Did you know that the Silhouette Design Store has a weekly free cut file?
Each week it will vary from a regular cut file, print and cut file, 3D design file, or a cut file from a featured designer.
This week it is this awesome 3D Flamingo Box Frame. This is perfect for someone who has been wanting to try out 3D paper crafts or loves 3D designs.
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Why is it perfect? Because it’s free, right now for a week.
Grab it HERE
Want to know another “secret”?
You can choose the Commercial Use license and the svg option for FREE too!
Why would you want these option?
The commercial use license gives you the rights to be able to make an item and then sell that physical item. You may not need it right now, but why not grab it while it’s FREE.
“Understanding Licenses on Cutting Files, Designs, and Fonts” by Cutting for Business.
It is definitely something you will want to understand if you are selling or plan to sell anything you create in the future.
The svg option is a fairly new option to the Silhouette Design Store and confuses a lot of new Silhouette users.
You do not NEED the svg option if you are only using the file in the Silhouette software. However, it is not an option for those who use other cutting machines that open svg files.
Then why select that option too?
Because it’s FREE, so why not. You never know when it might come in handy in the future.
And here is another “secret”?
I cut my materials down to the size I need and place multiple colors on the same cutting mat to not only save adhesive on my cutting mat, but to send it all through at one time to be cut.
In the software, I ungrouped the design and moved each color together and placed it on the virtual cutting mat where I wanted it to cut. Then I cut my materials down to the exact size using a paper trimmer and placed them on my cutting mat as shown above.
By cutting the materials down, I find that it saves the adhesive on my cutting mat and makes it last longer because I am not placing a full sheet of material on the adhesive and peeling it back off again.
For more cutting mat tips check out this post
Tips to Getting the Most out of your Cutting Mats
I used the Transparency option on the Page Setup Panel to reveal the cutting grid, so I knew exactly the size I needed and where to place the cardstock on my cutting mat.
I’d love to see what you are creating with your Silhouette!
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Silhouette Secrets with EllyMae.
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