Friday, January 15, 2016

Happy New Year!

I've had a busy couple of weeks (months, really) with everyone busy crafting for Christmas and requesting custom designs.  Things slowed down a little bit, but now I find myself creating custom Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras designs.  It's always fun to turn someone's vision into a design, then to see it come to life on a shirt, coffee mug, Onesie, etc.  I always appreciate it when people include pictures of their finished projects along with their review of their purchase!  This cute shirt was created by Kellie of KellieAllisonDesigns using my Open Heart Circle Monogram Frame design:

Open Heart Circle Monogram frame and Vine Monogram Alphabet files available at

It was apparent that everyone was busy monogramming for gift giving based on the number of questions I got, asking how to use some of my monogram files -- namely, DXF files.  DXF files can be used by people with the basic, free, edition of Silhouette Studio software.  They can be tricky and a little frustrating, especially for beginners who don't know all the ins and outs of their software yet. They require a few extra steps to make them work properly so you don't lose the "holes" of your letters when welding them.  So I made a quick video to show how to work with my monogram files in Silhouette Studio using DXF format.

If you want to avoid all the extra steps needed to use DXF files, you can upgrade your software to Designer Edition (DE), which will allow you to open SVG files. SVG files come into your software ready to use, arrange, and weld without any extra steps. (You may have to add the cut lines before you cut.)

Designer Edition retails for $49.99.  I discount them 30% to $34.99.  You can purchase an instant download code for DE upgrade at my Etsy shop,  Click on "Silhouette Products" in the shop sections.  If they are sold out, please send me a message and I can get one listed for you. 

Here's hoping you all have a wonderful 2016 filled with lots of crafting!  


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