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How to Getting Cleaner Cuts!

Hi there,

I have notice that a lot of Silhouette owners struggling with bad cuts, so here is a way to make them
more cleaner.




  1.  Open your silhouette software and click on the "Preferences panel",
  2.  "Advance" option.


  1.  scroll down to "Packet Size"
  2. change it to 500 bytes 
  3. And hit "APPLY".



It should look like this when you are finished.

Hope that it will help you as it did for me.


Happy Creation;)
Anki J

Freebie Sunday week 35, Fall paper

Hi there
this week's freebie is a paper from the color chart for fall 2015 and with inspiring autumn words. I named it Marsala Paper from the color.
Beautiful to print out for scrapbooking or use in your digital scrapbooking.
It comes in a Silhouette Studio v3 file.




Happy Creating:)
Anki J

50+ Genius Hacks For Silhouette & Cricut Machines

Hi there,

I run in to this today, what a perfect site to solv some problems and also get good advises for your cutting machine.

Over 50 tips, tricks and ideas on how to save time, money and effort when using your Silhouette CAMEO, Cricut or any craft cutting machine.

Happy Creating;)
Anki J

Freebie Silhouette week 34

Hi there,
today I'm going to share a #FREESilhouette V3 file with you. I made this one past week and have to share it with you. It's a Color Chart for you to fill with color's that you can work with in your Silhouette Studio software. And down here you can see how I use it.



I use the Color Chart when I'm making colorful designs in Silhouette Studio Design, but if you have the Free version you also can use it.

I'm looking on Pinterest and google image for picctures that I found interesting. For example I just type in the colors that I'm would like to have in my project. Pink, Grey, Mint...
When I have found the colors that I like I open my Silhouette Studio and the Free colorChart Template and just fill in the colors that I'm going to work with.

I copy the picture and past it in to my studio work space (1) and then I start to fill the empty Color Chart with FILL COLOR (2) with the pipette tool . I click on the blank daub, then I take the fill color pipette tool (2) and place that Pipette on the color that I would copy in to my daub, and then I take next color and so on. Some times I only use 3 colors. But that is up to you to decide.

Happy Creating:)
Anki J





My new Store

Hi there,
today I have open my new Store as You can see over here. And I'm going to fill it up with Silhouette v3 svg files, but right now there are 2 files to purchase

The first one is 4 beautiful swirls that I just love, very useful in your designs.

And the second one is a nice picture to make for a newborn babygirl. Perfect to Give away!


I hope that you going to like my store and come back regulary and check out if there is a new file for you here.

And tomorrow I'm giving away a freebie 

Happy Creation;)
Anki J


Pantone Color Report for Fall 2015

Hi there,
I have found the Pantone Color Report for Fall 2015. And I love them very much, down here you can see them in a color shart that I have made. Very easy to use when you make your Silhouette Studio Design, or any design at all.

I'm struggling with how to share a Silouette v3 file with you so I will come back as soon I have solved the issue!
See you soon...

Happy Creation:)
Anki J


How-To use the Silhouette Cameo: Silhouette Sketch Pens

Hi there,
today we are going to solw out the How To use the Sketch Pens in your Silhouette Cameo. Made by 

If you’re new to your Silhouette cutting machine, this “How To useyour Silhouette Cameo” series is perfect for you! Today we’re covering how to use Silhouette Sketch Pens, and learn more about this awesome crafting product!

Learn how to use Silhouette sketch pens to draw with your Silhouette Cameo or Portrait!

Silhouette sketch pens are perfect for getting a hand-drawn look. They’re great for making invitations, cards, place cards, or even just a few sketches to hang up as wall art. Plus, once the sketch pens are done sketching you can put the regular cutting blade back in place to cut out your design in a fun shape!

HOW TO USE A SILHOUETTE CAMEO: SILHOUETTE SKETCH PENS

Here’s what you need: (affiliate links below to the products I use and recommend)

a Silhouette cutting machine
Silhouette sketch pens
paper to draw on
HOW TO USE SILHOUETTE SKETCH PENS

The first step is to get your design set up, just like you normally would, in the Silhouette Studio software. Anything that your Cameo or Portrait can cut out with its regular blade, it can draw instead if you switch out the blade for a sketch pen. So pull up a design in your Studio software and let’s get started!

Open the Cut Settings window once you have your design loaded. You should see thick red lines covering all of the lines of your design.
How To Use Silhouette Sketch Pens

By default, all lines in your project are set to “Cut” so that the machine knows to cut those lines. But with sketch pens, the pen will be drawing instead of cutting. Anything that is set to “Cut” will instead be drawn with your sketch pens. In this example, I didn’t want to draw the outside border, so I selected it and changed the Cut Style to “No Cut”.
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Then, because I wanted each line of text to be drawn in a different color, I also selected all but the first line of text and changed their Cut Styles to “No Cut” as well.

Now the only thing with a thick red line on top of it should be the piece of your design that you want drawn (or, if you want to use multiple colors in your design, the thick red line should only show on whichever piece you want to draw first.)

Scroll further down in your Cut Settings window on the right until you find the Material Type section; choose Silhouette Sketch Pen. It should do this next piece automatically for you, but in the next section down, make sure it changes the Blade Type to Sketch Pen and shows a little image of a sketch pen.
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How To Use A Silhouette Cameo: Silhouette Sketch Pens
July 14, 2014 by Jessi Wohlwend 45 Comments

Silhouette sketch pens are a really fun way to use your Silhouette Cameo or Portrait to draw instead of cut! They come in tons of different colors (even metallics and glitter!), and they’re incredibly easy to use. If you’ve ever pulled out your cutting blade to change the blade depth, and then reinstalled it into the machine, you can use sketch pens!

If you’re new to your Silhouette cutting machine, this “How To Use A Silhouette Cameo” series is perfect for you! Today we’re covering how to use Silhouette sketch pens, so pull up a chair and learn more about this awesome crafting product!

Learn how to use Silhouette sketch pens to draw with your Silhouette Cameo or Portrait!


Silhouette sketch pens are perfect for getting a hand-drawn look. They’re great for making invitations, cards, place cards, or even just a few sketches to hang up as wall art. Plus, once the sketch pens are done sketching you can put the regular cutting blade back in place to cut out your design in a fun shape!

HOW TO USE A SILHOUETTE CAMEO: SILHOUETTE SKETCH PENS

Here’s what you need:

*Silhouette cutting machine
*Silhouette sketch pens
*paper to draw on
If you like the sketchy fonts I used in this project, you can find them here:
HOW TO USE SILHOUETTE SKETCH PENS

The first step is to get your design set up, just like you normally would, in the Silhouette Studio software. Anything that your Cameo or Portrait can cut out with its regular blade, it can draw instead if you switch out the blade for a sketch pen. So pull up a design in your Studio software and let’s get started!

Open the Cut Settings window once you have your design loaded. You should see thick red lines covering all of the lines of your design.

How To Use Silhouette Sketch Pens

By default, all lines in your project are set to “Cut” so that the machine knows to cut those lines. But with sketch pens, the pen will be drawing instead of cutting. Anything that is set to “Cut” will instead be drawn with your sketch pens. In this example, I didn’t want to draw the outside border, so I selected it and changed the Cut Style to “No Cut”.

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Then, because I wanted each line of text to be drawn in a different color, I also selected all but the first line of text and changed their Cut Styles to “No Cut” as well.

Now the only thing with a thick red line on top of it should be the piece of your design that you want drawn (or, if you want to use multiple colors in your design, the thick red line should only show on whichever piece you want to draw first.)

Scroll further down in your Cut Settings window on the right until you find the Material Type section; choose Silhouette Sketch Pen. It should do this next piece automatically for you, but in the next section down, make sure it changes the Blade Type to Sketch Pen and shows a little image of a sketch pen.

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Now it’s time to tell your Silhouette machine to draw!

HOW TO LOAD A SKETCH PEN INTO YOUR SILHOUETTE CUTTING MACHINE

First, lift the lid of your machine and remove the cutting blade by turning the small blue knob to the left and lifting the blade out of the housing. Then choose the sketch pen color you want to use, pull the lid off of the pen, and place it, point down, into the housing.

Do you see where the pen gets thicker in the photo below? Make sure you push the pen all the way down into the holder so that the fattest part of the pen is hitting the top of the holder and the pen can’t go any further in. If you don’t get the pen all the way in, it won’t quite reach the paper and your Silhouette will draw on air instead of on your paper!
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Once your pen is loaded, place your paper onto your cutting mat, pressing down firmly all over, and load the cutting mat into the machine.

Go back to your computer and click Send To Silhouette at the bottom of the Cut Settings window, or click on the Send To Silhouette icon in the bar at the top, then click Start, and your machine should start to draw out your design!
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Once the machine is done drawing, don’t unload your paper yet! If you want to continue drawing using a different color, or if you want to cut out your design once it’s finished drawing, leave the cutting mat exactly where it is and move on to the next steps of the tutorial!

If all you wanted was a single drawing in one color with no cuts, you’re done! You can tell the machine to unload and then pull your design off the cutting mat.

HOW TO USE SILHOUETTE SKETCH PENS WITH MULTIPLE COLORS

If you want your design to have multiple colors, don’t unload the cutting mat once the first color has finished! Leave it exactly where it is and go back to your computer to get the second piece of the design set up.

In the Cut Settings window, select the piece of the design that was just drawn, and change the Cut Style to “No Cut”; you don’t want to draw that piece a second time! Then select the next piece of the design that you want drawn, and change the Cut Style to “Cut”. Be very careful not to reposition your design on the screen as you do this, or your lines will be slightly off!
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Make sure everything else is still set to “No Cut”. Then remove the first sketch pen from the holder and put the new sketch pen in, following the same instructions above.

Click Send To Silhouette again to tell the machine to start drawing the second piece of the design.

Repeat these steps for each new pen color until your whole design has been drawn.

Once the machine is done drawing with the last sketch pen, don’t unload your paper yet! If you want to cut out your design, leave the cutting mat exactly where it is and move on to the next step of the tutorial!

If all you wanted was a single drawing in multiple colors with no cuts, you’re done! You can tell the machine to unload and then pull your design off the cutting mat.

HOW TO CUT OUT A SKETCHED DESIGN

The last step is to cut out your beautiful sketch!

In the Cut Settings window, make sure all of the pieces that you have already drawn are set to “No Cut”. Select the outside border that you want to cut, and change the Cut Style to “Cut”. Then select the appropriate Material Type; I used heavy cardstock for this project, so I selected “Coverstock” from the Material Type menu.
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Scroll down in the Cut Settings window; once you select a new Material Type the software should automatically change the Blade Type back to Silhouette Ratchet Blade for you. Look at the recommended settings, and adjust your blade depth accordingly.

Then, following the same instructions as before, remove the sketch pen from the holder and put the cutting blade back in.

Click Send To Silhouette to tell your machine to start cutting!
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This time, once the machine is done cutting, unload your cutting mat and remove your design.

And you’re finished! You now have a fun sketch in multiple colors!
Learn how to use Silhouette sketch pens to draw with your Silhouette Cameo or Portrait!

Happy Creating;)
Anki J


Silhouette Design Secrets

Hi there,
have being a busy weekend, friends was here from Pattaya, and the man, is a friend from Sweden living in Pattaya now. Yesterday he didn't fit so well so we took him to hospital in Klaeng
and the doctors said that he has to go home to Pattaya and go to his doctor for examination of his heart. Little bit scared for us all, our friend is just 58.
So they went back to Pattaya. Hope that he is going to be taking good care of over there....

I studying the Silhouette Design Secrets when I have time, and so fare it is well worth the money, and I'm going to make some lessons for you in the future touching the subject "Learn to design with Your Silhouette Studio Software".

Happy Creating;)
Anki J
Hi there,
I have just signed up for a new class to learn my Silhouette software,

SILHOUETTE: DESIGN SECRETS

http://kerribradford.com/store/index.php/classes/designing-secrets.html
And to day Kerri Bradford Studio have 20% of, that means that I earned 8$, and so can YOU!
So if you not yet have browsing around in her blog and see what Kerri can teach you, Now is the time!
Happy Creation;)
Anki J

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