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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

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The Perfect DSLR Lens For Paper Crafters 2014 Edition

Lenses Are Everything
The lenses that come bundled with most DSLR cameras aren't alway the best. In fact, they are some of the most inexpensive lenses that the manufacturer produces so that the price of the bundle can be kept to a minimum. These lenses aren't bad, but they're not good either. If you're going to purchase a DSLR camera, you might as ...


Battery Backups - An Inexpensive Way To Protect Files and Cutting Machines

In the world of computers and electronics, there are two types of people. Those that have lost hundreds if not thousands of dollars due to some sort of electrical event, and those that will. A small investment in a good battery backup will save you lots of time and money and will protect your computer and cutting machine.
I Have A Surge Suppressor, I'm Fine!
Nope, you're not. Your surge suppressor (power strip) will ...


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 ...


Free SVG Files For Cricut Explore - Design Space

Now that you have a Cricut Explore with Cricut's all-new Design Space, opening SVG files is easier than ever! You can find the freebies under our Free Designs section and you can shop our amazing kits and collections by visiting SVGCuts.com

Shop Our Store Download Free SVGs

Because our files come in ZIP format, you'll want to make sure you UNZIP our files before attempting the steps ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Using SVG Files With Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Version 3

Silhouette Studio Designer Edition version 3 has made some wonderful improvements that will help streamline your SVG workflow while giving you more control over the end result. This is especially true when using files from our store, SVGCuts.com!
Before You Get Started (Centering SVG Files)
By default, Silhouette Studio Designer Edition may not have SVG files set to "Center" when ...


Circle Test - Cricut Explore, Silhouette CAMEO, Sizzix eclips2

In my opinion, the circle test is one of the best ways to test a cutting machine's precision and capability when it comes to performing tight, intricate cuts. As some of you have experienced in the past, older Cricut cutting machines performed poorly when cutting small circles. Silhouette and Sizzix have done a very good job with this area and Cricut has finally joined them.

We had the Silhouette CAMEO, Sizzix ...