Saturday, February 20, 2010

More uses for your Cricut!!

Everyone, I am so excited to have found this new product, I can even stand it!!

I know that I am not the only one to have invested in a Cricut, and was then put off by the never ending costs of keeping it up to date with the newest designs and the cartridges! Well empty you wallets no more!!

Yours truly (you can thank me later) has found a product out there that allows us to create and cut our own designs! It's called "Sure Cuts A Lot" SCAL for short... and it might be the best thing since sliced bread, or at least can cut an image of sliced bread!! Basically it allows you to take designs that youve either created yourself or downloaded from online (many of them being free), connect to your Cricut machine and cut your items directly from your computer. Its pretty much the same as Design Studio, except its about $30 cheaper and lets you download SVG files from online.

Most people dont know that their Cricut has a USB slot in the back, usually right next to the power cord. (You'll need the same kind of usb cord that you use for your printer, not the kind that is the same on both ends)

So first, you click on this link: Sure Cuts A Lot

Pay for and download the file.

Now you should be all ready to start creating!!

At this point, you have a few different options.

1. Now you can go to a website that offers free SVG file dowloads, such as:
Paper Yoga
Free SVG Files

or, just do a google search for "free svg files" and see what you can find!

2. Design your own by downloading Inkscape and using your own SVG files.

I am on the lazy side and would just rather download others files, but if you are super creative, go for it and be sure to keep us updated with your creations!!

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