Thursday, November 12, 2009

ABC Circle Cut file to share for SCAL 2 users

Oh, my gosh! So, excited and happy today about my latest cut file. I know, I am easily amused! One of my favorite blogs Clever Someday had a video tutorial a while back with how to create circular text, and I finally figured it out yesterday. Thanks so much Clever Someday! I have a different version of Microsoft Word and could not figure out how to use the steps she listed. So, I will add my how to's below for you new SCAL 2 users who might have the same version of Microsoft Office Word I do.
1) Open Microsoft Office Word
2) Click on the Insert Menu
3) Select the Word Art Icon
4) Choose a Word Art Style, I chose the curve in black.
5) In the Edit Word Art Text box, select your font style and size and type in your title or letters and click OK. In my case, I typed in A-Z.
6) Choose Change Shape from the tool bar mini menu (towards the center)
7) Select the Outline Circle
8) Stretch your Circle out by dragging from the handle in the lower right hand corner
9) Hit your Print Screen button
10) Open Paint
11) Paste in your screen capture
12) Select the edit square and draw a box around your text circle only
13) Hit Copy
14) Open a new Paint document (without saving the screen capture) and paste in your copied text circle
14) Save the file as a jpg
15) Open Scal 2 and Select the Trace from the file menu, select the jpg file saved in step 14
I added a circle in the middle and welded the two items to get my cut file. Here is the file, for those of you who would like it. Please leave me a note of encouragement if you download! Thanks!
I saw a cut file like this in a catalog, and knew that I could make it. When I saw Clever Somedays tutorial, I thought I would try it. I plan to use this in my boys school albums.


  1. Thank you so much for a wonderful file and tutorial.


  2. Very clever of you, too. Thanks for learning something new and sharing the results.

  3. Great file!!!! Love it and plan on using it for a teacher gift!
    Susan Chong

  4. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Blog Cutting Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 12 Nov [LA 04:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 13 Nov [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

  5. this is great! It would be super for a school scrapbook page.


  6. Thanks for all your hard work. Nicely done.

  7. Thanks for sharing love the file

  8. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Alpha(s),Word Art(s), Word Book(s) post on Nov. 13, 2009. Thanks again.

  9. Thank you so much - this is awesome to use on school scrapbook pages. I know my grandkids will be fascinated with it!

  10. GREAT job on your tutorial!!!!!

  11. Do you have an svg file you would share for this? Would love it for my grandson's scrapbooks.



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