How-To Articles

Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters - A Closer Look


Hi Crafty Friends!

Today I was putting my Lighthouse project on display for the Summer in my craft studio, and I thought it would be fun to take some new pictures of it! Especially to get some more close-up shots of it so that you can get a better look at it!

It's one of my all-time favorite projects. :)...

Design Inspiration - Belle of the Ball

Make our Elegant Gown in yellow and she'll feel like the belle of the ball! Your little princess won't forget this keepsake gift box!

See the Elegant Gown in our Brunch Party SVG Kit here!

~Mary :)

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Design Inspiration - Baby Shower Umbrella Bag & Tool Giveaway

Happy Monday!!

A few months back, I released a collection of five gift bags for Easter/Spring, and so many of you commented, saying how cute the Umbrella Bag would be for a baby shower/gift.

It's actually one of our most-liked photos of all-time on Instagram!

So when I made my second Umbrella Bag on YouTube, I cut the panels out ...

"What kind of card stock is best for SVGCuts projects?"

New to paper crafting, or just curious? Wondering what kind of card stock is best for SVGCuts projects? I get this question regularly, so you’re not alone! :)

I’ve been making loads of dimensional paper crafts here at SVGCuts for over eight years now, and a few products have become staples in my craft room.

You can really use just about any paper you’d like for projects, although paper that’s about “80 ...

Brother Scan N Cut SVG to FCM Conversion using Sure Cuts A Lot 4

Sure Cuts A Lot 4 is a dream come true for those of you with Brother Scan N Cut machines, more importantly Scan N Cut users that love Sure Cuts A Lot 4's SVG to FCM conversion workflow is unmatched by any program on the market. The software will allow you to spend less time converting and more time cutting and playing with paper.

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Comparing Cricut Explore, Sizzix eclips2 and Silhouette CAMEO

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 Perfect DSLR Lens For Paper Crafters

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 fantastic either. A higher-quality lens will not only give you sharp photos with wonderful ...

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

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 ...