So -I’m really excited today to share with you the current Silhouette Promotion — which is 40% off of Designer Edition Upgrade — but first, I want to answer a few questions that I often receive about the Designer Edition Upgrade. People ask whether or not they really “need” the DE Upgrade — or why would they want it. So, I thought I’d share with you the reasons why I LOVE it!
You can open any SVG files in Studio with the DE Upgrade: SVG files (Scalable Vector Graphics) are the files that many graphic designers are using to create artwork. (From what I understand – which isn’t much – it is much more versatile than a jpeg or other graphic files.) Even machine embroidery digitizers are saving their embroidery files in SVG format. (I will have an upcoming blog that will share more about that, in just a few days). Unlike other graphic files that can be imported & traced into Silhouette Studio, SVG files do NOT have to be traced! You simply select the file, open the Cut Style Window & click on “Cut” — VOILA! It is automatically a cut file!
This is a FREE SVG file from Juliana Michaels 17 Turtles site. It is an awesome site with a lot of free SVG files. So, when I bring this into the Studio software, and click on the CUT SETTINGS window — you will see that there are no cut lines around the selected anchor file. So, now – -all you have to do is select “CUT” — and it automatically becomes a Cut File — no tracing involved!
Now you will see the Red Lines around the selected Anchor file — which indicate it is ready to be cut! That’s the beauty of SVG files — and honestly, that alone is enough reason to purchase the Designer Edition Upgrade – -in my opinion!
But WAIT! That’s Not All!! – My 2nd most favorite reason for owning the DE Upgrade is because you can create your own Rhinestone Files! I can take that same Anchor Cut File that I have in the above screen – -and easily turn it into a Rhinestone Design!
All I have to do is open the Rhinestone Window, select the Anchor & click on “Edge” to turn this file into a Rhinestone design!
So, for your “cutting enjoyment” – I’m sharing 10 awesome sites that offer FREE SVG Files! Simply visit their site, read their guidelines (for example, Miss Kate’s Cuttables has a daily FREE design – ONLY for that day), and begin downloading!
LINKS TO TOP 10 SITES FOR FREE SVG FILES
1. 17 Turtles
2. Miss Kate Cuttables
3. My Grafico Digitals
4. The Free SVG Blog
5. Michelle’s Adventures with Digital Creations
6. Monica’s Creative Room
7. Apex Cuttables
8. Dreaming Tree – 3D SVG files
9. Sherry K Designs
10. Love Paper Crafts
Here are the other awesome features of the Designer Edition software, listed below! But these two alone make it worth the price — but ESPECIALLY at 40% off!! To receive this awesome discount, simply enter the Promo Code TERRI at check out!
- Sketch tools to convert designs into several styles of sketchable art
- Creative knife tools to allow you to clip designs using different patterns
- Enhanced eraser set to modify designs with more precision
- Built-in ruler and guide lines for precise alignment and drawing
- Layers support (including ability to cut by layer)
- PDF import
- Nesting feature to allow you to arrange cuts as efficiently as possible—a scrapper’s dream!
- Shadow tool—allows you to add a drop shadow to printable designs
So — there you have it — plenty to keep you busy downloading & cutting! And if you don’t have the Designer Edition Upgrade — click below, use the promo code TERRI and save 40%!!! Can’t beat that!
There are also some great bundles for anyone who is looking for a Silhouette! These bundles include the DE Upgrade Software – -so its a great deal! If you have any questions about SVG files or Designer Edition – -don’t hesitate to ask! Until next time – -keep “Cuttin’ Up”!