15 Oct 2016

Make Custom Shaped Cards


I have new cardmaking tutorial over on the Silhouette UK Blog this weekend. I provide step-by-step instructions on how to make a custom shaped card.

The basis of the card shape is an existing design from which I make an offset piece to mount the design on, and a left-folding card base.

For this I used the Happy Fish design by Jennifer Wambach, but this technique can be used to make cards of almost any shape.

Do pop over and find how to it - I've used this technique for many, many cards, some of which are shown below.

1 Oct 2016


 Hello, I have a new post over on the Silhouette UK Blog today. This is about how to open SVGs on in the Silhouette Studio software, but only in the Designer Edition and above.

In the post I used a free SVG file that I downloaded from Open Clip Art called Aegishjalmur Retraced. 

I show how to download it, and how to work out how it will cut. In the file there are two versions, one made up of lines, and one welded together.

One of the versions could easily be changed, and to that I added some wording.

From this new file I made a vinyl decal in gold vinyl which I added to acrylic coasters purchased from Acrylic Craft


If you download SVG files from the Internet you will generally find that they don't have cut lines selected. Simply turn them on by selecting Cut in the Cut Window.