Comments on: How To Cut Vinyl With A Cricut Machine: A Step By Step Guide https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/how-to-cut-vinyl-with-cricut-machine/ Do it yourself! Tue, 15 Jun 2021 03:42:31 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jessi Wohlwend https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/how-to-cut-vinyl-with-cricut-machine/#comment-463381 Tue, 15 Jun 2021 03:42:31 +0000 https://www.practicallyfunctional.com?p=28267&preview=true&preview_id=28267#comment-463381 In reply to Caitlin Collins.

It can do it either way! So like, if you had a cursive word where the letters ran together and overlapped, you would use the Weld tool to “weld” the letters together and then the Cricut would cut out the entire word as one shape, rather than each individual letter.

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By: Caitlin Collins https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/how-to-cut-vinyl-with-cricut-machine/#comment-463362 Fri, 11 Jun 2021 03:30:59 +0000 https://www.practicallyfunctional.com?p=28267&preview=true&preview_id=28267#comment-463362 Can the machine cut the vinyl all in one piece instead of letter by letter. Like if you are cutting a specific word it always cuts it letter by letter instead of connecting the letters together. Does that make sense?

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By: Jessi Wohlwend https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/how-to-cut-vinyl-with-cricut-machine/#comment-461970 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 17:43:29 +0000 https://www.practicallyfunctional.com?p=28267&preview=true&preview_id=28267#comment-461970 In reply to Michelle.

Oh man, I’m so glad you found this before throwing the computer at a wall! But I hear you, there is not a lot of good support articles out there on how to do things with a Cricut and it can get really frustrating. I’m glad this helped!

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By: Michelle https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/how-to-cut-vinyl-with-cricut-machine/#comment-461949 Sat, 21 Nov 2020 03:40:05 +0000 https://www.practicallyfunctional.com?p=28267&preview=true&preview_id=28267#comment-461949 OMG Thank you sooooooooo Much!!! I’ve been having trouble with all of my projects being smushed and not staying spaced, and I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why. I’ve watched sooo many videos, and read too many other blogs, and no body I mean no body, not even on Cricut’s own trouble shooting pages has anyone explained why and how to fix it, and all it took was for me to read ur page to know I just need to hit the attach button. Thank you so much I was ready to trow my computer at the wall.

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By: How To Use Heat Transfer Vinyl With A Cricut Machine: A Step By Step Guide https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/how-to-cut-vinyl-with-cricut-machine/#comment-461379 Wed, 23 Sep 2020 18:37:01 +0000 https://www.practicallyfunctional.com?p=28267&preview=true&preview_id=28267#comment-461379 […] you want to learn how to cut adhesive vinyl with your Cricut machine, like if you want to make wall decals or customized tumblers, check out my other […]

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By: Jessi Wohlwend https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/how-to-cut-vinyl-with-cricut-machine/#comment-460564 Wed, 05 Aug 2020 18:23:29 +0000 https://www.practicallyfunctional.com?p=28267&preview=true&preview_id=28267#comment-460564 In reply to Rallou Matzakos.

If you are making 20 copies of exactly the same design, then the software should automatically separate it out by color for you, but then put 20 copies of each shape in that color on the mat so you can cut out all 20 shapes of one color from the same piece of material.

The software normally does that jumbling up thing to try to save space and material, but if you want everything to be cut out exactly as you have it laid out, try using the Attach feature: https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/how-to-attach-in-cricut-design-space/

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By: Jessi Wohlwend https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/how-to-cut-vinyl-with-cricut-machine/#comment-460536 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:50:05 +0000 https://www.practicallyfunctional.com?p=28267&preview=true&preview_id=28267#comment-460536 In reply to Sandr.

Is it a Print Then Cut image, or a regular Cut image? When you upload an image or design file to Cricut Design Space it allows you to save the image as Cut or Print Then Cut. If you want each individual color separated out into different layers to be cut, save it as a Cut image. If you want the entire image to be printed out like normal on your home printer, then just cut out around the outside, save it as Print Then Cut.

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By: Jessi Wohlwend https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/how-to-cut-vinyl-with-cricut-machine/#comment-460483 Thu, 30 Jul 2020 15:31:36 +0000 https://www.practicallyfunctional.com?p=28267&preview=true&preview_id=28267#comment-460483 In reply to Carrie.

The Smart Dial is only on Cricut Explore machines; if you have a Maker then you’ll just set the material inside of the software when you send the project to your machine to be cut out.

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By: Jessi Wohlwend https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/how-to-cut-vinyl-with-cricut-machine/#comment-460353 Tue, 21 Jul 2020 16:09:59 +0000 https://www.practicallyfunctional.com?p=28267&preview=true&preview_id=28267#comment-460353 In reply to Gloria.

All uploaded images default to black, but you can change the color after it’s uploaded. Just select the piece or layer that you want to change the color of, then click on the little black square in the Edit toolbar at the top of the screen (next to the Linetype drop-down menu); that will bring up the colors window and you can choose a new color.

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By: Jessi Wohlwend https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/how-to-cut-vinyl-with-cricut-machine/#comment-460348 Tue, 21 Jul 2020 15:38:18 +0000 https://www.practicallyfunctional.com?p=28267&preview=true&preview_id=28267#comment-460348 In reply to Shelby.

I’m not super picky about my transfer paper, though I do find that the Cricut brand transfer paper is sometimes not strong enough to pick up thicker materials. I usually just buy whatever is on sale at Expressions Vinyl. 🙂 And for an outdoor sign I would suggest Oracal 651 or any vinyl labeled “outdoor” or “permanent”. Those vinyls have a stronger adhesive that is designed to be used outdoors.

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