Sunday, August 2, 2009

Another Quick Video - Layered Characters

I have received a few questions about the color separations for layered characters, so I thought I'd do a video showing one of the files that I created for a Cinderella cut. I have explained this in the past and posted some files on my blog but some people prefer the video format. Here is a LINK to some of the posts about Disney Princesses showing the layers with download links for the files I prepared.

The weekend was very full but I have been hard at work on some projects which will be posted in the next few days. I also have something new to show you that you can use with your Cricut to enhance many of the more intricate designs.

There were some more guesses on the mystery design but so far no one has named the cartridge. (The prize is really just a token gift but I didn't think it would be so hard to give it away!)

Here are the clues - with a new one added:

1. There is only one image used to make this mesh - repeated 35 times.

2. Hide Selected Contour is involved...

3. I have never shared a design made using this particular cartridge - I have to open a cartridge that is still in the box to test cut the design (!)

Be sure to leave a comment for me if you think you have figured out what I used! If no one gets it by tomorrow night, I will just pick a random name from the guesses I have received.


  1. Lianne nzlamb2004@gmail.comAugust 3, 2009 at 2:39 AM

    is it seasame street font?

  2. ah! Cap! You have me stumped! I even dug around in design studio looking for a cut! Is it by chance something of a new cartridge that you got a preview of?? I'm going to guess Winter Woodland??

  3. Congratulations Lianne!

    It is Sesame Street Font.

    Please send me an email at

    with your full name and mailing address so I can send you the "little something" that is the prize!

  4. Diane -- I believe the cartridge that you used is:


  5. Ashlee,

    Sorry I "stumped" you.

    I don't have any of the new cartridges that showed up on Design Studio in the last update (but It think I want them all!).

    Even if I did have them, it wouldn't be fair to tease you that way! I do like the looks of Winter Woodland - you could have fun with your little guy making those 3D houses and trees!

    Thanks for playing along.

  6. Cheri,

    Thanks for guessing - Lianne just guessed Sesame Street Font and she is correct.

    I don't have Sweethearts - I don't think the "surprise" cartridges from the last update are generally available yet (but some lucky people got one at CHA).

    It does look like a great cartridge - the list keeps growing!

  7. thanks Diane -- I noticed that Lianne won after I posted.

    But look on the Sweethearts cartridge, the o you made looks like the o for x and o's....(hope this makes sense) LOL!

    Take care and thanks for sharing all your hard work with us! I love your website and get your daily post via email which I view on my way to work. Really gets me in the mood NOT to work!

    Take care!

  8. Diane,
    Hopefully you are going to tell us how it is done, I can't see it! I spent hours trying to figure it out, but I do see lots of possibilities. New at this Cricut stuff. Thanks for all the work you do and all the tips, videos, etc.


  9. Hi! My guess is the Sesame Street Font cart. Appreciate all your tips and videos.

  10. Congratulations Lianne...and thank you. That was stressing my brain!

    Thanks Diane for all you do to educate us. I love your blog and when I have some time (LOL) I'm going to try a lot more with DS


  11. Love this video....I have the hardest time with mastering Design Studio and you are so helpful!!

  12. You did a great job on the video. Putting these faces together can be a challenge. You make it look simple. thank you.


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