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fairy cut a new cricut software

tvsbaytvsbay Posts: 260Member
edited February 2011 in General
has anyone seen this? I found it on ebay. Similar to Andys software. More expensive. I bet they get in trouble too.

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  • happy2bscrappinhappy2bscrappin Posts: 973Member
    At one time it was a scam. They took money from people with nothing in return.
  • corwinscorwins Posts: 1,838Member
    it's not that new and I would not give them the time of day, much less money
  • juliefesjuliefes Posts: 3,737Member
    It's not a scam, but the software is not as good as MTC and costs a lot more. The same design in that software cuts quite a bit slower than it will cut in MTC.
  • neldanelda Posts: 11,637Moderator
    You have two discussions open. See my comment on the other one (FYI - in the future, there is no need to cross post).

    http://forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/12524/fairy-cut/p1
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  • KraftheadKrafthead Posts: 316Member
    I tried it out when I was making my decision between MTC, SCAL and Fairy Cut. I liked the program, but the cost, learning curve and the newness of the program was an easy decision not to go with it. The people from Fun time is behind the software.
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  • daffeydildaffeydil Posts: 2,871Member
    I tried the trial version but decided against purchasing it. I already have SCAL and MTC and only use MTC so figured I would just be wasting money since I am perfectly satisfied with MTC. Guess I was expecting a lot more than what the Fairy Cut software does since it has a hefty price tag.
    Sharon
  • tvsbaytvsbay Posts: 260Member
    i agree I love MTC and tell everyone I know how great it is. In fact my best grilfriend purchased MTC yesterday.!!! Love it!!
  • paupau04paupau04 Posts: 4,824Member
    Fairy Cut had some problems when first released, but it was never a scam. It's basically Funtime software, but for the Cricut. The original Funtime software wasn't capable of working with the Cricut.
    Who's sorry now?...Hell hath no fury as a crafter scorned!!!

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  • CaseysAngelCaseysAngel Posts: 14,967Member
    edited February 2011
    This has been posted about an reposted. It is a knock off of MTC down to where it looks like they even copied the format.
    You have two discussions open. See my comment on the other one (FYI - in the future, there is no need to cross post).

    http://forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/12524/fairy-cut/p1
    Actually there isn't. I deleted the double post.

    Post edited by CaseysAngel on
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  • karen3912karen3912 Posts: 3,182Banned
    If the people from Funtime are behind I wouldn't go near it. They are not nice. I have about 30 copies of it that I give away with a machine for them to play with. Or more for their kids to play with.
  • DtsArtDtsArt Posts: 255Member
    Why would you even bother? I am such a convert in the short time I have MTC. As someone who has to do quite a bit of customer service in web graphics design. I can tell you Andy and his team work so HARD! In the end it is customer service that makes the difference. I don't see any of those other programs having weekly webinars with free tutorials and the owner showing up every week to answer questions and discuss the next upgrades. I am telling you that the work that Andy and his team puts in is "worth the price of admission" right there
    Just my opinion
  • karen3912karen3912 Posts: 3,182Banned
    I give them away to get rid of them but my customers use MTC or Inscape/Signcut. The last one I gave away was for a school for the handicapped. The program is limited but they could manage it. I thought my post made it clear how I felt about Funtime or more the owners. But hey, just great to have your opinion.
    You are preaching to the converted. There is no need to tell me how great Andy and MTC are.
  • KarenPKarenP Posts: 4,028Member
    edited February 2011
    I like MTC and this forum the best for sure. The support is unmatched. The program will continually improve with Andy and all of the supporters. BUT I also have Fairy Cut software and like it very much. It is a good program. I won't explain why I got the program or why I think it is a great program here because it is not the place and inappropriate but it has a lot of great features and I find it easy to use.
    Post edited by KarenP on
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  • rachellann_ID714rachellann_ID714 Posts: 10,251Banned
    I will stick with MTC as Andy is so awesome and shows how much he cares for us.
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  • DukeFanDukeFan Posts: 1,599Member
    I don't need another program....MTC is all I need.

    Not to mention that once I found MTC, I ditched that stupid Cricut and moved on to a Gazelle. No looking back here!
  • lylacfeylylacfey Posts: 138Member
    edited February 2011
    I use Funtime on my Gazelle. I like it a lot. I have some grumps about it. No importing of SVG's and the dongle with the Gazelle. FairyCut does not use a dongle so I just wanted to put that out there. In case I famously confused anyone, again. :)

    I was very interested in FairyCut when it came out. Plus, I love the name too. :D. Not being able to import SVG's made me stay away from the program. I can get used to it on the Gazelle especially since I can use MTC on the Gazelle. The reason the Cricut is so popular is because of all the SVG's out on the Internet. FairyCut kind of throttling themselves on that one.

    SCAL/MTC/FairyCut all have great features. I always say download the trial and see which one is a better fit for you. All three programs have their cons too. Right now MTC is the best one for me since I have my Gazelle. I was a long time SCAL user. I really enjoy that program. It took me awhile to get used to MTC. I think it's great. I am starting to rely on it. That is a good thing.
    Post edited by lylacfey on
  • CaseysAngelCaseysAngel Posts: 14,967Member
    There is no reason to have that software if you have MTC. There is nothing it can do that Andy can't or wouldn't add to MTC if we asked him.
    We already have the best out there.
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  • kittskikittski Posts: 1,339Member
    I use both programs because they each have their own strong points. I just try to use the one program that I will be the most proficient for that project because I hate having to jump back and forth between programs. When I'm designing from absolute scratch on a complicated design, I will often use CorelDraw too. No one program can do everything I need and that's OK, I don't expect them to.

    Now as far as support and an awesome group of people, MTC wins hands down!
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  • neldanelda Posts: 11,637Moderator
    I keep seeing this discussion pop up and all I can say is,...isn't it nice to be able to openly talk about another competitor's product without risk of having the discussion removed? I just love the freedom of this board. I have no interest in this product (MTC does more) but I do enjoy the freedom we have to discuss it here.
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  • daffeydildaffeydil Posts: 2,871Member
    I agree, Nelda!
    Sharon
  • JinJin Posts: 1,682Member
    Well said, Nelda! =D>
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  • Rhoda JayneRhoda Jayne Posts: 1,627Member
    LOL, Nelda! The first time I heard about it & mentioned here, my thread was closed after a few posts,lol! It is nice to be informed so you know who the competition is.
  • iggyloveriggylover Posts: 11,513Moderator
    Rhoda,

    I thought the thread was closed due to request because we were all wondering if it was a scam and someone in the know (on FairyCut's side) contacted Andy requesting it be removed... it wasn't to squash any competition, it was to stop the speculation. :)
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  • paupau04paupau04 Posts: 4,824Member
    Nelda, thats what I like as well. If you are putting out a great product and addressing the needs of your customers, then discussion about the competitors isn't going to hurt you.
    Who's sorry now?...Hell hath no fury as a crafter scorned!!!

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  • CaseysAngelCaseysAngel Posts: 14,967Member
    Okay now I'm curious. Please do tell me what feature it has that we don't have in MTC or couldn't have if we asked Andy aside from wavy edge scissors , which honestly went out of style a long time ago ya'll. I know in the scrapping world around the time of digital cutters we started referring to our previous layouts and cards as the deco scissor and sticker sneeze pages. Trust me I had to redo a ton of those layouts and still have some to redo that would honestly make you cringe if you seen them now. But hey, it was hip then.LOL!
    Christy http://everdaylittlethings.blogspot.com/
    Cutters: Craft Robo, Cricut Expression, and the absolute BEST A BLACK CAT COUGAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • kittskikittski Posts: 1,339Member
    edited February 2011
    Christy, I wasn't going to bring up the differences because I don't want to start an argument but, since ya asked. :-) The biggest thing is not being limited to shapes. My Gazelle FT has a lot of drawing/editing features such as node editing, erasing, free had drawing (being able to draw lines), segment editing and several other drawing based features. It also allows you to "group" which I find so handy. It's more like CorelDraw so it can be easier to design from scratch with. For tracing, working with a file and cutting and other things, I find MTC is handier.
    Post edited by kittski on
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  • juliefesjuliefes Posts: 3,737Member
    Some people use Inkscape or Illustrator to do their drawing and node editing, etc. Others use CorelDraw, Funtime, FairyCut, Funtime Gazelle, Pazzles, WinPCSign, KNK software, etc. do do their drawing and node editing. If you need to do some node editing, erasing, free hand drawing, segment and arc editing, etc. then you will need to use something other than MTC until Andy gets those features added to MTC. He has indicated that it will take some major time to add these features to the perfection that he expects. I suggest that you learn to use what you have and are most comfortable with. Everyone will have their preferences. Trial versions are great to try. I do caution those who are beginners with their cutters to master using MTC before trying to branch out to other more advanced software. Once you understand MTC, the others will make more sense. Then you can pick and choose which of their features you need to learn. I think you will find that people who are into creating their own designs may own several different software packages. If you can only afford one, then get MTC!
  • ThymeThyme Posts: 2,519Member
    And Inkscape which is free....
  • RosemarieRosemarie Posts: 431Member
    i was thinking about those scissors to do waves and borders on cards. what would be the best way to do them in inkscape or illustrator. i have both but really don't know either program yet. i think punch designs for borders would be interesting to try too.
    not just scallops (thanks to mtc forum and julie i can make those :) ) but different lacy patterns and corner patterns like fiskars would be kinda cool. i am such a newbie that these things more than likely exist for mtc already but i just haven't found them yet.
  • debzdebz Posts: 3,310Member
    i was thinking about those scissors to do waves and borders on cards. what would be the best way to do them in inkscape or illustrator. i have both but really don't know either program yet. i think punch designs for borders would be interesting to try too.
    not just scallops (thanks to mtc forum and julie i can make those :) ) but different lacy patterns and corner patterns like fiskars would be kinda cool. i am such a newbie that these things more than likely exist for mtc already but i just haven't found them yet.
    I think a lot of that kind of stuff can be done in MTC using dingbats and the weld feature. I've scanned in the punches/borders I own and use them with MTC or the KNK studio software.

    Always good to have options. KNK Studio is what came with my machine and what I use a majority of the time, but I like to use MTC as well. If I ever get it cutting through my MAC, I'll be using it a majority of the time and only using KNK for node and detail work.
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  • juliefesjuliefes Posts: 3,737Member
    You can use the basic shapes and Wrap objects around shapes to create most of those effects. Zig-zags can be made with triangles or diamonds, for example. If you have a few shapes to create the pattern you like, then you can wrap them around any path you like.
  • DarleneIDarleneI Posts: 2,495Member
    Ladies, Ladies and of course gentlemen. There is room in this world for all sorts of people, all sorts of cutters, and all sorts of programs. Saying that, I have to laugh. While reading on a list earlier a woman was wanting to know how to convert an MTC file to Svg, so she could use it with her SCAL. Of course my first thought was..Just buy MTC. I guess we all have our favorites and want to be loyal. I understand so much about other programs thanks to Andy, Bryan, Julie, Rob from ScrappyDew, and on and on. We all need to play nice but at the same time we need our MTC family. So far they understand all of us, or at least try to. I sometimes ask dumb questions but after the MTC family gets through helping me I can help someone else...lol. Darlene
  • dirtytruthreviewsdirtytruthreviews Posts: 1Member
    I am totally new here but have a few questions! I have SCAL but am going to download the free trial of MTC and try it out for readers of my review blog. I did a review for SCAL but have heard that maybe MTC is better and am going to do a review on it and Sure Cuts A Lot VS. Make the Cut and which is the better purchase.
    I am wondering anything to look for when I do the free trial (I don't know how limited the trial is or if it is just like having the actual software) but if any of you have tried SCAL and MTC and have any pointers of WHY you like one better than the other it would be appreciated!!!! You can post here and I will keep checking or you can email me at dirtytruthreviews (at) gmail (dot) com I cannot wait to try this software and see if it is really better than SCAL but just want to know what to look for that it does better!!! Thanks for all of your help.

    Ashly
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  • neldanelda Posts: 11,637Moderator
    You will get a lot of responses here or you can do a search and you will find many discussions. This is a question asked fairly frequently.

    First of all the trial with MTC is unlimited. The program will do everything the registered versions does except it does make a diagonal cut across your final cut image.

    I tried SCAL and MTC at the same time. I found SCAL-2 to be harder to learn and less intuitive. I was new to everything at the time (just got my CE and had CDS already) and started with MTC, bought it and never looked back. No regrets.

    MTC is free for lifetime - no upgrades or updates to pay for ever!

    Most people here have used or tried SCAL as well. Those who have almost always prefer MTC for most projects. There are a few things that SCAL will do (node editing) that MTC does not yet do. And you will get honest opinions here because Andy allows for discussion on competitors products as well.

    I do have to say that when I talk to people who push SCAL, it is funny because when I ask if they have tried MTC, they will finally admit that they did not! How can you say your program is better when you have not tried the other, lol! So I encourage you to try both - see which one you prefer. MTC can stand up to the competition!

    BTW, I am not an MTC affiliate, and I get no money or kick-backs for referring to MTC. Just being honest.
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  • Calgalcr8sCalgalcr8s Posts: 2,662Member
    edited March 2011
    Dirtythruthreviews,
    One of the things I like about Make the Cut is the weekly Webinars. It is a Q&A session. Guest presenters also share their knowledge. You can find past recordings here:

    http://forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/3191/webinar-recordings-updated-282011/p1

    Another thing is MTC works with many cutters:
    **All Cricut™ machines (Imagine™ not supported)
    **BossKut Gazelle™
    **Craft ROBO™, Silhouette™,
    **Black Cat Cougar/Lynx series
    **USCutter MH/LaserPoint series
    **CraftWell's eCraft (in BETA)

    A suggestion: So you can get a true feel of what MTC users like about the software, you may want to start a new discussion as your questions may be lost on this thread.

    Post edited by Calgalcr8s on
  • ImaCutterImaCutter Posts: 3,166Member
    Dirtytruth,
    I tried to do my homework and compared the two programs before I made my purchase. Here was what influenced my final decision. Both programs have similar features and most users of both were pleased with the product. What I did see as a standout feature is that MTC had superior customer service. The product includes free updates. I have had at least three updates (maybe more) in the 5 months or so I have had the software. The developers are very active with their customers offering webinars and help on the forum MTC hasn't been around as long as SCAL, but they seem to be leading the way in offering new design tools that allow us even more creativity with our cutters regardless of which one we use. I have not been disappointed in the slightest. So the things you are looking for when comparing one program to another goes beyond the user interface and program features- it's those things which seem to be hard to come by these days-people caring.
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  • DeanaDeana Posts: 975Member
    when you have the best why would you get somethig else its a watste of your money.
  • smilton40smilton40 Posts: 1Member
    HI all I am new to your forum and I was searching all sites trying to see how I could connect fairy cut to my cricut expression. I have my cricut connected to my laptop, but it keeps trying to print from my wireless printer instead of the cricut what do I do to solve this problem. I also tried to google MTC and could not find the software link for a free trial could I please get some help.
  • marsmars Posts: 1,004Member
    Here is the page with he download link for the program and the plug-ins - the cricut plug in is no longer available thanks to the lawsuit filed by provocraft.

    Install the program and you can try it out this is the demo until you buy and regiister - if you like it as we all do you will need eventually get a suitable cutter to use it with.

    http://www.make-the-cut.com/Download.aspx?ref=lp

    Welcome to the forum - shame you didn't get here before March 16th which was the date the cricut plug-in was pulled from distribution.

    -Mike

    If you are asking about fairy cut - I just looked at their website and they don't work with cricut anymore either.
  • MeFlickMeFlick Posts: 6,909Member
    Welcome to the forum smilton40.

    There are no 3rd party software programs available anymore that will work with PC's machines. ProvoCraft sued them to prevent that and they have all settled and pulled their support for those machines. This includes MTC, SCAL and Fairycut. IF you have a download of any of those software programs from before those settlements (MTC was first, March 16, 2011) it might be possible to still use it. However, you would need to check with each of their customer support to see if you have the proper version. If you have Fairycut and need support help, their site should best be able to help you with that. However, its possible that someone here also has it and can help you out.
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