Sure Cuts A Lot FAQ

YAY!  The first FAQ on SCAL!  I am still working on showing you hands on how to update firmware and install the software, but, for right now, here is a little FAQ video on Sure Cuts a Lot.  I am sure you’ll find it helpful if you are at all interested in this product.  I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!  To me, it’s a MUST HAVE if you have a Cricut Machine!  Please comment here on this post with any further questions and I will happily help you get the answers you need.  Thanks for watching!

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  1. Mellyoggie says:

    Hi Megan! Thanks for all the information, it has really been helpful in figuring out how to use my Cricut. I am now leaning towards getting the SCAL but am still unsure…

    I recently did a scrapbook page of my niece’s 1st Halloween using my Tinker Bell & Friends Cricut cartridge. I cut out the Tinker Bell in layers starting with the base and then each individual piece until it became a 2-D image on the page. With SCAL, can you cut out layers to build on an image using different colored papers?

  2. Dawn says:

    Dear Megan,
    What if you’re running Snow Leopard, Mac v.10.6.1? You mentioned 10.4 and 10.5, but what about this new operating system from Apple?
    Thanks,
    Dawn

  3. Barbara says:

    Hi Megan, thank you for the information it was very helpful
    Thanks,
    Barbara

  4. Kitty says:

    Hello Megan! Thanks for your how-to video! I would love to learn the easiest way to make shadow cutouts for sayings & designs.

    Kitty

  5. Helen says:

    I am still unsure on the SCAL I have Gypsy. On vacation in NC a scrapbook store owner looked at my new Gyspy and told me about her SCAL she uses at home. She and I both wondered if having DS and Gypsy if we would use all 3 programs.

  6. Pam says:

    If I have a Mac and a Gypsy and have already uploaded to 2.32 firm ware am I able to use a SCAL program? You sure make it sound exciting, I can’t wait if it works for me. Pam

  7. Craig Ramsey says:

    Megan, Thank you so much for your educational video’s. They are a wonderful resource. Because of your website and the information you provide I have already made educated purchases. I will be ordering SCAL for my Mac. I have access to a Windows system to update my firmware and I love my Mac for designing. I have also placed an order for the Cricut A to Z DVD. It appears to be a bargain if it were twice the price and I will save lots of money do to not having to make common mistakes. My wife and I have already messed up a lot of paper on various projects that did not work. I also appreciate the Cricut Cutting Guide. It is a great cutting resource and will also save much time and money. I wish I had known about your website months ago. I am telling everyone I know who has a cricut about your website. Thank you again.

  8. Evelyn says:

    You are the bomb Girl!!! I love how you teach and how you explain things especially for a grtgrannie. I just met you last week on Youtube..

  9. Hi Megan…I have heard that if I get the SCAL for my Cricut it negates my warranty. Since I’ve only had it for a short time, should I wait until the warranty is up and then get the SCAL??? Do you know anything about this??

  10. Hawley says:

    Hi Megan,
    Thanks for your viedos, very informative. I hava Cricut V1.00, am I able to use the SCAL with this modle?

  11. Hawley says:

    Thanks fo your time Megan,
    I just did a little more research and reviewed your video, discorvering I am able to use V1.00.
    It was mentioned in the website you spoke of.

  12. Dixie C. says:

    Megan,
    I was watching Kristina Werner use SCAL on her blog and she turned the Cricut off between each cut, saying (I think) it was necessary. Is this true? Do you have to turn the machine off each time you cut a different file?
    Thanks…I am really enjoying poking around your blog. You do things just the way I like to…I like to figure out all the hows and whys of my “toys”.
    Dixie

  13. JoAnne says:

    Very helpful! I was worried about being able to use this software on both my laptop and desktop. Great information.

  14. Stephanie says:

    hello! when i use the sure cuts a lot, and i make the image i want and press cut i see that it makes my image but than cuts three lines between my image :( and it ruins it! what do i do?

  15. Donna says:

    Hi Megan, Do you sell the SCAL at your studio? I haven’t seen it. If not is their a website for SCAL? Thanks for your time.

  16. pATTY says:

    Hi Megan,
    Help…Is there any instructions about SCAL. I’m new to Cricut and your video was perfect. I bought SCAL CD, installed it now what? Need some help. Tks

  17. Barbara says:

    Megan, your videos are great. Are you familiar with Make the Cut? If so, how does it compare with SCAL?

  18. Rose says:

    Hello Megan,
    I am new to the scrapbooking world and received a cricut for Christmas. I really like the Plantin cartridge that came with it but I am getting a bit bored with it. Now I am at the point of deciding if I should buy another cartridge or one of the software programs that are available that would offer me a bit more freedom not to mention that it would be a more affordable option. So I am wondering what would be the difference between SCAL and the Make the Cut, the pros and cons?
    Thank you

  19. Kathy Kopacek says:

    hello Megan, I have been watching your viedos and I’m very intrested in purchasing the SCAL but I’m nervous. First off you said in one viedo that you only need the cartridge that the cricut came with? Which one is that? What happen’s if I no longer have that cartridge?

  20. Mary Dorey says:

    Hello Megan, I love your video’s they have been very helpful to me as I am very new to the whole Cricut Cutting experience. I am a Quilter and would love to use this experience to enhance my Quilts. I have learned there are endless opportunites with the Cricut. My question is can I use the Sure cuts alot with the Design Studio and how do I transfer images from Design Studio to Sure cuts alot. Sure hope you can answer this question. Thank you for sharing your experiences!

  21. Carol says:

    Hey Megan. Love your site. Just got the SCAL. Still learning. Do you have to turn it off between cuts? I didn’t know this. I wish there was a tutorial that got you started and told little things like turning off the machine or not. Love all your youtube videos.:)

  22. Thea says:

    hello….i just downloaded scal trial version and am trying to cut out a piece. but the machine keeps cutting a line down the middle of the piece so i have two halves…????….help. I have version 2.34 on my cricut expression

  23. sherry says:

    Is there anywhere to get a dvd on learning scal?I am trying to avoid the high cost of the Cricut cartridges because there are so little useful things on them for me.

  24. Patti says:

    I also would like to know the diff between SCAL and MTC. I heard MTC process is one less step to make your cut while SCAL you have to import into a file – play with it there-reexport. I also heard the updates can run up some bucks from both places.

    One of these programs are on my wish list thsi year. Looking forweard to your reply.

    thanks,
    Patti

  25. Brittany Smith says:

    When it cuts it makes 2 to 3 lines in the middle and ruins the Photo or name Why? What do I need to do or change?

  26. Dorinda says:

    I also would like to know why it cuts 2 or 3 lines between my image.

  27. Sheila says:

    I am wondering if you know of any place that SCAL 2 is available to buy? They have version 3 out now but it is not compatible with the Cricut. I have version 1 and was wanting to update to 2 as it seems there are a lot of updates in it. Thanks so much! Your website is wonderful! : )

  28. Lezlie Jones says:

    Can you use the sure cuts alot 2 on the cricut imagine??? If so, can someone please tell me how to get the USB cable to load? Everything I try, its says error 183. HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Megan Gravener says:

    Hi, thanks for watching and for commenting!
    I am HAPPY to inform you that the answer to your question is YES! :) It really is AWESOME software! V2.0 (which is what is out) has so many amazing features including layers. You can take any .svg image and pull it apart to make layers with it. You can also do easy shadows and blackouts just like you would with most carts just by clicking a button.
    In my opinion you actually have more flexibility with SCAL than any cart or even design studio because you can move things where you want them and cut them how you want them.
    For instance with certain layers, “Hello Kitty Greetings” i believe is one, the nose and eyes are all one layer button, so if you want a red nose and black eyes you have to cut it out twice. With SCAL you can select where it cuts and when.
    Does that help???

    Hope I that answered your questions, let me know if you have anymore!

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