Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Just Because Cards Tips and Tricks - Part 1

Check out this video to see some great tips and tricks for use with the new Cricut Just Because Cards cartridge! This is Part 1 - tomorrow, I will upload Part 2! I hope this helps you to use the cartridge. Click HERE if you can't see the video!



Here is some other info:

When you cut a 5-1/2" rectangular envelope, it is convenient to have it fit onto a 12x12 sheet of paper, as opposed to 12x24 paper. The following envelopes will cut a 5-1/2" envelope on a 12x12 sheet of paper:

Boot (key 42)
peach (key 43)
sundae (key 45)
lemonade (key 46)
pig (key 47)

Wondering why I chose 5-1/2"? Well, that makes a nice sized card (approx. 4" x 5-1/2", almost an A2) and it's nice to have a matching envelope that is made from a 12x12 sheet of paper.

Hope this helps!

Don't miss tomorrow's episode - Just Because Cards Tips and Tricks - Part 2!

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73 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for doing this! This really helps. Looking forward to tomorrows episode as well. Thank you!
    Gina

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  2. Thanks Joy! Can't wait for tomorrow!

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  3. Thanks Joy!! I just ordered this over the weekend so the tips are sooo appreciated!!

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  4. that cartridge is on my wish list. thanks joy. you are one of the reason i am trying to make my own blog..

    I love your blog. i posted a link on mine for yours...thanks for sharing.

    i am giving away some blog candy too, to try grow my blog

    chriswooten57
    http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com
    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

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  5. Thanks for doing these videos! This cart is at the top of my wish list! This will help me so much when I get it! :)

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  6. I can't wait to see the finished card. You are so awesome.

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  7. Thanks for the tutorial. I just bought this cartridge and your tips will help me tremendously.

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  8. Great video Joy! A wonderful learning tool! TFS!


    Kitty

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  9. Hi hi: I am a good instruction reader but have to save watching your video cements some of this cartridge. The numbering pages is a great tip. Thanks...looking forward to pt. 2.

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  10. yeap...it does helps! Just remember when Joy says she keeps it at X size she also means the "real size button" must be OFF. This way you get all the cuts accordingly to X size.

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  11. Great video! I am saving $ for this cartridge

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  12. I need to get Just Because & Wild Card cartridges!!!

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  13. Thank You Thank You, I was having trouble trying to figure out this envelope things as the #'s did not match the page #'s now I know it's the key #'s.

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  14. Thank you for this video. I am learning so much. I just got my cricut (regular) just a few weeks ago. I am having so much fun. Thank you for sharing your creative talent with us.

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  15. Great video---thanks so much for the tips. I just got the cart last week and then left on vacation and have not had time to play with it yet. I took it out of the box today. I may try to make a card tomorrow.....

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  16. I just don't think I could use my Cricut machine without your guidance, Joy! You are amazing. I hope one day to meet you in person to thank you for all of your inspiration!

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  17. thanks for the info, it will save me a lot of headaches and tossing paper.
    Carol<><

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  18. Jpy - thank you so much for doing this. I have created a file on my desktop "Just Because Cards" and I will be adding all of your videos to this folder for reference. By the way, my children have ordered this cartridge for me for my birthday so I am so excited to get it!
    Deanne

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  19. Love the video, I really want that cart now! Great card. Can't wait till I get home from bowling to see who wins. TFS. :o)

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  20. Thanks Joy! Great video, very helpful. Looking forward to part two!!

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  21. Thanks for the great video!! I can't wait to get my cart. Looking forward to seeing tomorrow's video!!! Thanks again

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  22. I don't have this cart yet! but I will be getting it SOON!! Thanks for this great tips video!!:)
    hugs,
    Emma:)

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  23. I don't have this cart yet! but I will be getting it SOON!! Thanks for this great tips video!!:)
    hugs,
    Emma:)

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  24. Joy, thank you sooo much for the step by step explanation. You do such a great job with your videos--so much good information and for visual learners--just the best! Thank you, for your sweet spirit in making it easier for all of us to use this cart.

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  25. Joy,

    Thank you so much for doing this video. I have learned so much from you and would of never thought of numbering the manual. Great tip!!!

    Candi
    bernshwag@yahoo.com

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  26. Thanks Joy, my cart is in the post so i am waiting every day for it to arrive. Cant wait to see tomorrows post.
    Linda

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  27. Thanks for the tutorial. It sure helps. I have cartridge on order and now can't hardly wait to use it. TFS.

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  28. Cute card! Thank you so much for the tips, very helpful.

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  29. thanks for all the wonderful ideas

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  30. Thanks Joy for another great video! It make it look so easy. Can't wait for part 2 tomorrow.

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  31. Thanks for the tips! My cart arrives on Friday and I am saving this tutorial to use.

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  32. So very cute!
    Teresa
    rdrepublican@windstream.net

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  33. I am asking for this cartridge for Mother's Day!!!

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  34. Great video. I'm a visual learner, so it's great to be able to see what you are doing.
    Love your nails, by the way!!

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  35. I have started watching the videos and it has helped immensely. Thanks for doing them. Will watch tomorrow for the 2nd part. Wish I could do the thing tonight but I have a meeting but YOU CAN STILL PULL MY NAME!!

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  36. Great video! Now I just have to get this cart! Thanks for sharing!

    sueot33@yahoo.com

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  37. Thanks for the great techniques!

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  38. Joy, love the card and of course the video. I really want this cart.

    Donna C.
    goCricutgo

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  39. Thanks for a great video! I loved learning about the envelopes. Can't wait to see part 2!

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  40. thank you - the video was very helpful! Look forward to part 2.
    Candice J

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  41. Thanks for the tips. I look forward to see the next episode.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Thanks for these tips & tricks. I need all the help I can get. lol
    dreama1947@yahoo.com

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  43. Great video, Joy. I just got my expression the other day and haven't had a chance to break it out of the box yet. Watching this video will certainly make it easier to use when I try it. Definitely a cart that I want!

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  44. Nancy B...
    Thanks for the Tips, I made this card last week and wasted a lot of cardstock the shadow does come up larger. So I brought down the size from 5 1/2" to 5 1/4 inch and it was much better.

    Nice card. Thanks again

    lv2dance92@optonline.net

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  45. Honestly, you give the best tutorials going! I love learning what the newer carts can do. Thank you for all the time you spend.

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  46. Thank you for the clear and informative video.

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  47. Thanks Joy for your instructional videos...looking forward to watching them later this afternoon, for some reason when I change my duragesic patch..I can't sleep, so going to take a power nap, and then I have a bit of cardmaking, and a mini book to work on. Sure love your "doggone" card, it is too cute!

    I think anyone can tell I'm a bit wiped when I start to ramble and give so much TMI. Somebody stop me...LOL

    You ROCK Joy!!!

    *hugs* & a crafty goodness day!!!
    Lisa Sturgill

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  48. Thanks for the tips and tricks! I don't have this cartridge yet but I can't wait!

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  49. thank you for posting a video. Cute project.

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  50. You are awesome. I've had my Cricut for less than a year, so your instructions are so helpful. I'm a visual learner and really appreciate the way you slowly go through each step in the video. I'm anxious for part 2. Thank you so much.

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  51. Thank you for the great tips!!!


    Carol

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  52. Thanks for your videos. Should be receiving my cartridge this week. Can't wait.

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  53. TFS!!! I love ur tips and tricks of the trade! So helpful. Charity S.

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  54. Such helpful information! Thank you!

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  55. joy thank you! i finally understand the numbering system!!! yea!!!
    marie

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  56. Joy,
    Great video and I will be sure and mark this to save so I can refer back to it. I understand the system. This video it so great. I have been without my computer for 3-weeks now and I don't think it can be repaired. On a friends computer. I wanted to enter for the give away and not sure where to enter. Thanks, Thanks, Thanks, I love these type of video's. Keep up the great work. Sandy Bayles

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  57. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I don't have this cartridge "yet" but now that I have seen your videos I am a little more inclined to try and get it. You make it look so simple.

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  58. I cannot say thank you enough to you for all the help in learning new things with the cartridges and embellishments.

    I am waiting patiently for that Just Because cartridge to be 'located' near me somewhere and keeping my fingers crossed for it to go on sale for it's just so hard to afford these for most of us sigh so I'll keep dreaming and hoping I win the state lottery lol.

    Again thx!
    LindaLee

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  59. love the matching envelope! Too cute.

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  60. I love Wild Card and am sooooo looking forward to getting this new cart. Thanks for all of your hints .

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  61. awesome video,,, thanks for showing more options,,,, hard to know what all you can do with the cartridges and it is super to have it shown,,,
    nkmedar56@gmail.com

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  62. Wow Joy that is helpful. I just ordered Just Because and can't wait to get started. Thank you soooooooooooo much!

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  63. Awesome video. I must have this cartridge!

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  64. I'm just waiting to get this cartridge. Looks like a lot of cute things on it. Thanks for the videos, you're the best!

    Carla from Utah

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  65. Thanks for the tips. Everything is great!

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  66. I love your videos! This is definitely a cartridge I'm going to save up for. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  67. Thank you so much for this video. I have had this cart for a while and was wondering why my cards were matching up in size. I never even thought of the enevlope at the bottom of the row. Did I miss that in the cart somewhere or is that something you figured out. Either way you brought it to my attention. THANKS!

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  68. Thank you so much for this tutorial. Your tips helped a lot. Especially that the envelope on the bottom matches the cards above, and to make an envelope before the card to make sure it will fit :) THANKS!!

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  69. Excellent video! You do an amazing job explaining things!

    by Nancy in Bensenville

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