Tuesday, August 13, 2013

[Video] How to Size Images with CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

I have a quick video today to show you how to size images with the Close to My Heart Artbooking cartridge.

This video will save you a lot of time!

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


If you have any questions, please put them in the comments and I'll respond in tomorrow's post.

This week's giveaway for everyone:
How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below - Did you understand this video? 
Click HERE if you don't know how to leave a comment. Click HERE to leave a comment if you are seeing this in an email.

2) That's it!

Winner will be announced on August 18, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.


Get the Stamp of the Month FREE with a $50+ purchase* in the month of August
When you purchase the Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut Bundle in August, you are now getting a total of FOUR large stamp sets.

Not only that, I am running a HUGE giveaway for everyone who purchases from my Close to My Heart website in August!  
Q: How can you be entered to win the

  • Kindle Fire HD, 7" Tablet
  • $100 Close to My Heart shopping spree
  • $50 Close to My Heart shopping spree

A: Make a Purchase from my Close to My Heart website HERE in the month of August.  That's it!  Winners will be announced September 1, 2013 and have 2 weeks to claim their prizes. U.S. Residents only.

Finally, everyone who purchases a Close to My Heart Artbooking Bundle from me will get access to an exclusive live online event in September where we will make two Artbooking projects, have a live chat with questions and answers as well as door prizes.  It will be recorded also so you can watch it again.

*While the stamp set is free in August, tax and shipping will still be assessed on the stamp set retail value.

Want to see more of my projects?
Click HERE to see my gallery!
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73 comments:

  1. Thank you for the video. I have one question about layers. When you are using the real dial size, you can't do layers, right? If you set it on real dial size, each piece is going to cut at that size so they won't fit together. Am I overthinking this?

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  2. I understand that with the Artbooking cartridge we will have to pay more attention to the Real Dial Size when cutting images that are not cut with the suggested size shown in the handbook. I think I'll need to use Cricut Craft Room or the Gypsy to see what the width will be when adjusting the sizes.
    Donna K U

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  3. Thanks for the video! I always have trouble with this stuff. Maybe because I use CCR or my Gypsy so I don't need to worry about it until I need it. It is always good to be reminded about what these buttons do. Thanks.

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  4. thanks for the video. Helps. Have frame cartridge and can never get the size right for the card. Now I will be able to. Thanks

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  5. That was a good video. .. great examples to help everyone understand what happens and why. Thanks.

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  6. thanks so much I have a clearer understanding now, I LOVE this cartridge!

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  7. Thanks for an informative video. I get it.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net

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  8. You did a good job explaining real dial size. Love your videos!

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  9. Thanks so much Joy. That was great instruction.

    Luria

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  10. I appreciate your tutorial on sizing. While I understand the difference between real dial size and proportionate sizing, a reminder is ALWAYS good!

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  11. Your video's are always SO helpful! I appreciate your sharing them. I don't have ARTbooking yet, but will get it soon, and I am absorbing all that you have been sharing!

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  12. Your video's are always SO helpful! I appreciate your sharing them. I don't have ARTbooking yet, but will get it soon, and I am absorbing all that you have been sharing!

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  13. Great video! I was just wondering how to do this and I opened up your email and there it was, thank you so much, now I totally understand it, but I was wondering if you could just post the banner sheet (where you cut it four times using different sizes and real size on & off) so I could put it with the cartridge to remind me - thanks so much.

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  14. I'm loving the cute things you are making with the Artbooking cartridge, it's now on my Christmas wish list. I would also love to win the other cartridge - love cartridges with fonts - I use them for my scrapbooks.

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  15. I am brand new to the Cricut and don't understand all of what you said although it looks like you did an excellent job explaining everything. I will try these things though and hopefully everything will fall into place by trial and error.

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  16. Sizing is one of the problems I have. Thanks for the tips.

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  17. Wonderful video. Your sizing tips are so helpful and seeing the comparisons side by side are a great visual.

    I have a question--can the 8x8 mini album overlays be converted to larger albums by simply cutting them at 11" (or is that to easy)? I don't do mini books but like the look of some of the mini book layouts.

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  18. Thanks for the awesome video. You always have the best tips! Hopefully soon I will save up enough to get that new cartridge.

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  19. All your videos have been easy to follow. This one is no exception. Thanks for all the help.

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  20. It's great to see your videos again! I missed them!

    rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

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  21. My favorite show is "Big Bang." Sheldon is hilarious and each character is so unique.
    Linda in SC

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  22. Thanks, Joy! Great video, as usual!!!

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  23. This was a great video- made sense to me! I need to get my hands on that wonderful cartridge! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. Your video is very helpful and easy to understand. Thanks for the info!

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  25. Thank you so much for showing the examples cut using different options :D VIdeo was very easy to understand THANK YOU!

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  26. So you cut what 'they' prescribe in the book NO real dial size and what does that = . What I am asking because your video was very clear and helpful,and all images will be cut proportional but what does that equate to: a card? Not a page layout looking at the size... maybe overthinking this.

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  27. Yes I understood the video--thanks!

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  28. Thanks for the video.
    sekala45@roadrunner.com

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  29. Thanks so much for the video. I guess I am a visual learner. Everything makes so much more sense now. I really enjoy your blog everyday! Thanks.

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  30. LOVE those videos and this one was GREAT...easy to understand and quick!
    Thank YOU!
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S

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  31. Great tutorial Joy gosh I am so stoked about knowing this. I never ever use those buttons on my Cricut weird huh!! Well now I will and now I what to do and understand what to do thanks to your awesome video. Joy you are just so awesome to share all this great info so now when I use my Artbooking cartridge I'll be in great shape.

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  32. Thanks for making clear about the cartridge. I have one of the first ones that Close to my Heart put out. Can't wait to get the newest one.

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  33. Joy I haven't been excited to use my Cricut in a long time. With not having a large table it sits on the shelf more. I have to say this new CTMH cart seems like a must have. I'm really thinking about picking this one up. And you did a great job in this video seeing how I haven't pulled out my cricut. I think I'll pull it out sometime this week.

    An'Jenic-

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  34. Thanks, the video was easy to understand. Can you use the "Layout cartridges" with all the cricut machines? I only have the original cricut, before the "Imagine" or the "Expression"...I would love to use the layouts in my scrapbooks.? Can anyone tell me they are still using the original diecutter? And which of the newer cartridges they are using?

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  35. Thank you so much for the video. I always forget to check my real size option and I've come up with some cuts that are crazy and didn't know why...now I know!

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  36. Thank you so much. Love seeing this explained!

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  37. This really helps a novice like me. I saved it in my favs, cuz you know I'll forget. Thanks so much.

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  38. Love watching your videos and have leaned so much.

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  39. Great video. I understand about the cut size the boook gives, and real dial size, but there have been some great questions! How do you get your layers sized correctly when using real dial size? and if it calls for an 8 inch cut on the mini books, can I increase that to, say, 11 inches and just have everything cut a bit bigger if I wanted to??

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  40. And a strange question. I have gotten your emails for at least four years, but does that make me a blog follower? I see the Google Plus thing but I am not sure what that is . Thanks!

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  41. Thanks so much for the video. I still am not quite sure if I understand all this, but I have a lot going on at the moment. Will try to keep this in mind when I get around to using my cartridge.

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  42. Another great video. I think I understand everything you said . Don't have that cartridge yet but thinking about it

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  43. This is great to know and understand. Will have to keep this in mind.

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  44. Very helpful video! Thanks for the clear explanation. :)

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  45. Joy, Thanks ever so much for sharing this video! It certainly clears up many things for me. I do so hope you will continue sharing these wonderfully informative videos with us! You are the greatest!

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  46. Great video. Easy to understand. Thanks for the info.
    dutchie

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  47. This video made perfect sense, very helpful!!!!!! :) I must purchase the CTMH cartridge.

    Chelsie
    chelcradig@gmail.com

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  48. Thank you for all your help. I learn more each time you share with us. Connie A

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  49. I wish I understood the sizing, lol. How did they come up with 11" for such a small cut? UGH!!!! There will be some beverage consuming going on when I use this cartridge, lol.

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  50. Thanks for your help, I don't have a lot of time to play with my Cricut, so I appreciate what you do.

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  51. Having so much fun watching your video, the only thing better would actually have the cartridge to play with.
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win the Font Cart.

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  52. Thank you for helping me to understand the difference between real dial size and no real dial size. Love everything in the cartridge!

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  53. Your videos are always so informative and easy to follow. They sure help save "wasted time and supplies" because we can avoid the trial and error method of crafting. Thank you so much.

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  54. Thank you for the video. I have been so busy this summer I need to go back and catch up with all your posts.

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  55. Great video. thanks for the information!

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  56. I've always had this question... Are the sizes the same on the CCR & the cricut? I always feel like if I cut on one they won't match up! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. :)

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  57. I already understood how the sizes work with the scrapbook page carts, but you did do a good job explaining. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  58. Well I don't have that cart but for those who do,you always explain things very clearly!

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  59. Always enjoy your videos and YES, it made perfect sense! I guess sometimes, especially with this cartridge, you just have to play with the sizing til you get what you need for your project. I don't use Cricut Craftroom much at all, so I am not in the habit of trying it out on there first!It was nice to SEE you in the video this time too! :)
    Teresa

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  60. Thanks for the video!
    Jen, scrappyJenE @ gmail.com

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  61. Thanks for making this very informative video!!

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  62. Joy what about when using the stamps are they real dial or just inches when you cut out the banners for stamping with the stamps that come with the cartages!

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  63. Yes it made sense (your videos always do). When are you going to post that bow making video that you talked about in the doily bag vid? I'm really excited to learn how to do that! :)

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  64. Thanks for the nice videos and beautiful cards, etc. I love your site. Roylene

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  65. Thanks once again for another great video.
    dutchie

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  66. Thanks for so much information on using this cartridge. Your projects have been inspiring.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

    Mary O'Neal


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  67. Hi I like how you show in the video how the real dail size works thank you for helping me understand by showing the differents in the video and I believe it help me and others who watchs your video on how the real dail size work.
    Thank you :-)
    Delama

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  68. I always tell my crafty friends that if they are using a cut that is part of a layered image to do a test cut first and see what size it comes out. Then use Real Dial Size to make it the size they really want. Comparing the two cuts as you did makes it easier to understand! Thanks for posting!

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  69. Joy

    Thanks so much for this video made everything that I have been
    questioning so much easier to understand. Thanks again and your video's are putting together wonderfully.

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