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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

Hi All, I just bought a Cricut cake and I was wondering if there are any programs that I can use with it where I can input my own images. I see that MTC and SCAL can no longer be used with Cricut.

Thanks!

post #2 of 15

The only program I know of is the Cricut Design Studio.  You will have to check the Cricut site for it.  There is an online feature for designing using many cartridges, but my understanding is you have to actually own the cartridges for the design to cut.

post #3 of 15

Cricut is designed to use ONLY with their cartridges, though they do have a free cut each week from one of their cartridges that you can access through cricut craft room.  Fairy Cuts is another program, like the above, but I think they have been banned from being used with the cricut as well. Not positive about that but would presume so as provocraft was pretty vigorous about prosecuting the makers of these programs.  I must confess that I have both SCAL and Fairy cuts but get lazy and mostly use cartridges as I have quite a few.  I would recommend that you use the craft room or get design studio, if you don't want to have to access the internet, as this way you can plan your cake and know that the pieces you cut are exactly the size you want them to be.  It's a bit hit and miss just winding in 3 inches for example.  Not necessarily the size you may want when width etc is taken into account, which you wouldn't know until you cut.

post #4 of 15
And it is for those very reasons that I bought a Silhouette and the special blade and instruction book from Linda McClure. I love to make my own designs and stencils.

I made this damask stencil and cut edible letters from icing sheets with it for the other. [IMG]
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And before I get chewed out, the Minnie Mouse cake was for a friend. Not a paid cake icon_wink.gif
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post #6 of 15
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And it is for those very reasons that I bought a Silhouette and the special blade and instruction book from Linda McClure. I love to make my own designs and stencils.

 

 

Same for me!  Love the versatility of the Silhouette.  I use it for almost every monogram

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post #7 of 15

I would love to know if anyone has an old version of MTC and SCAL they can send me. I've looked all over and can't find the old versions anywhere.

post #8 of 15

I want to buy a silhouette so bad!! I went to a demo from Linda McClure and i'm sold! Unfortunately I already have a cricut cake and I know I'll lose money if I try to sell it, and I can't brng myself to spend the money to have a cricut and silhouette... :(

post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 

So if I have someone's logo that they sent me, I would not be able to cut it out with the Cricut?

post #10 of 15

Correct, you would not be able to cut it unless you had all the elements you need on cartridges.

 

I got my cricut and SCAL just before the lawsuit was settled. Without SCAL, I wouldn't purchase the Cricut. If I were doing it today, I'd go with the Silhouette.

post #11 of 15
I would never buy a cricut, even if I could get scal or mtc on it, because of what they did to Linda McClure. The story is all over the web. The programs just improved their cutter, it is useless to me without being able to cut what I want to.
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post #12 of 15

I got my Cricut before all this lawsuit stuff came up.  I had installed Make The Cut, too.  I have to say, I NEVER use the Cricut cartridges.  Never!  When my Cricut dies, I will definitely go with the Silhouette.  Provo really shot themselves in the foot, IMHO.  But, they didn't ask me.  Without the flexibility of cutting your own art, the Cricut is pretty much useless, in my book.  I had a Cricut Cake for a while and found that it just wasn't my cup of tea and gave it away.  I now use the Cricut for patterns, monograms and such, and it is ideal for that.  Just wish they hadn't gotten so horsey about it all....

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post #13 of 15
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So if I have someone's logo that they sent me, I would not be able to cut it out with the Cricut?
say, if it is a circle, and a triangle, you could cut those, and layer them, but you can't cut anything that is not on a cartridge. Is it too late to take it back? Those cartridges are not cheap. Anywhere from $20-45 each!
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post #14 of 15

sweetmelissa it's not just a matter of getting an old version of Scal etc you also have to have made sure that you haven't got updated software on your cricut machine.  Not sure when the swap over occurred but I was told if I updated my software that SCAL etc would not work, so I have never updated. Can't guarantee that this is true but it is just what I was told.

post #15 of 15

Take it back! I have a Cricut and I would so much rather have a Silhouette.  

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