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Creative Die Cutting With Your Cricut

with Cathie Rigby
Creative Die Cutting With Your Cricut
Get the most out of your Cricut and make die-cut images that are anything but one-dimensional as you work with vinyl, fabric and more!

Discover functions you never even knew existed on your Cricut Expression®! Join author and Cricut expert Cathie Rigby as she reviews machine essentials, reveals an easy-to-read cutting guide and shares the five rules for Cricut success that every paper crafter should know. Learn about the mode and function buttons to see the endless possibilities your Cricut has to offer, such as creating a crazy effect with the Mix 'n' Match button or a large image with the Fit-to-Page button. Then, enjoy a fun introduction to Cricut Cuttables® as you create a gorgeous 3-D flower and a festive banner. Plus, explore unique materials and techniques as you work with vinyl and create stencils for beautiful glass etching. Also, learn how to cut and layer with fabric. Finally, put your new techniques to work and make two cute cards you’ll be proud to give. Unlock fresh project possibilities with the Cricut machine you already know and love! 

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Lesson 1. Cutting Foundations

  • Meet your instructor, Cathie Rigby, and get an overview of the principal components of your Cricut Expression® die cutter: the blade, mat, cartridges and basic keys. You'll also learn a handy numbering strategy to keep track of design elements and Cathie's five rules for using your Cricut successfully.


Lesson 2. Exploring Modes & Functions


Lesson 3. Crafting With Paper


Lesson 4. Crafting With Vinyl


Lesson 5. Etching With Vinyl


Lesson 6. Crafting With Fabric


Lesson 7. Cardmaking Ideas

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