I finally figured out how to convert jpeg's into a cut file for my Cricut. I had tried this for many years but never had much luck with it until now. It is easiest (for me) to do it with silhouette pictures. I cut a cat out and put him on a Halloween card:
The triangle on the hat is supposed to be the cat's ear; I also did the whiskers wrong. Can you tell I don't have a cat? The hat is the Martha Stewart witch hat punch.