "told you so moment" because she told me it had to be the "pressure or speed" I was cutting at. Well it was. Thanks again Joy for sharing your guide.

Lisa
robbysmommyga@aol.com

Live Love and Scrap said...

Thanks so much for the great tips Joy!!!

I cant wait to get to Joanns...I did not know they carried Coordinations cardstock..woohoo!!!

Happy New Year too!!!

DiAnne said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Bytesprite said...

Great tips. Thank you! Learn something from you ladies every day.

Mary said...

Hi Joy, Thankyou so much for giving us the great tips for making our cricut cutting go smoother. I need to learn so much more so I am heading over to your web page.

Liz said...

Thanks for all the great tips! I'll be sure to share your site with my cricut buddies.

Patti said...

Being a "newbie" to the Cricut Expression, I really appreciate your tips!
Patti

cooking71 said...

Thanks so much for the tips. You mentioned the number facing you and that is a question I have had and maybe I missed it in the book. What are the numbers for????

Amber said...

Hi! I just got my first Cricut and am THRILLED!! Your tips are so helpful, thank you!

princesslethert said...

I SOOO wish this was around before I learned these lessons the hard way! I will certainly use the cheat sheet for settings that typically work though. Thanks so much!

Stephanie said...

Love the tips! Thanks

Javonne said...

Love the chart and tips; very helpful. I've bookmarked your site so I can refer back to it as often as I like.

Kim said...

Thanks for the chart and the tip about how to face the housing blade =)

Angie said...

Awesome. Thanks for the tips.

Anonymous said...

Wow!could have used these tips yrs ago when I purchased my cricut first. Thanks so much! It should be smooth sailing from now on thanks to your tips!

Anonymous said...

Love this! I've had trouble with glue since getting my cricut 4 years ago! Now I think I won't have a problem.

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