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Old 10-06-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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I just opened my new cricut and I'm lost! I wanted to by SVG files I think thats the extension name. I went to try to purchase the cuts alot program just to find out I can no longer use that....

HELP! What do I do now? What can I use? Any cricut experts?

The new machine really scares me and I'm trying to USE it not just collect dust.

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Old 10-07-2012, 02:32 AM   #2
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I believe you can go to Cricut's Craft Room and use that program for free, here .

I demo the Expression 2 at Michael's and we were told to tell customers about the Craft Room when demonstrating. I'll be honest, I haven't tried the Craft Room (I own the original Expression) and we don't have internet access at the store for me to play with the program. I hope this helps.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:45 AM   #3
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You can't use SVG's with the Cricut E2. It's a cartridge base machine unless you use Cricut Craft Room to buy Cricut files that are not in a SVG format. I am sorry.
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First off, don't be afraid of the machine. I have one of the original Expressions and SCAL, too. I use SCAL often (I never up-dated my Expression so I can still use SCAL). That being said, I still use cartridges--all of the time. If you cannot return the new Expression for a machine that will let you use SVG files (Silhouette, Eclipse, etc.), maybe you can go thru whatever cart handbooks you have, choose a few items that you would like and start cutting away. Cut them in different sizes, using the different keys--accent, letter, card--whatever. And then make notations if you really like something. The new Artiste cart has some of the cutest little 3D items along with cards, letters and more. Did you see the new Create a Critter 2? I don't have it yet, but it sure does have cute things to create. On my blog I post some of the cute and pretty things I make using my E. All I can suggest is just play, play and play some more with your new E.
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I'm really disappointed I wish I would have know I couldn't cut svg files that's the whole reason I purchased the machine. :0( I wanted to make 3d letters I seen on sure cuts a lot website. There's other programs out there is it compatible with anything? Else other then craft room?
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Hi Cynthia~~Sorry to say, but I don't think there is anything else. I wish there was something else. Can you take it back to the place you bought it?
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