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I'll be transferring information to there from this blog as I get time. Any new tutorials/info will be posted there!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Quick Tip #2

Missing selection handles

Sometimes, even though you are clicking on the edge of your object you just can’t get the selection handles to appear around your object. Many people will tell you to close DS and reopen it and they’ll reappear. Well, yes they will... but there’s an easier (and quicker) way.....

Press the ALT key! Just like you use the ALT key to make the handles disappear, it will also make them reappear.

I don’t know why they go missing occasionally, but at least now you know how to get them back!

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Quick tip #1

What cartridges can you cut with the Design Studio Trial version?

Depending on where you purchased your Cricut it may have come with different cartridges to what came with someone elses Cricut that they purchased elsewhere.

However, regardless of what cartridges came with YOUR cricut, there seems to be a "standard" cricut package and the carts that came with that package are the only ones that can be used with the DS trial version. They are:

Cricut Personal - George & Basic Shapes (that's one cart - not two).
Cricut Create - Don Juan
Cricut Expressions - Plantin Schoolbook AND Accent Essentials.

Updated info here: Cutting with the trial version

Quick tips

I thought I'd start a Design Studio Quick Tips series to get me back into posting on the blog. I'll focus on the questions that seem to come up most in the different forums I belong to.

Quick tip #1 will be posted SOON!


Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Wow! Over 100,000 hits to my blog!

In honour of that achievement I thought I should stop being so lazy and post some more tutorials. Question is: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW???

If you have any burning questions that you'd like a tutorial on please leave me a comment and I'll do my best to help you out!

Thanks to all of you for reading my little blog so far!