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2014 In Review - Exciting News

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2014 has been an amazing year for SVGCuts. Thanks to Cricut (with the release of the Explore), Silhouette, and Sizzix, our customer base just continues to grow and grow while the kits we offered this year were some of our most popular yet.

Our growth has reached a point where Mary and I have decided that we needed someone to help! In hindsight, we should have hired someone to help out ...


W3 Silver Award For Video or Motion Graphics

The Winners of The 2014 W3 Awards have been announced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts today. Receiving over 4,000 entries, The W3 Awards honors outstanding Websites, Web Marketing, Web Video, Mobile Sites/Apps & Social content created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide.

SVGCuts.com received the Silver Award in the Video or Motion Graphics category. ...


The Cost Of Free SVG Files - Malware, Viruses and Identity Theft

We all love collecting all of those wonderful free SVG files, but are they really free? Well....not exactly. I spend way too much time on Facebook and I'm a member of many cutting machine Facebook groups. Cricut, Sizzix, Silhouette, you name it! This weekend, I ran into an interesting post where a Cricut user was faced with a suspicious pop-up asking her to take a survey in exchange for a "free ...


Fan Spotlight - Debra Maurer

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Fan Since 2011 - Location: California

Q. Who or what inspires you?

A. My friends and fellow crafters inspire me. Through conversation ideas will pop in my head how I could make something to match a person or an event.

Q. What is your favorite craft tool?

A. I have been doing graphic design for some years now, and so I’d ...


Fan Spotlight - Linda Palaia

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Fan Since 2009 - Location: New Hampshire

Q. Who or what inspires you?

A. Seeing what others design.

Q. What is your favorite craft tool?

A. I would have to say my computer, as this is where all Mary’s Kits come to life.

Q. What is your favorite season or holiday for crafting?

A. Christmas and fall as I love the colors of these ...


Fan Spotlight - Missie Myers

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Fan Since 2009 - Location: Ohio

Q. Who or what inspires you?

A. My inspiration to create depends on what's going on in my world at any point in time. The season, a holiday, someone's birthday . . . the worst part of it is when an idea comes to mind and I'm not able to create it right then and ...


Using SVG Files with Cricut Design Space - SVGCuts.com

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This video was created to test and demonstrate how to import SVG files (from SVGCuts.com) into Cricut's new Design Space software for the Cricut Explore machine. As of this writing (Wednesday, February 19th, 2014), we've not yet actually cut our files with the Cricut Explore (we should have one very soon) so we're not sure of the final output, but we will be posting our findings as soon it arrives.
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Sizzix eclips2 - First Look

UPDATE 4/1/2014: Click Here for the official review!

Let's face it, without cutting machines, SVGCuts wouldn't exist, so we're always excited when new cutting machines are introduced. Today I had the opportunity to talk to Sizzix's director of marketing, who gave me most of the details on the new Sizzix eclips2. Let's dive right in!

We'll see two versions of the Sizzix ...


Chicago Tribune - Crafting A Romantic Adventure

As if winning the 2013 Martha Stewart American Made Audience Choice Award wasn't enough, we had the opportunity to sit down with Chicago Tribune reporter, Jennifer Weigel to talk about our business, our relationship and our business relationship. Click the thumbnails to view screenshots of the article, or click here to for the actual article on Chicago Tribune's website.

 

 


Cricut To Revisit SVG Support? Cricut Explore, Design Space and Aircut

It's been over two years since Provo Craft filed suit against software companies Craft Edge (Sure Cuts a Lot) and Make The Cut. Since that time, the personal electronic cutting machine market has seen a shift from cartridge-based systems to software-driven systems that allow crafters to cut their own designs through the use of fonts and SVG files as well as other proprietary file formats.

You don't have to be a ...