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A USB hookup for my Cricut.
It's something that sounds oh so simple, but let me tell you, it has made my Cricut experience so much more fantastic. I hope you'll spend the less than $20 that it cost me after reading this... Here's why:
The biggest thing for me is it allows me to take what I have in my head and map it all out before I can cut.
Basically, the Cricut Craft Room program you download once you get your USB lets you put all your cartridges in one place, You can place them on a virtual cutting mat and you can let your imagination go wild! You can layer, enlarge, slant images and so much more. So take what you have in your head, map it out and cut like crazy! The visualization helps me make the best things I can.
Because of that, it lets you utilize your paper. So you can stop wasting bits and pieces of paper that you might lose when you're just cutting. Instead, as you map out your images, you can see what parts of the mat are being used. So take advantage, think ahead
One of the things I have had issues with prior to getting my USB cord and Craft Room program, is knowing what settings I should be using based on what paper I have. But this program knows what settings should be used for different types of paper. It tells you the depth and pressure you should use as well as allowing you to choose how many times it cuts. Really, this has helped me better understand my machine and has saved me ruined paper.
Another great thing is you can experiment with other cartridges. So say, you're thinking about making a new purchase but you just don't know which cartridge you want to buy. Have no fear, the Craft Room lets you play around with all cartridges, you can't cut with them until you actually purchase it. But you can make the right choice for what you want to do in the future with your Cricut. You can even buy digital cartridges right from cricut.com that will be saved to your Craft Room. So you won't have to worry about storing cartridges.
It doesn't stop there! I love having the option of working on my projects wherever my laptop and I are. I can plan ahead, fool around with ideas and save them all in the comfort of my own bed. I can save as many projects I want and I can come back to them later. It's a great way to get work done even when I can't use the Cricut itself. Makes my time very productive and efficient.
If these aren't reasons enough to spend the $10 plus shipping on a USB cord then I don't know what will convince you! What I do know is that this USB and the free download of the Craft Room has tremendously helped my Cricut experience and all the products I have been able to make! So check it out some more and take that step to a better crafting life. I promise you won't regret it!
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