Friday, October 25, 2013

Machines and software - What works with what?

When you're just starting out in the die-cutting machine world it can get a bit confusing when you're trying to work out which software works with which machine.

I put the chart below together and hope that it might help some of you. I'm only covering the Cricuts and the Silhouettes in the chart as they are the machines that I own.

I don't own MTC so the info I have shared is what I have gleaned from the MTC website. To find out what other machines work with MTC you can go here: http://www.make-the-cut.com/download.aspx

To see which other machines are compatible with SCAL Version 3 you can go here:  http://surecutsalot.com/software/software.html

If you find any errors please feel free to let me know and I'll update the chart.

Click to enlarge.

To print use the Print icon at the bottom of this post.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

CRICUT: Importing .ccr and .gypsy files into Cricut Craft Room

I can’t believe I haven’t done a tutorial on this by now….. Better late than never I suppose…
Importing .ccr files and .gypsy files into CCR are done the same way…

First you’ll need to download/save the file to your computer. I’m using a file from my Facebook group but the steps are basically the same regardless of where the file resides.


  • Click on the Facebook groups title then click on the Files option

  •  Click on the Download button next to the file you want to save


  • Make sure the Save File option is selected and click OK


  •  Select the location of where you want to save the file.
You can save it to your Desktop, to your Downloads directory or to a specific directory of your choice. I created and save my files to My Document/Cricut/Projects 




  • Once your file has been saved open Cricut Craft Room
  • Click the My Projects icon on the toolbar
1

  • Click the Import button
2

  • Locate the file that you saved to your computer and click Open




The file will be imported and will appear at the top of your list of Projects

  • Highlight the file and click Open





The file will open ready for you to edit/cut




Note: If you have trouble importing a file into CCR it may be because the file size is too big.

Friday, October 18, 2013

CRICUT - Latest versions numbers - machines and software

In case you're wondering if you're up to date.....

The latest version numbers are:

(Please feel free to let me know if I've missed an update. I don't have a Mini or a Create.)

Cricut Design Space: Plugin : 3.1512.1617.1145

Cricut Design Studio - Program: 1.0.404220.0 (Includes carts up to September 2009) - http://mirror.cricut.com/cds/fontpack/CDS_10404220.exe

Cricut Design Studio - Cartridge Content: V130401. (This is the final content update for Design Studio. As of April 2013 Provocraft is no longer providing content or program updates.)

Download carts up to December 2012 - http://mirror.cricut.com/cds/fontpack/FontUpdate_V121009.exe

Download carts Jan 2013 - Apr 2013 - http://mirror.cricut.com/cds/fontpack/FontUpdate_V130401.exe
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Cricut Craft Room: PC: v1.0 Build 187
                                 Mac: v1.0 Build 187
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Cricut Sync: 2.1.27
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Adobe Air: 21.0.0.176 - March, 2016
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Adobe Shockwave Player (includes Adobe Flash): Version 12.1.9.160 (Aug 15)
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Cricut Design Space: Plugin: 3.1507.2813.3846


Machine Firmware:

E2: 0081:0040:0240. Newest models: 0081:0040:1000.

Gypsy: Version 1.4 (0232:0313) - March 2016
This is the final Gypsy update.  There will be no further cartridge or software updates.

Imagine:  0126:0035:0239:202C

Older machines:

If updated using Cricut Craft Room
Cricut Expression : 2.43
Cricut Cake : 2.43 (Select the Expression when updating the firmware via Design Studio)
Cricut Personal firmware: 1.45
Cricut Create and Cricut Cake Mini: 1.65

If updated using Design Studio
Cricut Expression: 2.34
Cricut Cake: 2.34 (Select the Expression when updating the firmware via Design Studio)
Cricut Create: 1.54
Cricut Cake mini: 1.54 (Select the Create when updating the firmware via Design Studio)
Cricut Personal: 1.34


To find out what version you are running:  

Design Studio - Program: From within Design Studio select Help, About. You'll see this box:


Design Studio - Cartridge Content - That depends on where you saved the Cartridge content  download file. Do a search on your computer for FontUpdate_V130401.exe. If you don't have that file, you're not up to date.  

Gypsy - Click the wrench icon on the welcome screen. You will see the version number in the bottom left corner of the screen.  

Cricut Craft Room - Open CCR and select Help, About.  

E2 - Power on the E2. From the home screen press the Settings button (the wrench) then press the right arrow four times. Press the last button (the "i" bubble) and you'll find the version info there.  

Imagine - From the Imagine home screen press the About button. You'll find the version info there.  

Cricut Personal, Create, Expression, Cake Mini and Cake - Power the Cricut on. During start up you will see the version number on the screen.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

CRICUT: Team Spirit mascot images

There was a question on the Cricut messageboard the other day asking if anyone knew the names of each of the mascots on the Team Spirit cartridge. (They're just labelled with a number on the cartridge and in CCR.)

I did a Google search and came across the blog of the creator of that cartridge - Curt Jensen from Typecast Creative.  Take a look at Curt's blog. While he's no longer designing for Provocraft (he's now with American Crafts) you'll find more Cricut artwork that he created. 
 
Coincidentally, Stacy (the messageboard member who asked the question) had also found the blog and asked Curt for the names of the images. Curt supplied a list of the images in the order that they appear on the cartridge.

I put together the following using the info he supplied. Hope you find it useful! (Click to enlarge.)









Friday, October 4, 2013

Cricut Font file has been updated

Hi everyone

I have just updated the Cricut Font file to add the new cartridges.



Here's the link: http://thenon-craftycrafter.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/cricut-carts-containing-fonts-with.html









Enjoy!


CRICUT: Cartridge list October 18 2013 - Part 1


Full list of Cricut cartridges - Part 1 (3 - M)
As of 18th October 2013
© Narelle Darley - http://thenon-craftycrafter.blogspot.com.au/


Cartridge Name

(Click name to go to Cricut.com shopping page)
Link to hand-book
Type
Digital Cart a'ble?
Retired/ WSL/NLA
3 Birds on Parade 3 Birds
Yes
3D Bows Digital
Yes
3D Chinese Lanterns Digital
Yes
3D Hats Digital
Yes
3D Haunted House Digital
Yes
3D Lanterns Digital
Yes
3D Ornaments Digital - bundled with Cricut Mini
Yes
3D Party Cones Digital
Yes
3D Pinwheels Digital
Yes
3D Rudholph Head
N/A
Digital
Yes
3D Skull Digital
Yes
3D Trees Digital
Yes
50 States Classmates
Yes
Mar-2011
9 Months Lite
Yes
A Child's Year  
Yes
Accent Essentials
Yes
A Frightful Affair
Yes
A Quilted Christmas
Yes
All Mixed Up
Yes
May-2010
All Sports
Yes
All Wrapped Up Imagine Art
Yes
Alphalicious
Yes
American Sign Language Alphabet Digital
Yes
Ancestry Imagine Colors & Patterns
Yes
Animal Antics Cricut Circle Exclusive
No
Animal Kingdom
Yes
Feb-2011
April Showers Seasonal
Yes
Arrows Digital
Yes
Artbooking Close to My Heart exclusive
No
Art Deco
Yes
Artiste Close to My Heart exclusive
No
Art Nouveau
Yes
Art Philosophy Close To My Heart exclusive
No
Ashlyn's Alphabet
Yes
Audrey Imagine Colors & Patterns
Yes
Australia Digital
Yes
Autumn Celebrations
Yes
B is for Boy Lite
Yes
Baby Shower Events
Yes
Baby Steps
Yes
Bag Toppers - Summer Digital
Yes
Banners Digital
Yes
Barack Obama
N/A
Digital
No
NLA
Barack & Michelle Obama
N/A
Digital
No
NLA
Barnyard Babies Digital
Yes
Base Camp
Yes
Nov-2010
Baseball Solutions
Yes
Jul-2010
Basketball  Solutions
Yes
Jul-2010
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Yes
Beep Beep Lite
Yes
Berries & Cream Imagine Colors & Patterns
Yes
Best Friends Imagine Art
Yes
Best Images of 2006 HSN Exclusive
Yes
Best Images of 2007 HSN Exclusive
Yes
Best Images of 2008
Yes
Best Images of 2009
Yes
Best Images of 2010
Yes
Best of Pixar Disney/Pixar
Yes
Best of Times Creative Memories (bundled with CM Expression 2)
No
NLA
Better Together Imagine Art
Yes
Beyond Birthdays
Yes
Be Young Creative Memories
No
WSL
Bicycling Digital
Yes
Billionaire Lite
Yes
Birthday Bash
Yes
Birthday Cakes Cake
Yes
Birthday Cake Art Martha Stewart
No
Blackletter Solutions
Yes
Feb-2010
Blast Off Imagine Art
Yes
Block Party Lite
Yes
Bloom Lite
Yes
Blossom Imagine Colors & Patterns
Yes
BoHo Graphics Iron-On
Yes
Bookmark - Classics Digital
Yes
Botanicals Lite
Yes
Box it Up
Yes
Boys Will Be Boys
Yes
Bridal Shower Events
Yes
Brooklyn Iron-On
Yes
Bubblegum Stripes Imagine Colors & Patterns
Yes
Buccaneer Imagine Art
Yes
Bump in the Night Lite
Yes
Cake Basics Cake
Yes
Cake Everyday Sampler
N/A
Cake
No
NLA
Cake Seasonal Sampler
N/A
Cake
No
NLA
Calligraphy Collection
Yes
Campin' Critters
Yes
Camp Out Solutions
Yes
Feb-2011
Car Decals
Yes
Apr-2011
Carousel Lite
Yes
Cars Disney/Pixar
Yes
Jun-2011
Celebrate with Flourish Lite
Yes
Jan-2011
Celebrations
Yes
Chalkboard Fonts
Yes
Charmed Circle Exclusive
No
Cheerful Seasons Creative Memories Exclusive
No
Cheerleading Digital
Yes
Chemistry Icons Digital
Yes
Cherry Limeade Lite
Yes
Chess Set Digital
Yes
Children Around the World Lite
Yes
China Digital
Yes
Chinese Characters Digital
Yes
Chip Decor Projects - Hobby Lobby Exclusive
Yes
Chore Chart Lite
Yes
Christmas Solutions
Yes
Feb-2010
Christmas Cards Seasonal
Yes
Christmas Cheer
Yes
May-2010
Christmas Village Seasonal
Yes
Christmas Wish Imagine Colors & Patterns
Yes
Cindy Loo
Yes
City Buildings Digital
Yes
City Icons Digital
Yes
City People Digital
Yes
City Transporation Digital
Yes
Classroom - April and May Digital
Yes
Classroom - August and September Digital
Yes
Classroom - December and January Digital
Yes
Classroom - February and March Digital
Yes
Classroom - June and July Digital
Yes
Classroom - October and November Digital
Yes
Contemporary Nature Imagine Colors & Patterns
Yes
Country Carnival Imagine Art
Yes
Country Life
Yes
County Fair Exclusive to HSN
Yes
Crash! Boom! Pow! Digital
Yes
Create a Critter
Yes
Create a Critter 2
Yes
Create a Friend
Creative Cards Projects
Yes
Creative Holiday Cards
Yes
Cricut Alphabet Preloaded on E2
Yes
Cricut Classic Font Bundled with some Cricut Personals
Yes
Cricut Craft Room Basics
N/A
Free CCR Digital
Free
Cricut Decals Preloaded on E2 Anniversary Ed.
No
Cricut Essentials Preloaded on E2 Anniversary Ed.
Yes
Cricut Everyday Cricut Circle Exclusive
No
Cricut Font & Basic Shapes Preloaded on Cricut Mini
Yes
Cricut Mini - Baby Available only with purchase of Cricut Mini
No
Cricut Mini - Celebrate Available only with purchase of Cricut Mini
No
Cricut Mini - Elegant Available only with purchase of Cricut Mini
No
Cricut Mini - School Available only with purchase of Cricut Mini
No
Cricut Mini Sampler Digital
Yes
Cricut Sampler Bundled with first original Cricut Infomercial offer. NLA
No
Cricut Starter Project
N/A
Cart appears in CCR but is not currently available for purchase
No
Crocs Rule Lite
Yes
Cupcake Lite
Yes
Cupcake Wrappers Lite
Yes
Cursive 101 Classmate
Yes
Cuttin' Up
Yes
Daisy Chain & Daisy Chain International
N/A
No
NLA
Damask Decor
Yes
December 25th (Teresa Collins) Seasonal
Yes
Deck the Halls (Teresa Collins) Digital
Yes
Designer's Calendar
Yes
Destinations
Yes
Digital Numbers Digital
Yes
Dino Play Lite
Yes
Dinosaur Tracks
Yes
Jun-2011
Disney Classics Disney/Pixar
Yes
Disney Princesses - Dreams Come True Disney
Yes
Disney Princesses - Happily Ever After Disney
Yes
Divine Wedding Exclusive to Creative Memories
No
WSL
DonJuan Bundled with Cricut Create
Yes
Doodlecharms
Yes
Doodlecharms - Life Digital
Yes
Doodletype
Yes
Apr-2011
Dr. Checkup
Yes
Dude! Lite
Yes
Easter 2010 Seasonal
Yes
Easter Blessings Digital
Yes
Easter Magic Digital
Yes
Edge to Edge Jo-anns exclusive till 12/31
No
Elegant Cakes Cake
Yes
Elegant Cake Art Martha Stewart
Yes
Elegant Edges
Yes
Elise Imagine Colors & Patterns
Yes
Elmo & Friends Holiday Seasonal
Yes
Elmo's Party
Yes
Enjoy the Seasons Imagine Art
Yes
European Tour Digital
Yes
Everyday Paper Dolls
Yes
Everyday Pop-Up Cards
Yes
Extreme Fonts
Yes
Fabulous Finds Projects & Events
Yes
Nov-2010
Fancy Frames
Yes
Fantasy Digital
Yes
Fast Food Lite
Yes
Father's Day Seasonal
Yes
Father's Day Best Dad Ever Digital
Yes
Father's Day Daddy Digital
Yes
Father's Day Dear Old Dad Digital
Yes
Father's Day Fan Club Digital
Yes
Father's Day Mountain Man Digital
Yes
Feeling Groovy Lite
Yes
Fiesta Digital
Yes
Finger Puppets - Safari Digital
Yes
Florals Embellished
Yes
Floral Emporium Imagine Colors & Patterns
Yes
Flower Shoppe Project & Events
Yes
Folk Art Festival Exclusive to Michaels
No
Fontopia
Yes
Forever Young
Yes
Dec-2011
Formal Occasion
Yes
Four Legged Friends Lite
Yes
Frame of Mind Projects
Yes
France Digital
Yes
Frankenstein's Face Digital
Yes
French Manor Cricut Circle Exclusive
Yes
Freshly Picked  
Yes
From My Kitchen
Yes
Fun in the Sun Lite
Yes
Funny Faces Digital
Yes
Garden Soup
Yes
George & Basic Shapes Bundled with Cricut Personal
Yes
Germany Digital
Yes
Giant Flowers Projects
Yes
Gingerbread Seasonal
Yes
Girls Makeup Party Projects & Events
Yes
Give a Hoot
Yes
Gnomes and Mushrooms Digital
Yes
Go Canada
Yes
Going Places
Yes
Graphically Speaking
Yes
Greek Alphabet Digital
Yes
Greeting Cards Inside & Out Imagine Art
Yes
Groovy Times
Yes
Gypsy Font Preloaded on Gypsy
No
Gypsy Wanderings Preloaded on Gypsy
No
H2O Seasonal
Yes
Handy Man Lite
Yes
Hannah Montana Disney
Yes
Happy Easter Digital
Yes
Happy Graduation Seasonal
Yes
Happy Hauntings
Yes
Haunted House Digital
Yes
Hebrew Fonts - Classic
N/A
Digital
Yes
Hebrew Fonts - Modern
N/A
Digital
Yes
Hello Kitty Font
No
NLA
Hello Kitty Greetings
No
NLA
Heirloom Imagine Colors & Patterns
Yes
Heritage
Yes
Hey Diddle Diddle Imagine Art - Digital only
Yes
Holiday Cakes Cake
Yes
Holiday Frames & Tags Creative Memories Exclusive
No
NLA
Holidays through the Year Iron on
Yes
Holiday Gift Tags Digital
Yes
Home Accents Solutions
Yes
Feb-2011
Home Decor Solutions
Yes
Feb-2011
Home D├ęcor Vinyl Wall Art Project
Yes
Home for the Holidays - Fall & Winter Project
Yes
Hoot 'n' Holler Lite
Yes
Hopscotch Imagine Colors & Patterns
Yes
Human Body Digital
Yes
Imagine More Imagine Art
Yes
Imagine More Cards Imagine Art
Yes
Independence Day Seasonal
Yes
Independence Day - 3D Objects Digital
Yes
Independence Day - Celebrate Digital
Yes
Independence Day - Freedom Digital
Yes
Indie Art Solutions
Yes
Sep-2010
Industrial Glow Imagine Colors & Patterns
Yes
Inspired Heart Lite
Yes
Iron-on - Dark Edge Cross 1
N/A
Digital
Yes
Iron-on - Dark Edge Cross 2
N/A
Digital
Iron-on - Dark Edge Cross 3
N/A
Digital
Iron-on - Dark Edge Cross 4
N/A
Digital
Iron-on - Double Eagle
N/A
Digital
Iron-on - Floppy Disk
N/A
Digital
Iron-on - Horse 1
N/A
Digital
Iron-on - Horse 2
N/A
Digital
Iron-on - Horse 3
N/A
Digital
Iron-on - Horse 4
N/A
Digital
Iron-on - Lighthouse
N/A
Digital
Iron-on - Palm Tree
N/A
Digital
Iron-on - Scribble
N/A
Digital
Iron-on - Spiral
N/A
Digital
Iron-on - Tribal image 1
N/A
Digital
Iron-on - Tribal image 2
N/A
Digital
Iron-on - Tribal Rug
N/A
Digital
Iron-on - Wings
N/A
Digital
Italy Digital
Yes
Jasmine
Yes
Jewish Icons Digital
Yes
Jolly Holidays Lite
Yes
Joys of the Season
Yes
Mar-2011
JT Imagine Art
Yes
Jubilee
Yes
Just a Note Preloaded on E2 (Ann. Ed)
No
Just Because Cards
Yes
K-12 Digital
Yes
Karate Digital
Yes
Kate's ABC's
Yes
Kate's Kitchen Imagine Art
Yes
Keystone
Yes
Labels Digital
Yes
Lacy Labels Lite
Yes
Las Vegas Digital
Yes
Learning Curve Classmate
Yes
Mar-2011
Letter Envy Cricut Circle Exclusive
No
Library Fonts HB
Yes
Life is a Beach
Yes
Life's a Party
Yes
Live Simply Lite
Yes
Locker Talk
Yes
Dec-2010
Lori's Garden Imagine Art
Yes
Los Angeles Digital
Yes
Lovely Floral Lite
Yes
Love Mini Book
N/A
Digital
Yes
Love Struck 2010 Seasonal
Yes
Love You a Latte Lite
Yes
Luau Seasonal
Yes
Luggage Tags Digital
Yes
Lyrical Letters
Yes
Makin' the Grade
Yes
Jun-2010
Martha Stewart All Occasions Cake Art Martha Stewart. Bundled with MS Cake machine. NLA
No
NLA
Martha Stewart Birthday Cake Art Martha Stewart
No
NLA
Masks - Animals Digital
Yes
Masks - Animal Faces Digital
Yes
Masks - Earthly Elements Digital
Yes
Meow Lite
Yes
Merry and Bright
Yes
Mickey & Friends Disney
Yes
Mickey Font Disney
Yes
Jun-2011
Mini Books Projects
Yes
Mini Monograms
Yes
Jun-2010
Mini Monsters
Yes
Missionary Icons Digital
Yes
Mitt Romney
N/A
Digital
No
NLA
Mitt and Ann Romney
N/A
Digital
No
NLA
Mixed Drinks Digital
Yes
Monster Bash
Yes
Mother's Day 2010 Seasonal
Yes
Mother's Day 3D Corsage Digital
Yes
Mother's Day Bouquet Seasonal
Yes
Mother's Day Card - 3D Floral
N/A
Digital
Yes
Mother's Day - Silhouette
N/A
Digital
Yes
Mother's Day - Tulips
N/A
Digital
Yes
Mother's Day Coupon Book Digital
Yes
Mother's Day Kid Cards Digital
Yes
Mother's Day Moments Digital
Yes
Mother's Day Phrases Digital
Yes
Movable Monsters Digital
Yes
Movable Monsters - Bride of Frankenstein Digital
Yes
Movable Monsters - Cat Digital
Yes
Movable Monsters - Dracula Digital
Yes
Movable Monsters - Frankenstein Digital
Yes
Movable Monsters - Mad Scientist Digital
Yes
Movable Monsters - Mummy Digital
Yes
Movable Monsters - Scarecrow Digital
Yes
Movable Monsters - Skeleton Digital
Yes
Movable Monsters - Witch Digital
Yes
Movie Night Digital
Yes
Mr Frosty Imagine Colors & Patterns
Yes
Musical Instruments Digital
Yes
Musical Notes Digital
Yes
Mustaches and Glasses Digital
Yes
My Community Classmate
Yes
My Quiet Book Projects
Yes
Mystical Garden Imagine Colors & Patterns
Yes
My World Classmate
Yes
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