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Moving from Traditional Diecutting to Electronic Diecutting Presented by: Jeanne Staley, Teacher-Librarian at Frontier Junior High in Bethel School District.

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1 Moving from Traditional Diecutting to Electronic Diecutting Presented by: Jeanne Staley, Teacher-Librarian at Frontier Junior High in Bethel School District DArcy Rowe, Library Parapro at West Valley Junior High School in West Valley School District - Yakima

2 Two Types of Diecut Machines

3 Why Use a Diecut Machine? Cleaner, more professional look. Cleaner, more professional look. Encourages more creativity. Encourages more creativity.

4 Student Usage Posters Posters Visual presentations for science fair, National History Day, TATU Visual presentations for science fair, National History Day, TATU Games Games Childrens Books Childrens Books ASB ASB Dance decorations Dance decorations Signs for school events Signs for school events

5 Staff Usage Bulletin Boards Bulletin Boards Math Posters Math Posters Classroom décor Classroom décor Manipulatives Manipulatives

6 ProvoCraft - Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter Personal Electronic Cutter Cricut Create Cricut Create Cricut Expression Cricut Expression Cricut Imagine Cricut Imagine

7 Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter

8 Product Details: No computer is required, just plug it in. Place your favorite cartridge into your Cricut and choose from hundreds of designs in 12 different sizes; ranging from 1" to 5-1/2"! That's thousands of possibilities! Cutting customized shapes and alphabets has never been easier. No computer is required, just plug it in. Place your favorite cartridge into your Cricut and choose from hundreds of designs in 12 different sizes; ranging from 1" to 5-1/2"! That's thousands of possibilities! Cutting customized shapes and alphabets has never been easier. It weighs only 7 lbs and comes with the George & Basic Shapes cartridge, to get you started. It weighs only 7 lbs and comes with the George & Basic Shapes cartridge, to get you started.

9 Cricut Create

10 Product Details: The Create combines the portability of the original Cricut with the functionality of the Expression machine. The Create is the same size as the original Cricut, yet it allows cuts from 0.25" up to 11.5" on a 6" x 12" cutting mat. The machine also includes an eight-way directional blade, Portrait mode (to cut taller images), Fit to Page mode (to cut the largest cut possible), Auto Fill mode (to mass produce cuts), Center Point function, and Flip function. An improved display screen and sleek design add greater style and convenience. The Create combines the portability of the original Cricut with the functionality of the Expression machine. The Create is the same size as the original Cricut, yet it allows cuts from 0.25" up to 11.5" on a 6" x 12" cutting mat. The machine also includes an eight-way directional blade, Portrait mode (to cut taller images), Fit to Page mode (to cut the largest cut possible), Auto Fill mode (to mass produce cuts), Center Point function, and Flip function. An improved display screen and sleek design add greater style and convenience. The machine includes the Don Juan font and shape cartridge and a 6" x 12" cutting mat. The machine includes the Don Juan font and shape cartridge and a 6" x 12" cutting mat.

11 Cricut Expression

12 Product Details: The Expression is a much larger unit than the Create or the Personal Electronic Cutter, meant to stay on a work table or in a media room. The Expression is a way to cut letters, shapes, and phrases in impressive sizes using the 12" x 24" mat or the 12" x 12" mat. The possibilities are endless with this larger machine, allowing you to create bigger die cuts for classroom decor, scrapbook layouts, signage, and so much more. The Expression is a much larger unit than the Create or the Personal Electronic Cutter, meant to stay on a work table or in a media room. The Expression is a way to cut letters, shapes, and phrases in impressive sizes using the 12" x 24" mat or the 12" x 12" mat. The possibilities are endless with this larger machine, allowing you to create bigger die cuts for classroom decor, scrapbook layouts, signage, and so much more. Includes the Plantin Schoolbook font cartridge, the Accent Essentials shape cartridge (not included with all offers), and a 12x12 cutting mat. Includes the Plantin Schoolbook font cartridge, the Accent Essentials shape cartridge (not included with all offers), and a 12x12 cutting mat.

13 Cricut Imagine

14 Basic Supplies Mats: Mats: 12 inches by 24 inches 12 inches by 24 inches 12 inches by 12 inches 12 inches by 12 inches 6 inches by 12 inches 6 inches by 12 inches Blades: Blades: Trimmer – scores the paper for easier folding Trimmer – scores the paper for easier folding Replacement – for regular cutting Replacement – for regular cutting Deep cut – for thicker paper Deep cut – for thicker paper

15 Paper No construction paper – too felty No construction paper – too felty Butcher paper – inexpensive Butcher paper – inexpensive Scrapbook paper – works well, offers lots of possibilities Scrapbook paper – works well, offers lots of possibilities Cardstock – not too thick or use the deep cut blade Cardstock – not too thick or use the deep cut blade

16 Cartridges Two categories Two categories Font Font Shapes Shapes Cartridge Container Contents Cartridge Container Contents Cartridge Cartridge Keypad Keypad Design Book Design Book

17 Additional Supplies Spatula Spatula Scraper Scraper Tool Kits Tool Kits Scissors Scissors Ruler Ruler

18 Purchasing Craft stores Craft stores Websites: Websites:

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20 Maintenance Mats: Mats: Clean with wipes Clean with wipes To add stickiness spray with glue adhesive To add stickiness spray with glue adhesive Clean with lint roller to remove small paper pieces. Clean with lint roller to remove small paper pieces.

21 Thank you for attending our session. May you, too, become addicted to using the Cricut and creating wonderful libraries and student projects!


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