Thursday, January 08, 2009

Cricut Series #7- Episode 78

Here it is!  I finally was able to upload my Cricut video on the Center Point button.  Youtube was giving me problems last night and this morning.  I'm so glad it was able to work eventually.  I hope you enjoy this video.  If you have any questions please leave me a comment or e-mail me.



41 comments:

  1. This was great!! Thanks so much for this one Robyn. Center Point was a button I was very intimidated by and hadn't used yet. You showed that is really is very easy.

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  2. awesome. My favorite part of center point is that you can make rings by cutting one circle and then another smaller one inside of the first. Since the blade goes back to the center it is a perfect ring.

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  3. I love doing that, too! I should have added it on my video!

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  4. Robyn,

    Thank you for showing me this video. I sure learn more from watching then I do from reading.

    Keep them coming,

    Sharon

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  5. Great video! Thanks for showing your mistakes...it makes it less intimidating for me to try things. I did find my self yelling at the screen, "Center point button...don't forget the center point button!" :-) Great job and keep them coming!!

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  6. Thank you for your dedication in creating these videos and upkeeping your blog! I know this takes a lot of work and we appreciate it!

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  7. Okay, this has been the most informative video for me to date! I tried to use that function button once and gave up after a couple of tries. THANK YOU so much for explaining this feature. And thank you for the tip on using it for creating a journaling tag or shape after printing off the journaling. THANKS AGAIN!

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  8. Thanks for this video Robyn.
    Who would have known that the one you were looking for was the one that I wanted to see. This function is one of the main reasons I want the E. I just was not sure how to use it. I love the idea of making the rings too.
    Lori

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  9. wow - didn't even know about taht button! I was wondering how I was going to cut out my pictures and so far was only going to cut out squares and then circules using my CM cutter! This is SOOOOO much better and SOOOO much more versitile!!!!

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  10. Robin,
    keep the videos coming!! It is so much easier to watch than to read the manual!! THANKS!!

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  11. THANKS Robyn! I bought a E after Thanksgiving and am learning so much from you videos!

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  12. I am new to the cricket and I absolutely love watching your videos. I wanted to say that I know it takes alot of time and effort but please keep them coming, they are ever so helpful!!!

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  13. Robyn, this is one of your best videos - extremely informative. :) I wouldn't have thought to use letters and photos. Thank you for taking the time to create this.

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  14. Awesome Tutorial!!! Thanks so much!!! I never thought of using the center point but I will now that I know how to! Thanks for shring your talent!

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  15. Natalie McElmeel1/08/2009 5:52 PM

    I LOVE your videos too and like to see the mistakes you make too so I don't make the same ones. :)

    Question on the centerpoint button. Say you cut one circle using centerpoint, then (without unloading paper), you move to another point and say repeat last and cut. If you don't move down far enough, will the machine let you know that there isn't enough room or something? Or will it cut anyways and overlap your first cut if you didn't space them apart enough? Does my question make sense? Thanks.

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  16. Hey Robyn,

    Thanks so very much for this tutorial! It is what I've been waiting for. I never touched the center point button because I couldn't figure out how to center the blade on the image and be sure I'm cutting what I want. Template first! Duh!
    ~craftykaren~

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  17. Robyn thank you so much for the
    video on center point. You have
    really helped me understand this
    machine.

    Shirley B.

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  18. Robyn,
    You are such a great teacher!!! Once I again, I learned so much!!! Thanks so much for all you do for us!!!

    Love and Hugs!!
    Linda

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  19. Robyn,
    Loved this video. I had never thought about the template. I just did the guessing game. Duh!
    I love the idea about the picture letters. Another way to do them so you wouldn't cut out the face would be to use the blackout for the font, if the cartridge has it. I'm definately going to give that a try. It would make a great title for a page.
    Keep them coming. I learn so much from your videos.
    ~Christy

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  20. Thank you for putting together these cricut videos. They are so informative for a newbie like me!

    I have a quick question, if you don't mind. I'm trying to cut the snowman from the Stretch Your Imagination cart. I would like to make the scarf and boots and mittens, etc. different colors like the picture shows in the instruction booklet. However, when I click on the layers button it doesn't seem to allow me to only cut one piece at a time. All of the pieces (mittens, boots, etc.) are grouped together. Any idea how I can get them seperated so that I can cut them out of different colors? I would really, really appreciate any help. I haven't been successful with the tech support phone number or the cricut forums so far.

    Thank You!!!

    Rebecca

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  21. This is fabulous. Can't wait to make letters from pictures. Love the Sesame font too! Thank you so much!

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  22. Rebecca,

    The only way to do that is by using the Designer Series Software. Otherwise you just have to throw away the extras. :)

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  23. Thanks for another great video!! I didn't even realize there was a center point button!!! Doh!

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  24. Thanks for sharing this info. I've never tried using this button before, now I'm not afraid to. BTW, My 23 yo son is named Braden also. Love that name.

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  25. Love the videos and tips Robyn! Thanks for making then and sharing! I love the letters cut out of pics...I've done that with my "extra" background pieces of pictures...so the grass or the sky areas.....Looks great too and uses up the "garbage"!

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  26. Robyn, great episode. I love these visual Cricut tutorials you are doing, they are really helpful. You always make it look so easy, LOL.

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  27. Does SSF have a Shadow? Would have kept his sweet face intact?

    Have not even looked into center point. THANKS! Your have so much in these videos!

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  28. Thanks for sharing Robyn. I learn alot from your videos. I have origianl cricut hence no centerpoint function but I guess I can just try to line up templates.
    Lyro

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  29. Absolutely Awesome....had no idea what the centerpoint really did/how it worked, etc. Neat ideas with the photos too. Again, your cuts are so smooth on both types of different papers and come right off the mat with ease...secret, Please??

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  30. Hi Robyn! Thank you for this video...I was a quick question though....

    I made a circular text on my comuter. I don't have any circle punches. I wanted to see if I can the circle text out. I tried a bazillion times to find the center but to no avail. Is there a secret to that? Or is it trial and error?

    TIA

    Shana Miller
    thenewmrsmiller@aol.com

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  31. I cannot view your video's. Normally, if trying to view Youtube videos I have a company blocked message but nothing having when I try.
    Thanks.
    ddoze@necinfrontia.com

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  32. Hi Robyn,

    Thank you so much for all of your videos, I love your work.

    I have had so much trouble trying to get the center point button to work. It was not cutting from the center, but moving to another part of the page, cutting, and then returning to its "center point". Finally i realised (after watching your video a few times) that the only thing i had different was that i had real dial size on...i turned off real dial size and it worked!!! Hope this helps anyone else who is having trouble!

    Thanks again,

    Jen

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  33. thank you so much for this video! i was definitely intimidated by center point feature. can't wait to try it and cut all sorts of shapes from pics!

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  34. I NEVER knew how to use that or what is was for! THANK YOU SO MUCH! What if you used blackout shadow for the letter? Do you think that would keep his face in it? Just a thought! Great tutorial!

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  35. Thank you so much for the Cricut videos!! You are a wonderful teacher and very easy to learn from. You have taught this newbie everything I know about the Cricut and I really appreciate it!!

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  36. Oh my gosh -- thank you so much for these videos! This was so helpful! Now I can't wait to try cutting my journalling into different shapes. If I hadn't started watching your videos, I would never have figured that out for myself LOL!
    Vicki
    Rochester NY

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  37. Thanks Robyn. I never thought of cutting out shapes or letters from my pictures....duh!!

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  38. Thank you for posting the video on the center point button! I was afraid to use the CP button but you demonstrated with such ease that I'm going to go work on some layouts on my new cricut X ! Thanks again, your videos are so informative :)

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  39. I have been wondering since last night how I was going to cut my pictures since I didn't have a 2 inch circle punch. You answered my question. Thank you so much!!!

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  40. Hi Robin,
    I am trying to use center point to make a frame for a scrapbook page. For some reason it cuts off to the side even if I set the blade right at 6 and 6.... Can you help?

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