What's New at Cre8ive Cutz

Using SVG files in Make the Cut!

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When I installed Make the Cut!, the very first thing I did was download an SVG file from the internet to see how well it cut on my Cricut.  This video tutorial shows you how to import an SVG into Make the Cut! and get it ready for cutting. (If you're not sure what an SVG file is, check out this post for details.)

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Wondering how to connect your Cricut to your computer?

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In order to be able to cut your Make the Cut! designs on your Cricut, there needs to be a connection between your computer and your Cricut. If you don't already have one, you will need to purchase an A/B type USB cable.  These are inexpensive and very easy to find at any store that sells computers and software (I picked mine up at Walmart for about $14).The two ends of the cable look like this:To plug the cable into your Cricut, locate the connection port on the back of your Cricut right beside the power connection and plug the...

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What is an SVG Graphic?

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If you read about Make the Cut!, you'll hear about svg files, and that any svg file can be cut with Make the Cut!  But what is an SVG?  The acronym stands for Scaleable Vector Graphic, or, in simplest terms, a graphic image that can be made as large as you like without losing quality.Unlike jpg files which are made up of pixels or little dots of color (if you have a digital camera, your photos download as jpg files), vector graphics are made up of lines and curves, which means they can be scaled up or down and they...

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Welcome to Cre8ive Cutz!

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I am very excited to be bringing you tutorials and information about cutting with your Cricut electronic cutter, as well as cutting files that can be used with Make the Cut or Sure Cuts a Lot software.Would you like to know a little bit about me?  I am a paper turned digital scrapbooker.  When I decided to take up digital scrapbooking (which I love for a lot of reasons) I missed the hands-on aspect of paper scrapping.  I was invited to a Stampin' Up party a friend was having, and discovered the wonderful world of cardmaking.  Since then, I've tried...

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