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My Lapse in Common Sense

SVG Tuts | My Lapse in Common Sense

Logic Problem

Faydra has a Cricut die cutting machine, a paper trimmer and a printer that prints borderless up to 13″ x 19″. She has a 10″ x10″ piece of basswood for her puzzle board, and she wants her image to also be 10″ x 10″ to cover her puzzle board. She has a 12″ x 12″ piece of sticker paper. What is the easiest way for Faydra to make her image 10″ x 10″ to fit her puzzle board?

Faydra's “what the heck is wrong with you” solution…

Faydra opens the image in Photoshop.

She prints the 10″ x 10″ image in the middle of the 12″ x 12″ piece of sticker paper.

She then uses the paper trimmer to cut the excess off. When she pulls the sticker paper from the backing to put the sticker paper on the 10″ x 10″ board, she realizes that she's printed on the backing and not the sticker paper. ? Sigh.

Faydra tosses the mistake in the trash, and then she once again prints the 10″ x 10″ image in the middle of the 12″ x 12″ piece of sticker paper and decides this time around she'll use Snapmat and not the paper trimmer.

She fights with Snapmat for about 10 to 15 minutes, breaks out in a sweat from trying to balance her iPad over and over in different places in the house, realizes that she's too frustrated to keep fighting with Snapmat and decides to just put the 12″ x 12″ piece of sticker paper with the 10″ x 10″ image in the middle on a LightGrip mat and try to eyeball how to get the Cricut to cut the image without any white border.

The Cricut Maker 3 does its work.

As Faydra unloads the mat and starts peeling out the 10″ x 10″ square with the picture and realizes that it cut out perfectly on three sides but had a white border on one side, she thinks…

“I could have just cut the sticker paper down to 10″ x 10″ with the Cricut first and put it in the printer to print borderless.” ?

Is it naptime yet?

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