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12 Amazing Sublimation Designs For Your DIY Projects

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12 Amazing Sublimation Designs For Your DIY Projects

First of all, what is Sublimation?

Sublimation is when you print your design onto paper, using a sublimation printer & special inks and then heat transfer the design onto specific sublimation blanks, such as clothing, mugs, home decor, ornaments & more.

Sublimation designs are permanent. You can print detailed images, that do not require weeding like vinyl, to add to your project. 

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Cricut Design Space: How To Turn an SVG into Print Then Cut

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Cricut Design Space: How To Turn an SVG into Print Then Cut

Print Then Cut allows you to print your design and then cut the outer edge.

It works by first printing your image via your printer. Your Cricut Maker (or Explore) then reads the registration marks on the paper you just printed and cuts around the design accordingly.

It’s a fantastic feature for creating printables, stickers, wall art & more. Let’s learn How To Turn an SVG into Print Then Cut.

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10 Split Monogram SVG Designs For Cricut & Silhouette

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From the So Fontsy Blog - 10 Split Monogram Designs for Cricut & Silhouette

10 Split Monogram SVG Designs For Cricut & Silhouette

Split Monogram SVG Designs are the ideal cutting files for CricutSilhouetteScan N Cut, or your other favorite die cutting machine. They allow you to further customize your DIY projects by adding personalization to the middle of the design, such as a family name or first names. They are designs that are split in the middle to allow you to add your own text. 

Here is a round up of 10 Split Monogram Designs For Your Die Cutting Machine.

There are many fabulous Split Monograms on So Fontsy! 

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Cricut Design Space: Mastering the WELD Tool

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Cricut Design Space: Mastering the WELD Tool

The WELD Tool is used to connect overlapping designs. It is especially helpful when you need to connect the letters of your text and is a tool that you will use often in Cricut Design Space.

This golden tool allows you to remove the cut lines between intersecting areas so your cut is seamless and fluid. Ahhhh, just the way we like it!

Say goodbye to disconnected letters and learn to Master the WELD Tool!

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Project Ideas for Foil Quill, Single Line Designs & Sketch Fonts

Project Ideas for Foil Quill Single Line Drawing Designs & Sketch Fonts
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Project Ideas for Foil Quill, Single Line Designs & Sketch Fonts

Foil Quill designs (aka single line drawing designs/sketch fonts) are one of the hottest techniques in the crafting world.

We love them because they create even more possibilities for the DIY crafter. Single line drawing designs work by utilizing a die cutting machine to draw, foil quill, etch, emboss, and engrave onto your chosen materials.

Foil Quill, Single Line Drawing Designs & Sketch Fonts are perfect for:

  • Writing with sketch pens
  • Using a Foil Quill tool 
  • Engraving (metal, acetate, plexiglass)
  • Etching glass
  • Rhinestone lines (for Silhouette machines)
  • Embossing

Today we are going to look at some of the crafting projects that you can create using foil quill, single line drawing designs & sketch fonts.

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12 Fabulous Holiday SVG Designs For Kids

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So Fontsy Blog 12 Fabulous Holiday SVG Designs For Kids

12 Fabulous Holiday SVG Designs For Kids

It’s the most wonderful time of the year & we absolutely adore these 12 Fabulous Holiday SVG Designs For Kids. Of course, we love all of the amazing Holiday SVG designs available on So Fontsy but here are some of our favorites to get you in the crafting mood.

So grab a cup of hot cocoa, grab these files, turn on those Cricut & Silhouette machines & finish up those Christmas gift-giving lists!

Don’t forget: All So Fontsy SVG files are for both personal & commercial use and work with Silhouette, Cricut, Scan N Cut & other die cutting machines!

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Cricut Design Space: How to Create Text Within a Shape Using the WELD Tool

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Cricut Design Space: How to Create Text Within a Shape Using the WELD Tool

Today we are going to do a quick tutorial to show you how to create text within a shape. We will be using the WELD (and SLICE tools) and you are going to love how simple this process is!

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15 Script Fonts Perfect for Crafters & Designers

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15 Script Fonts Perfect for Crafters & Designers

Script fonts can provide a classic & elegant feel to your designs, as well as a modern or quirky touch to your DIY projects. 

We have rounded up 15 of our favorite script fonts that are perfect for crafters & designers.

BONUS: All fonts in this post are for both personal & commercial use!

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Cricut Design Space Tutorial: How To Make Split Monograms

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Cricut Design Space Tutorial: How to Make Split Monograms

Do you love the split monogram look as much as we do?

Split Monogram initials make the perfect gift for every occasion: holidays, birthdays, reunions, weddings, teacher gifts.

Today we are going to create 2 split monograms using both text and an SVG design.

Wait until you see how simple this technique is! 

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Create Gifts Worth Giving with These 12 Farmhouse Christmas Designs

Create Gifts Worth Giving with These 12 Farmhouse Christmas Designs
Create Gifts Worth Giving with These 12 Farmhouse Christmas Designs

Farmhouse + Christmas = Our Favorite Combo

We have rounded up some of our farmhouse favorites to make your DIY projects shine.

The holidays are quickly approaching so let’s create gifts worth giving with these 12 Farmhouse Christmas Designs!

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Cricut Design Space: How to Use the Slice Tool to Cut One Image Out Of Another

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Cricut Design Space: How to Use the SLICE TOOL to Cut One Image Out of Another

The slice tool is quite possibly one of our favorite Cricut Design Space tools. It’s extremely useful because it allows you to create a new design from existing ones.

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Make a Statement with These 10 Earring Designs

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So Fontsy Blog: Make a Statement with These 10 DIY Earring Designs
So Fontsy Blog: Make a Statement with These 10 DIY Earring Designs

Earrings! Earrings! Earrings!

—-> Make a Statement with These 10 Earring Designs <—-

Here’s a quick look at some of our favorite SVG cut files for earrings.

These designs will work with your Cricut, Silhouette, Scan n Cut, or other favorite die-cutting machine.

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How to Create an Offset/Shadow in Cricut Design Space

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Let’s learn how to create an “offset/shadow” to your text in Cricut Design Space.

There are several ways that you can achieve a background to shadow your text and today we are going to show you how to quickly create one using only Design Space.

This technique may take a few minutes at first but once you get the hang of it, we promise you’ll be creating offsets in no time at all!

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Don’t Miss These Spooktacular Halloween Designs

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Halloween is right around the corner! Here are some Spooktacular Halloween designs for your DIY projects that you don’t want to miss!

We are excited to share these quick & easy projects that you can easily create with your Cricut, Silhouette, Scan n Cut, or other favorite die cutting machine.

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5 Silhouette or Cricut Wood Slice Craft Project Ideas(Video)

Wood rounds are one of those craft blanks that can be used in a lot of different ways. We like to use these wood slices from Amazon for wood slice crafts because they are sanded, pre drilled, and thin enough to fit under the heat press. That means you can apply heat transfer vinyl to the wood slices.
We used the beautiful floral alphabet SVG set from the August 2019 SVG and Font Bundle but any design or monogram would work perfectly.

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Digital Patterns for Sublimation Tutorial & Free Can Cooler SVG Template

The beauty of sublimation is how vibrant, bright, and permanent the colors are – which makes it perfect for using backgrounds and digital patterns for sublimation.

To use digital patterns, like those found in the , just download them from your So Fontsy account. Continue reading Digital Patterns for Sublimation Tutorial & Free Can Cooler SVG Template

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Need Help Finding Lost Fonts In Silhouette Studio?

Have you ever installed a font that went missing? Need help finding lost fonts in Silhouette Studio?

No worries! Here are 3 reasons why fonts aren’t in the text style list!

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So you just bought the Dingbats font bundle from So Fontsy and they have gone astray?

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1) Fonts Aren’t Fully Installed

Fonts must be both downloaded AND installed. If you only download the font on your computer but do not move forward with installing the font, it will not be accessible on your computer at all – not in Silhouette Studio or any other program.

You can see here the Windswept font is downloaded but, it’s 1) not unzipped and 2) not installed.

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First it must be unzipped… (still not installed at this point)

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Once the OTF or TTF file is double clicked the installation will begin. Now you can see the font is installed as it appears in FontBook on my Mac.

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To learn other reasons why your fonts are not showing up, please visit the Silhouette School Blog!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How To Organize SVG Design Bundles in 3 Steps

It can be overwhelming to organize SVG design bundles when you purchase a bundle that includes dozens or hundreds of designs for Cricut or Silhouette.

There are actually three quick and easy steps or organize SVG design bundles from So Fontsy. Continue reading How To Organize SVG Design Bundles in 3 Steps

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Ready To Make Earrings That You’ll Drool Over?! (VIDEO)

Listen to your ears! It’s time to make them happy with some new earrings! Whether you like more dressy earrings (like the cute ones below) or ones to wear the next time you go to the ballpark, So Fontsy has you covered!

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These earrings are so easy to make….trust us!

Melissa recorded this tutorial for you….so you too can make earrings to absolutely die for?

Let’s jump right in, shall we?

So if you are ready to craft up a fashion statement the Earring 2.0 bundle is chock full over 241 bar drop, tear drop and other adorable designs!

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Oh, did I mention there are 9 card templates as well?! It doesn’t get any better than than the So Fontsy Earring 2.0 bundle, so check it out before it expires on 8/16!

Your ears will thank you later!

 

 

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How to Etch Glass using Silhouette Etching Cream

Supplies

Instructions

First, bring the design into your cutting software. If you’re using the Floral Letters Alphabet from the August 2019 Bundle like we are, you’ll want to draw a rectangle around the design. This will allow you to weed out the desired part to be etched.

Cut the design on Oracal’s Oramask Stencil Material. Weed away the part to be etched into the glass.

Make sure that the glass medium is clean and dry. Use soap and water — not glass cleaner. Then use transfer tape to transfer the stencil to the glass. Remove the transfer tape. Smooth out any bubbles with the scraper tool.

Make sure the etching cream is shaken well. Be sure to put on those rubber gloves. (We’re working with powerful stuff here, guys, and nobody needs their fingers burned!) Apply a layer of cream using the scraper over the stencil, covering only the parts to be etched. Be careful not to get any cream outside of the Oramask, as the cream etches every part of the glass it touches. If you feel you cannot be trusted with avoiding areas outside your stencil, tape off the edges with painter’s tape. This will prevent any of the etching cream from getting on parts of the glass where you don’t want it.

Let the cream sit for 30-60 seconds. Scrape off any excess cream and put back in the container, since etching cream can be reused. Rinse to get any remaining cream off, then remove the Oramask Stencil. Rinse again and the etching is complete!

Happy Crafting!

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Vinyl Decal Placement Tips For Your Coffee Mug Makeover

Does your coffee mug need a makeover?  Have the perfect decal, but not sure where to place it? We have you covered with these vinyl decal placement tips!

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So you may love this Don’t Be A Little Prick” decal or perhaps you need some other options that better fit your personality?

Have No Fear! Check out So Fontsy’s Mini Mug $5 Buck Bundle for cute designs like this!

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Ok, you have found the decal of your dreams, the big question is what side of the mug does the decal go on?

The answer is – it depends on who you are making the mug for.

The general rule is the coffee mug decal should be facing outward while the person is holding the mug in their dominate hand.  Not only does this allow the logo to be seen by others while you’re drinking out of the mug, but it places the vinyl decal on the opposite side of where you’ll be placing your mouth.

For more tips about proper coffee mug vinyl decal placement, visit the Silhouette School Blog!

 

 

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How to Layer Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl With Silhouette Studio

The manufacturer lists Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl as top layer only, meaning you can’t layer glitter HTV, but it is possible to get the look of glitter on glitter with this simple trick!

Open Silhouette Studio and pull in your multi-colored design (hence the need for layering). We used the Because of the Brave design in So Fontsy’s Hero Bundle!

It’s easiest if you fill the design with the same color HTV you’re going to cut with. If it’s not already, drag the top layer over the bottom layer and position it exactly where you want it.

Open the Modify panel from the right sidebar. With both layers selected, click “Subtract All”.

Move the top layer out of the way (in this case, the lettering). By subtracting all, you’ve removed the shape of the top layer from the bottom layer. This will allow you to put both layers directly on the bag, shirt, etc. while keeping the look of layered HTV.

If you decide to resize from this point going forward, make sure to select both layers at the same time and or the overlap won’t fit directly into your cut out!

Cut the design on Glitter HTV as you normally would and weed away the excess vinyl. Since we’re using two colors of HTV, we have to press two times. It doesn’t matter which layer you press first, but we pressed the bottom layer first (blue glitter in this case) for half the suggested time, removed the carrier sheet, and then lined up the second color (red glitter), pressed for the full suggested time, and removed the carrier sheet.

That’s the simple trick to get the look of layered Glitter HTV!

 

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Learn How To Bulk Import Digital Patterns To Silhouette Studio

If you haven’t been using digital patterns or paper packs for your Silhouette projects, you’re missing out!  So it’s time to learn how to bulk import digital patterns into Silhouette Studio.

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It’s not only easy to use digital patterns, they can take your custom paper projects to the next level!

Usually digital patterns will come in a pack. For example, the So Fontsy’s NEW Digital Pattern and Background bundle includes 250 digital papers!

 

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Once you download (and unzip) onto your computer you can quickly bulk import them into Silhouette Studio.

In order to import custom patterns to your Fill Patterns library you must have Silhouette Studio Designer Edition or higher.

Start by opening your Silhouette Studio Library and expand the Local User folder so you can see your Patterns folder.

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To learn the rest of the process, please check out the step by step instructions at the Silhouette School Blog!

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Bulk Download and Unzip SVG Bundles on Windows PC

Don’t be scared of big SVG Bundles! They don’t take near as long to download and import into Silhouette Studio as you might think.

Bulk downloading and unzipping bundles is super easy, and it’s a huge time saver!

We’re going to use one of So Fontsy’s Five Buck Bundles, the Mini Sign Bundle. It features 17 SVGs for $5!

How to Bulk Download SVG and Font Bundles

Once you purchase a SVG or Font Bundle from So Fontsy, the products in the bundle can be located in two different places of your So Fontsy account: Downloads and Orders.

Downloads will show you all the products from all previous orders. Orders breaks products down into order numbers. Click on an order number to view all individual files from that order.

In this case, I will only be downloading individual files from this bundle so I find that order in the Orders tab and open it.

Bulk download all the files by checking the box at the top, which puts a check mark next to every item below it. Click download selected to start the bulk download.

How to Bulk Unzip Files

Every product in the bundle will download as its own zip file and you can find the zip files wherever your computer stores downloads.

A zip file is a way to compress multiple files. These files are accessible when the zip file is unzipped. All individual products are in zip files which contain multiple file types, such as SVG, PNG, DXF, and JPEG. This gives the customer the choice of which file type you want or can use.

To bulk unzip on a Windows PC, you have to download a third-party software such as 7-Zip.  Once the bulk unzipping software is installed, hold down shift and click on the first and last zip file to select all the individual zip files. On a Windows PC, right click > 7-Zip > Extract Here. To bulk unzip on Mac, follow these steps.

After you unzip the design zip files, you might find either additional zip files or just regular yellow folders inside. These zip files/regular yellow file folders will the the individual SVG, DXF, PNG, etc… folders. This gives you the choice of which file you want or can use. Again, follow the procedure for unzipping if you find another zip folder inside.

Import Files into Silhouette Studio

Unfortunately, it is not possible to bulk import files into Silhouette Studio on a Windows PC. There are 8 Ways to Import or Open Designs Into Silhouette Studio, but we will be using the drag and drop method.

Note: to import SVG files into Silhouette Studio you will need Silhouette Studio Designer Edition or higher… otherwise, import the DXF, PNG, or JPEG file format. 

If you haven’t already created or identified a folder within your Silhouette Studio library where you want to import the SVG designs, you can create a new one.

Right click Designs, then choose New Folder and name the folder. I named the new folder “5BB Mini Sign” because that is the name of the bundle I am moving into my Silhouette Studio library.

Make sure you select the folder in Silhouette Studio that you want the designs in. Drag and drop the desired file type from the individual file folder on your computer — REMEMBER, you will drag either the SVG or the DXF or the PNG, etc… and NOT the entire yellow file folder itself — and drop that into the space of the newly created Silhouette library folder.

It may take a couple seconds to process, but the designs will import and begin showing up in the folder in Silhouette Studio.

Now that you know how to bulk download, bulk unzip, and import into Silhouette Studio, you can take full advantage of all the awesome SVG and Font Bundles on So Fontsy!

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Are You Ready For Borderless Printing From Silhouette Studio?

You now what’s awesome? Borderless printing is!

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When you’re printing DIY patterned vinyl and you can print edge to edge from Silhouette Studio!

Not only do you avoid the white border around the printable vinyl sheet, but you also maximize your printable – and therefore cuttable – area.

You will be able to leverage these new skills when you purchase the Digital Pattern and Background Bundle from So Fontsy!

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Ok eager to get started huh?

So let’s begin shall we?!

Start in Silhouette Studio by opening the Page Set Up panel and changing the Page Size to “Current Printer.”

Check the box for Print border so you see the gray line.  As it is here, the area outside the print border will NOT print. We are going to change that.

 

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Go to File > Print Page Set Up.

 

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Be sure to check out the rest of our step by step instructions on the Silhouette School Blog!