I remember when I first got my Cricut and I was so hungry for cutting different things and back then the only way to make your own was to weld shapes together. We weren't able to trace images and designing was tedious and time consuming work in those days. I would spend hours manipulating shapes to get new designs and would feel a since of accomplishment every time there was something new to cut. Now days there are many programs that help us with this and of course I still am totally in love with Make The Cut and prefer it over any program that I have tried. Right now they have the program on SALE for $58.36 and personally I think it is worth every penny and then some. The great part is that anytime there is an update you are not charged for a new version like with SCAL and other programs.
One of the most fabulous things about MTC right now is the ability to design and export your design into different file types, the one most popular is the SVG format which can be used with the Cricut Explore. To be honest I have only used one image out of their library and when I was asked to do my review I informed Provocraft that I didn't have any cartridges but I had plenty *okie thinks probably thousands* of files I can use in SVG format and import into their Design Space program.
Last year I spent quite a bit of time tracing images for glass cutting boards. My cousin and I had decided we wanted to make a few and we wanted plenty of designs.
Fast forward to this year and there are a lot of new people to the world of cutting machines. I know in the Design Space Facebook group people are going crazy about the little cutting boards from Dollar Tree and are looking for designs. I should have thought about posting these earlier but it just dawned on me that someone might want to use some of these so I am making the file available. Of course you will have to resize for your own use but each design is made to fit on either the round or square cutting board.
Thank you Shirley!ReplyDelete
Thank you very much Okie!!!ReplyDelete
These might make great gifts for next Christmas as I hope to start on.....
right after this Christmas :)
Thanks for sharing, I just might try this tonight if I can find the cutting boards.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thank you Okie for sharing...Even if there were no files I love your blog for the writing!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you for blogging your reviews on the Cricut Explore. I'm still on the fence, but love the files you share. Have a great holiday!ReplyDelete
Thank you and wishes for a very Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
I remember well those days of you creating new designs from shapes Shirley! I was in awe that you could do that and I'm still in awe of you all that can do that. lol I have only done something very simple and I know how much time it took, so I an only imagine how much time you invested in your designs. You are so sweet to share these designs just like you always have. Have a Merry Christmas!!! Hugs, BrendaReplyDelete
Thank you! and Merry Christmas! I have enjoyed 'visiting' with you over my morning coffee again. Thanks for sharing parts of your life with us!ReplyDelete
WOW! These are awesome!! Thank you for sharing!!ReplyDelete
I enjoy reading your posts, you always make me laugh!! I enjoy the fact that you speak (type) your mind and are honest! Thank you for everything you do!
So glad that you're posting again! I missed your great updates.ReplyDelete
Hopefully you'll have a chance to answer a couple of questions...
What type of vinyl do you use and Does the vinyl stay on well through washing or are these strictly decorative? Are they dishwasher safe? I'm thinking of making some as gifts for next christmas, but want to give "washing instructions."
You will want to use an outdoor grade vinyl and you will need to mirror image your design so it can adhere to the bottom of the cutting board and show through the glass. The most popular outdoor vinyl that most people use is Oracle 651. I prefer to use the Avery vinyl that I order from Sign Warehouse.Delete
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Great designs! Thank you for sharing your talents!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for sharing these! I was finally able to find a few of the cutting boards and now thanks to you have some great designs to use on them!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for the files and your giving heart.ReplyDelete