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Re: Make The Cut Gallery is Working!

Julie Flanagan
 

late 2010.

On 12/10/2020 9:00 PM Judy LaHay <judydavidx2@...> wrote:
 
 
Hi Julie
  Can you tell me when MTC first launched.  I know I emailed myself when I first purchased. But I don't remember what year that was.  I know I purchased it at the very beginning.
  Thanks judy

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From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> on behalf of Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2020 7:14:24 PM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io>
Subject: [Special] [MTC-Tuts] Make The Cut Gallery is Working!
 
Just a note to let you know that if you own Make The Cut and have your registration key, you can access at least 7,500 of the user-contributed files in the MTC Gallery. Unfortunately, the files posted prior to 1/1/13 are no longer working or available in the MTC Gallery.  I like being able to search the Gallery by Keyword to find designs that I might like to use, then click on the download button to add the file to your MTC workspace. Then you can unlock if locked, then select all (Ctrl+A) and export as SVG (Ctrl+Shift+S) to use in the software of your choice. You can only download a single file at a time from the Gallery. 

Sandy McCauley posted the following:
Just to note that we have a LOT of these files already backed up on Google drive. For sure, we have more of the MTC Gallery files available than what you can currently download from the MTC Gallery.

Most of the MTC Gallery files can be downloaded from these two links:

Most of the PCS Gallery files can be downloaded in SVG format from this link:

The files in the Google Drive can be downloaded a folder at a time, a more convenient way to get all of the MTC Gallery files (and more). 

Make The Cut software as well as Sure Cuts A Lot 5 will import MTC files. 

It is important to note that the MTC Support page does not appear to be working.  There is a warning NOT to purchase Popup Card Studio, because the wrong registration keys are being sent out, and there does not seem to be any remedy to get registration keys to new purchasers. 

Julie


Re: Make The Cut Gallery is Working!

Judy LaHay
 

Hi Julie
  Can you tell me when MTC first launched.  I know I emailed myself when I first purchased. But I don't remember what year that was.  I know I purchased it at the very beginning.
  Thanks judy

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, an AT&T 5G smartphone


From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> on behalf of Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2020 7:14:24 PM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io>
Subject: [Special] [MTC-Tuts] Make The Cut Gallery is Working!
 
Just a note to let you know that if you own Make The Cut and have your registration key, you can access at least 7,500 of the user-contributed files in the MTC Gallery. Unfortunately, the files posted prior to 1/1/13 are no longer working or available in the MTC Gallery.  I like being able to search the Gallery by Keyword to find designs that I might like to use, then click on the download button to add the file to your MTC workspace. Then you can unlock if locked, then select all (Ctrl+A) and export as SVG (Ctrl+Shift+S) to use in the software of your choice. You can only download a single file at a time from the Gallery. 

Sandy McCauley posted the following:
Just to note that we have a LOT of these files already backed up on Google drive. For sure, we have more of the MTC Gallery files available than what you can currently download from the MTC Gallery.

Most of the MTC Gallery files can be downloaded from these two links:

Most of the PCS Gallery files can be downloaded in SVG format from this link:

The files in the Google Drive can be downloaded a folder at a time, a more convenient way to get all of the MTC Gallery files (and more). 

Make The Cut software as well as Sure Cuts A Lot 5 will import MTC files. 

It is important to note that the MTC Support page does not appear to be working.  There is a warning NOT to purchase Popup Card Studio, because the wrong registration keys are being sent out, and there does not seem to be any remedy to get registration keys to new purchasers. 

Julie


Re: Files for this group

Julie Flanagan
 

You can open MTC files using Make The Cut or using Sure Cuts A Lot 5. You can import SVG files into Sure Cuts A Lot5. Sure Cuts A Lot 5 will also cut to your Cricut Expression. Cricut Explore is a different machine. You can export SVG files from SCAL5 as SVG and import those to Cricut Design Space if you are using a Cricut Explore. 
 
So if you have a Cricut Expression, and it keeps hanging on, you can purchase Sure Cuts A Lot 5 and cut to your Expression using that software. If you machine quits working, then you can make a decision as to which machine and software you want to use. If you do purchase SCAL5, you can keep using it to create SVG files for whichever machine you get. SCAL5 is much less expensive than a new machine. And it will cut directly to many different machines.
 
Julie

On 12/10/2020 6:44 PM salley schwartz via groups.io <salleys@...> wrote:
 
 
Graham 
   Thank you for your interest. I'm not that tech savvy and there are probably many things I  haven't thought of. One was opening MTC files. I was just thinking about using my SVG files. But a lot of my files are MTC.
  The only machine I have is a very old Cricut explorer which I have been expecting to bite the dust but it keeps going.
  It never occurred to me that I could buy someone's registration key. Do you have any suggestions about how I could do that?  How to find someone who wants to sell?
   Thanks for any help you can give.
          
         Salley
 

On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 7:24 PM, Graham Toal
<gtoal@...> wrote:
On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 12:22 PM salley schwartz via groups.io <salleys= yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
It seems that since I can't recover my MTC registration number I will need to buy a new machine to use my years of saved files. How do I find Julie's reviews of cutting machines and other files on this group.
 
I'm sure you must have already exhausted all the ways of recovering your MTC registration, so I won't ask about that; instead may I ask why you need a new machine?  If you have a lot of files that are in .mtc format only, then you need another copy of MTC (or at least a licence key - I'm sure someone who no longer uses their MTC could resell their key to transfer ownership, no?) to read those old files, and a new machine won't help; however if your files are in some other format than mtc (eg svg) then why do you need a new machine?  There are alternative ways of driving many machines that don't involve using MTC (or SCAL).  For example  https://codelv.com/projects/inkcut/
 
Graham 


Re: Files for this group

salley schwartz
 

Graham 
   Thank you for your interest. I'm not that tech savvy and there are probably many things I  haven't thought of. One was opening MTC files. I was just thinking about using my SVG files. But a lot of my files are MTC.
  The only machine I have is a very old Cricut explorer which I have been expecting to bite the dust but it keeps going.
  It never occurred to me that I could buy someone's registration key. Do you have any suggestions about how I could do that?  How to find someone who wants to sell?
   Thanks for any help you can give.
          
         Salley

On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 7:24 PM, Graham Toal
<gtoal@...> wrote:
On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 12:22 PM salley schwartz via groups.io <salleys=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
It seems that since I can't recover my MTC registration number I will need to buy a new machine to use my years of saved files. How do I find Julie's reviews of cutting machines and other files on this group.


I'm sure you must have already exhausted all the ways of recovering your MTC registration, so I won't ask about that; instead may I ask why you need a new machine?  If you have a lot of files that are in .mtc format only, then you need another copy of MTC (or at least a licence key - I'm sure someone who no longer uses their MTC could resell their key to transfer ownership, no?) to read those old files, and a new machine won't help; however if your files are in some other format than mtc (eg svg) then why do you need a new machine?  There are alternative ways of driving many machines that don't involve using MTC (or SCAL).  For example https://codelv.com/projects/inkcut/

Graham 


Re: Make The Cut Gallery is Working!

Julie Flanagan
 

Copy the link and paste into your browser. They will then work.
 
Julie

On 12/10/2020 5:34 PM scrapn@... <scrapn@...> wrote:
 
 
The links are not working


Re: Make The Cut Gallery is Working!

scrapn@att.net
 

The links are not working


Re: Files for this group

Graham Toal
 

On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 12:22 PM salley schwartz via groups.io <salleys=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
It seems that since I can't recover my MTC registration number I will need to buy a new machine to use my years of saved files. How do I find Julie's reviews of cutting machines and other files on this group.

I'm sure you must have already exhausted all the ways of recovering your MTC registration, so I won't ask about that; instead may I ask why you need a new machine?  If you have a lot of files that are in .mtc format only, then you need another copy of MTC (or at least a licence key - I'm sure someone who no longer uses their MTC could resell their key to transfer ownership, no?) to read those old files, and a new machine won't help; however if your files are in some other format than mtc (eg svg) then why do you need a new machine?  There are alternative ways of driving many machines that don't involve using MTC (or SCAL).  For example https://codelv.com/projects/inkcut/

Graham 


Make The Cut Gallery is Working!

Julie Flanagan
 

Just a note to let you know that if you own Make The Cut and have your registration key, you can access at least 7,500 of the user-contributed files in the MTC Gallery. Unfortunately, the files posted prior to 1/1/13 are no longer working or available in the MTC Gallery.  I like being able to search the Gallery by Keyword to find designs that I might like to use, then click on the download button to add the file to your MTC workspace. Then you can unlock if locked, then select all (Ctrl+A) and export as SVG (Ctrl+Shift+S) to use in the software of your choice. You can only download a single file at a time from the Gallery. 

Sandy McCauley posted the following:
Just to note that we have a LOT of these files already backed up on Google drive. For sure, we have more of the MTC Gallery files available than what you can currently download from the MTC Gallery.

Most of the MTC Gallery files can be downloaded from these two links:

Most of the PCS Gallery files can be downloaded in SVG format from this link:

The files in the Google Drive can be downloaded a folder at a time, a more convenient way to get all of the MTC Gallery files (and more). 

Make The Cut software as well as Sure Cuts A Lot 5 will import MTC files. 

It is important to note that the MTC Support page does not appear to be working.  There is a warning NOT to purchase Popup Card Studio, because the wrong registration keys are being sent out, and there does not seem to be any remedy to get registration keys to new purchasers. 

Julie


Re: Files for this group

Liz Ackerman
 

Just know that there are bugs associated with that plugin.


On Wed., Dec. 9, 2020, 4:20 p.m. Julie Flanagan, <craftymusician@...> wrote:
SCAL5 plus the free libcutter software allows users to cut directly to the original Cricut Expression machine. This is not commonly known, but it does work. 
 
Julie
On 12/09/2020 2:19 PM salley schwartz via groups.io <salleys=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
 
 
I have a very old Crichton Explorer.  It appears SCAL will not work with that.
Where can I find  your wonderful machine comparisons?
          Thanks.

 

On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 11:33 AM, Julie Flanagan
If you cannot recover your MTC registration number, you do not necessarily need a new machine. You can use different software to use your years of saved files. MTC files now import into Sure Cuts A Lot. From there you can export as SVG or cut to most machines directly from there. Check it out here: http://www.craftedge.com/purchase/craftedge/purchase_scal5.php?rfid=9429558&ref=88ddf004059dbbdaf791d26ee1777eb3
 
Julie
On 12/09/2020 9:15 AM salley schwartz via groups.io <salleys=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
 
 
It seems that since I can't recover my MTC registration number I will need to buy a new machine to use my years of saved files. How do I find Julie's reviews of cutting machines and other files on this group.
         Thanks 
                 Salley


 
 


Re: Files for this group

Julie Flanagan
 

If you have the Cricut Explore, you can only cut to it via Cricut Design Space. However you can use 3rd party software to create cutting files, and export to SVG. Then you can import the SVG files into Cricut Design Space to cut to your Cricut Explore. See this post to learn more about 3rd party software: https://cuttercrafter.com/best-design-software-creating-svg/
 
Julie

On 12/09/2020 2:19 PM salley schwartz via groups.io <salleys@...> wrote:
 
 
I have a very old Crichton Explorer.  It appears SCAL will not work with that.
Where can I find  your wonderful machine comparisons?
          Thanks.

 

On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 11:33 AM, Julie Flanagan
<craftymusician@...> wrote:
If you cannot recover your MTC registration number, you do not necessarily need a new machine. You can use different software to use your years of saved files. MTC files now import into Sure Cuts A Lot. From there you can export as SVG or cut to most machines directly from there. Check it out here: http://www.craftedge.com/purchase/craftedge/purchase_scal5.php?rfid=9429558&ref=88ddf004059dbbdaf791d26ee1777eb3
 
Julie
On 12/09/2020 9:15 AM salley schwartz via groups.io <salleys@...> wrote:
 
 
It seems that since I can't recover my MTC registration number I will need to buy a new machine to use my years of saved files. How do I find Julie's reviews of cutting machines and other files on this group.
         Thanks 
                 Salley


 
 


Re: Files for this group

Julie Flanagan
 

SCAL5 plus the free libcutter software allows users to cut directly to the original Cricut Expression machine. This is not commonly known, but it does work. 
You can get this software here: http://www.craftedge.com/purchase/craftedge/purchase_scal5.php?rfid=9429558&ref=88ddf004059dbbdaf791d26ee1777eb3
 
Julie

On 12/09/2020 2:19 PM salley schwartz via groups.io <salleys@...> wrote:
 
 
I have a very old Crichton Explorer.  It appears SCAL will not work with that.
Where can I find  your wonderful machine comparisons?
          Thanks.

 

On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 11:33 AM, Julie Flanagan
<craftymusician@...> wrote:
If you cannot recover your MTC registration number, you do not necessarily need a new machine. You can use different software to use your years of saved files. MTC files now import into Sure Cuts A Lot. From there you can export as SVG or cut to most machines directly from there. Check it out here: http://www.craftedge.com/purchase/craftedge/purchase_scal5.php?rfid=9429558&ref=88ddf004059dbbdaf791d26ee1777eb3
 
Julie
On 12/09/2020 9:15 AM salley schwartz via groups.io <salleys@...> wrote:
 
 
It seems that since I can't recover my MTC registration number I will need to buy a new machine to use my years of saved files. How do I find Julie's reviews of cutting machines and other files on this group.
         Thanks 
                 Salley


 
 


Re: Files for this group

salley schwartz
 

I have a very old Crichton Explorer.  It appears SCAL will not work with that.
Where can I find  your wonderful machine comparisons?
          Thanks.


On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 11:33 AM, Julie Flanagan
<craftymusician@...> wrote:
If you cannot recover your MTC registration number, you do not necessarily need a new machine. You can use different software to use your years of saved files. MTC files now import into Sure Cuts A Lot. From there you can export as SVG or cut to most machines directly from there. Check it out here: http://www.craftedge.com/purchase/craftedge/purchase_scal5.php?rfid=9429558&ref=88ddf004059dbbdaf791d26ee1777eb3
 
Julie
On 12/09/2020 9:15 AM salley schwartz via groups.io <salleys@...> wrote:
 
 
It seems that since I can't recover my MTC registration number I will need to buy a new machine to use my years of saved files. How do I find Julie's reviews of cutting machines and other files on this group.
         Thanks 
                 Salley


 


Re: Files for this group

Julie Flanagan
 

If you cannot recover your MTC registration number, you do not necessarily need a new machine. You can use different software to use your years of saved files. MTC files now import into Sure Cuts A Lot. From there you can export as SVG or cut to most machines directly from there. Check it out here: http://www.craftedge.com/purchase/craftedge/purchase_scal5.php?rfid=9429558&ref=88ddf004059dbbdaf791d26ee1777eb3
 
Julie

On 12/09/2020 9:15 AM salley schwartz via groups.io <salleys@...> wrote:
 
 
It seems that since I can't recover my MTC registration number I will need to buy a new machine to use my years of saved files. How do I find Julie's reviews of cutting machines and other files on this group.
         Thanks 
                 Salley

 


Files for this group

salley schwartz
 

It seems that since I can't recover my MTC registration number I will need to buy a new machine to use my years of saved files. How do I find Julie's reviews of cutting machines and other files on this group.
         Thanks 
                 Salley


Re: INTRO

Julie Flanagan
 

Welcome to the group! You will find many SVG cutting files that you can use in the group's Files section in the Shared MTC Files folder. You will need to have at least the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition to be able to import SVG files if you are using Silhouette Studio.
 
However, you can use Make The Cut software to create your designs and export as SVG to use in the software of your choice. There are tons of tutorials in this group to help you learn to use MakeTheCut.
 
 
Julie

On 11/29/2020 9:01 PM ALEXANDRA <fariacabral@...> wrote:
 
 
Hello Group.
My name is Alexandra.
I'm Brazilian, and I live in Rio de Janeiro.
I love scraps.
I bought Silhouette 3 and I trying to learn. I love to see what you can do with paper and Silhouette. I'm working with Foamy (Goma Eva) too. Hugs.  
 

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INTRO

ALEXANDRA <fariacabral@...>
 

Hello Group.
My name is Alexandra.
I'm Brazilian, and I live in Rio de Janeiro.
I love scraps.
I bought Silhouette 3 and I trying to learn. I love to see what you can do with paper and Silhouette. I'm working with Foamy (Goma Eva) too. Hugs.  


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Re: can't import at non-integer DPI... workaround?

Liz Ackerman
 

I am going to assume you are using a very early version of MTC that supported Cricut cutters AND gave the user the ability to change File => import DPI values of a graphic (changing the DPI does not successfully change the quality, as MTC is not a raster editing program). The last version of MTC does not have that feature, and as Julie stated it imports at the set rate of 90 DPI. Once you have imported an image, MTC has created a cutting path from it and you can make it any size you want using width and height values. The cutting process does not need dpi information - which is technology used in PRINTING images, not cutting them.

On 11/26/2020 10:34 PM, Graham Toal wrote:
I found an easier way to use this trick: I tell MTC that I'm importing at 254DPI, then I move the decimal point to multiply the sizes by 10.  Much easier than remembering the ratio between 25 and 25.4 :-)  Thanks again.

On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 7:38 PM Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:
After importing, select all (Ctrl+A). With the aspect ratio locked (gold icon showing on the width and height), enter the % increase that you need for the imported design to be the same as the original and press Enter. The design will resize. 
 
We cannot change the import DPI, but we can change the design size by any percentage we choose.
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Re: can't import at non-integer DPI... workaround?

Julie Flanagan
 

Thanks for sharing your success. 
 
Julie

On 11/26/2020 9:34 PM Graham Toal <gtoal@...> wrote:
 
 
I found an easier way to use this trick: I tell MTC that I'm importing at 254DPI, then I move the decimal point to multiply the sizes by 10.  Much easier than remembering the ratio between 25 and 25.4 :-)  Thanks again.

On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 7:38 PM Julie Flanagan < craftymusician@...> wrote:
After importing, select all (Ctrl+A). With the aspect ratio locked (gold icon showing on the width and height), enter the % increase that you need for the imported design to be the same as the original and press Enter. The design will resize. 
 
We cannot change the import DPI, but we can change the design size by any percentage we choose.

 

 


Re: Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday Deals for Crafters

Julie Flanagan
 

Cricut tools do not generally fit the Pazzles Vue. However you can use many of the Cricut media types with the Vue. I have been able to use the Cricut Foil Transfer kit on the Vue by adding a sliced pencil grip and using the Pazzles Pen Spacing tool to get the correct height. The WRMK Foil Quil does work with the Pazzles with Adapter C.  Pazzles has a very nice engraving tool that I like much better than all other brands. Specialty tools for the Cricut Maker will not work in the Vue.
 
Julie

On 11/26/2020 7:26 PM Goldie Holzer <mariah10@...> wrote:
 
 

I meant to ask you if Cricut Maker supplies work with the INVUE?  Joann’s has Cricut supplies 50% off. I was looking at the embosser/engraver.  Also do the quill foil pens work in the INVUE?

 

From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> On Behalf Of Julie Flanagan
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:24 PM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [MTC-Tuts] Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday Deals for Crafters

 

I hope you are having a nice day of Thanksgiving. I am very thankful for you and this community. Giving thanks, even when things seem bleak, always makes me feel better. I hope it works for you as well.

I made a new post on my blog covering Black Friday Deals for Crafters. 
https://cuttercrafter.com/black-friday-deals-for-crafters-2/
 
Black Friday deals have already started, and more will be released tomorrow, Black Friday. Perhaps my list with links to the best deals I could find for the products I use, will help you make important purchases during the Black Friday sales. You can refer others to this list, especially those who are looking for special gifts for you or for other crafters in your life.

I have received many questions about which machine is best. That is question that is best answered based on your particular needs.  I am working on a comparison chart, but just got too busy to complete it before the important Black Friday sales. We will see if I can somehow complete it soon. 

Important recent purchases for me this season are:
the Gemini Midi hand die cutter/embosser, 6" wide using a folder instead of plates
Hundreds of designs at the Silhouette Design Store at 50% off (from my Wish List), using my Premium Subscription
Lovely very intricate dies from Heartfelt Creations at a great discount for Black Friday
Great bargains from Crafter's Companion. I will be watching their special US Warehouse Clearance sale this Sunday at noon Pacific time.
You can get Cricut supplies for up to 70% off, if what you need is still in stock. 50% off plus and extra 20% off if you are an Access member. Free shipping with purchases over $100 with code NOVSHIP 
Lots of great downloads from Creative Fabrica. They are having a $1 sale for a month for their membership, with the All Access membership going to $19 per month after the first month. Or the option for 3 months of All Access Membership to their Craft Designs for 3 months for $12.  I really like their All Access because they allow commercial use of all of their designs. https://www.creativefabrica.com/ref/24751/

My electronic cutters are working well. My 3 most used cutters among my massive collection are Pazzles InVue, Scan N Cut SDX 225 and 650, and Cricut Maker for cutting fabric and thin papers. My favorite embossing/die cut machines this year have been Diamond Press Marquise (soon to be taken over by the Gemini Midi), Gemini (the large one) and a new addition, Cut N Boss for use with Heartfelt Creations floral shaping molds. 

If you are looking for a computer, look for one that works well with your cutter, and meets at least the minimum specs required by your cutter software. I looked for a gaming computer when I last replaced mine, with plenty of room for cutting file storage on hard drive or SSD drive.  I got a 17" screen on my laptop because I need a larger screen for my aging eyes while designing.  I got the fastest machine available, knowing that whatever speed is fastest today, will be outdated in 6 months. I purchase a massively large hard drive for backup each year. Looks like there are some great buys on up to 8TB drives. 

Please let us know if you find some awesome Black Friday Deals that we cannot resist.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Julie

 


Re: can't import at non-integer DPI... workaround?

Graham Toal
 

I found an easier way to use this trick: I tell MTC that I'm importing at 254DPI, then I move the decimal point to multiply the sizes by 10.  Much easier than remembering the ratio between 25 and 25.4 :-)  Thanks again.


On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 7:38 PM Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:
After importing, select all (Ctrl+A). With the aspect ratio locked (gold icon showing on the width and height), enter the % increase that you need for the imported design to be the same as the original and press Enter. The design will resize. 
 
We cannot change the import DPI, but we can change the design size by any percentage we choose.

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