Using Purchased PNG Files in Silhouette Studio

Using Purchased Graphics & Fonts

If you’re like me, you see all of the beautiful font and graphics bundles being offered these days & you love them!!  And like me, you buy them!!   But, after downloading I’m often wondering what to do with them.  Recently, someone said to me — “I would buy these if I knew what to do with them.”   Today I want to share a little Valentine project that I’ve created in Silhouette Studio, using the  Valentines Design Bundle from Design Bundles.  20 beautiful Fonts and over 1000 design elements are included in this bundle — so lots to work with for Valentines Day — and beyond!  (Great for lots of other projects, too!)

This project is a design created using the Dallon font – and graphic from the “Valentine” hand drawn graphic collection.  I love coffee — a lot!! And my day never starts without it — so I thought this coffee cup was perfect!   The Graphic files included in this Bundle are .png format files — This means that they do not come into Silhouette Studio as a cut file, and need to be traced in order to cut.  There are quite a few steps in this process — so I decided the best way to share it with you is in a video —

PNG Coffee Mug from Terri Johnson on Vimeo.

So there you have it!  You can turn PNG files into Cut files from the Valentine’s Design Bundle – or any of the other amazing bundles that are available.   And as a little Valentine’s from me, here is my free Valentine Coffee Mug file for you to download!

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This post was shared in February 2017, and the video was created in Silhouette Studio V3 — but all of the features & functions still apply!  Definitely one worth recycling!  Until next time — Hugs,

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  1. Joanne Hudson says:

    This was a great video and so helpful. I learned some of what I have been trying to find how to do in an easy to follow lesson and this was it. Thank you so much for doing this video.

  2. Linda Koutroulis says:

    Very informative….Thanks

  3. I love your teaching, it is easy to follow and understand. Thank you.

    Are you ever going to have classes to where I could attend to learn about my Cameo. I purchased the Cameo 3 when it first came out, but I do not know much about working this machine and would really love to know every thing I can on how to cut, print, design, and especially how to download designs into my Cameo and be able to cut them out and make things. I have purchased some designs from The Cutting Café and for some reason, I do not get a cut line for the box or flower, etc. How would I get the design to show up as a cut file? If you do have classes again, could you keep my name in mind and send me a notification. I thank you much.

    • Kathlene — Thanks for the comments — so glad you find it helpful. If the designs you purchased do not have a cut line, simply go to the “Send” panel and turn on the cut lines there. Just select “Cut” vs “No Cut”. And if you are interested in workshops and retreats, please be sure to subscribe to the blog, in order to receive the first notifications about events. thanks

  4. Morning Terri, I own a cameoand have never updated. I would like to update to the Design Studio, will I loose all the designs that I have already bought whe I upgrade? I also am not to good at updating, and will need help, if I buy this upgrade from your site will you assist me if I need the help?

    • Maggie — No! You will not loose your purchased designs. You can always retrieve those from the Design Studio store. And of course, if you need help — I’m happy to help!


  1. […] Yesterday, I shared with you how I created a Print & Cut file by tracing a PNG graphic design & cutting the design on Heat Transfer Material.   This post is a follow up on how to use PNG files with transparent backgrounds for Print & Cut designs.   Here I’ve created a Valentines Card using a beautiful design from Design Bundles Watercolor Chic of Spring Bundle.     This design set has 75 PNG files that can be used in Silhouette Studio – but so often people write to me & just don’t know how to use them.    Today’s post shows how you can use these files without even tracing! […]