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Old 07-20-2011, 12:30 PM   #2321
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Can you transfer files you design in Design Studio to the Gypsy? I like the Gypsy Font but hate designing anything on the Gypsy's tiny screen. I'd like to be able to design in Design Studio with the Gypsy Font then transfer to the Gypsy so I can cut it out. Clear as mud? LOL Any help would be appreciated.
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anyone have the E2? mine was a gift and I'm having such a hard time with it. I prefer the side scrolls for changing the size and speed, and I really prefer being able to move the needle directly to the are to be cut.....When I try to upgrade to the new version, my computer gives me the message Windows XP is not accepting the version and it tells me I can mess up either or both my computer and E2. I have posted many many messages on the message board and sent numberous requests to PC asking what to do. No reply from anyone other than one person said ignore the note as she did and nothing happened and another person said contact PC.....

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I have the E2 but no Gypsy or DS so I haven't needed to upgrade yet. Sorry I am not more help. The machine is very user friendly when you get it all set to go


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I purchased some chipboard for my Cricut and every time I use it with the deep cut blade and housing the Cricut sounds like it is going to die, so I immediately stop cutting. I have used cereal boxes in the past and those work well, but any store bought chipboard worries me. I have a multi-pack that I got at Joann's and a pack that I intentionally purchased from Amazon being told that it was a good chipboard thickness for the Cricut. Any help!?
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I purchased some chipboard for my Cricut and every time I use it with the deep cut blade and housing the Cricut sounds like it is going to die, so I immediately stop cutting. I have used cereal boxes in the past and those work well, but any store bought chipboard worries me. I have a multi-pack that I got at Joann's and a pack that I intentionally purchased from Amazon being told that it was a good chipboard thickness for the Cricut. Any help!?
Morissa, I don't use the Deep Cut blade. I use the regular blade, set speed and pressure to 5, and use the Multicut function. I find that 3 or 4 cuts usually do the trick. The chipboard can't be too thick, though. I've used chipboard that is a little bit heavier than cereal boxes, similar to poster board (which also cuts very well the way I described). I do keep a separate blade for chipboard/acetate. This is what has worked for me since I've had my Cricut. Hope this helps. Good luck.
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I think the density of the chipboard is a big factor too. I'm pretty sure cereal box is not very dense due to it being a temporary item (once the cereal, which isn't heavy anyway, is gone-the box is usually tossed).
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I am SO glad that I've been listening to this thread!! My DH got me a Cricut (Personal) in June, and I've only used it once. I have learned SO much from you folks who post! THANKS!!
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Just got my first Cricut tonite at Joann's. It's the original - and I am now overwhelmed with what extra cartridges to buy. Do the Cricut Solutions cartridges work in the Cricut Personal Cutter? I've seen a few that I like, but I'm not sure if they will work in my machine.
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Just got my first Cricut tonite at Joann's. It's the original - and I am now overwhelmed with what extra cartridges to buy. Do the Cricut Solutions cartridges work in the Cricut Personal Cutter? I've seen a few that I like, but I'm not sure if they will work in my machine.
The Imagine cartridges are the only ones you can't use in the personal Cricut.
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Michele's got you covered but just wanted to say congrats and have fun

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i havent logged onto this thread in a very long time, so please forgive me ahead of time because i was not going to read the entire thread to find the possible answer...lol....

i was finally able to get "make the cut" but when i go to their website, they say it's not longer compatiable w/cricut???? is this true????

if this is true, then how is the program even used(meaning, what do they use to cut with?)...

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That is true. Provo Craft sued the makers of Make the Cut and Sure Cuts a Lot and I believe both were settled out of court, but the result is that they had to disable cricut functionality on them. The programs do work with pretty much every other cutter on the market. Just not the cricut.
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To make a long story short, I have not been able to use my craft room for some 9 months. I'm back in there now and just about to start using my Cricut again. Are you telling me that I paid for SCAL and that I now can NOT use it with my Cricut???
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If you still have the older version, it will work with the cricut. But the new won't and the old is no longer available to download. So I would back up the exe files you originally downloaded.
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I've had my Gypsy for 9 months and have updated it several times, but not used it.

I thought I had to update everything my "computer" wanted to put on it and really I don't? I haven't updated in about 3 months - I guess I should again.....
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i was finally able to get "make the cut" but when i go to their website, they say it's not longer compatiable w/cricut???? is this true????

if this is true, then how is the program even used(meaning, what do they use to cut with?)...

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when did you get MTC or were you getting ready to purchase it?
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Oh also, I'm not sure if any cricut firmware updates disabled the older versions of MTC and SCAL so that's also another issue to consider.
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there is a way to still use updated MTC with your cricut depending on what version you currently have. Check the MTC forums.
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Ok Fairy that is hilarious, you have actually updated it more than once but not made anything. Love your preparedness for when you do get inspired.

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I thought I had to update everything my "computer" wanted to put on it and really I don't? I haven't updated in about 3 months - I guess I should again.....
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What is a "filmware update" and ????????????
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It is firmware It is the brain of the cricut like Windows is to pc


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BWHAHAHAHAHA! Leave it to my SAmi to tell me - so then, how do I update or check it?
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Ive just had a new computer and was worried that I had lost my sure cuts a lot, I contacted craft edge who I bought the programme from and they sent me a download, I had to put in my serial numbers but it downloaded the latest version, I am so happy as my cricut would have been useless to me without it as I can't afford to keep buying the carts. I'm one happy crafted again.
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Sorry I have no idea Jeremy handles that part and he is at a job interview.


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Ive just had a new computer and was worried that I had lost my sure cuts a lot, I contacted craft edge who I bought the programme from and they sent me a download, I had to put in my serial numbers but it downloaded the latest version, I am so happy as my cricut would have been useless to me without it as I can't afford to keep buying the carts. I'm one happy crafted again.
The latest version works with the cricut? It was my understanding that they were not allowed to distribute the one that works with the cricut at all. But if they did, good news for you!
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I need HELP in a big way. I have done a search on this thread but didn't find the answer.
I have the Cricut Expression. I am trying to cut a sample stencil out of a 9 x 18 sheet. I chose the Accent Essentials cardtridge, chose the Shift and the scallop key. The size is set at 4". I should be able to at least get one cut out of a 9 x 13 inch paper but it says "Characters won't fit. Change size or press cut againto cut as many as will fit." I am not in the Portrait mode. I am very inexperienced with my Cricut and I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong? I was hoping to get 2 stencils off each 9 x 18 sheet but I can't even get it to cut 1 out? Any suggestions????
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The inches are usually the height of a character not the width. you may need to try turning it 90 degrees if that function is available on your machine.

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I need HELP in a big way. I have done a search on this thread but didn't find the answer.
I have the Cricut Expression. I am trying to cut a sample stencil out of a 9 x 18 sheet. I chose the Accent Essentials cardtridge, chose the Shift and the scallop key. The size is set at 4". I should be able to at least get one cut out of a 9 x 13 inch paper but it says "Characters won't fit. Change size or press cut againto cut as many as will fit." I am not in the Portrait mode. I am very inexperienced with my Cricut and I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong? I was hoping to get 2 stencils off each 9 x 18 sheet but I can't even get it to cut 1 out? Any suggestions????
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make sure that your cricut is set on paper size 24, you are probably set
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i was just making some cuts yesterday using the 12 x 24 mat and it kept telling it wouldn't fit and it finally dawned on me what the problem was. Mat size.
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ahhh, MAT SIZE - that is a good thing to remember
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By chance do any of you teach Cricut Classes and have handouts or tips and tricks sheets that you would be willing to share with me? I have my first class on Saturday and have been putting some things together, but thought I would ask and see if anyone else had some information as well.
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I teach a class. I don't use a hand out, because I go right through the owner's manual of the machines. I figure they can take notes if they want to, but they have their owner's manual to use as a how-to after the class.

I do have a sample board of each of the cuts. I just glued the piece to foam board and labeled them.

I show the cut, talk about the cut, have them do the cut.

I have fit to page, fit to length, multi cut (used a piece of chip cut), etc.

My samples aren't fancy papers, or anything like that, I want them to learn the cut, not get caught up in "Ohhh, isn't that deer cute, what cartridge is that?" sort of thing. I want them to know how to cut 27 deer if they need to.

I start with how to label their mats to keep the clear cover on the right way, how to refurbish a mat, how to load the mat, types of paper, and everything I can possibly remember to tell them.

I talk about glue, tools, painters tape, fabric, types of paper, etc.

I also talk about the types of Cricut machines, different types of cartridges and why they are the price they are because of their content.

I use all those tips and tricks we've learned along the way.

My class is designed for them to do all the steps with their machines. So far, it's been a very successful class, if you count 2 classes as successful, and one more at the end of the month.

It's a really fun class, because they're not making anything. Just cutting and learning, sort of like a product demo, enjoy
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I teach a class. I don't use a hand out, because I go right through the owner's manual of the machines. I figure they can take notes if they want to, but they have their owner's manual to use as a how-to after the class.

I do have a sample board of each of the cuts. I just glued the piece to foam board and labeled them.

I show the cut, talk about the cut, have them do the cut.

I have fit to page, fit to length, multi cut (used a piece of chip cut), etc.

My samples aren't fancy papers, or anything like that, I want them to learn the cut, not get caught up in "Ohhh, isn't that deer cute, what cartridge is that?" sort of thing. I want them to know how to cut 27 deer if they need to.

I start with how to label their mats to keep the clear cover on the right way, how to refurbish a mat, how to load the mat, types of paper, and everything I can possibly remember to tell them.

I talk about glue, tools, painters tape, fabric, types of paper, etc.

I also talk about the types of Cricut machines, different types of cartridges and why they are the price they are because of their content.

I use all those tips and tricks we've learned along the way.

My class is designed for them to do all the steps with their machines. So far, it's been a very successful class, if you count 2 classes as successful, and one more at the end of the month.

It's a really fun class, because they're not making anything. Just cutting and learning, sort of like a product demo, enjoy
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:23 AM   #2356
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I just got an e mail this morning for a sale that is going on at cricutmachine.com They have some great bundles starting at $29.95. I've been wanting campin critters for sometime now and it's in a bundle. I got the bundle and paid less for it that the one cartridge alone. YEAH ME.
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:11 PM   #2357
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Okay my Cricut friends - I have a question that I hope you all can help me with. I love my scrapbooking and bought a cricut and love it! I am just starting to spend a lot of time making cards - I especially love making them with stamped images that I use pencils to color in.
I do still need labels and frames for my projects and am not sure if I should get a Big Shot or try to use the Cricut for them. Do any of the Cricut cartriges have a lot of different labels that I could use?
I'm very confused at this point and just want to be "smart" with my spending.
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:18 PM   #2358
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Okay my Cricut friends - I have a question that I hope you all can help me with. I love my scrapbooking and bought a cricut and love it! I am just starting to spend a lot of time making cards - I especially love making them with stamped images that I use pencils to color in.
I do still need labels and frames for my projects and am not sure if I should get a Big Shot or try to use the Cricut for them. Do any of the Cricut cartriges have a lot of different labels that I could use?
I'm very confused at this point and just want to be "smart" with my spending.
The Cricut Lite Cartridge Lacy Labels at WalMart is all labels and frames and so if the new Fancy Frames cartridge.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:22 PM   #2359
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You can also look at the elegant edges cart. I got it on sale for 29.99 at Joanne's a couple weeks ago. I love using it for both cards and my scrap books. Go to cricut.com and go to the info tab and then to the cricut library. You can see what is on all the cartridges there.
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:11 PM   #2360
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I agree, Lacy Labels, and Elegant Edges are both great ones for card backgrounds, and ones like Paper Lace have designs that are good for a doily lace effect and the background to it can be used separately as well. A cartridge like Accent Essentials has some basic shapes you might find in the first go round of Spellbinders, but it also has some cuts of nice flourishes as well. So, it all depends on what you like to use on your cards.

Good luck in your decisions. You can find some good buys in the stores on also on ebay. I got great deals out there. Just Google your cartridge, and you'd be surprised!
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