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cricut love. opposites attract and MORE scal

This one is one of my favorites!
 does the cursive and block letters…and I use it for almost all of my menu boards

I’m selling them again in case you are interested!!!! (go HERE)

I did this vinyl project on my husband’s bike helment
awesome nickname (not)

the A and B is from the circle cut out…
and these from my summer fun envelope

this frame shows all the fonts that this one does.

  House Rules, be nice, listen to mom, don’t fight or hit, take turns, share, talk nice…are all from this cartridge.

so let’s turn our attention to SCAL.
I’m loving it.
anyone else?
(if you haven’t bought one go HERE for a killer deal)
I have just sat there and played with it
just toyed with it so I can figure things out. I can read all about it…but I’m better with hands on.
the MOST important thing I have learned so far is :
how to ungroup and then weld back together.
see the g thanks up there….i ungrouped all the letters in thank…put them so they were touching and then welded them back together so I can cut them as one piece..
and then to 2 c….that whole section is a must. really gets you oriented with your scal.
i should name my scal. any suggestions? tamara just came to mind. not entirely sure why…
here is a  cute thing i have come across:
you know those adorable butterfly specimen art?
well I just saw a butterfly punch.
for 20 dollars.
or you could use your scal and cut them…for free.
yeah. option b it is. and you can do whatever size you want. double bonus.
I copy and pasted them to make sure they were all the same size.
I learned how to do AUTO Fill from scrapping table..
makes it so it it will fill your mat with all the same size thing (like the butterflies)
you can go HERE
then down to 2 F
keep scrolling down f to see the best way to take up the least amount of space
(you know waste not want not.) (that’s the hoarder in my talking)
I also got to use scal for my menu boards.

it’s a little overwhelming. I just want to use ALL my fonts and then dowload some more!
okay. my only hiccup was connecting the cricut to the computer.
the back of the cricut.
I don’t know about you but my usb cables aren’t that size.
I literally was about to throw on shoes and go buy one.
my husband says this, “i bet the printer cable would fit.”
yup. I knew I kept him for a reason (oh you know..besides the finicial supporting me and the whole love part.)
scrapping table goes over specifically the correct way to hook it up
go here
and then go to 1 e. connecting.
someone asked me a question about the cricut suing scal….
and one of my awesome commenters answered for me
Just Jenae said…

I have SCAL already (an old hat if you will) They already settled with Make the Cut and it will no longer work with updated versions of the cricut. So I think if you don’t update the program or the cricut it should keep on working. But if you update one or the other they won’t be able to communicate with each other anymore. SCAL is in the middle of this lawsuit still, so you are still able to get it to work. As if you needed another reason to get it NOW! ๐Ÿ˜‰ So we will see if they will settle. There is another one as well called fairy cut? I think. Anyway this is a comment not a post! lol (I have to remind myself sometimes.)

thanks! i love when someone loves me and makes it so i don’t have to get google happy.

now..if you have scal….or makes the cut…..or a fav cartridge….let me know any tips tricks or your fav thing to do with it. we are all here to learn no matter what we have.

and look how clever this is…
i tried zooming in to see what cartridges she has but I couldn’t tell…

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.


  1. There are two important crafter tools that I don't have yet: a glue gun (really!) and a cricut. Until I went shopping for clothes yesterday and spent too much, I was thinking about rectifying the second of those problems this week.

    But I also don't want to shell out the big bucks and end up with the wrong machine for my purposes. Can you tell me why I might want a cricut over a silhouette (and is there another maker of similar products) and what the advantages are of a specific cricut model over another?

    Thanks! (And I love your projects!!)

  2. Mike asked me to cut out vinyl letters for his window signs at the office and I MAY have done a bad job on it on purpose with the cartridge I have, so that I could show him the awesomeness of why I needed SCAL. IT WORKED! ๐Ÿ˜‰ He was so excited he bought it and then installed it and then got the cable and did it all before I got home from work so I could complete his project yesterday! ๐Ÿ˜‰ hehe (insert evil laugh!) I stayed up WAAAAYYYY too late playing with it and LOVING all I can do!! I am now buying the 12X24 mat so I can do my bigger projects! LOVE IT!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Jessica @ Life's Good Be Happy says:

    I bought SCAL2 when I read your post (I had been wanting to for a while. And I love it! I had some problems at first too, my cricut kept cutting off and back on mid-cut! But I reset the cricut and it fixed the problem! I'm excited to see more projects with SCAL but I love it so far!

  4. I have been wanting SCAL or any of the programs that can weld for that matter! This is the one cricut cartridge I don't have… I have like 15+ it's ridiculous… would love this program so I don't have to buy any more of the cartridges!

    Katie from Sew Woodsy

  5. sandraconsilio says:

    I made a scarf for my daughter for Christmas and wanted various sized circles – so to make them perfect circles, I ironed the material to wonderunder, and slapped it on my machine and it cut perfect circles – many sizes. Then I couldn't pull the paper off the circle and had my 8 year old neice show me up by slicing it with a stick pin to get it started. KIDS :)!

  6. Rhiannon says:

    I have MTC and love it love it!! Since the settlement with provo craft I have had some issues BUT it could be user error… who me?

  7. oh my crap, i'm totally going to have to copy that etched pan…that is the best thing i have seen since i bought my cricut! LOVE IT!

  8. Danial123 says:

    Beautiful, Iโ€™ve been thinking of putting up a springy wreath (even though it still feels and looks like winter in my area as well). thanks for the great idea.
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