Cutting Larger Than 12X24 With Your Cricut

Cutting Larger Than 12X24 With Your Cricut


(upbeat theme music) – Hi I’m Joanne with expressionsvinyl.com and today I wanted to cover an idea that a lot of people have all the time. Have you ever gone and
seen the giant wall decal, something large but you know
your machine will only cut 12 inches across? I’m going to show you today
how you can use your machines to cut a larger 24 by 24 size decal. So let’s go over to design
space and I’ll show you how. Okay so over here in design
space I’ve got a fun saying that I wanted to use. Sweet Dreams little one. And that’s from Cricut’s image set Home Decor Vinyl Wall Art. And I want to do it a larger size, so about 22 inches wide
and about the same height, and as you know the Cricut will
only do the 12 inches wide. So I’m going to show you a way that we can slice this image and you
can make it a large decal. So I’ve sized it as big as I want it. It’s 23 inches wide and 21 inches high. And now you go and add
your image to slice. I’m going to use a rectangle because I can do the 23 inches tall so we’ll go ahead and do, we just need to slice it twice. So once you get your shape in,
size it the way you want it. And this one, I know it
can do 11 1/2 inches wide on the machine, so I’m
going to change the size to 11 1/2 wide exactly and then 23 tall and that gives me the size that I want. So I’ve got one that size, I know I’m going to need two of them, so just copy and paste
for your second one. So now the trick is to
figure out the exact way to line it up. You can either kind of eyeball it and just move them together
or use the position up here to move them together exactly. So I’m going to do that with this, the sweet dreams image first and put it in the 00 X Y position so it’s right up there in the corner. So for the first rectangle
that’s what I want to use as the position as well. The 00 and it puts it right
up there in the top corner. So the second one, it’s going to have to come over a little bit. So I want the X position at the
11.5 and the Y position at 0 and that puts it right
next to the other one. So now we just need to
move them to the back so that we can see our image. And we’re going to slice this image. And you choose the image over
here on the layers panel. Press control and choose
one of the rectangles you want to use. Once you’ve done that, click slice. And this one is a pretty
simple one where there’s only two rectangles. This is the only time
you’ll have to use slice and I’ll show you why in just a second. If you have a larger image and you’ve got more shapes involved, you’ll want to slice each one of those. I’ll show you on this one why
we only needed to slice one. You move that rectangle
that was out of the way and then part of the letters
that were out that you sliced. Now if you move the other one, you’ve got that other set
of letters right there. So you’ve got the two
pieces that you want to cut. We don’t need any of this over here so delete those out. Now you’re ready to cut it. So when I send it to the mats, you’ll see what it’s going
to do and it’ll separate it into two different mats. There’s your first one that’s
got part of the saying on it, and here’s the second one that has the other half of the saying on it. So now this is ready and
it’s going to cut out the two sections and
make it a larger decal. You’re ready to cut it. So I’ve already got one cut
out and I want to show you just a quick way to put those two together once you put it on the wall. Once you’re ready to put it on the wall. Because you’ve got them
cut out, but it’s sometimes hard to get them lined up and positioned exactly the way you want it. You can do it while it’s up on the wall, put one up and then put the other one up, or you can do it when you’re
putting the transfer tape on and I’ll show you that method. Move this one to the side, and put transfer tape on this half, and I’m going to overlap the transfer tape a little bit on this side so
that I can use that section to match up over there. So placing it down. All nice and flat, cut
off the transfer tape. And now this one is ready and you can see where
the cut edge is there. You can either trim that off before you put the transfer tape on or you can just bend it back a little bit and attach it to this one. And I’ll show you just how
to bend it back a little bit. So make sure it’s adhered really tight and then fold back a
little bit of your backing. And if you’re scared to do
the whole thing at a time you can just do part of it. I’m just going to show,
I’m just going to have maybe a half an inch showing. This is all I need to match
up onto the other one. So bend your backing and
just have a little bit, about half an inch of that vinyl showing. Now lay it out with your other one and just match those up. And if you’d rather use clear
transfer tape you can do that. I like the paper transfer tape. It’s a little harder to match up at times but it can be done. So looking at it close, just
kind of match up where those lines would be. That one’s matched up. That one’s close. So there you go. Once you’ve got them all
matched up you can see that it looks like on continuous line, one continuous letter
as it’s going through. So now you just need to put
another piece of transfer tape onto this half and you’re
ready to put it on the wall. So it’s as easy as that. If you’ve got any questions
or comments leave them below and make sure you subscribe to our page. Have a good day. (upbeat theme music)

100 thoughts on “Cutting Larger Than 12X24 With Your Cricut

  1. Tysm for making this video so clear and understandable. Now I'm not so intimidated to try a larger than mat project. Thanks again!

  2. Thanks for sharing how to create larger design layouts using our cricut, I have the air 2. Do you know how to reload your mat in the exact place for repeated etching (later dates) of same designs over and over to achieve exact placement of the etch design?

  3. This was a fabulous tutorial. This is something I have wanted to do for quite sometime now. Thank you for sharing. I was wondering, do you sell the transfer tape in the large rolls such as the one used in the video ?

  4. Hi, My question is, how do you have it at the size at the top 23"x21" yet the image looks smaller? When I put that size in, the whole image blows up to that size on my screen mat. Thanks

  5. Looking for help please.  I just purchased the Explore Air 2 yesterday so I am a newbie!  I was following along with your video (which is very helpful, by the way) but I am running into a problem.  I select my image in the layers field and I see the slice icon is black but when I hit control and one of my rectangles the slice icon goes gray so I am no longer able to use it.  Not sure why.  Any advice would be appreciated.  Thanks.

  6. newby question please can you tell me how to view a large image on the cricut space? there must be something to click to reduce or zoom it down?
    Thank you so much for your video.

  7. Your headline says cutting larger that 12×24. Instructions were not clear at all. How do u slice and separate??? Looking for video, how to cut larger then the mat continuous . Want to make banner

  8. I am fairly new and just realized I was with to the point of print. Then after looking at your printout, I noticed you have white with pink letters. What did I miss? How do I do that? I can only visualize one color of vinyl.

  9. When I hit "make it", it is saying "at least one of your printable images is too large to print. Please reduce size to less than 9.25  X 6.75. Not sure what to do now.

  10. Love your videos and have subscribed to your site. Newbie. Sorry. Trying to print and cut off downloaded image (png). Need to slice in half like yours. Do everything exactly as you have done  but when get to 3:20 mark in video I hit one of my rectangles and my 'slice' option does not light up.  Where did I go wrong? If you have another video that addresses just direct me there. Thanks!!

  11. I get through all the steps but when I choose my rectangle to slice, I don't actually have the option to slice? Help?

  12. Great Video. Like like how nicely you"teach", Thank you for that. What kind of Vinyl do yoiu use, and what Transfer Paper? I just started out and I love this amazing WONDERmashine 🙂

  13. It almost seems that it would been easier to duplicate you're image, hide countour leaving one to say "sweet with the 🌟 s" and the other with "dream and stars" even having all the stars separate to save vinyl space. Application would be easier too since you have full words.

  14. JoAnn, hello! love your vids! When i send the project to the mat, not only is it not showing my image, its not separating into 3 different matts (yours seperates 2, I did 3 for a larger image). you you have any idea what I may have done wrong?

  15. For another great in-depth video for a design 5 ft by 5 ft click here – https://youtu.be/1LII1qpsMjk
    We had a lot of fun with this one!

  16. My favorite tutorial on this so far! Great idea using rectangles instead of 4 squares!

  17. Thank you very much – your video is clear and easy to follow.  My one question would be where you buy such a large roll of transfer tape?

  18. Hi, I was wondering what does it mean when the slice button is not highlighted or able to click on? Did I miss a step?

  19. do you have a link for the transfer tape you use in this video?! I would LOVE to have a large roll that doesnt have the backing!

  20. THANK YOU! This is so much easier to teach since the way I normally split it is through photoshop and not everyone I try to teach this to uses photoshop! I'm going to tackle a 36 inch decal for the side of a car using this method. I'm excited to give it a try!

  21. Thank you so much for this tutorial. I've been wanting to make oversized mandala stencils for my entryway floor!! I may just attempt this!!! Loved the transfer tape as well…. looked easy to work with!

  22. Hi I'm a little confused. At 3:38 when you began to move the sliced pieces, you moved the rectangle and part of the letters that was sliced. Why didn't you have to move the other part of the letters when you removed the second rectangle?

  23. Have you found a way to avoid having 1 image cut into 2 parts? Like maybe cut 24" and then pause the cricut and pull the tape back to cut the other half of the image or something similar?

  24. In your design space canvas, how did you get your squares smaller and to skip numbers so all of your project fits in that corner? when i make mine that big it takes up my whole screen?

  25. I'm having trouble with this. No matter what size I do, it keeps telling me that the image on my first mat is larger that 11.5 wide. I did it 9 inches wide and I'm still getting the same error message. Any tips you can offer? Thanks

  26. Would have loved to see you put it on the wall to get a general idea of what it would look like. I must admit, you gave excellent instructions. This is, by far, the best video I've seen on wall decals. Excellent job! Thank you.

  27. Thanks for sharing! After I slice the image it resized. Was it suppose to seeing that I am putting it together to equal a whole picture or should it stay what I sliced it at ? (My original size)

  28. I am trying to cut out a large double circle using your step by step guide here, but it will only cut out one circle side , not two??

  29. This is good to know thank you so much! does this work the same way if we were doing a stencil design say for a pillow?

  30. Thank you so much! I did a quick google search for how to create a very large cricut cut-out and this completely answered my question. Thank you!!

  31. Oh my gosh, I'm going to try this. I've been trying to do a simple sign however, I need it be 53 long and 10 3/4 high letters (well thinking 8" high is good and maybe swirls on the front of the words and after. I've been struggling and struggling to do so. Thanks for this so much.

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