|Posted: 10/6/2012 8:21:17 PM|
So what's the secret to cutting a border with the Elegant Edges cartridge? I want a 12" border but I keep getting a message that says there's not enough room. How do you cut a border?
Will I ever get to Buckethead?!
Loc: New Hampshire
|Posted: 10/6/2012 8:35:53 PM|
I'm not an expert, but I think the largedt you can cut is 11.5 or so?
|Posted: 10/6/2012 8:38:44 PM|I've tried dialing down the size but can't even seem to cut st around 9".
Loc: So Cal
|Posted: 10/6/2012 8:46:21 PM|
You have to cut multiple smaller boarders and glue them together. If you have a gypsy or using ccr you can weld together multiple copies of the same shape to get what you want. To get 12x12 you need to put it on the diangle with one of those programs. The machines will only cut a 11.5 square.
Just one more post!
|Posted: 10/7/2012 1:00:00 AM|Hi - If you have the E2 you can go in and change your mat size to 12x24, even when you are cutting with a 12x12 mat. This method "tricks" the machine and you can get a 12" long border on a 12x12 mat.
Otherwise, what the other posters said is the only way that I know to make it work.
|Posted: 10/7/2012 7:32:23 AM|
this is something i have also had issues with,thanks for the tips, i will be trying them for sure
|Posted: 10/7/2012 8:37:04 AM|
Thanks everyone! I have Make The Cut (prelawsuit) but our computer is in our living room and I scrap in our bedroom. Although I have my Cricut on a rolling cart, it's a pain to drag it in the living room and set it up. Guess I'll be making smaller borders and piecing them together for now.
Loc: Lost in thought
|Posted: 10/7/2012 12:02:00 PM|
Maybe a more knowledgeable Pea will chime in here (or test it yourself on scrap paper), but I believe that the measurement with a Cricut is height of the object, so you don't want a 12" of the border (even if it would fit). It'll cut a segment of border regardless that you'll have to piece together to make a 12", at the height you specify. Try putting in 1-1/2", for example, & cut quantity 2.... Good luck!
I've been a dilettante, but I'm thinking of dabbling in something else.
|Posted: 10/7/2012 12:48:31 PM|
You know, Gem Girl, you're right. I wasn't thinking of that!
Half Way There!
|Posted: 10/8/2012 9:49:24 AM|
That is one of the cartridges that I have but have never used, but on the other cartridges you can use the fit to length option if you have an Expression. Like someone else said though it will still only cut 11.5. Maybe this question will inspire me to actually use the cartridge.
|Posted: 10/30/2012 8:36:32 PM|
So, when I get my replacement Expression 2 for the one that didn't work , would I need a 12x24 mat to do a 12" border. And do I also need to use the Fit to Length function?
Last but final question - for the E2, can I do a 12" border without is scaling it to be almost 2" wide. ex: if I wanted to do a 1" border that's 12" long, is that possible.
Loc: So Cal
|Posted: 10/30/2012 9:13:51 PM|
If you want to do the scaled down version you will either have to weld the pieces with a g or ccr (assuming that the e2 doesn't weld) or cut individual pieces at the height you want and glue them together to be 12 inches.
If you use a g or ccr you can cut a 12inch boarder by placing it on the diagonal.
For all boaders on Cricut carts they will only cut what is shown. Meaning if it is a scalloped boarder with 5 scallops no matter how big or small you make the image there will only be 5 scallops. To get more you would need to weld images together.
Hope that helps.