Happy Birthday To Me, My Son Got A Cricut For Me Hehehe

Decorating By madgeowens Updated 2 Oct 2010 , 12:38am by UpAt2am

madgeowens Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 1:14am
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I love it........the key is too stick gumpaste on mat in freezer for 5 or ten minutes. I can't figure out how to cut happy birthday....that key does not work....what am I doing wrong/ Oh and is it suppose to cut the design into the mat???

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dholdenrn Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 1:27am
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Yes, it cuts the mat.

madgeowens Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 1:27am
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oh thank you I was so worried lol

madgeowens Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 1:30am
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my first try

srkmilklady Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 1:33am
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Happy Birthday Madge! I was wondering if you were going to get your cricut cake...glad you did...now you can let me know how it works. I still haven't taken mine out of the box and it keeps staring at me! icon_eek.gif I think I'm scared of it! icon_redface.gif

The design cuts the mat??? Does that mean it's no good after that?? I guess if I open the box and give it a go I might answer some of my own questions.

Are you going to try SCAL or Make the cut with it? If you do, I'd be happy to hear how that goes.

Again, Happy Birthday! party.gif

madgeowens Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 2:15am
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Thanks.....I already used it...I have been trying to attach pics but they wont go on....there is a dvd in the box to watch....the only trouble I had was with the positioning of the cutting blade...she has her hand in the way in the dvd so no help there....and the book shows a totally different thing than comes with mine...but I got it....I rolled it thin and put it in freexer for about 10m mins and then it cut great. Later I will try the software...I love it....I can't figure out how to get the fonts to cut...maybe I can find someone in here to clue me in on that.

madgeowens Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 2:24am
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why can't I get a pic on here grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

srkmilklady Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 2:26am
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Post it in your photos.

madgeowens Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 2:28am
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ok, but its just showing the things i cut out not an actual cake lol

iluvpeeks Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 3:54am
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Hi Madge Happy Birthday! So glad you got your cricut cake. Your cuts look great. Have fun.
Kathy

madgeowens Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 6:37am
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Thanks....I can't figure out how to get fonts yet,, but its just day one lol

iluvpeeks Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 3:05pm
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Hi Madge
Which cartridge are you using? I might be able to help you out.
Kathy

madgeowens Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 11:55pm
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the basic, that came with it...I finally founf the right key....lol I put my glasses on...and aha there it was

srkmilklady Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 12:37am
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Madge...at least you sound like you're having fun with the machine! icon_lol.gif

madgeowens Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 12:55am
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I love it.....I even tried fondant in it....with a touch of tylose....it was not in the freezer long enough, but I think its do able....I also was cutting gumpaste without freezing it.............I love it hehehe

iluvpeeks Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 3:54pm
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Madge
You're too funny. I also don't put my eyeballs on enough! I had to get my license renewed in August, and I was praying that I would pass the eye test! I'm so glad you are enjoying your new toy.
Kathy

madgeowens Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 1:19am
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I just got new glasses this week too lol

srkmilklady Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 1:22am
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Were the glasses a birthday present to yourself? icon_lol.gif

Molly2 Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 1:46am
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Happy Birthday and congrats

Molly

madgeowens Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 2:00am
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No, I just really needed them....my glasses were falling apart...sat on them too many times I guess. I am going to get myself an airbrush I think.........and perhaps some more pans...lol I am so bad

UpAt2am Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 2:02am
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i highly recommend purchasing the SCAL...it takes your cricut to a whole new level and you'll never buy a cartridge again! i'm going to do a tutorial with SCAL soon since i've been getting so many PM's about it!!! have fun with your CC! i adore mine!

srkmilklady Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 2:32am
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Originally Posted by UpAt2am

i highly recommend purchasing the SCAL...it takes your to a whole new level and you'll never buy a cartridge again! i'm going to do a tutorial with SCAL soon since i've been getting so many PM's about it!!! have fun with your CC! i adore mine!




A tutorial would be great!! But you may be getting another pm from me very soon. I still haven't had a chance to try SCAL yet or my CC for that matter, but hoping this weekend to finally try it. (My whole family has been knocked for a loop with colds and my grandson even has pneumonia, so there hasn't been any CC time for me. icon_cry.gif )

I think my next cake will be a "get well" cake for my family...with cricut cuts on it! icon_lol.gif

feliciangel Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 2:44am
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i dont know if anyone posted this link but it helped me out a lot ....HAAAAAPPY BIRRRTHDAYYYY
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-678490-0-days0-orderasc-.html

madgeowens Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 3:10am
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Yes I saw today the cartridges are 89 dollars holy crapster batman.....the scal you just plug your laptop into the cc with a usb and badabing? is that how it works?

srkmilklady Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 3:15am
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Yes, Madge...that's what UpAt2am was telling me. You can go broke buying those cartridges. I'm in Canada and one I was looking at was $120.00!!! I'll gladly pay for the SCAL and like she said, you don't need to buy anymore cartridges and it takes your machine to a whole new level. thumbs_up.gif

madgeowens Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 3:46am
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yippee.....I am excited! I hope your family all get well soon icon_smile.gif

feliciangel Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 3:48am
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if your looking for less expensive cartridges look on ebay...what I've seen at joann's for $68-80 I've gotten on ebay for $23-35 bucks and I look for the free shipping .. i just got the happy haunting for $35

since I have the cricut cake I just recently bought the mat for paper and a deep cutting blade to use just for Halloween decorations.

but i do agree on the SCAL it is a money saver..there are also scrapbooker that sell and give away the svg files

srkmilklady Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 3:56am
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Originally Posted by madgeowens

yippee.....I am excited! I hope your family all get well soon icon_smile.gif




Thanks Madge.

And yes feliciangel , I saw the cartridges on ebay, but for me it would end up just as expensive as buying in a store...no free shipping to Canada! So, SCAL it will have to be!

madgeowens Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 4:10am
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I heard the one guy in the cricut cake video say you should not use paper in the cc

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