Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Easy Design Tip for Cricut Craft Room Video

I discovered an easy way to test out paper choices in the Cricut Craft Room (a free, online design tool) by using the color selector.  This should save time trying to figure out what papers and colors you want to use.

Check out the video below (if you can't see the video, click HERE):

Another tip for using the colors is that you can enter an exact color using the RGB (red, green and blue) color codes (see below):

Here are some charts I found on the internet to help you find the colors you want:

Cloform's List of 500 colors
Stampin Up! Colors by Krystal Kuckenbaker

Of course, you can always use the color picker, by clicking on parts of the circle of colors, as shown above.

For more Cricut Craft Room Information check out my posts below:

Intro to the Cricut Craft Room
How to Layer in the Cricut Craft Room - Video
How to Weld and Shadow Images in the Cricut Craft Room - Video
How to Use Mat Layers in Cricut Craft Room - Video
How to Group and Autofill in Cricut Craft Room - Video
How to Hide Selected Contour in Cricut Craft Room - Video
How to Download and Import Files into Cricut Craft Room - Video
How To Export Files to the Gypsy from the Cricut Craft Room - Video

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  1. Thanks so much Joy. This series is such a huge help. Really appreciate you taking the time to share your tips with us. hugs, eileen

  2. Thanks for this video. I have been playing with the Craft Room but hitting a few snags so help is much appreciated.

  3. Thank you so much for these video's. They are so helpful.


  4. Joy - I am really excited to check out your videos on the Cricut Craft Room. I too have been playing around and finally got up the nerve to cut something yesterday : ) My questions, which I hope you will address is . . . Is there a way to cut an image in half. Let's say I want a border of snowflakes down the left hand side of my layout. I only want half the snowflakes in the border. I want the left hand side of the boarder to be a straight line so it lays up against the side of the page. I could use the other half on the right hand side. If the image falls outside the cutting area, will the cricut only cut what is in the cutting area? This is one way that I have thought might solve my question.


  5. Joy thank you for the information using the craftroom. I read through the tutorial but I am a see it done type of person. Please continue to do craftroom videos.
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

  6. This is something I LOVE using! Great tip to share with those who don't use the Cricut Craft room enough... I LOVE using the colors... it helps me decided what papers I should use.... :o)

  7. Thanks so much Joy - it was very clear and helpful and does make looking at the different items so much easier but to actually match them to the colour of the papers we'll be using, is brilliant. Thanks for taking the time.

  8. Thank you so much for such a great video!! This will save paper, time, AND frustration :O)

  9. So excited to try it out....Thanks:)

  10. Thank you for sharing with us! I checked out your gallery..fabulous!! ~Heather http://heathernovinger.blogspot.com/

  11. What a great paper saver and time saver! I'm so glad that you can preview the colors before you cut anything. Thanks for sharing that tip!

  12. can you please help me understand why i can't order any or the things out of the craft room i want the Australian one but i tried to order it and it told me i can 't why can't i get it being that i am in Australia please help me thank you Penny

  13. Well, Joy, you've done it again!!! Thanks so much for your fantastic learning video...I am like Linda I can read it til the cows come home but the see it kind of learning works the best for me....thanks for thinking of this you are a fantastic teacher.

  14. I was trying to make the bows and could not figure what I was doing wrong - after watching the video I see that I was putting it on relative and that was why they kept coming out the same size. So now I have to practice some more TSF

  15. thank you so much joy. your video is clear and to the point. no idol chat. i love it. you're easy to follow and understand! thank you!


  16. I haven't had a lot of time to play in the craft room yet but your videos are going to make things easier when I do. Thanks a bunch.

  17. Thank you for explaining - very clearly, I might add - the order of the layers. I've been right-clicking the images and using the bring to front and send to back commands. Obviously, this has it's limitations if the image has several layers. I also learned from your previous tutorial where to set the image size. Keep the tutorials coming, I'm learning so much!

  18. thanks for helping us out with all the cricut things. thanks for all you do and share. 1205love@gmail.com

  19. I really appreciate all your teachings for cricut craft room and all things cricut....Thanks so much! Just wish I didn't have to go to work, so I could "play" more! ;)

  20. Thank You for posting this video's it makes it so much easier for us novices.

  21. I haven't tried the Craftroom yet. But I'm glad for all of these helpful tips before I try it. :0)

  22. What a wonderful feature and thanks so much for shareing this series with us.

  23. Great info! I have been trying to group on a regular basis and never could. Also, the color fill is great, I didn't have a clue what that was for, but figured it had something to do with the Imagine.

  24. Great videos!
    I'm new to the cricut and the craft room, and am learning by trial and error. I have the Personal cutter, so the 12x12 projects have to be sized down to fit 'for now'...lol.
    I do have a question that I haven't seen an answer to anywhere. When the craft room puts up the new freebies on Thursday, where do we find instructions? I got the 4th of July luminaria today, and had no idea of the sizing or where the foldable frill goes. Can you help me out with that? I'm sure I'm not the only newbie with that problem.
    thanks so much,

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