Monday, May 16, 2011

MyCutSearch Tips

Grab a cup of coffee and get ready for something that I would like to become a regular feature on this blog . . . the MyCutSearch Tips.  I am going to share some tips on features and searches you might not even know that you can do with MyCutSearch.

If you have ever been working on a project where you KNEW you wanted to use two colors on your lettering to give it that layered effect, like this.

To do this, you would need to use a font that includes a shadow cut feature.  Well, if you are like me, before MyCutSearch came along you would flip through all of your font handbooks to find the PERFECT font for your project, only to be disappointed when you saw that there was no shadow cut feature for that font.  Well not anymore!  What if you could JUST preview the fonts that HAVE a shadow cut?  Let me show you how you can do this.

Let's use the image in the layout above for an example of how to search for images with shadow cuts.

First, go to MyCutSearch, and on the left hand side you will see Advanced MyCutSearch.  It is the third item down on the list.  Click on that.

That will take you to a screen that looks like this.

Make sure the keywords box is un-checked
Check the font box and check the character-number-symbol box
In the search bar, type in 

b shadow

The image below shows the boxes you should have checked, and along with the search parameter information.

Click on search
Now you will see only the pages with a letter B that also has a shadow cut!

Remember, you can always click on any of these images to get a larger preview, which would look like this.

And if that is still not big enough for you, you can click on the single preview image to enlarge that one more time.

I hope that this helped you to learn something new about MyCutSearch, and how you can use it for your papercrafting needs. 


  1. I did learn something Know this will be SO helpful thanks a million I think this is a wonderful feature!

  2. Great tip, Jenny! TFS!

    ~ Jen @ Musings of a Crafty Mom

  3. My Cut Search is fantastic. I just had to use this same search (font with shadows) 2 days ago. TFS.

  4. I love my cut search!
    I didn't know you could do this, so thank you!!!!!

  5. Great! Thanks for the tip!
    Lisa C

  6. Thank you great tip I know I will be using it. :-)

  7. Thanks for sharing MyCutSearch tips with all of your followers!

  8. Thanks for the tip! I use MYCutSearch all the time but didn't know this!!

  9. Since I have started using this site I have fallen in love with it! I can;t wait to get more great tips to teach me how to use it even better!

  10. That is one of the best tips I have seen! Who would have ever figured that out but you??? Well, probably a lot of other smart people but not me! Thank you Thank YOU thank YOU!!!!
    happiqueen at aol dot com

  11. This is an AWESOME tip!! :) I never thought to use MyCutSearch to see all the available shadow fonts!! Thank you!!

    And thanks for promoting such a WONDERFUL site!!

    I just signed up to follow you -- And I look forward to seeing your future tips and projects!! :)

    Amy :) at


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