Tips for Beginners

Just getting started with your cutting machine and Sure Cuts a Lot? Pull up a chair and let’s go through a couple quick how-to’s.



Comparing Cricut Explore, Sizzix eclips2 and Silhouette CAMEO

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SVG Workflow

For users of SVGCuts files, workflow is VERY important. Spending less time importing and preparing your files for cutting means spending more time actually assembling your projects. In the video below, we imported all of the necessary files to create the Thanksgiving Box Card from our Autumn Box Cards SVG Kit. The results are as follows:

  • Silhouette CAMEO using Silhouette Studio Designer Edition: 3:03
    • Users of the Silhouette CAMEO can use Sure Cuts A Lot 3 for a more efficient SVG experience.
  • Sizzix eclips2 using eCAL: 2:01
  • Cricut Explore

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Unzipping SVGCuts Files - (Zip File, Extract File, Decompress File)

Mac OS

MacOS X has the native ability to extract/unzip ZIP files, so don't waste money on third party ZIP programs! You don't need them! Zipped files look like documents with little zippers on them, contain the extension .zip and also say ZIP right on the icon!

 

1. Unzipping a file in MacOSX is simple, just double-click on the ZIP file! You know your file is unzipped when you have what looks like a folder with the full product name displayed below the icon....


How To Open SVG Files - Cricut Design Space

Because our files come in ZIP format, you'll want to make sure you UNZIP our files before attempting the steps below. You may also consider configuring your web browser to make your workflow more efficient by following the suggestions in our "Where Did My Files Go?" article. You can read the Mac Version here, and the Windows Version here.

Written Tutorial

1. Visit http://us.cricut.com/design and login to your account. Click Create New Project.

2. From the sidebar, click Upload Image....


Where Did My Downloads Go? Windows Edition

One of the most common issues SVGCuts users encounter is not knowing where to find their files after they download them! It sounds like a very silly problem, but its real and from a support standpoint, its one of the most common issues we deal with on a daily basis.

PC Browsers

To get the most out of the information below, be sure you are running the following version (or later) of each browser:

  • Internet Explorer - 11.0.9600.16438 (click here for information on how

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Where Did My Downloads Go? Mac Edition

One of the most common issues SVGCuts users encounter is not knowing where to find their files after they download them! It sounds like a very silly problem, but its real and from a support standpoint, its one of the most common issues we deal with on a daily basis.

Mac Browsers

To get the most out of the information below, be sure you are running the following version (or later) of each browser:

  • Safari - 7.0.3 (click here for information on how to

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Photography Tips for Paper Crafters - Aperture and Bokeh

The day I decided to learn the ins and outs of my camera was the day I stumbled upon the terms; aperture, shutter speed and ISO. All three of these camera settings are interconnected and play a major role in determining the final appearance of your photo. This article will focus on how aperture affects bokeh. We'll dive into the rest of the settings in future installments of "Photography Tips for Paper Crafters".

What is Bokeh?

In photography, bokeh is the blur,or the ...