Friday, November 18, 2011

Question:  I have a Cricut. I finally found the pccplugin.dll that is needed. I add this file to the plugin folder in the program file for MTC and I can cut to my cricut using the MTC software correct?
Here is the info from the MTC yahoo board.
ProvoCraft staff has been vigilent in getting all copies of the Cricut plugin for MTC called PCCPlugin.dll removed from Internet sites. This file is required if you wish to cut from MTC to a Cricut machine. If you don't have this file, and cannot find it by searching your computer, then you should not expect to be able to cut to the Cricut from Make The Cut.

If you do have this file, then make copies of it and put it in a safe place. As long as you have this file, which was available in MTC 3.2 full and trial versions through March 16, 2011, you should be able to cut to your Cricut machines with all current and future versions of Make The Cut.

If you really want to use Make The Cut with a cutter, start saving your money to purchase one of the supported cutters. The Zing is also a nice option for MTC users. It packs a lot of cutting power into a compact machine at a very reasonable price. Check out the $99 deal on Pazzles (with 2 year membership in the Pazzles Craft Room). The MTC plugin for the Pazzles Inspiration has greatly improved cutting with this machine. Another option is the Gazelle. The new machines now have added perfected print and cut with the laser alignment. If you need a larger cutter with even more cutting power, consider the Cougar Black Cat cutter, with its cutting pressure up to 950 grams. There is a MTC plugin for Silhouette SD, if you don't mind the limited cutting width (7.8") of this machine. This plugin works also with Craft Robo and some Wishblade cutters, depending on your operating system.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

MTC new version is here.....update!

Friends.... when you purchase MTC thru my link, I only get your name-not your contact info. Be sure to email me. I also am happy at arrange time to teamviewer, remote help install and setup your MTC to work with your cutter. I can also provide local service in the area to make sure your plugins work with your machine. goal-getting you started useing your cutter. Feel free to email me.
lafrei.ct@gmail.com

Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Vertical organization for my mats and vinyl

I reorganized my cutting supplies  with the RackIt vertical hanging file folder rack.
Now I have my cutting materials in easy to find files.
I used legal size hanging file folders because they are cheap and worked well for the mats. The 12 x 24 mats are up and out of the way now, but easy to get at.  The 6" of space is just enough but I might put another one for projects next to this one in the future.


Happy Crafting!

Cowgirl up!

A friend asked me how the Cricut did at cutting leather...
I had no clue so we found out:
  1. You need a clean new mat for leather
  2. Use a new blade
  3. Not all leather is created the same, some cuts better than others
  4. Go slow and use multi cutting - starting at min and work up in depth
  5. Rubber cement works to hold it down and rubs off well, I haven't used rubber cement for ages.
It worked for this anyway!!
Finished pictures to come because cutting was only one step, now she is sewing these onto the chaps.
I didn't know you could buy pretty leathers...


Monday, May 23, 2011

Handy tool for cutting shapes

Handy Design Studio tool!!
CleverSomeday just uploaded- How to view an image from within Cricut Design Studio for tracing or reference when designing your Cricut cuts.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pen pen who has the pen....

I am happy to say the Amy from Chomas Creations has renewed my faith!  I have been tring to get pens for the cricut class gals since we had class in February with no luck.

But next week there will be pens for your bug available at the store.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pen...pen... Who's got the gel pen,

Well I do of course! Ready to share with my bug friends in Utah.
More to come this week....

Sunday, March 6, 2011

adventures in cake

Well this week I was the cricut cake helper. Boy was it a learning experience.

My son Kevin has the Cake machine (his xmas present) and has been playing with fondant for a couple months now.  He came home for a few days to make a cake for the firemans banquet and we both learning a lot more about cutting fontant.
a few things we learned......
A. We liked Duff's colored fondant the best, it was very workable and didn't dry out as fast.

B. We could not figure out how to use sugarveil :( but like the taste of it.
C. Bigger font is better.

D. THANK YOU Andy for MTC and boolean join - I have that feature down pat now!
E. When you have s fine lined image, cut it out weed it and leave it on the mat, then do a shadow layer and place it on top, lay your hand on it to warm the fondant and then let it harden or put it in the freezer for a few minutes to get a good fondant image - It was the helmet we did last. Too bad it wasn't first it might have helped and saved some frustration.

Happy Crafting!