Sunday, March 30, 2014
You Can Use Your Silhouette to Cut Cricut Images!!
If you're anything like me, you've invested a fair amount into your Cricut cartridges and love so many of the wonderful images. I'll never tire of those sweet Doodlecharms characters! However, now that I have my Cameo, I find that I'm using SVGs more and more. I love the variety of cuts available and I also love the ease of the Silhouette software. Although I do continue to pull out my Cricut now and then, I wondered if it was worth it to me to invest in the new Cricut Explore. I have read some reviews about how much better the Silhouette cuts. I have to admit that my Silhouette cuts much more cleanly than my Expression. (Note: I have not tried the Explore so can not make a comparison with that.)
Earlier today, I was trying to cut the reindeer from Very Merry Tags and was using my Cricut. I needed the cut to be on the smallish side - 2.75in. I tried several times using several methods and had no success. The antlers ripped each and every time. I then wondered if there was a way to use my Silhouette to cut the image so mucked about with things for a bit... and there is a way!! Using Cricut Design Space, Paint and my Silhouette Cameo software, I was able to import the reindeer image and cut it out using my Silhouette. Here's a photo comparison:
I find that the Silhouette cut is more defined than the Cricut cut. Plus, the antlers cut out beautifully! I'm so excited to continue to use the Cricut images that I love so much and combine them with the SVGs that I also love to use.
I created a video tutorial which provides instructions on how to use your Silhouette to cut Cricut images. I humbly request that you demonstrate integrity in using this method to cut only images which you have already purchased.
NOTE: Cricut has had my video tutorial removed from YouTube. I have spoken with a lawyer and there is absolutely nothing wrong with what I am doing. However, it's simply not worth it to "fight" the issue. If interested in this method, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be happy to send you written instructions.