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.
Feel free to ask if you have any questions!! (Click link for video if your mobile device does not show it in this post: http://youtu.be/tsYX8Hkqr0U)