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Monday, July 19, 2010

Class: SCAL Basics

Hi everyone,
I've been promising a SCAL Q&A or class for a while.  I'd like to put a live one together as soon as possible. I want to set the class date and time so that it works for you. I need your feedback:

  • What day of the week works for you??   
  • Do mornings or evenings work best for you?   (please include your time zone)

Class cost will be $20
It will last about 90 minutes with question and answer periods.

Chat with you soon!


  1. Hi, Jen! I'll be ready when you get started!!!

  2. What is SCAL? I assume it deals with the Cricut, but I'm not sure about the rest!

  3. Anonymous:
    Make the Cut (MTC), Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) and Design Studio (DS) are all three software programs that can be used with the Cricut machine to cut shapes. Design Studio is the only software program authorized by Provo Craft for use with the Cricut machine, but the others work also. The biggest perk to using these programs is the ability to manipulate shapes as well as welding shapes together to create specialty shaped cards or designs.

    The biggest difference between the three programs is that the other software programs (MTC and SCAL) do not limit you to only what is available on Cricut cartridges the way DS does. For example, with the other programs you are able to cut any TrueType font you have on your computer. You're also able to cut any traced picture (jpg, gif, png....)

  4. I would like to take this class.

  5. you can also use the gypsy which is a type of ds that is authorized by pc.


  6. That sounds really interesting! I would love to get basics on this program before I'd purchase it. Best time is evenings on the weekends. Please keep me informed... Barbiebarb@sbcglobal.net

  7. Where can you purchase the Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) software? I have Design Studio, but have never gotten it to work on my computer.

  8. I am interested in SCAL but scared to use it because they say it voids the warranty on the cricut. Have there been any issues with SCAL?

  9. Hi FreeTime.... (1) how old is your Cricut? Mine is over a year old so there's no warranty anyway. (2) I've never had any issues using SCAL and DS on my machine. I have had them both open on my pc at the same time and Inkscape too and they don't conflict in any way. (3) the software is on your computer not on your Cricut. The Firmware is Cricut's. That is on you machine. If there is a problem with your cricut then in my opinion, it was something that was downloaded via firmware to your machine from PC not from SCAL.

  10. Debbie: This is where I purchased SCAL:

  11. I would love to take a course on SCAL! I have SCAL2 and have never used it. Please give this class. Evenings would be best for me. Thank you.

  12. Hi I would love to take classes in anything to improve my ability to design. I have a MacBook. I don't think these programs work on it do they? I need a class for Photo Shop Elements. Do you know were I could get on to those on line?

  13. Linda, SCAL works on Mac and PC. You can find it here: www.craftedge.com
    You may find the answers to your questions about Photoshop Elements here: http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/

  14. Aw ! I'm bummed that I missed this class. Will you offer it again?

  15. Yes I will Jeanie, What is your schedule like? Email me and we can find a day that suits us both


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