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GET THOSE BACK TO SCHOOL WARDROBES READY!

 

Don't you just love the smell of new school supplies? After you're done grabbing pencils and paper and all the other million things on your list, you so need to get on making some cute new tees. 

 

First day of school boards and shirts are cute, but I wanted to give you something your little can use the whole year through:

 

 

I Make School Cool SVG File

Gimme Some Sugar Free SVG Set

Gimme Some Sugar Free SVG Set 1

XOXO GIMME THOSE SUGARS!

 

Around here instead of kisses you hear a chorus of requests for sugars. It's all showers of lipstick prints on the kiddos.

 

So pucker up ...

 

Gimme Some Sugar SVG File - Free for Personal Use | Kelly Lollar Designs

 

and get all those kisses! 

 

Birthday Boy & Girl Free SVG Set

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IT'S A HAPPY BIRTHDAY FREEBIE FRIDAY

 

There are so many summer babies, so when Melissa from the Silhouette School Blog offered me the chance to make this week's Friday Freebie, I knew would be a great time for some birthday designs.

 

Seriously, how cute are these? (And super handy if you need matching twin shirts.)

 

FOR THE GIRLS:

 

Birthday Girl SVG File - Free for Personal Use | Kelly Lollar Designs

Spring Chicken Free SVG

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KID'S CRAFT ACTIVITY FOR EASTER

 

Looking for an adorable and easy Spring project for your little ones? This Spring Chicken is a fast cut-and-paste craft the kids will love.

 

My son's Kindergarten teacher loves crafts, so I try to come with projects that everyone can enjoy and usually something to work those fine motor skills.  This one is perfect because it's actually a two-in-one that works those pincer grasps, spatial awareness and coloring skills.

 

Chicken or an egg - you choose the project

Inkscape Tutorial: Converting SVG Files to DXF

Inkscape Tutorial: Converting SVG Files to DXF 0

CONVERTING SVG TO DXF FOR SILHOUETTE USERS

 

Have you ever found a great free file or a beautiful design on Etsy only to be disappointed that it doesn't come in .dxf format?

 

What if I told you with a couple clicks you can make those files usable without upgrading your software?  It really is that easy and I'll show you how.

 

First up, you will need to download a copy of Inkscape.  It's a free program similar to Adobe Illustrator.  You can find links and a walk-through here.

 

Now that that's done, open the svg you would like to convert.  You can drag it from the file folder window straight into Inkscape to open it faster.

 

Opening an SVG File in Inkscape

Silhouette Studio Tutorial: Using DXF Files

Silhouette Studio Tutorial: Using DXF Files 0

ALL ABOUT DXF FILES

 

New to Silhouette and eyeing all of those pretty designs on Etsy?  You just need to know what files to look for and how to use them.

 

We'll also look at why upgrading your software to use svg files is a smart investment.  

 

WHAT IS A DXF?

 

First up, you've been reading about using designs for purchase outside of the Silhouette Design Store and all of these people keep using these file extensions - .svg and .dxf.  

 

An svg is the universal file type used by cutting machines.  Silhouette Studio requires an upgrade in order to use these files, but there is a loophole - the dxf file.