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Laundry Jars

Have I mentioned how cool Sure Cuts a Lot is?

Kat was looking for a way to clean up the laundry room and maybe spice it up a little. She decided to buy some jars to put the different products in. They looked really nice!!! But then we decided to take it a step further with SCAL 2.

Laundrey Jars using SCAL

Sure Cuts a Lot makes it so easy to take any image and create a cuttable SVG.

To do this, you must first find an image to recreate. Generally the simpler the better – meaning if you can find an image that has a distinct outline it will be easier for SCAL to trace.

Once you have your image saved to your computer, click the “Trace Image” button in Sure Cuts a Lot. You can also do this under the File menu.

Inside the trace image feature you must browse to locate your image. Then select preview. There are some settings that can be adjusted for more difficult images.

Then hit “okay” and you’re done. Sometimes the image will need some cleaning up at this point. But when tracing a simple outine, you are ready to cut at this point.

And in a matter of minutes you have an awesome project that looks great!!!

Categories : SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot), Vinyl Projects
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Sure Cuts a Lot 2 

I love SCAL 2!!!  It wasn’t very long ago that a Cricut was just a bug to me. My wife had one as did my mother and the only thing I knew about them was how much it cost to support a cartridge addiction.

ENTER – Sure Cuts a Lot

I was hooked!  I took off with the Cricut the minute I realized how much fun there was to be had with this awesome newfound software.

SCAL 2 is a user friendly computer program that allows you to create images to cut out on the Cricut. It connects through a standard printer cable from your computer to the machine.


Your view is the mat and the sky is your limit. If you can draw it, you can cut it. If you can copy it, you can cut it. Basically, if you can create it, you can cut it and if you can’t we can show you how!!!

In this tutorial, we will demonstrate the use of the Selection tool and how it moves and sizes the objects. We’ll also go over Grouping and Breaking Apart and why grouping so important.


So if you have Sure Cuts a Lot and already use it, this may be a little too introductory for you. But if not, check out how cool it is. Either way, check back often and we’ll have new tips and ideas for all sorts of projects.

Happy Cutting,

Edward Cricuthands