One of the things I love most about the Internet is the wealth of information available at the click of a button.  Since I stumbled upon Sure Cuts A Lot at the beginning of the year, I have relied on the experience of others to lead me along a path of discovery.  I’ve considered making a few tutorials of my own, but I’d really rather spend my time on design. 

But I’m sure that many of you who’ve stumbled on my blog could use the same direction and guidance I’ve found in this wide world of Cricut crafters and SCAL users.  So I’m going to put some links here so you can easily find some of the best teaching resources available. 

Happy Cricut-ing!!!


SCAL 2- The Latest and Greatest

Sure Cuts A Lot -
    Download your own copy of the awesome
    update to SCAL from Craft Edge


Dan over at My Crafty Life has an awesome tutorial about the new features in SCAL2. With his guidance I learned to set up and save my workspace just the way I like it, how to rotate my cutting mat on the screen, and all sorts of other goodies. Even if you’ve had SCAL2 for a bit, you’re bound to learn something new and incredibly useful. Thanks for another awesome tutorial, Dan!!!


   Check out Lesley’s tutorial on her blog 
   LA’s Cricut & SCAL Creations…learn to format
   text, group & ungroup, and weld letters.



ScrappyDew Text Tool Overview   ScrappyDew.com offers another great tutorial for
   manipulating text in SCAL2. Learn to add your favorite fonts,
   group & ungroup, and use some of the great new text
   features like tracking, width & height.


5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Debbie  |  December 27, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    just found your site. I too can use all the help I can get. If you have not found her yet try Scrappingtable.com. She has free files and a wealth of information in video format. I’ll be checking back to see what’s new in 2010.

  • 2. WENDY  |  January 2, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Hi there~

    Just came upon your site & you seem to have a lot of knowledge with all these files. I’m soooo confused! What is a SCUT file & how come when I download one it goes to Word? Once in word, I don’t know what the heck I’m doing, can never see the picture.
    Can you help me pllllllease????????? I don’t have SCAL, is SCUT only associated with SCAL? That might be my problem. If you could help, I’d be ever so greatful, as well as my family. 🙂
    BTW…..”I’m picking out a thermos for you, not an ordinary thermos for you…….hey honey…..” Best movie & the only one I can remember any lines from. 🙂

    • 3. Lea  |  March 11, 2010 at 2:12 pm

      A SCUT file is only associated with SCAL. You cannot use a scut file in any other program. If you haven’t invested in SCAL, trust me when I tell you that you should. It will be some of the smartest hobby money you ever spend!!!

  • 4. sandra  |  August 28, 2010 at 3:08 am


    I have a scut fil do you know how to put it in a svg file. i want to cut it with my cricut. Or do you know a way how i can do it?

    Thank you in advance

    • 5. Lea  |  September 2, 2010 at 9:19 am

      I don’t pretend to be an expert by any stretch, but I haven’t found a way to convert scut files to svg files. The conversion usually occurs in reverse — you import svg files into Sure Cuts A Lot and when you save them a scut file is created. If you’re operating with Sure Cuts A Lot, you should be able to open the scut file and cut it with your Cricut. Click on File, then click on Open, and then select the same of the scut file. Hope this helps!


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