Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Asian SCAL Test

After much thought and research, I recently took the plunge to purchase SCAL 2.0 (Sure Cuts a Lot). This is a program that connects and utilizes your Cricut machine to cut an image. And, I mean I really thought about it for a loooooog time...................I have been able to make a couple cards by purchasing some files ready to use with this program. What I really wanted to do is to design my own images. I had my Asian Last Name "Lee" stamp custom made. I stamped the image on a white card stock, then scanned it and converted the image into another program called "Inkscape". Then I imported it into to SCAL and was able to cut it!!!! Yay - I sure felt good to make this accomplishment. I also tried a couple different sizes: slightly larger.......cool!!!! way cool!!!! I also found a free web site to import various Asian words. The following words were imported: "Friendship", file was converted in Inkscape, then exported to SCAL..............wow - waaay cool!!! Now I wonder why I didn't take this plunge earlier..........................
So stay tuned for some fun exciting projects!!!!

6 comments:

DeeDee said...

very cool. so wish I could figure out the inkscape to convert them... I love my SCAL2

great work..

Jan Castle said...

LOOL! I purchased the SCAL at the Portland Scrapbook Convention the end of March...have no clue how to use it as I have not loaded it on my computer yet - been too busy learning how to use my new SmartPhone; Will be watching to see what you do with it, and hope you will journal how you accomplish the process!!!
Hugs,
Jan

Anonymous said...

I have the other cutting software that can be used with Cricut called Make the Cut and I love it. However, Provocraft did a lawsuit and MTC lost. So at some point I will not longer be able to use it with my cricut. Last I read, SCAL now has a lawsuit against them too. We may be losing our ability to be creative with provocraft. *sad*

Sue from Oregon said...

I love my SCAL! go check out the Lettering Delights site as well. Also the SCAL yahoo group lists tons of free svg's! Very addicting!

Jojorenee said...

Wow thats super cool, a few of my friends and I decided to do a challenge this year for Chinese New Year and I wanted to get some chinese writing to complete my LO and thats whats holding me up!

eunice said...

Hi Patti!
Now aren't you glad you took the plunge to get SCAL? You're so creative, I can hardly wait to see all the amazing things you'll be coming up with!