Friday, March 18, 2011

Information for using MTC

Here is a link to the MTC forum. Several questions are answered here about cutting machines. The MTC forum is a great place to get answers on using your electronic cutter.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Isn't this interesting?

Here is an article I just ran across on line. As you know, I am patent pending on my technique of using electronic cutters for cake decorating. I presented my idea to Provo Craft and they basically pirated my idea to make the cricut cake machine. You can read the story of all of that further down in this blog.

I used the cricut create ( the smaller cricut machine) in the classes I taught. The machine did a great job and I taught people how to create their own designs for cake decorating using Make the Cut. Make the Cut is a great program and you are able to use your cricut and are not required to buy expensive cartridges. If you have a cricut, I say learn how to use the machine to its fullest potential. If you want to up-grade to a machine that is superior, then you may want to consider a Silhouette. You never need to buy expensive cartridges and the print and cut feature is fantastic for cake decorators.

Make The Cut Settles Cricut Software Lawsuit With Provo Craft

By Nancy Nally on March 11, 2011

Documents filed in US District court on Wednesday reveal that Make The Cut has reached a settlement with Provo Craft in the lawsuit over 3rd party Cricut software created by Make The Cut. Provo Craft had sued Make The Cut in April 2010 alleging that Make the Cut’s 3rd party software for Cricut machines illegally circumvented copyright protection on Provo Craft’s products and violated copyright on the company’s Cricut Design Studio software code.

Provo Craft had appeared particularly to be targeting in the suit the recently introduced “back-up” feature in the Make The Cut software, which allowed users to create back-ups of their Cricut cartridges. (The feature was only available to users for a two week period in March 2010 before being pulled from distribution as a result of the litigation.)

Terms of the settlement were stipulated to the court in joint documents filed by the companies Wednesday with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, which had been hearing the case. Under the settlement, Make The Cut is permanently and immediately disallowed from selling software that is compatible in any way with Cricut machines. The company is also required to destroy all copies of the software’s Cricut-related source code.

For the existing software, Make The Cut also is required to take measures within 30 days to disable the 600 copies that were sold of the software with the cartridge back-up feature. Make The Cut is ordered to render these copies of the software completely non-functional until these users update their software to a copy that eliminates the back-up function.

Provo Craft also recently filed suit against another 3rd party Cricut software creator, Craft Edge, in an attempt to stop distribution of their Sure Cuts A Lot product.

Update: Neither party is receiving any financial award in the settlement.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New videos on YOUTUBE

We finished the new video class package. I decided to put 2 clips from the video on youtube. The first is a demonstration of the print and cut feature of the Silhouette. You can view it here:

I have a clip on youtube showing the print on gum paste method but I thought I would put another demonstration of this technique. This is such a great technique.

The video class package is on sale and if you are interested you can order it from our web site.

I tried to put as much information as I could into this project. The information is as up to date as possible. The book and video files that accompanies this project take you through the designs process. After you learn the basics of design you will be able to create any design you need for your cake projects. This is great news for everyone who uses an electronic cutter, but especially for cricut owners. You do not need to invest in expensive cartridges, but you can now create your own designs.

I decorate a basic cake with several of the designs I showed you how to create in the video files. I then decorate a 5 tier wedding cake showing several techniques that you will be able incorporate in your own cake decorating. I include a CD that has over 200 designs in a jpeg format and also ready to cut in the Make the Cut format.

As much as I enjoyed all the traveling and meeting so many people, it is not possible to continue teaching classes. My goal is to share this great method with as many of you as possible and the best way for me to do this is through the video class. Thank you for the great support and encouragement.