Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Wishing you the best

I've been trying out some cut files from the Silhouette store. I don't have a Cameo machine but I've been able to save the Silhouette Studio files to use with my Cricut and Sure Cuts a Lot software. Lots of tips about this online, but I've found it's pretty easy with a Mac and that no extra software is needed. You can 'print' to PDF and then use Preview to save as an image which can be traced by SCAL or similar software such as Make the Cut.

Just a few easy steps:
1. Open the file in the Studio software (which is free to download).
2. Select all and choose ungroup all.
3. Select each item and fill with black to make tracing easy.
4. Make sure 'print cut lines' is not checked.
5. Choose file/print/PDF/open PDF in Preview
6. Save file as JPEG or PNG at your chosen resolution.
7. Import JPEG/PNG into SCAL/MTC and trace.

The image will be pretty large when you import it, but you can easily resize.

Here's a card I made using a cute retro typewriter from the Silhouette Online Store:


Supplies (PTI unless otherwise noted)
Paper - rustic cream, hawaiian shores, true black; Crate Paper DIY Shop 6 x 6 pad
Stamps - Tag-Its 2
Ink - Versafine onyx black
Accessories - Retro Typewriter Studio file; My Mind's Eye enamel dots; sewing machine; foam tape

1 comment:

  1. Hi Anne, thank you for info , and directions. wish I was computer savvy as you are. this is a great find, and I am excited for your creations.Love the image you did. Great for an office memo book too....have a good day.