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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Make-the-Cut's newest update & what is means for using your Chomas Creations mini gel pens!

Oh boy!  You all know I love Make-the-Cut, and I love all the new updates that are free that come my way!  But of all the updates I've gotten over the year, this is by far my fav!  Wait till you see why!
Now, my Cricut friends that own MTC already, you will love this!  You can update to MTC 3.3.2 right here and see all of the new updates (like linking to your Lettering Delights account!) and it will NOT, I repeat, will NOT get rid of your Cricut drivers!  And for all the Silhouette fans out there, the Silhouette drivers are in the download that make it super easy to cut or draw to your Silhouette!
Now here is my fav part, hehe!  Start by picking a font you want to use and type what you want it to say.  Now right click on your typed out words, click on shape magic, advanced, and click on thin paths!  (do this all while it is grouped together, do not ungroup and try this as it doesn't work right!)
I found this cute bunny on the internet and traced it like normal.  Notice how on the before it is double lined, but by using thin paths, your bunny and text all go to single line! 
You can get the free MTC bunny file here!  I included both the before and after!
Now, I used the Cricut and the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder for the Cricut to draw the before and after!


Of course I wanted to give the Silhouette a try with MTC as well!  That little machine makes a lot of noise but really does a fantastic job with the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder for the Silhouette!
I also had a cool palm tree I had embossed awhile back, and I wanted to try that with thin paths.  Here is the embossed palm tree with the Chomas Creations embossing kit BEFORE thin paths...
Which of course looks really cool for embossing, but I wanted to try and see the thin paths with the palm tree.  Here is what it looks like in MTC...
You can download the file for the palm tree here!

Here is the palm tree drawn with the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder for the Cricut...
And here is the same file to draw with the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder for the Silhouette...

So just think, all your fonts with that single line you have always wanted to draw with...




Like what you see? Leave a comment to let me know!

8 comments:

cricaholic said...

Oh WOW!! I don't have MTC but that looks VERY INTERESTING!!!!TFS

krafting kelly said...

Very nice! I probably won't ever get MTC, but if they do it then maybe someone else will too (crossing my fingers for Silhouette Studio Designer's Edition).

SherriC. said...

oh....this is exciting!!!!!
thank you so much for sharing this, and the files....

Queen B said...

When you say I can "see" the new updates with this download does that mean I can't use the new updates with the bug?

Amy Chomas said...

Queen B, I meant you can see all that it does on the forum! And yes you can use them!

Atif said...

Very nice cards looks absolutely fantastic....
Scratch Card Printing
discount card printing
Membership card printing

Late Night Scrapper said...

Good to know! Thanks

~Dawn
http://latenightscraper.blogspot.com/

Tim and Shay said...

I just drew something on my cricut with the marker and of course it did the doubble line because it thinks i am cutting it out. Is there any way to do that single line while only using my cricut or even while using SCAL? Is there a single line option on SCAL? I looked but couldn't find anything. But I only know the basics of my machine and the SCAL software so I am hoping it is there somewhere. shayleenpalmer@hotmail.com