Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cutting Scraps with Make the Cut and the eCraft

Better late than never!

Here is a video that I did on two different ways that you can cut scraps using the new beta plug-in for Make the Cut made especially to allow cutting to the eCraft machine.  Hope you all enjoy it!

On a side note:  We are in the middle of a blizzard right now.  It started about 2:30 this afternoon and the Blizzard Warning is in effect until 3:00 tomorrow afternoon.  School was cancelled for tomorrow, and I suspect that a lot of businesses will be closed as well.  The last time we had a blizzard like this was in January 1999 and it closed most businesses (only the grocery store and video store were open) and it took days for everything to return to normal.  As I am writing this we are experiencing some power surges so I will not be surprised if we lose power here (as the worst of the storm passes through).  Due to this, I may not be able to respond to any e-mails as quickly as I would like to, but I will respond as soon as I am able to do so.


Nicholas Gomez said...


Wonderful video. I really enjoyed the process you showed on how to quad you cutting mat for the scraps. Great technique!!!!


Unknown said...

just wondering why you used tray mode instead of front for the second method. Great video. Thanks!

Denise O'Connor said...

You can use that method cutting from the front. I chose to use the tray mode in the video because there were lots of questions about using a cardstock stabilizer with the tray and cutting scraps from the tray. One thing to be careful of when cutting from the front is loading the paper correctly because there is more variance from left to right with this method and that can affect your side margins. When using the tray and you butt the paper up against one side each time then you know that the paper is going to load the same way each time.

Fuyo Watanabe said...

Hi Denise,
This tutorial is exactly what I was looking for. It seems like a lot of the hesitation about the eCraft is the matless cutting. Seeing how you can still cut multiple papers at once is really helping me understand this machine.

One question that popped up... I was wondering if there's any reason why you couldn't put your scraps on a sticky mat and feed them into the eCraft? Would a Cricut or Silhouette mat fit through the rollers instead of using cardstock stabilizers?

If it worked, and you had a video of that, I think it would demonstrate you'd get the best of both worlds (sticky mat + no mat) with this machine.

Let me know what you think!

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