Saturday, August 28, 2010

Scrappin' Saturday: Free Trial of DS & SCAL!

Happy Saturday to everyone!
For today's Scrappin' Saturday, I want to share two awesome programs that you can use with your Cricut, in conjunction with your computer, to get the most out of your cartridges and to give you the ability to cut images/fonts that you don't have on a cartridge!

Design Studio is manufactured by Provocraft (maker of the Cricut) allows you to modify shapes and fonts on any cartridge you own. It also allows you to see every image available in the entire Cricut cartridge library (though you have to actually own the cartridge to be able to cut images from it using DS). You can move, rotate, skew and weld any shapes or fonts to create your own unique masterpiece for your next layout!

Sure Cuts A Lot is manufactured by Craft Edge and also gives you a lot of creative flexibility with your Cricut machine. The difference between DS and SCAL is that SCAL allows you to cut any true-type font or SVG file you download to your computer, all without having to own a bunch of separate catridges. With the thousands of free fonts and SVG files out there on the web, you'll never run out of new, unique titles and shapes to cut for your layouts!

I found FREE trial versions of both of these programs and wanted to share them with you. If you haven't tried them out for yourself, now's the time!

To download your free trial of Cricut Design Studio click HERE to be taken to the Cricut website and follow the on-screen instructions.

To download your free trial of Sure Cuts A Lot click HERE to be taken to the Craft Edge website and follow the on-screen instructions.

Hope this information sparks your creativity and helps you to keep creating those FANTABULOUS layouts!
Happy Crafting!!! :)

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3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much! I have DS (and couldn't live without it!) but have never tried SCAL. I'm looking forward to giving it a go!

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  2. I always wanted to try SCAL but I love my carts soooo much :) I really never looked into it. TFS!

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  3. There's also another program that you can use with your cricut. I own SCAL but I also own MTC (Make the Cut). If you go to my blog, you can download a free trial of it and unlike SCAL whose trial is only 10days, MTC is an unlimited trial. http://live4scrappin2.blogspot.com Good luck and enjoy! There's also a coupon code on my site that you can purchase it on sale too.

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