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Welcome to the Creative Critterz Imaginations Blog! This is the place to find inspiration and education on the Cricut Imagine. The Cricut Imagine combines Provo Craft's die-cutting technology with Hewlet Packard's printing technology to create a truly exceptional tool for your creative expression. Whether you are brand new to the Cricut Imagine...or, are already an advanced user...the Creative Critterz Imaginations blog is here to help and inspire you to get more crafting enjoyment from your machine. If you have any questions about us or the Cricut Imagine, please contact us at ccimagination-blog@yahoo.com

Friday, September 10, 2010

CRICUT IMAGINE: Basic Shapes & RGB Color Codes

Hello Everyone!

The CRICUT IMAGINE machine comes with a few shapes actually loaded on the machine. Twenty of them to be exact.   Here they are:


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Because I am a 'visual' learner, I printed and cut all 20 of the basic shapes from the Imagine machine.  This way I can pin it up on my bulletin board and it will serve as a reminder of what those shapes are.  I am also including this document for all my 'visual' learner sisters out there:

IMAGINE BASIC SHAPES 1-12

IMAGINE BASIC SHAPES 13-20


Starting with the basics of this machine, I have made a video showing you these shapes and how you would use the RGB customized color feature.  I played with this for a good hour and had a ball! 



Click HERE if you cannot see the video above.

Many of you are probably asking what RGB stands for... so here it is in a nutshell:

Definition: A common color mode, RGB stands for the colors of Red, Green, Blue. RGB is the most common color mode used when creating graphics, even though graphics to be commercially printed are eventually converted to CMYK mode, the colors used in printing inks.

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What RGB means for us crafters is:  CUSTOMIZED images!  No more looking for the right color blue to match a theme!  Many companies are starting to provide the RGB codes for their products... like STAMPIN UP!  Click HERE to see Samantha's (Scrapmaster's Paradise) post with the chart in it!  I searched online for different RGB color code charts so that I could have a handy guide to use when I wanted to customize my colors on the Imagine.  There were many, but after looking at them all, I decided that I like this one and want to share it with you.

RGB Number Chart.docx

Before you ask why you would want STAMPIN UP's RGB codes, let me explain.  You just used SU's 'Glorious Green' (R-0 G-147 B-120) cardstock to make a card.  You could print have printed the whole sheet of cardstock with the Imagine and then folded it into a card.  But, I already have that cardstock in my inventory, so I'm using it for the card and then printing/cutting my embellishments for the card with my Imagine and I know they will be a perfect match because I have the exact RGB code!  Comprende?
Don't forget that I am giving away a GYPSY bundle (thank you Provocraft!) on Tuesday night!!  If we are able to get 500 followers before then... I just might have to give away TWO Gypsy bundles!!  Yep... you heard me right (did you hear me? hehee) I am so excited and want to spread the word!  That word would be IMAGINE, of course!  You don't have to jump through any hoops in order to be eligible to win, just sign up to 'follow' or subscribe and leave a comment!  But, I would appreciate those who can facebook or post a link to this new blog on your blogs!  I will be setting up an email subscription option for this blog later today, but in the meantime, you can click on the 'Follow' button.

HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE!!

Imagine always,

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128 comments:

Manda said...

I absolutely can not wait. I love your blogs Tammy!

Kathy said...

I can't wait to watch the debut! But I'll have to save my pennies to buy one of these. Thanks for sharing more of what this new toy can do!

Abby said...

Nice blog can't wait to see the cute projects you come up with.
Abby

Barbara said...

Thanks for the info on the Imagine...I do wish I knew what HSN was going to list it for. Thanks for sharing!

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Thanks for sharing the Imagine info with us.

coupondenise at live dot com

Amy said...

You are my favorite enabler... :)

Amy
www.lovetocrop.com

JD said...

Thanks for the great RGB chart tips! I love typing my journaling on the computer and printing it out b/c I'm never happy with my handwriting skills. I'm so excited to have the codes to match my Stampin' Up colors! THANK YOU!!!!!

Dawnica said...

Thanks for all the info. This really helps.
www.dawnicakorner.blogspot.com

Raven said...

Thanks for all the info. Just makes it more exciting waiting for the launch.

dannerpup said...

Tammy-

This is so useful. Maybe I will be an expert before I even get my Imagine!

GiGi said...

Thanks for all the technical info....never would've figured that out! Can't wait to watch the launch....even if I can't afford it right now!!! :)

Esther said...

You are a wealth of information! Can't wait to see more of your projects. Thank you!

sktrichardson said...

Thanks for the info :)

sktrichardson at gmail dot com

Bobbi said...

That is great, I love that it comes with shapes already available instead of having to look for the basics.

Got2BCrafting said...

I am sooo happy you created this blog! Although I don't think I will be able to get the Imagine during launch... I am very excited to see all projects that are going to be done with it. Hopefully Santa will be VERY nice to me this year! LOL! Thanks for all the great info!
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
tahoe_luvr at yahoo dotcom

Cindy said...

What a great idea to put everything together in one blog. This will be so helpful to all of us still on the fence needing more information. thank you, Cindy

Carrie said...

Great video and charts. Do you know if the Gypsy somehow connects to get the preloaded images on it - I think it would be awesome to be able to weld the baby onesie as a card. It is nice that you can use it without carts or with whichever ones you want - so many options! :)

Linda Kaiser said...

Tammy: Your blog is amazing. I have one question before I buy it. When I watched a new YouTube video on the Imagine, I noticed that the objects seems to be cutting a little off-center. Some of the objects have a thin border on one edge and a thick border on the other edge. I also noticed some white showing on some of the cuts. Can this challenge can be fixed? Are you seeing this with your cuts? I know this is a very new machine ...but I am very curious about this as I can't wait to buy one on HSN!! I am so impressed with all the features and so value your thoughts!

Thanks for all your help!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for taking the time and research all the info for us.

Evie.Martino@gmail.com

bernadette said...

Thanks - love the RGB thing.

Christina said...

Thanks for all the info! Love the blog!

christina dot coen at gmail dot com

Lilygirl said...

Wow! Now I understand RGB color mixing.Thank you!

Scrapperdee said...
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Kelly N said...

I can not wait.

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Thank you for providing all this great information. Can't wait to see more!

Kim C said...

Tammy,
Thanks for all the great information. I LOVE THIS BLOG!!!!!!! Keep it coming :)
Kim C
sewcrafty

Cyndy said...

Love the new blog!

Lysa said...

Tammy,
Great video about the RGB. I have all my Stampin up codes ready to go! Looking forward to more so I can learn, learn,learn!
Thanks for all the info.
Lysa

Blingdazzler said...

awesome! I am so excited about RGB codes! Now i can get the PERFECT shade of pink!!!

kd_hudson@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the great info.
SGarcia292@aol.com

scrapncathy said...

Thank you for all the information. I am interested in the new Imagine but I am curious to know how expensive it will be to use? Ink cartridges are expensive for our printers.Will the ink carts for the Imagine be about the same cost? and Do they hold about the same amount of ink? If so they won't last long? I'm still on the fence if this is something I want or not. But I am very excited about it. Great Blog Tami Thanks!

MyCraftAdventure said...

I've very pleased with their choice of stock shapes on the Imagine. They are quite cute and just the perfect shapes I want for everyday life.

Sharon said...

Love those shapes! Can use them in soooo many ways!! :)

Pamela A. said...

Thanks Tammy...I am learning so much from you. I will have a bit of understanding when I buy my Imagine...You do such a great job of explaining things...God bless, Pamela

Debby said...

Tammy, thanks for assembling all this Imagine info. It's very helpful!

Debbie said...

Hi Tammy, An Imagine is definately on my wish list.
Debbie from The Colony

Craftygirl17 said...

Wowwee, are the actual Disney rgb's posted somewhere? Like the exact royal blue on Donald Duck, etc? This might be what puts me over the edge to buy it....Thanks for this new blog. Love it already :)
JLekan at gmail dot com

Greg said...

Tammy, You call it playing, but it makes it so easy to see how to put your IMAGINEnation to work.
Greg in The Colony

missionofjoycandles said...

Thanks for all the info on the imagine. I am just about "frothing" at the mouth trying to figure out how to get my hands on one and pay for the thing. Maybe they will have a super, super sale ;)

*BJ* said...

Thanks for all this information.

Jessica(JMS) said...

This information is great!! Keep it coming!

Randi said...

I didn't know you could enter RGB codes with the Imagine! Sweet!

Diana said...

Very cool, thanks for doing this video!!! Great info!! :o)

Heather said...

Thanks for all the Imagine info!

Lisa Cardenas said...

Love the website! Cant wait to see projects made with the Imagine! :)

Lisa.cardenas@hotmail.com

Lisa said...

Love, love, love the option to modify the RGB codes. This will come in very handy when trying to match up colors and help to save time searchig for the perfect match!

Jodie R said...

I have so many questions about this cool new tool and I am so glad you are here to help us out! I will be an avid reader!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for doing all the hard work for us, Tammy. You explain things very well. And, oh my goodness, if I won a Gypsy...well let's just say I will be one happy lady, lol.

Mary R.
maryatrievleydotcom

Mary M said...

Thank you ever so much for explaining the RGB code! The more I see of this machine the more I want it!!! I can see where you would be able to complete projects more quickly. TFS, Mary M

iluvmybugs said...

Great info Tammy...look forward to more!! TFS

SherriC. said...

Thank you so much Tammy for all this Info!!!! I think LOL
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

Judy B. said...

This color-coding is exciting for us crafty types that are uber specific!! Thanks for the video!!

Emily said...

Looks like an awesome feature with lots of promise :)

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

jayma15 said...

Thanks for your posts! Sounds like the imagine has a lot of things you can do with it! and that's an understatement!

Amy K said...

This technology is absolutely amazing. Thanks for sharing all your Imagine wisdom and talents.

the.k.krew(at)gmail(dot)com

Lisa said...

Wowzer Tammy! Thank you so much for all the great information! Thank you especially for the charts! You are a sweetheart Girlfriend! Can't wait for the release! (Kicking myself in the hiney for not accepting the invitation to go to Chicago!)
Big Hugs!

Suzie said...

Thank you so much for all the great info, you sure do know who to get a girl to spend money. I did not want the Imagine until your blog!!

Disneys Stitch at gmail dot com

ddair said...

Tammy,
Thanks for sharing so much information.
I'm still "on the fence" about the Imagine.
The composite color cartridge and ink cost is still a "biggie" for me.
I would have preferred individual cartridges. I have utilized HP printers for years and like them. My current HP has the individual ink cartridges.
A feature that would have really "pulled me in"
is being able to print the sentiment on the card.

You could have finished a card in one setting! Cut,color and print.
Maybe a future"Imagine"! :)

I am fascinated with what the Imagine can do! I will be watching the HSN launch.:)
Thanks for the great videos.
Diania

peacefulgardens said...

Glad to see all the new things this incredible machine does. Thanks for all the hard work in sharing.

Gwen said...

I am so excited for this to come out wish it was not so expensive.

flyngeorgiabelle said...

I am excited about this product too - just wish it was being sold here in Canada - may have to travel to the US to get one - will it use standard HP cartridges that i can purchase here?
Debbie

SueB said...

Thank you so much for putting the time in to research all of this! It will be very helpful i.n other applications as well!
Love the blog and subscribed thought yahoo. Love it!
Sue B
wahini97

SueB said...

Sorry for the spelling errors! Subscribed THROUGH yahoo! LOL. Guess I was too excited about the color ID info!
Thanks again
Sue B

sandra(misty) said...

great blog will keep looking i so want one when they are avalible i just love gadgets
and this one is so cool

Grammy GG said...

Tammy, this is such great information. You not only share great creative ideas but also are so good at educating us too. Thank you so much.

JANLYNN said...

This is really a great feature for the Imagine. Makes it a machine that I am really going to have to consider getting. Before learning this I didn't really think I needed it. Thanks for shareing this info. You are always sooo good to us.

locridge1 said...

Another great post we are all excited about this machine, can't wait. Thanks

Bradley said...

Thanks for explaining the codes

dolly g said...

this is going on my christmas list... doesn't Christmas come in September?
dwgedg@yahoo.com
dolly g

Aluapi5 said...

I knew a new model would be in the works...of course I just got my hands on my Cricut Expression once I figured how to manage the purchase. In fact, it's still in the box. Of well, maybe I'll sell it and buy the Imagine. On the fence, I need to learn more about it first. Looks pretty cool so I'm really excited about seeing and learning more. Thanks for sharing your video and RGB chart.

Kris in Alaska said...

So fascinating! How will I ever get it in Alaska?

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

AprilsL8 said...

Thanks for the RGB chart! I have been looking for a good one!

Cathy said...

The RGB function sounds awesome, thanks for showing/sharing.

Charlene said...

Lots of great info, Tammy. The RGB capabilities sure sound tempting!
Southernmrs
at verizon dot net

Elizabeth said...

I am soooo glad I found this blog. I am really liking the imagine but know I cannot buy one any time soon. It will be on my wish list for sure :)

Becke said...

Love. Love. Love. all the info you are posting about the Imagine! Hope I win a Gypsy to go with it :) beckthespeck at aol dot com

Elizabeth said...

Thanks so much for more info on RGB. I have codes for a lot of different products and it is really cool to be able to print out journaling in colors to match your LO :)

Nancy Curtis said...

New machine, new blog but same great info.

Connie said...

Thank you for the visual aids, I'm a visual learner too and this helps! That would be so cool to just pick an RGB code and automatically have it match scraps and stuff like that.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the RGB list. The Imagine seems quite amazing! Thanks for the chance to win a Gypsy bundle...

blply05 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

It's nice to know a great place for great info on all the latest!Thanks!
pawprintspetsits at yahoo dot com

Saren said...

Thanks so much for all the info!

JustYolie said...

Wonderful info! Thank you!

KSD Creations said...

I'm less excited about the actual shapes and more excited about the fact that they have clearly put memory in this puppy which means we could soon be getting downloadable cuts. NOW that would really be exciting.

Melissa said...

The ideas and planning that went into this machine are genius! Now I just need to figure out how to come up with the money to get one!!!

Gwen said...

Thanks for all the info it seems almost to good to be true.

shirley said...

Thanks for the information. I can't wait till the launch.
shirleywjohnson@mchsi.com

Angie said...

I only have the CARS cartridge but, what an awesome feature to have the exact colors!!! They are hard to match and look fabulous when they are exact!

GreenScrap said...

This is the best thing!!! Thanks for showing us!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Kate said...

I'm a visual learner to a fault! Thank you so much for the obvious time and effort you put into this. What a fantastic feature! Wow!!
Great idea with the cut-outs on your bulletin board. That first frame is my favourite.

The Bug said...

Thanks for all the Imagine info! Love all the basic shapes that are included on the machine! I can see myself using them all the time.

Mary Jean said...

thanks so much for showing us! I do so much better when I can see!!

Chris Wooten said...

thanks tammy. you always give us great info.

mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

~Army Wife Molly~ said...

I'm a visual learner too! Thanks for sharing!! I'm drooling over this machine more and more every day!!

Cynde said...

I'm excited to see what this machine can do. Good selections of basic shapes that come with the machine. I love the scallops!

cyndepeterson at gmail dot com
http://cyndepeterson.blogspot.com/

Liz said...

Great to be able to get exact colour matches! Love the idea of a gypsy bundle, thanks for the opportunity to win one.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for all the great info. I hope to have an Imagine someday, so I appreciate all the information.

shutterbuggin said...

Gosh I'm learning so much and WANT this so bad.

RAP said...

Great set of basic shapes to get started with. Especially like the top note shape.

Paper said...

Soooo much information. Thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

Who knew that we would be able to match colors, well not me, so I am impressed. Thanks so much for sharing all this info.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

AShu93 said...

I may not be getting an Imagine, but you've provided a lot of helpful information. Thanks for sharing the rgb codes. Before the Imagine, I didn't know SU had them out there.

This and that said...

Thanks for the great info.

Carrie said...

Thank you for sharing! :-)

Red Monkey Scrapper said...

I would love to win a Gypsy! What a great giveaway!
:)Jessica
jessica-and-eric at hotmail.com

dragonflydreamz1 said...

Great Blog!!! Love the info on the RGB codes....very helpful. Would love to win the Gypsy...great give away:)~

Stephanie said...

Thanks for sharing this Tammy:-)

scootin granny said...

This is such a great machine...it will be the ultimate in crafting and I really appreciated info on the RGB codes

ejcounts said...

Wow - what a great giveaway. Congrats on the over 500 followers. Can't wait for tonight.

Kimberly Clarke said...

Love love love the rgb function!!!!! Ty Tammy!

My time to scrap !!! :-} said...

looking forward to the new imagine. :-)

Christina said...

Love the RBG matching ability and the awesome shapes that are built in!!

Christina Coen

Donna said...

I LOVE that you're able to use RBG codes to get the perfect color!! This machine is AWESOME.

Thanks for sharing,
Donna
DonnaCMC at optonline dot net

Jake, Sydney, Beckham, Holden and Buddy the beagle said...

Wonderful! I can't imagine how awesome it is! LOL

Renee said...

Love the blog! The more I see and learn about this new machine the more I wanty it!

Daniele C. said...

This color thing is pretty cool stuff. Everything has to match with me, so I think I'd use this feature quite a bit.

Carissa said...

WOW! Amazing! Loving all the launch stuff!
carissawiley at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

Wow this is going to be amazing!

Melissa
dolfnz777 at yahoo dot com

Cassandra said...

Great idea to print them out to use as a chart! Makes it so easy to find them when you need them!

Samantha N said...

I think this is an awesome feature for the Imagine! You can use the RGB codes to bring back the retired Stampin' Up colors too, which I love since one of my favorite colors was retired recently! Still super excited about the giveaway!

scrapgranny said...

What a great way to customize! You teach me soooo much!

aremus said...

I love all of the shapes that come on these carts. I love the fact that you can change al of the colors, and make your own colors.:)

amandaremus at gmail dot com

Jenny said...

it's been such a long time since i've seen the rgb diagram. i remember the colorwheel from my highschool art days.

jbetts311 said...

I'm so excited to get my imagine but am glad there is blogs like yours to teach us all the things we need to know!

Susan said...

That is AMAZING information! Thanks for sharing all your hard work with us!
SusanJ

Janber said...

Thank you so much for this information! I love your blog. Janet B

Holly Hudspeth said...

Tammy, I am so excited that you have created this blog. I have subscribed, will add to my favorite tool bar and will post on my blog. Thank you so so much!

Gina Kinde said...

I love this blog, and I am so happy I came across it. I was looking for the RGB color chart and I found you unbelievabe. I am going to enjoy this blog immensely. thanks for all the crafts and info. gina kinde ginak1117@att.net I am a follower.

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