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A .zip file is a commonly used file format that compresses files to make them easier to download. There are many programs available online that allow you to unzip/extract these files, some are trial based or require a purchase and others are free. Most every device comes with a free way to access your files that are "zipped". In Windows, right mouse click over the .zip file and you should have options to "extract" the file. On a Mac, doubleclick over the .zip file. Take care where you are extracting the file. As you "unzip" a file, you will be given an option of where you want to store it.

A thin Font is a single-line font. A person can put a pen, crayon, or a number of tools right into the "claw" of a cutting machine rather than a blade and use the machine to "draw" instead of "cut". When you do that with a regular font (.ttf or .otf) the machine traces the outline of the font so rather than having a single line, you get a double line.

When you use a font (.ttf or .otf file) on your computer, it will typically look something like this example (unless it is an outlined version of a font):

SCAL vs. 2 was the last version of SCAL capable of cutting files with the Cricut Expression.  If you have SCAL 3 or higher, you can prepare your files and take advantage of newer features and then still send your file to SCAL 2, to be cut with your Cricut Expression.  

To do this, simply go through the steps you normally would to prepare and alter your files for cutting in SCAL 3 or higher.  When you are finished do the following:

  1. Open Sure Cuts a Lot 2
  2. Go to File > Send To > Sure Cuts a Lot 2
  3. Your design is transferred and should be ready to cut.

Many fonts have other characters available than the standard ones you see on an American keyboard.

It is important to note that accented letters are not recognized by all browsers and not all fonts include them. To enter the extended characters into text, follow these steps:

  1. Note the number at the left of the required character.
  2. Place the cursor in the text where the extended character is to appear.
  3. Hold the [ALT] key down and, via the Keypad, enter "0" plus the number.
  4. Take your finger off the [Alt] key and the character should appear.

Make sure your fonts are not zipped. If they are in a .zip folder, you must double-click the folder and extract the font first. Take careful note to where you save the font.

WINDOWS 8/7/VISTA

Select the font file then right-click. Choose Install.


The Pazzles Inspiration Studio Pro software comes with the Pazzles machine.  It is meant to be used primarily with our Cut Set files.  It is powerful software that makes using the Pazzles machine very easy.  Some of it's top features are:the ability to type custom titles in any fontthe ability to trace around any picture or clipart fileimports SVGsRead more about Pazzles machine and software here...

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Everyone will be "Nuts and Bots" about this Valentine Box. Modify one of our favorite new Cut Sets to make this electrifying box perfect for your little guy or girl.Materials Used:Curiosity Cut It SetAccordion Fold Rosettes Cut It ProjectSNF Simon Says FontShoe boxes (I used smaller kids shoe boxes)gesso or paint primerpaintspray adhesiveglue gunpaper cupsscrew bradsDirections:Decide where you want your valentine opening and cut those holes in your boxes. I cut my hole in the top center where the antennae is glued to, and a 2nd hole in the bottom box on the back. Then proceed by applying gesso..
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Technically Cricut Design Space is not software.  Cricut software used to be designed to only be used on Cricut machines and only used with Cricut product.  However they created Cricut Design Space, which supports non-Cricut files and has the bonus of being cloud-based software so it is available everywhere you go.  It features:the ability to upload and use your own designsa "Cut What You Want" tool makes it easy to convert any image into a cuttable imagesupports .svg, .jpg, .png, .bmp, .gif, and .dxf filesit is FREEupload your own fontscruise projects with easy to follow instru..
Do you own a personal die cutting machine?  If so, LD is the best site for the greatest value in cutting machine files.  We call our cutting machine files "Cut Sets".  We have a number of different types of files for cutting machines.  Learn about our Cut Sets here and if you are confused to how a cut set differs from a regular graphics files click here.We've been working on articles to help our customers understand how to use their cutting machines.  Every machine has software that makes it possible to use our files. Some machines only allow you to use the n..
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