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post #136 of 226
you can use the personal to cut your own designs only if you purchase the SCAL program....... If you just do small designs the personal cricut is Fine..... the only thing that is truly different in the cricuts are the sizes they cut and with the expression you can change the needle house to the deep blade. I went ahead and puchased the expression cause I do alot of crafts and plus my mom was like you might as well get it. It's truly up to you but they are both great products and that's a great deal......dont think you can go wrong if you purphase the personal.......
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post #137 of 226
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Originally Posted by cavette

you can use the personal to cut your own designs only if you purchase the SCAL program....... If you just do small designs the personal cricut is Fine..... the only thing that is truly different in the cricuts are the sizes they cut and with the expression you can change the needle house to the deep blade. I went ahead and puchased the expression cause I do alot of crafts and plus my mom was like you might as well get it. It's truly up to you but they are both great products and that's a great deal......dont think you can go wrong if you purphase the personal.......

Ahhh, thank you very much Cavette, I appreciate your input!! yeah, I know the sale price of the Cricut is a great deal!!
Do you know if the SCAL program is too expensive? you think I can find it at Joannes?
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post #138 of 226
The scal program runs about 75.00 dollars or so and you have to get it online at craftedge.com or you can just type in sure cuts alot.com and you can get it there. i have the program and I really love it. I found a font that you can cut candy boxes and cookie boxes on you cricut without buying the cartridge...... it was just a $10.00 donation awesome price and it has 52 different boxes you can cut in all different sizes........ so be sure to check that out..... I'm not sure of the web-site you can go to obsessed with scrapbooking and she has the link!
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post #139 of 226
if you go to obsessed with scrapbooking you have to go to the section that reads Cricut Projects.... then select boxes made using cricut.....
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post #140 of 226
From the website below it appears that only the 'Cricut Wishblade' is compatible with MAC computers. Does anyone use the cricut with a mac or does anyone here have the Wishblade version?

http://www.paperthreads.com/bonus/paperthreads_machine_compare_112008.html
post #141 of 226
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Originally Posted by cavette

if you go to obsessed with scrapbooking you have to go to the section that reads Cricut Projects.... then select boxes made using cricut.....

Ahhhh, thank you very much Cavette, I will definitelly check it out.
Thanks a million!!!
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post #142 of 226
Sorry if this has been asked before, but I have a question re SCAL.
If I'm not reading incorrectly, the website states that version 2 can only be downloaded using Windows? I have a Mac. Does this mean I can only download version 1? What's the difference btw the 2 versions?
post #143 of 226
at the moment version 2 is only for windows users, version 2 for macs will be released later this year I believe.

I ordered version 1 and 2 days later came across the post about version 2 so I upgraded, so I really don't know what all the differences are. One difference is tracing tool which is something I have used and like. It seems like there are a few more bells and whistles and a few upgrades on existing features.
post #144 of 226
HI Guys,
I need your help! I am trying to put import a SVG photo into SCAL. I have reformated the picture into SVG and when I am in SCAL, I hit import SVG, I pick the picture and hit open and then it goes to the SCAL page as it would if the picture did download. When I go to the page though, My image is not there. I have tried this over and over again. I really need to cut some scroll work out for my cake for tomorrow. Any help would be great. Thanks

p.s. I have SCAL 2. I just got it today.
post #145 of 226
You Should go check out Svgcuts.com..... There are alot of helpful videos about SCAL... When you get to the site go to his blogs and there are helpful info on there! hope that helps
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post #146 of 226
thanks, I will check it out! I am desperate right now. I thought that maybe it was my file that was bad to so I just tried to import another picture that I converted and it is still not doing it.
post #147 of 226
ok, I contacted svgcuts and he wanted to see some of the pics that I was trying to use. this is the email that he sent me back. Apparently I am doing something wrong when I try to convert it into SVG. I thought I was following the directions. I guess not!


Hi Cindy,

It looks like someone tried to create an SVG file by simply opening a bmp or JPEG file and saving it as an SVG file or taking a bmp or jpeg file and embedding it inside of an SVG file. None of those methods will work. There is nothing I can do to help you with these files.

You are right, there is nothing in this file. What type of elements are you looking for?

Leo
SVGCuts


any suggestions? I was following the directions on SVG factory. It said successfully saved. ??????? icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif
post #148 of 226
WOO HOO!!! I finally did it!! icon_biggrin.gif I was able to convert my jpeg into svg and import it on SCAL!!! Yea! I did it with several pics so I know it was not a fluke! icon_razz.gif
This link saved me!
Check it out, some GREAT video tutorials!!!
http://scrappydew.com/tutorials/files/category-inkscape-tutorial.html

My day is starting off good, hopefully it stays that way. Yesterday was a wasted day trying to figure that thing out!
post #149 of 226
I was having the same problem, note to others there is a "how to" on one of the sites (sorry I forget which one, I think it might be the main SCAL site) and it skips a step or two. the link that cjshoemake posted is the one we found and the guys directions are spot on, and with it being a video tutorial it's super easy to follow.


I'll post pics tomorrow of the cake I'm doing using my cricut whooooooooo all my playing now gets put into reality icon_smile.gif
post #150 of 226
Thank you for putting updates girls, I am practically 'flying' icon_biggrin.gif to Joannes today, after work, to purchase my Cricut icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
Dutchy, can you please tell me which Cricut do you have?? I am buying the small one that says Cricut Personal Cutter. I really hope I can cut small letters since I like to make cookies and I want to be able to put messages on them...I hope! icon_smile.gif
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