(Closed) Cricut Users… HELP!

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 1993

As far as I know you can only cut letters out with the font cartridges you own.  However, there is a new feature on the cricut website — called the”craftroom”that might be of help — haven’t tried it yet.  I read about SCAL, but don’t know much about it.

Not much help, I know.  But, on the good side … once you start working with your cricut you will love it.  I just got done using it to make a banner for someone.  Your expression should have come with a USB cable.  If you use the “craftroom” on the website you will probably need it.

Can you give me an idea of what you are trying to cut out with your cricut and maybe I can make some suggestions for your project?   Also, what cartridge(s) do you have?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@hornkm:  I agree with you, I am an AVID scrapbooker/cardmaker/diyer…

more information would be helpful!  please give us more info and we would love to help you out.  I have SCAL…  however, I have an older Cricut.  And it works just fine.  You can use any font on your computer. 

Please give us more information so we can help you:)

Ronney

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I got a Cricut for Christmas 2 years ago and I haven’t used it once Frown I feel so guilty and always say I will but whenever I pull it out it confuses me and I get frustrated haha! 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I LOVE my cricut–and use it regularly. I do not have SCAL or any of the other software though, I just use the cartridges. Order them online, or off of E-bay, if they are true one time use (some things are), then re-sell them. I’ve got the Cricut Jukebox, so I can cut from 8 different cartridges at one time, you can even link the Jukebox together so you can cut from 16+ cartridges at one time. I highly, highly recommend the software. And the use of the forums on Cricut.com–you will find tons of support, cartridges for sale/trade, and crafting ideas. You can also find instructional videos on Youtube. Good luck =)

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Ah wait, I have SCAL but I have the personal machine, I am wondering if it compatable with the expression???  interesting, I didn’t even think about that…

 

what font are you looking for?  i may be able to print some stuff out for you?  Just pay for shipping and materials, I have nothing else to do anyhow LOL  so let me know what you need, PM me, we will try and work something out:)

Ronney

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had the older machine, AND I have the SCAL.  I recently bought the expression, and the SCAL works there too.  You just have to tell SCAL which size mat you are cutting on.  I LOVE SCAL!  Your cricut will cut any font you have on your computer! Even free ones you have downloaded from the internet!

 

If you have any other questions – Feel free to ask!  I probably use mine a few times a week!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Embug024: How did you get SCAL?!? I heard that you can’t buy it anymore. If you found a source I would LOVE to buy it!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have the Expression & SCAL 2 and love them! They work beautifully together 🙂 I also use dafont.com & 1001freefonts.com

You can also import simple graphics into SCAL and use the TRACE function to turn it into a SVG in the program. We usually use clipart (all black) from Google.

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