Let’s Explore v4 – Designing with shapes

In October of 2018, I put up a vinyl skeleton on our front door. After Halloween, my kids & husband asked me to leave it up because they thought it would be fun to decorate all year long. They tell me the ideas that they would like to accessorize the skeleton with and I cut … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Designing with shapes

Let’s Explore v4 – Warp Templates

The warp templates area new to the v4.2 software release. They are available with the Designer Edition upgrade or higher and a version higher than v4.2.279 of the Silhouette software. To update the Silhouette software version, I would highly recommend going to the Silhouette website and downloading the update direct from there. Before updating the … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Warp Templates

Let’s Explore v4 – Text to path

Text to path *created in version 4.2 of the Silhouette software Let's explore how to take ordinary text and make it more interesting by adding it onto a path. The most common way I see this used is when you want the text to form to a circle or oval shape. But why stop there? … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Text to path

Let’s Explore – The Curio – Getting started

There is this little Silhouette machine called the Silhouette Curio that came into my studio and has quickly grown to be another favorite tool. Now, I have to admit that the first day I opened the box, I did holler upstairs to my husband and say something like "I think I made a mistake. I … Continue reading Let’s Explore – The Curio – Getting started

Creating designs in Silhouette Studio v4

This week let's take a look at how to create your own design in the Silhouette Studio software using basic shapes and text. We will create an overlay that could be cut out of cardstock or other materials. I most often see these at trade shows cut by big, fancy laser cutters. But, why can't … Continue reading Creating designs in Silhouette Studio v4

Let’s Explore v4 – Puzzle Panel

This week we are going to explore one of the newly released features of the v4.2 software. The Puzzle Panel is available in the Silhouette software with the Designer Edition Plus or Business Edition upgrade. (Use my code SECRETS10 to save an additional 10% off the great prices on upgrades at Swing Design) The Puzzle Panel … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Puzzle Panel

Print and Cut – Part 3 – Images

Print and cut with the Silhouette software has so many options available. The past 2 weeks we have explored using a print and cut file (Part 1) and creating text (Part 2) to use in print and cut. This week we will explore creating a print and cut file from a jpeg or png image. … Continue reading Print and Cut – Part 3 – Images

Print and Cut – Part 2 – Text

Let’s Explore v4 – Print & Cut – Part 2 In Print and Cut - Part 1, I showed how to create a print and cut project from an already existing file that was set up for print and cut. In today's post, we will create our own text and turn it into a print … Continue reading Print and Cut – Part 2 – Text

Print and Cut – Part 1

Let's Explore v4 - Print & Cut - Part 1 I love the print and cut option on the Silhouette software! I've used it for many years and in this 2 part series I will share some tips with you for getting a successful print and cut. A few weeks back I made up special … Continue reading Print and Cut – Part 1

Let’s Explore v4 – How to open an svg file

I see many questions regarding .svg files come up across the Silhouette world, so let's take a look at it. What is a svg file? A .svg is a Scalable Vector Graphic. But what does that mean to a Silhouette user? It is a cut file that you can resize without losing image quality. How … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – How to open an svg file