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post #16 of 34
I got a Cricut Expression for Christmas and the Design Studio to go with it. I wondered about stencils too! Tonight I cut my first stencil and it is absolutely perfect. You can size it to the size you need. I bought some stencil material at Hobby Lobby (small set of 3 blank stencil sheets by Plaid) for just a couple of dollars. Depending on the size of the design, you can get several designs on one sheet! Also, the stencil material I bought wasn't much thicker than cardstock and so I set the blade setting at 6 (the highest setting) and it cut like a charm.

With the different cartridges the possibilities are endless. I plan on teaching myself how to design my own designs and how to duplicate other designs I liked but wanted just a little bit different.

I'll keep you informed as to how things progress and will try to post some of the stencils I cut so you can see for yourself.
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post #17 of 34
I use plastic folders, print out the design, copy it in permanent marker then cut with an exacto knife. A friend who air brushes taught me I'm getting ready to do this design. Wish me luck
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post #18 of 34
I'll have to try a plastic folder in the cricut and see how it does. I'm much better with the cricut than an exacto knife (can't slip and slice myself). That's a beautiful pattern. Can't wait to see how it turns out.
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post #19 of 34
it turned out awesome, as soon as my camera charges up I'll post pics I'm totally excited!
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post #20 of 34
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Originally Posted by ptanyer

I got a Cricut Expression for Christmas and the Design Studio to go with it. I wondered about stencils too! Tonight I cut my first stencil and it is absolutely perfect.



Awesome Ptanyer! I just knew someone HAD to have made some with the Cricut!! Thank you so much for posting, I can't wait to see what you've done and I cant wait to get my Expression thumbs_up.gif I'm really thinking about buying the Storybook cartridge, with all of the beautiful scroll and intricate pattern work it looks like it would make some beautiful cookies icon_biggrin.gif Andrea
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post #21 of 34
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Originally Posted by KawaiiCakeCook

it turned out awesome, as soon as my camera charges up I'll post pics I'm totally excited!



I can't wait, what a cool design! I just love kimonos we were stationed in Japan for almost 7 years and there is so much cool stuff to be inspired by there.
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post #22 of 34
Finally got back to CC - 2 days with no CC is no way to live!

But anyway - I used my Cricut Expression to cut a stencil and tried it out. Here is a photo of the stencil and the end result from using the stencil. Also to let you know that I didn't have to use the heavy duty cutter. I cut it with the regular cutter that came with it and set it on a 6 and it did just fine.

andpotts: I have "Storybook"and this stencil came from it. It's so cool. I also got "Tags, Bags, Boxes and More" and when I get to play around with it, I think I will be able to cut my own cupcake wrappers that websites are charging alot of money for!

Lots of fun ahead (once I finish the cake I am working on for my youngest grandson's birthday this Saturday).
LL
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post #23 of 34
Here is the finished kimono product (ps anyone else hate dying fondant red?)

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1333229.html
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post #24 of 34
Cool cake! You did a great jobthumbs_up.gif
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post #25 of 34
I'm still researching the cricut -- if you do a search on CC there's quite a few threads on it. I figure by the time I'm educated on it I'll have the $$ saved up! icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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post #26 of 34
thumbs_up.gif I have had my Cricut for over 3 years..and in between selling cards and using it for things for cake/candy/cookies ....it has paid for itself over and over! It is wonderful.....I have a ton of cartridges...and you name it, I can use it. icon_smile.gif

It is nice to use for stencils......so many different designs.
post #27 of 34
Okay for those of you who have a Cricut, here's my question: I often make stencils from drawings -- draw onto card stock for templates then tape the heck out of them. It works okay but there's got to be an easier way!!! Would the Cricut help in this?
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post #28 of 34
Luvs2bake4 told me she used sheet protectors on the cricut to cut the stencil and it worked great. Also they are pretty inexpensive.
post #29 of 34
Hi there Amisfud!!
Yes, the sheet protectors worked like a charm that first time but then i tried it this week and for some reason, it did not cut very well. It was pulling some letters so they tore. Not sure if i need a new blade cuz i've only really used it a couple of times. I would definately try it again once i get new cartridges.
post #30 of 34
You can also buy stencil plastic at any hobby supply store. It's somewhat thick and will hold up longer. I ordered a stencil for a wedding cake I did earlier this year and in the process of cleaning the stencil, one very tiny line broke and no matter what I tried, I can't it to go back together now, so basically it's useless - $10.00 down the drain. After that I decided I was going to figure out how to make and cut my own stencils. Did a couple on the Cricut and plan to work out how to do more. When I figure it out, I will post it icon_smile.gif
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