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#1 Posted : Tuesday, November 20, 2012 6:41:02 AM(UTC)
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I'm sure I am not alone here....I just hate to waste paper. I don't use my Cricut much because of this issue and I'm sure there has to be a better way to do this.

When cutting an image that has accessories to cut also, all the accessories are lumped together on the cartridge. When you select them, you select ALL of them. That's great, however, when you want to cut them out with separate paper (and colors), you end up wasting a lot of paper when you cut them out because you don't need each item cut out in every color.

Is there are better way to do this? We spend enough on paper, why keep cutting things out in multiples that you don't really need? I dislike how the cartridges are set up this way. However, I'm sure there is a creative way around it. I just don't know how yet.

Any ideas?
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, November 20, 2012 6:51:33 AM(UTC)
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Cricut Craft Room, a Gypsy or Design Studio all have a "hide" feature so you cut only what you want.
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, November 20, 2012 6:52:51 AM(UTC)
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Do you use CCR or gypsy. The only way to accomplish what you are wanting is if you use one of the design programs.

I don't have a gypsy so won't try to go there but in the free design program -CCR, it is easy to do this. Just copy and paste your image onto the virtual mat as many times as needed. click on each set and select hide contour. hover over each area that you want hidden until it turns red and click. it will hide that portion of the image. keep repeating until you have each part of your selected image in its own independant image. Then you can move each one anywhere on the virtual mat you want it and then place your papers accordingly on your mat. you can then cut all at the same time. I love CCR and won't use my E without it. There is so much more you can do with ccr and/or gypsy. I know there are tutorials that explain this a whole lot better than me. Hopefully someone that knows specifics can direct you to some of the tutorials.
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, November 20, 2012 7:51:24 AM(UTC)
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One of the great features about using Design Studio is the "hide contour" feature. (I have no idea if it's available in CCR.) Just put the accessory pieces onto the mat and use it to "hide" the ones you don't want to cut. It allows you to place multiple small pieces together that way and cut only what you want.

Another option in DS, which I understand you cannot do using a Gypsy, is to move the pieces over where the parts you do not want to cut are hanging off the edge of the mat. Only the portion inside the cutting line will be cut.

I use both these methods to save paper.
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, November 20, 2012 8:59:11 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Lguild Go to Quoted Post
One of the great features about using Design Studio is the "hide contour" feature. (I have no idea if it's available in CCR.) Just put the accessory pieces onto the mat and use it to "hide" the ones you don't want to cut. It allows you to place multiple small pieces together that way and cut only what you want.

Another option in DS, which I understand you cannot do using a Gypsy, is to move the pieces over where the parts you do not want to cut are hanging off the edge of the mat. Only the portion inside the cutting line will be cut.

I use both these methods to save paper.


You can hang stuff over the edge on the Gypsy but not CCR. CCR does have "hide contour".
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, November 20, 2012 10:23:19 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MultiCrafter Amy Go to Quoted Post
You can hang stuff over the edge on the Gypsy but not CCR. CCR does have "hide contour".


Really? I was told that it wouldn't cut if you had any portion of it outside the cutting area when using a G. But, I don't own one myself so I just repeated what I was told. Good information for G users!
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#7 Posted : Tuesday, November 20, 2012 10:58:55 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MultiCrafter Amy Go to Quoted Post
You can hang stuff over the edge on the Gypsy but not CCR. CCR does have "hide contour".


Yes, this is how I handle it with the Gypsy. Just hang what you don't want over the edge. Works great!
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, November 20, 2012 11:18:20 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Lguild Go to Quoted Post
Really? I was told that it wouldn't cut if you had any portion of it outside the cutting area when using a G. But, I don't own one myself so I just repeated what I was told. Good information for G users!


Yes, I like to being able to do that. I wish CCR did that. I also wish that CCR was easier to weld objects with. It seems to get hung up when you over lap stuff. Takes too long.

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#9 Posted : Tuesday, November 20, 2012 2:57:55 PM(UTC)
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I Love LOVE Love my Gypsy. Hang stuff over the edge (works really well). Hide part of a cut. Weld letters together to make words. It's great!
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#10 Posted : Tuesday, November 20, 2012 6:50:37 PM(UTC)
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This is the main reason I got my Gypsy. It drove me nuts to try and cut all the pieces out of different colors. I would get so confused. I love my gypsy because I know where to place the different paper colors on the mat and how much of each I need. I will also cut according to paper color so all the pieces that need to be black ,let's say, are cut from one sheet of black card stock and it doesn't matter what cart they are from. I love it.
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