Saturday, December 17

Questions from Viewers Answered

Craftaholic asked " Was the stamp set from faithful creations? What is the name of the stamp company?"


Yes, the stamp set was from Faithfule Creations.  The name of the stamp company is Verve and the stamp set is "Starstruck"; which you can find here Verve Shop.


Millie asked "How do you load the paper in the Cricut?"


There are a few steps that you must take depending on which machine you are currently using.  If you are using a Cricut machine with the mat size of 6 x 12 then first you must take care in measuring your cardstock to this size.  (A recommendation is not to use construction paper as this is a very fibrous paper and will leave your mat mostly non sticky after it's use. ) After you have cut your stock to the correct size then you must line it up onto the mat then gently take it and place it up to the rollers while applying little pressure press load mat then the machine will take your mat in and you'll be ready for cutting.  


If you are using a mat that is 12 x 12 then you can use a larger piece of cardstock for your mat.  You may use scrapbook paper, but then you must adjust your settings as the settings for regular cardstock is different than that of scrapbook paper.  I use the following for my cardstock Speed 2 or low if you're in CCR (Cricut Craft Room) and the pressure set at 5 or high.  This setting seems to do best for me for the cuts.  I will use the same setting for scrapbook paper, but depending on the paper I may choose to lower the pressure.


I recommend having a few mats on hand and rotating them so that they last a bit longer.  Another tip is when your Cricut mat becomes less sticky.  What I like to do is take a baby wipe that is "no-alcohol" and wipe over the mat.  I then wait for it to dry then my mat is sticky again.  I find this to be helpful if I cannot get to the store right away to purchase a replacement. 


Now if the paper you have is not the same size then you need to tell the Cricut by loading the mat as usual then use your directional arrows to guide your cutting blade to the top corner of your paper then press the set paper size button.  Then the Cricut will know what size your paper is. Hope this helps.


These are some of the other settings that come right from the Cricut Chirp Newsletter:

Settings guide for favorite materials
Scrapbook Paper and Cardstock -
 Standard Blade Machine Settings: Speed 2 (Low), Pressure 5 (High), Blade Depth 5, Multi Cut 1 

Bazzill, textured paper/cardstock - Standard Blade Machine Settings: Speed 1 (Min), Pressure 5 (Max), Blade Depth 6, Multi Cut 1 

Fabric (0.023"/0.58mm thick) - Deep Blade Machine Settings: Speed 3 (Med), Pressure 4 (High), Blade Depth 5, Multi Cut 1 
Note: Use a thin iron-on interfacing with the fabric, set the iron at its highest temperature setting. Apply direct heat and pressure to flocking for approximately 30 seconds. Peel protective liner when cool. Wash and dry garment inside out. 

Magnet (0.035"/0.080mm thick) - Deep Blade Machine Settings: Speed 2 (Med), Pressure 5 (Max), Blade Depth 6, Multi Cut 4 


Stencil (0.0155"/0.40mm thick) - Standard Blade Machine Settings: Speed 2 (Med), Pressure 5 (Max), Blade Depth 6, Multi Cut 2 


Chipboard (0.059"/1.50mm thick) - Deep Blade Machine Settings: Speed 3 (Med), Pressure 4 (High), Blade Depth 6, Multi Cut 5 
Note: A fresh mat is needed to hold material. Small pieces of chipboard may require tape to stay in place. 

Emboss (0.0160"/0.41mm thick) - Standard Blade Machine Settings: Speed 3 (Med), Pressure 5 (Max), Blade Depth 6, Multi Cut 2 

Stamp (0.0415"/1.05mm thick) - Deep Blade Machine Settings: Speed 3 (Med), Pressure 4 (High), Blade Depth 5, Multi Cut 1 
Note: Use a fresh mat to keep material firmly in place.


*** NOTE**** The adhesive on the mat is repositionable so your paper can be moved around, but also it is important to place your clear protective liner over the mat to protect it in storage.  


Thank you so much for stopping by!  I will try to answer some more questions as they come up.  I have some great Cricut projects in the works as well.  I will get those posted as soon as I can.  I also want to talk with you about the new releases that came out this week.  I hope to be getting some of the cartridges to work with that I may post some great projects for you.


I am also working on the video portion of my new camera.  When I get that figured out I will have more how to videos for you.  Meanwhile, I will post snapshots in how to's as they're requested or as I get them made.  I will as well work on some slide shows with long delay between so when doing a how to you'll be able to follow along.


Have a wonderful weekend ~ Happy Crafting!! 

Grace & Peace,
 

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate all your comments. I do read them all. I just wish I could tell each and everyone of you how much you make my day with the notes of encouragement. Thank you!!!

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