How about a Money saving Cricut Tip?
How to Sharpen your Cricut blades:
- Cover your mat with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
- Make sure your blade is in the machine as usual.
- Set your sped to min or 1 and pressure to low or 1.
- Cut some large letters, O’s and K’s are good as you get a lot of straight and curved lines. 4 or 5 large shapes should do the trick. The Eiffel tower cut was a test cut after sharpening an old dull blade.
Why Can't We All Just Get Along ?
Provo Craft is now suing SCAL after a lawsuit they won against Make the Cut. If you are a Make the Cut user I strongly suggest you do not upgrade your software because MTC will have to disable the Cricut compatibility in the next upgrade. If they win the lawsuit against SCAL they will also have to remove the cricut compatibility on future upgrades. BUT if you already have it or if you buy SCAL2 now you will be OK, just don’t update it after.
There is even a facebook group called Boycott Provo Craft, people are really upset over this, many of the ladies are ready to dump their cricut and carts in Boston Harbor-OK I’m Kidding but they are rushing to sell them on EBAY and buy cutters that will work with outside software. I’m keeping my cricut, it is still going to work with SCAL2 and if it breaks some sad day then I will look at another brand.
So, that is all I am going to say about the Cricut lawsuit business, if you want more info on this you can read a well written article on Scrapbook Update here and here.
from the frugalcrafter blog site http://thefrugalcrafter.wordpress.com/