Cricut Basics and intro to your new machine by Splurge!

So, SHWs and FCs! For those new to me, those are my Side Hustle Warriors and Fellow Crafters.

I love and embrace all of you as we go through this ARTventure, I have a few tips that may help my Cricut folks:

1. Turn your dial to the West position and NEVER move it!!! This forces you to consciously choose the textile you cutting. Huge ? money ? maker!

2. You cannot create offline. That is a challenge.

3. Most do not understand group, attach, weld, or flatten. Hopefully theses explanations will help..:

– Group means that while on your “canvas” or grid sheet online, if you group items together, you can think of it as meeting someone in a grocery shop. You will move through the cashiers line together, but once it comes to loading groceries and leaving, so will you on the Cricut mat. It is a “single serve” friend like on the movie “Fight Club.” Cricuts ???.

– Attach sifters to the Cricut that you want to be cut and stay I perfect alignment as viewed on your screen. Once attached. They will all change to the same dominating font color. I will not address that here, as it lends to a “level” 102 class using layering. Like serious dating, but not ready to take the plunge?????.

– Weld is the “I do you, or I die! Once you weld something, it is a conscious decision determine that it will NEVER need to be changed or amended. If that is the case, weld. BUT before you weld it, I HIGHLY encourage grouping and attaching this post. We have all waited for this. Valentine’s Day is the day.

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