With my cricut designstudio, i managed to cut on the original cricut(small one) things bigger than the 6" that it would normally cut.
I cut this dragon at 7 3/4" tall and it's much easy to piece together (the original 6" are so tiny to piece together).
To do this on the design studio i had to set the default on 7 3/4" , paste and then rotate and move to fit on the mat (not changing any shape or size after pasting only fitting it on the mat). I then did another mat the same default size for each of the other colours needed for him
sure save going out and buying a bigger machine