Anyone Used The Cricut To Make A Stencil?

Decorating By LindseyLoocy Updated 8 Jan 2010 , 12:35am by tigerhawk83

LindseyLoocy Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 11:31pm
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Hi all! I got a cricut for Christmas, but haven't been able to experiment with it yet. But now I am need of a Valentine's Day stencil for work and I was wondering if anyone has used the cricut for that purpose, and if so, what material did you use? I need a material that's thick enough for use on a silpat with decorator's paste.

If anyone has any suggestions I will be most grateful! Thanks for lookingicon_smile.gif

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tigerhawk83 Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 12:35am
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yes I have - you can buy blank stencil sheets at Hobby Lobby or Michaels or even Home Depot or Lowes. I set my machine at pressure 6, speed 3, blade setting 5, and multicut 2 (I have an Expression). Worked fine.

I would suggest cutting it first on paper to work out the bugs in your design before going to the stencils. Old calendars are great for this - the paper is stiff (not floppy like construction paper or printer paper) and the price is right because it's FREE.

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