Saturday, August 15, 2009

Using Cricut instead of stencils or punches for your I-Top

For the original post on cutting out the paper for the brad tops with Cricut (along with the cut file using Accent Essentials), click HERE. Please note: I made a minor adjustment to the large size brad cut file, so if you do have the large attachment please download the cut file again. I don't have any way of testing the large brad file, so if anyone can test it & let me know, I'd sure appreciate it.

If you don't have Design Studio but do have Accent Essentials, here is what you need to do:
  1. You will be using the sixth key on the top row, with the shift key pressed (do NOT press the feature key).
  2. If you have the CE, set your machine so that instead of quarter inch increments, you can increase (or decrease) the size of the image by tenths of an inch.
  3. For the small, cut out size 1.3 (it is 1.313 on the cut file I designed, fyi)
  4. For the medium, cut out size 1.9 (it is 1.875 on the cut file I designed)
  5. For the large, cut out size 2.1 or 2.2 (2.125 is what I have in the cut file I designed)--I need someone to test this & let me know what works best as I do not have the attachment for the large brad at present.

I figured these out according to how much space needed to be in the middle of the shape before the pointy edges started, and how large the image needed to be overall.

Also, the thinner the fabric, paper, etc. that you use, the better the brad will look.

Please let me know if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions. I will try to figure something out for George and/or other carts so that those who don't have AE can use their Cricut to cut these out as well.

Thank you again to Oh My Crafts for this wonderful kit. Click HERE to see the kit, which is 20% off right now.


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