Do you know when to use the Cricut Center Point Feature on the Cricut Expression Machine? The Cricut has so many features that people don’t explore. Find out all of the great things that you Cricut can do and make the most of your investment!
Normally, when you cut a shape on the die cut, the blade starts cutting in the upper left of the shape. This makes it difficult to center a shape inside of another shape. For example, if you wanted to cut a photo out in the shape of a flower, how would you know where to start the cut?
By using the Cricut Center Point Feature, you can perfectly center a shape around another shape or image. I use it the most when I have a stamped or printed image on a piece of cardstock and want to cut a fancy shape around it.
The Songbird and Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridges are two that have great shapes for stamped images on cards. I do a test cut on a piece of scrap paper, to make sure that I have the correct size before cutting out my image.
I used the Cricut Center Point Feature feature on the above butterfly card. I printed the image on my computer printer. To get the image centered inside the fancy shape, I pressed the Center Point button and placed the blade in the center of the image before cutting it.
I know this all sounds confusing so I have done a quick video. I hope it makes it easier to understand!