Using the Knife Tool in Designer Edition – and FREE Halloween Cut File

With all of my health challenges the past year, I haven’t been able to make much for my littlest (one year old) grandson, Silas — So since I’m feeling better, Halloween is the perfect time!  I loved using the designing tools in Silhouette Studio to create my little ghost in this design! I’m working in Silhouette Studio, V4.1.201.  First, I selected the Elipse tool and drew a large oval shape — and a smaller oval shape for the ghost eyes. {Read More}

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Using Purchased Fonts & Graphics In Silhouette Studio and FREE Cut File

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 {Read More}

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How to Combine Monogram Frames & Fonts in Silhouette Studio & FREE Monogram Frame

My last post tutorial shared how to adjust 3 letter monogram fonts that you bought in Silhouette Design Store.  However, sometimes you purchase them elsewhere — and today, I am sharing with you a FREE Hearth Wreath Monogram frame — with FIVE beautiful heart frames – from our friends at Cuttable Designs!  Just in time for Valentines’ Day!  So, I want to show you how to use these frames & combine them with the monogram font! First, when you download the files, they {Read More}

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Adjusting 3 Letter Monograms Created in Silhouette Studio

Happy New Year!  I’m so excited to be writing this from my studio in my home — after 2 months of living in a lovely Homewood Suites!  For those of you who don’t know, when we returned from the All Things Silhouette Conference in November, we opened the door to a burst pipe, running water & a flooded house.  So, for the last 2 months, we’ve been dealing with ServPro, insurance adjustors & restoration contractors.  But, I’m happy to say that {Read More}

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How to Work With Purchased Monogram Files in Silhouette Studio

Monograms!  We all love them!  And if I had to pick the #1 reasons that people buy a Silhouette machine (or embroidery machine), it is so that they can put their monogram on anything that doesn’t move!  But sometimes, the files that we purchase are a little confusing.  They often come with multiple folders & files & you may not know what to do with them!  And I have received questions about working with these fonts, so when the folks at {Read More}

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Pattern Fill with Designer Edition & Free Card Cut File

My last post I shared how to fill your shapes and patterns without Designer Edition -but I will tell you — Pattern Fill in Designer Edition makes things so much easier & gives you additional options! The Fill Pattern options allow you to mirror patterns, rotate, scale, pan the pattern around within the filled image, and adjust the pattern’s level of transparency. These advanced features for manipulating patterns can be found in the Advanced Options in the Fill Pattern panel. For {Read More}

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Create Your Own Patterned Vinyl – or how to Fill your Patterns without Designer Edition

We are headed to the Virginia Beach this week, not only to relax on the beach, but also to visit my little grandson! Oh – and his parents! So, I decided that I needed a new Beach Spiker to hold my drink and phone! And I don’t know about you – but I am loving all of the summer graphic packs and bundles from The Hungry Jpeg!  One that I recently purchased is 20 DIY Watercolor Patterns.  It comes with 20 {Read More}

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