14 Apr 2017

Using SVGs to Create in Silhouette Studio Designer Edition




Fancy Cat designs in a varity of media by Janet Packer (Crafting Quine). Original design by Sanqunetti Design.


Hiya, this week I had the opportunity to try out the new Fancy Cat Cutting File from Sanqunetti Design. I used the designer edition of the Silhouette Studio software, but the variety of file types included allow the design to be used with most cutting machines (SVG, DXF, PDF & JPG). Note, the DXF format can be used with the basic edition of the Silhouette Studio software too.





I wasn't sure if the design would be better suited to card, vinyl or something else. It turned out it that the image suited EVERYTHING and so I made it up in all the media I had readily available (heat transfer vinyl, caper/card and sticker paper).


HEAT TRANSFER VINYL (Pyjama Bag)

I made up a little pyjama bag using a variation of the phrase "the cat's pyjamas" - perfect to use with this image. I used soft, velvety, flocked vinyl for the black parts, sparkly gold glitter vinyl for the heart and glasses, and regular smooth vinyl for the remainder.

Fancy Cat designs in a varity of media by Janet Packer (Crafting Quine). Original design by Sanqunetti Design.



CARDSTOCK (Greeting card)

For the card I designed a semi-shaped card using an offset of the cat's head and a patterned rectangle. The background piece was made using the Silhouette's Print & Cut function, with most of the pieces being cut from textured cardstock.  The glasses and heart are made with card with a glitter heat transfer veneer (yes, you can iron heat transfer on to card). The heart is finished with the recipient's  initial cut from regular sign vinyl. Of course, a monogram or small name could be added as an alternative.

Fancy Cat designs in a varity of media by Janet Packer (Crafting Quine). Original design by Sanqunetti Design.



STICKER PAPER (Custom Stickers)

Using the Print & Cut function again, I made a sheet of personalised stickers using the included JPEG image.

Fancy Cat designs in a varity of media by Janet Packer (Crafting Quine). Original design by Sanqunetti Design.



What a lovely extra surprise to include a sheet of stickers with a child's greeting card?


Fancy Cat designs in a varity of media by Janet Packer (Crafting Quine). Original design by Sanqunetti Design.


REGULAR SIGN VINYL (Vinyl Decal)

I had intended to made a decal for a cat treat jar with some custom text. However, I'd used all my pink sign vinyl, so that is a project for another day.


VERSATILITY (Using SVG & DXF)

The files allow for all manner of variations and customisations. The diagram shows some possible options for the bow.

For vinyl, I chose to make the black flock more prominent than the grey, and used the lower of the two vinyl variations with the loose 'shadow' pieces, omitting the 'knot' piece.

For the card, I decided I'd prefer to have fewer loose pieces and so made the bow and shadow pieces a compound path, and again omitted the 'knot'.

A even simpler solution would be to just use the bow outline - the choice is your's!


Fancy Cat designs in a varity of media by Janet Packer (Crafting Quine). Original design by Sanqunetti Design.



I hope you find this demonstration of the versatility of these cutting files useful.  Let me know  (in the comments section below) if you have any further suggestions. I love hearing from you.










9 comments:

  1. Wow Janet that is a wonderful image and you have used it in so many different ways. It just shows how versatile it is. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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    1. Thanks Jackie - now I'm wondering if it would work for rhinestones, lol.

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  2. What can I say Janet? I want all those items with my name! They're fab! Shabneez x

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  3. Janet gorgeous card and project you have made
    Fijne Paasdagen / Happy Easter
    Gr Karin

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  4. Wow! What fabulous, stunning projects. You are so very clever with your Silhouette!

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  5. Fab projects Janet, abs love the pj bag x

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  6. Love these projects Janet, such a fabulous image. Cathy x

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