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#1 Posted : Sunday, October 24, 2010 7:30:05 PM(UTC)

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I just purchased the cricut expression machine. I am trying to use the mickey and friends cartridge. Is there any secrets to layering the items. I am having so much trouble figuring out which layer to do when and how to fit them together. Does anyone have any secrets or cheat sheets to help me.
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#2 Posted : Sunday, October 24, 2010 8:34:43 PM(UTC)

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Welcome to the wonderful and addictive world of Cricuts! I love mine and the more I use it the more I fall in love.
To answer your question...the handbook does offer some guidance but my best recommendation is to cut it at larger size (like 5 inches) so you can more easily see how the parts fit together. My second tip is to remember that all shape sizes are relative to the main cut. ie: a 5" Mickey needs the layers cut at 5", too. Don't change the dial size. If you want a "real size" on a shape...such as the Mickey gloves..use the "real dial size".

Best of luck.
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#3 Posted : Sunday, October 24, 2010 9:18:40 PM(UTC)
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use a bigger size until you get the hang of it. Make the base cut and then work from top to bottom or bottom to top. If you get one piece out of line, it can throw all of your other pieces off. The base cut does have cuts in it that guide placement.
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