Sunday, March 13, 2011

Guest Designer Monday: Shawn Mosch of Cricut Search!

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Hi all my Cricky Friends and Readers! I'm so excited to have Shawn Mosch today with us from Cricut Search! Cricut search is a fantastic search engine that lets you
find the image you are looking for on your cricut Shawn's post below and then hop over there to see her!

Grab a cup of coffee and get ready for something that I would like to
become a regular feature on this blog . . . the Cricut Search Tips.
 I am going to share some tips on features and searches you might not
even know that you can do with Cricut Search.

If you have ever been working on a project where you KNEW you wanted to
use two colors on your lettering to give it that layered effect, like

To do this, you would need to use a font that includes a shadow cut
feature.  Well, if you are like me, before Cricut Search came along you would
flip through all of your font handbooks to find the PERFECT font for your
project, only to be disappointed when you saw that there was no shadow cut
feature for that font.  Well not anymore!  What if you could
JUST preview the fonts that HAVE a shadow cut?  Let me show you how
you can do this.

Let's use the image in the layout above for an example of how to search
for images with shadow cuts.

First, go to Cricut Search, and
on the left hand side you will see Advanced Cricut Search.  It is the
third item down on the list.  Click on that.
That will take you to a screen that looks like this.

Make sure the keywords box is un-checked
Check the font box and check the character-number-symbol box
In the search bar, type in 

s shadow

The image below shows the boxes you should have checked, and along with
the search parameter information.

Click on search
Now you will see only the pages with a letter S that also has a shadow

Remember, you can always click on any of these images to get a larger
preview, which would look like this.

And if that is still not big enough for you, you can click on the single
preview image to enlarge that one more time.

I hope that this helped you to learn something new about Cricut Search, and how you can use it
for your papercrafting needs.  Please feel free to re-post this
information on your blog to share this tip with others who might use Cricut Search.


Shawn Mosch

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