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how hard is it to make the disney characters with the cricut??

I want to buy one and start making them for our book but im worried that its gonna be a big pain..


 
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I have the Mickey Font cartridge with the basic characters. At first, I used just the fonts. Then one day, my daughter wanted a Goofy for a project she was making for a friend. After a few minutes of looking at the little book in the cartridge box, we figured it out. Very easy. I also remember watching Youtube videos about using the extra features to create the characters. You could probably search for some. I don't know how to link stuff.
Anyways, if I can figure it out, anyone can. And the characters turn out so cute!


 
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the bigger you can cut them the better! I have the Create and anywhere from 4 to 6 inches is easier, but some of the small pieces, like eyes, toungs etc, are still small.

But, it's easy since the base part (suggested to cut in black) has little lines on where to place the pices. Hope you get one and have some fun! Disney is my 3rd fave thing to scrapbook, after my son and then Christmas.


 
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I'm thinking I might need one of the Disney cartridges....


 
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The faces, especially on the princesses, etc. are the hard part.


 
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I have the cars cart - I bought it because it was on sale and I thought it would be ok to make something fun. Like Dayna said - try to keep it bigger - it gets harder the smaller you try to cut. But it is super easy once you do a few.


 
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I just made a minnie mouse for someone a couple of weeks ago. Bigger the better!


 
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thanks guys!! what are your recommendations for gluing the eyes and tongues, etc???


 
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I use the xyron 150. It looks like an X.


 
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I just bought Tinker Bell. I plan to use the Peachy Keene stamps for the faces.

I agree!!! I have the 250 Xyron...


Edited by debby_westbrook on 05-05-11 03:54 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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  • Anonymous on 05-05-11 04:56 PM
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I have them all and don't find them 'hard' just time consuming


 
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I think they are a total PITA!!!!!!!! the last time I used mine, I cut it at like 5 inches,,,,and the teensie tinsy eyeballs, lips, whites of the eyes,,,,,,those were a PAIN IN THE KATUKUS,,,,,,


the rest was easy.


 
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I was wondering about this too! I bought the spongebob recently.

So glad I just got the E so I can make them larger than the create would.


 
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  • ascott007 Said:
thanks guys!! what are your recommendations for gluing the eyes and tongues, etc???



I use a Zig glue pen for the tiny pieces. For the larger ones I use Tombow Mono Adhesive.


 
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I was at a crop recently where a woman was learning to use the Cricut while using a Disney cartridge with lots and lots of layers. She never swears, but by the end of the day, she was dropping f-bombs right and left To her credit, though, she didn't give up, and she was having a great time. Her layouts were beautiful, too.


 
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  • debby_westbrook Said:
I just bought Tinker Bell. I plan to use the Peachy Keene stamps for the faces.

I agree!!! I have the 250 Xyron...




I will have to look up those stamps!! thanks for the info..

I have one of the xyrons but i was thinking the small pieces would fall down in-between the two pieces before they meet...you know what im trying to say??


 
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I just finished cutting and putting together 15 of the Disney Cars--they have lots of parts. I used my Xyron and for the tiny pieces I stick them in the Xyron with a tweezers. Think I will be getting rid of the Cars cartridge--too hard to cut unless they are big.


 
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  • ascott007 Said:
  • debby_westbrook Said:
I just bought Tinker Bell. I plan to use the Peachy Keene stamps for the faces.

I agree!!! I have the 250 Xyron...




I will have to look up those stamps!! thanks for the info..

I have one of the xyrons but i was thinking the small pieces would fall down in-between the two pieces before they meet...you know what im trying to say??




I know what you mean...
I love the peachy keene face stamps. I only have one set. I would like to get another set.


 
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i looked up those stamps but it looks like there for 2 diff sizes.... which ones do u get for tinkerbell??


 
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I bought the PK-531 Simple Sallies Face Assortment.

I like having the option of making any size doll I want. I bought these for the Paper Doll Cartridges, but plan to use them on my Tinkerbell when I get it.


Edited by debby_westbrook on 05-06-11 05:32 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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i have some, omg they are are pain for the princesses! lol. the bigger the better as was mentioned. have a zig glue pen handy when piecing them. for the princess and other characters outside of the mickey gang, i just got the jolee's stickers if i really needed them. they have some very cute detailed ones.


 
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the problem with the peechy keen faces, is that if the characters aren't looking straight on, theydon't look right,,,,,

so many of my disney faces are looking down,,or up,,,,or to the side,,,,,



the first cart Ibought was a disney cart,,,,I put that sucker away for a YEAR until I was comfortable enough with EASY layers (paper doll dress up has easy layers to practice on) before I yanked that thing out again.


 
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I have tinkerbell and toy story and the characters are time consuming but not "hard" I use a zig 2 way glue pen and I don't always use all the layers. I sometimes just use black and coloured markers to add some details to the face where the score lines are. I had a few that when I held them side by side with cuts that were assembled the "proper way" and you couldn't even tell the difference.

I use a red marker for lips and tongue and blue for the eyes. I also find you can leave the tongue out altogether. I've also used a liquid paper pen to make a dot for the white of the eye (hold longer for a larger dot and push quickly for a small dot) and then a blue or borwn marker for the iris and black for the pupil.

I've made b-day party invites from these carts, so I had to cut corners in order to save time making 20+ of them!


 
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also for any characters that have hair accessories or jewelry, you can just draw the shape on using stickles or liquid pearls. And for anyone with tinkerbell, the wings look amazing with a thin line of waterfall stickles along the lines that get cut in the wings.


Edited by mercytiara on 05-07-11 07:55 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I have 4 of these Disney cartridges. What I've started doing for the small pieces like eyes (or anything white) is I will simply colour them on instead of cut. I have a white gel pen that works great for this, and it's so much less frustrating for me.


 
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