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Real Dial Size- My Cricut Craft Room

Hi Friends!

For my DT post today at My Cricut Craft Room, I wanted to share what the real dial size function on your Cricut means.  Maybe you are new to your Cricut or even had it a while and never "messed" with this. Here is a easy example for you to see it in action.
  • "The Cricut is automatically set with real dial size OFF. What this means is that your Cricut will AUTOMATICALLY make your items proportional to your finished size image."
So if you cut an image at 3", then every other layer will cut to the correct size.  Here is an example...

Using Birthday Bash, the banner/bird image are cut at 2.5" along with all the banner layers, wings and hat. So the whole image is 2.5" tall. 
  • "Now this is real dial size ON.... instead of proportionally. The cuts each item at the REAL size."
This is great because it makes you cartridge so much more diversified.  Meaning you get so many more usable images on your cart that can stand alone.   Here is an example...

The bird is cut at 2.5".  The banner is also cut at 2.5" but it looks smaller because remember the bird and banner are one die cut, and the 2.5" starts at the top of the bird hat to the lowest banner point.  I just cut off the birdie at the top to give me just the banner (I'm sneaky like that, lol)

You can see more about Real Dial Size at My Cricut Craft Room, just click the link to THIS POST

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,


  1. Great cards, Sandy! Great information for me too! Please keep it coming so I can get the most out of my new toy! Have a great day!...Nancy :o)

  2. Great card. I cannot figure how to cutan envelope to fit my card using The Cricut Craftroom. Any info you have would be much appreciated.

  3. Hope your having fun with your Cricut Nancy!

    Annie- Envelopes are sized to fit the card to the size you choose. For example, if you have a 5-inch card, go ahead and print a 5-inch envelope. The Cricut automatically sizes the envelope to fit a 5-inch card. Same if you are using the Craft Room. The envelops are like real dial size too, just make sure that the envelop "goes" with the card you are cutting. (same goes for the envelop liners, but I don't use those, just a waste of paper to me and I have a short cut for liners)

    Also envelops only work if you are using the expression, the orginial and the create are too small unless you are doing a 3" card.

    Let me know if this helps, I can post a tutorial too.

  4. I do hv the original Expression Cricut. You use the word "PRINT" I'm sure you mean CUT. I will work on it tonight and get back to you. Thx for your reply.

  5. Hi Annie, I did mean cut, oops, lol. I hope your envelop making is going well. Let me know, I can post a tutorial if you like :)


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