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Old 04-29-2011, 02:03 PM   #2121
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I have this trouble with some of the older SU paper, its very fiberous and does shred. Some colors cut beautifully...some do not! I have had excellent results with American crafts white paper { I do recieve AC cardstock as part of my DT position, but I love it so much I buy it as well} It really cuts like a dream!
have you tried using a cutting guide? there's a link somewhere on here, or if someone knows it off hand from aboverubiestudio that is excellent!!! i've used it even on very detailed cuttings and it works excellent!!
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love above Rubies! wonderful info for sure!!

The only problem I ever have is with older paper...yep some of my paper has been hanging around for many years! I just know to use that for cards and not to cut with! LOL
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I have a question for anyone. I have an expression but I don't know if this makes any difference to my question....does anyone have the Home Decor cartridge?? I'm specifically talking about the awesome cupcake on this cartridge.........is there a way to just cut the wrapper? I want my wrapper brown and the actual cake white. How can I just cut the wrapper in brown CS and not have to waste so much CS by having the cake print too? Help! Thanks too.
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So, I have MTC because I was using it with my Cricut and now I can't! If I take the plunge, and purchase SCAL, and don't update it - will I be able to continue using it after ProvoCraft gets their way, and settles the lawsuit with them?
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So, I have MTC because I was using it with my Cricut and now I can't! If I take the plunge, and purchase SCAL, and don't update it - will I be able to continue using it after ProvoCraft gets their way, and settles the lawsuit with them?
Did you update MTC after it was changed? I have MTC and can still use it with my Cricut. I just can't update MTC anymore.
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Unfortunately, yes, so now I cannot use it anymore. I wish I would not have updated! I didn't realize what had happened between MTC and Cricut.
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I have decorated my cricut using vinyl and cartridges...cindy loo and cricut sampler. what do you think... xx jo xx
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I have a question for anyone. I have an expression but I don't know if this makes any difference to my question....does anyone have the Home Decor cartridge?? I'm specifically talking about the awesome cupcake on this cartridge.........is there a way to just cut the wrapper? I want my wrapper brown and the actual cake white. How can I just cut the wrapper in brown CS and not have to waste so much CS by having the cake print too? Help! Thanks too.
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No, I do not have the original exe file. My husband re-imaged our computer, so it was not saved. Thanks for the idea though. Any other ideas?
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This has probably been answered somewhere on here but there are over 100 pages to read thru and I don't have the time right now.

I know that I have seen things that people have done with the Cricut that they have taken the images off of the internet and they say that they have special software to do that. What do I need? I am needing to make a ton of things for VBS at church and there is no way that I can find all the stuff on cartridges, there are none at the local Michaels that will work for Chinese things. Any help here would be appreciated. I thought it was the Design Studio that I need, but the box says that it requires that you still need the cartridges for that to work.

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I just received my new Expression 2 love the touch screen and mat image. Still playing with it but lovin it so far....
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I just got mine too, and I'm a new Cricut user. Love the features of the E2, and hope to have a whole new card and scrapping world opened to me..... can hardly wait to create.
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Isn't the new cricut E2 great!! I'm just loving mine!! I've made a few videos if anyone is interested. You can get to them from my signature!
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I really want the E2, but my husband is slated to be laid off in three weeks. Can't justify the extra cost especially if I don't sell my E first. Wish I could have gotten it on flex pay when HSN had it.

Anyone have fave Cricut You-Tubers? I'm a Cricut video addict. lol!
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You need Sure Cuts a Lot 2. I think Fairy Cuts still works with the cricut too but I don't know for sure. SCAL2 is at http://www.craftedge.com but I'm not sure of the site for fairy cuts-you can probably find it with google.
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You need Sure Cuts a Lot 2. I think Fairy Cuts still works with the cricut too but I don't know for sure. SCAL2 is at http://www.craftedge.com but I'm not sure of the site for fairy cuts-you can probably find it with google.
Ok, found it, and love it! But. What if PC goes after them? My daughter wants a program for the Cricut I gave her, but I am afraid to recommend one in light of recent developments. If she goes on a purchases the program, what if PC goes after Fairy Cut?
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Ok, found it, and love it! But. What if PC goes after them? My daughter wants a program for the Cricut I gave her, but I am afraid to recommend one in light of recent developments. If she goes on a purchases the program, what if PC goes after Fairy Cut?
PC are going after everyone and everything. If she wants to use Cricut then she has to use their programs. Also be aware if she does use their programs they believe they own anything she creates (from previous experience by other users).

If she wants more than what Cricut offer then she can spend her money elsewhere - SCAL and MTC both have lists of cutters they work on. I have a list from the Cricut Boycott page on Facebook about other electronic die cutters - many have better reviews than Cricut. And don't worry I have a Cricut so I'm not being "anti-Cricut".

Here's the link - http://thatsscrapinc.com/ComparisonC...thBlackCat.htm

At this time if I hadn't already invested in Cricut I wouldn't. They aren't going to see another penny of my money because they are just being bullies and I don't support that behavior in my life.
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PC are going after everyone and everything. If she wants to use Cricut then she has to use their programs. Also be aware if she does use their programs they believe they own anything she creates (from previous experience by other users).

If she wants more than what Cricut offer then she can spend her money elsewhere - SCAL and MTC both have lists of cutters they work on. I have a list from the Cricut Boycott page on Facebook about other electronic die cutters - many have better reviews than Cricut. And don't worry I have a Cricut so I'm not being "anti-Cricut".

Here's the link - http://thatsscrapinc.com/ComparisonC...thBlackCat.htm

At this time if I hadn't already invested in Cricut I wouldn't. They aren't going to see another penny of my money because they are just being bullies and I don't support that behavior in my life.
Thanks so much! I am going to pass this to my daughter and give her some other options.
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I am new to SCS and am fairly new to crafting (i've only been at if for about a year). I have a cricut expression and have been reading a lot about SCAL and MTC, but just as i was getting ready to take the plunge and purchase one of them i am hearing about the lawsuit with provocraft. Does it pay for me to get one? Or should i just download the trial versions and cut like crazy until they stop working? Any ideas? Also i just heard about cricut's craft room on their website, anyone been invited to use it yet? Do you think they will let us use all the SVG files we already have (cause i've been downloading free ones like CRAZY!)?
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my brother surprised me with the E2 - he was sold on the idea it was a special addition and would be not produced again with the 4 carts. I'm not real impressed with it so far - too much hunting to find size of cuts, pressure, etc. I liked the E (also have the baby bug) and it is so much easier to just turn the dials on the sides. I don't have the gypsy, I do have the DS but have only used it maybe 3 times in 4 years and to move the needle to the exact area to cut....I don't see the advantage of the E2. Was it designed for people with the gypsy in mind? I've tried watching videos on it but I guess for now I'm so disappointed in it nothing sinks in. I can't get the cuts to fit right in any of the preloaded carts...which, by the way...I love all 4 of them. It almost looks like those are the only ones needed to create fantastic greeting cards.
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my brother surprised me with the E2 - he was sold on the idea it was a special addition and would be not produced again with the 4 carts. I'm not real impressed with it so far - too much hunting to find size of cuts, pressure, etc. I liked the E (also have the baby bug) and it is so much easier to just turn the dials on the sides. I don't have the gypsy, I do have the DS but have only used it maybe 3 times in 4 years and to move the needle to the exact area to cut....I don't see the advantage of the E2. Was it designed for people with the gypsy in mind? I've tried watching videos on it but I guess for now I'm so disappointed in it nothing sinks in. I can't get the cuts to fit right in any of the preloaded carts...which, by the way...I love all 4 of them. It almost looks like those are the only ones needed to create fantastic greeting cards.
The E2 is my first Cricut, and maybe that's why I'm adjusting okay to it, I have nothing to unlearn. I find it easy to navigate and with the icon cheat sheet, it seems simple. I haven't used my gypsy much with it though, I have bought quite a few cartridges on sale and off ebay, and find it easier to put them in and use the machine, but then again, I'm new and still learning, big time!!!
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You may be able to get them to resend you the installer, try this page: Craft Edge: Lost Software Installer
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I can't ask this question on the PC MB and hope someone here will know the answer. I understand that PC upgraded its software to include the carts that came out in April. Typically, I would update my Cricut and Gypsy to include the Carts. Question: If I update my Cricut and Gypsy, will I lose the ability to cut with MTC?

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Quite a long time ago, someone posted a video as to how to prepare the cricut mat so that it lasts longer and keeps it stickiness. Does anyone remember? so frustrated with the mats and have tried many different suggestions.
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I can't ask this question on the PC MB and hope someone here will know the answer. I understand that PC upgraded its software to include the carts that came out in April. Typically, I would update my Cricut and Gypsy to include the Carts. Question: If I update my Cricut and Gypsy, will I lose the ability to cut with MTC?

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I understood that it was updating your MTC that would affect it's connection with the Cricut machine, not your Cricut or Gypsy. But I don't know for sure, so am also curious to learn. Maybe there is info over at MTC?? Or you could email the owners directly to find out? Sorry I'm not more help
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I understood that it was updating your MTC that would affect it's connection with the Cricut machine, not your Cricut or Gypsy. But I don't know for sure, so am also curious to learn. Maybe there is info over at MTC?? Or you could email the owners directly to find out? Sorry I'm not more help
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Thanks for responding so quickly.

IMO, you're brilliant. Do you wonder why didn't I think of contacting MTC????? Because I'm a dummy lol. It never occurred to me to contact them. Duh!

I sent a message to MTC and will post their response here when I receive it.

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You are correct. Here's Rob's response to my question "Update shouldn't affect your MTC and your Cricut. You just can't update your MTC any further.".

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You are correct. Here's Rob's response to my question "Update shouldn't affect your MTC and your Cricut. You just can't update your MTC any further.".

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Ok ... Thanks for letting us know for sure!! I know there will be others who wonder as well.
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Yes, it's the same. They will support SCAL 2 until the end of the year, but will make no more updates that are 'Cricut' compatible.




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My dh was super upset to be told it was exclusive to HSN he had to work at 5:30am EST and stayed up til midnight. And 2 weeks later the same thing is on cricut.com But I aside from that I LOVE my E2. I had the original bug for 5 years no gypsy, ds, or any other program. I love being able to put different papers on the mats and cut several different pieces at the same time. I love the size range and mirror affect and I have only made 1 card with it.

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Yes, it's the same. They will support SCAL 2 until the end of the year, but will make no more updates that are 'Cricut' compatible.




I think I'm looking for a new machine.
Thanks, Shell. It's good to know that it's OK to update my Cricut when I need to without worrying that it will block SCAL.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:01 AM   #2156
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How often should one update their Cricut? Will the Experssion let you know when it needs updated?
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:42 AM   #2157
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I haven't updated my Cricut in a year and a half, I only upgraded then because I received a Gypsy and it needed to be done. I doubt I will up grade again until the Cricut Craft Room is released to everyone.

No, the machine will not tell you it needs to be updated.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:13 AM   #2158
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I received an email a few days ago saying a Cricut update is available.

Has anyone, who uses MTC/SCAL, updated there Cricut machine with this update and if yes, can you still cut with MTC/SCAL?

Rob at MTC said the updates wouldn't affect (or is it effect) MTC, but I'm really hesitant to update the Cricut.

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Old 06-10-2011, 07:57 PM   #2159
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Has anyone, who uses MTC/SCAL, updated there Cricut machine with this update and if yes, can you still cut with MTC/SCAL?
Can someone clarify this for me? I thought if I update the cricut, it updates the firmware which makes it incompatible with SCAL.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:03 AM   #2160
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soooooo...I finally joined the cricut ranks, bought a create on Ebay for 39.00...now....can anyone let me know what are some "must have, basic" carts? I love scrolls and that type of thing, and also forms to use for matting.

And now I am looking for a gypsy at a good price as well
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