Saturday, February 28, 2015

Special Hangers for a Special Bride on her Special Day!

The daughter of our long time friends is getting married! As a special gift for her and her Bridal Party, I decided to make special hangers for their dresses! The hangers came from Ikea and a bit of vinyl and my Cricut Explore and viola. . .

I used the Lavanderia Sturdy font for the name and Times New Roman font for the "titles".

And the Bride's dress hanging on her special hanger!

So happy to be able to use my Cricut and create special touches for our special friends!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Cricut Design Space Update!

Cricut has been listening to it's customers and has been working on Design Space to improve the performance issues and enhance the search function. Here are some screenshots to show you what is different. {remember, you can click on the photo to make it larger}

The Landing Page has slightly larger photos and when you choose a Make It Now project, it will go to the Cut Preview screen, bypassing loading the project onto the canvas first. If you want to customize the project, you can still click the Customize button and the project will load onto the canvas for you to make changes to the design.

Once on the canvas, the layout is a little different. Most noticeably is the Options Panel on the right. You can collapse this panel by clicking the arrow along the scroll bar.

Example of the canvas with the Options Panel collapsed.

When you click on Add Image, you will notice a BIG difference! You have the option to make the images bigger. You can search by cart through an alphabetical list. And, you can search within a cart!

This is where you change the sizeof the images.

This is where you search by cart.

This is where you search within a cart.

This is where I searched for "georgia" within the 50 States cart.

This shows the Filter Option for searches.

This shows when you search an image and select images to add to the canvas.

This shows how the images now look when added to the canvas and what the image handles now do.

 This is an example of the Color Sync panel.

This is the new Cut Preview screen.

And yes, you can still drag and move an image on the Cut Preview mat!

An example of the Add Text feature.

An example of the Upload Image screen with a little more info to help you choose the right upload option.

And this is the pop box you get when you click your name on the canvas.

Overall, the performance is greatly improved. The search options are wonderful! And if all goes as planned, Cricut can start working on design features that we've all been wishing for in Design Space!

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