Design Space 3 Hack

For anyone who uses the Cricut machine, they will know that there was a new design space that just came out.

Now with that came some pretty cool new additions, but it also came with some faults. Case in point the new P&C feature. While you get to print larger images & save paper, you now are stuck with a HUGE box around the entire image. This is fine and doesn’t mean anything for the general uses, but what if you want to print on a colored sheet of paper? When what I do for a living, many invites that I make are not done on just basic white paper, they are on really cool paper. Take these I Do BBQ invites. They are printed on a thick recycled kraft cardstock paper, I then use my cricut to cut out the invite in these really cute mason jar shapes.

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Before Cricut updated to the new design space 3, the registration marks were only little squares, and easier to manage. Now it’s a huge box around the entire image. Because I wasn’t going to let \the cricut rule my life, I designed a hack.

Directions:
Open the link
Press ‘make it’ button
Send to printer
Print on sticker paper
P&C using the sticker paper setting
Let the machine do its magic
When it’s done now you can print on any color paper!
Peel off 4 of the marks and put them onto the colored paper. (Be sure not to go over the black lines. You want those!

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I DO BBQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s it!

I am so excited that I took the time to make this file. It sure saved me from taking down my most beloved items in my shop.

-Ashlee