Posts Tagged ‘SCAL’

I need shoes to match …

Are you ready to see the most realistic Paper Purse Template EVAH?!!  Adela is the template queen.  I was floored when I saw it & couldn’t wait to try it.  Here’s Adela (AR Creations) Haute Tote.  {I adore the name of the template too}:

The Brown paper is the cool sorta Faux Suede called ‘Velvet Papers’ I bought at Heathers Stamping Haven here in Ottawa. The other is from The Paper Company called Decorative Paper Gold Foil Leaf On Ivory.  Because I made such a small tote, I only used less than 6×6 of the decorative paper.

There’s a pocket on the inside–SQUEAL! So darned adorable.

I used my Cricut Machine, with the svg file, she included.  However, the fanciest piece of equipment you need  is a pair of Scissors, because there is a PDF that you can print out, paste of some fancy paper & cut out.  It’s a surprisingly simple template, so it really wouldn’t take long to cut out.

For those of you who do have Sure Cuts A Lot Software that facilitates the computer talking to the Cricut Machine, it is a bit faster.  I have the small cricut machine, the 6″x12″, not the 12″x12″, so I sized the template down by 1/2.  Nothing fancy, this is how you do it.  In the Sure Cuts a Lot Software, after you have imported the SVG & it’s bigger than you want OR you want to cut out a few at a time, you go under the Object Menu, to transform & then to Scale. Under the Drop Down Menu, choose Percentage, keep proportions & go to 50% or whatever.  Each time you import each of the pieces of the purse, be sure to scale them the same.

I am so making more of these.  Thanks, Adela, you rule!



So did I mention, I’m lovin’ this Sure Cuts A Lot Software?  SCAL is a program that let’s your computer talk to your cricut machine.  I draw something up in Illustrator, save it as a svg file & then voilà-in a few minutes it’s cut some of my patterned paper out.  ahhhhh <insert light beam here>.  Beautiful.

I’m not much of a drawer, but apparently with a pen tool I can draw Holly.  :)  Tah DAH!



Used:  DCWV Christmas Stack Paper, Jar, SCAL, Cricut Machine, SU Circle Punches, White CS, Ribbon from Michaels Bargain Bin, Illustrator CS3.

It works, finally.


It’s installed!  SCAL, Sure Cuts a Lot!  Oh, I had a hard time with it.  In the long run, (my DH technical advisor), said, it’ll work with our old PC, but not on our MAC.  Even with the firmware installed, it just hangs.

Ever since I saw SCAL demo’d here by Kristina Werner, with her “Merry Christmas” SVG file, I wanted to give it a go.  It’s not identical, but as close as I could get using the Fonts that I own.

I drew it up in Illustrator, using her tutorial on Merged Letters and then imported the SVG file to Sure Cuts a Lot.  My Cricut is the little one.  Anything I make has to be at max 6×12, & not too detailed, but I think I’m going to have fun with this!


Used:  DCWV Christmas Stack PP, Illustrator, Sure Cuts A Lot Software, Cricut Machine, Wendy Type Font, Zapf DingBats Font, Two Peas Old Type Font, Baskerville (astrick) Symbol (ribbon), Buttons & Embroidery Floss. Recollections Decorative Border (pink felt zig zag)