Tuesday, May 3, 2011

TIPsy Tuesday - Aligning Images on the Cricut

Today's tip applies to the Cricut or to any electronic cutter with a cutting mat.  Sometimes you want to have an image cut from a very specific area of your paper.  In this case, I wanted to be sure the flower, spool of threat and the scissors were within the pointed square design I was cutting.  I didn't want anything to get chopped off by misaligned paper.

In this video, I have made a sample cut and used it as a guide for placing my designer paper in the perfect position.

I've had to do this a few times when I had precious little paper left to be sure that the Cricut didn't cut half of a letter on and half off my paper and leaving me without enough paper to recut.  Sometimes we have to fool our tools to get them to do what we want.  We are the humans, we can't have these contraptions outsmarting us, can we!

To finish up the card, I cut out an additional spool of thread and a smaller flower to give the card more dimension and did some faux stitching to go with the sewing theme.

Hope you are having a good week.  Thanks for spending a few minutes here.

Ingredients:  DSP and sticker from Cosmo Cricket Material Girl
Ribbon from Papertrey Ink
Cardstock:  Naturals White by SU!
Cricut cartridge:  Storybook


  1. Lisa this is an awesome tip! Thanks for sharing this video tutorial.

  2. Great tip Lisa! Thanks for sharing. I have a lot of patterned paper that I will be using this tip for with my Cricut.


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