Friday, 29 June 2012

DINGBATS TUTORIAL - SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND 12

Dingbats are a fabulous resource for a variety of shapes.  They are often free for personal use and sometimes you can use them in projects you sell too.

Hopefully this tutorial will reveal the mystery behind Dingbats and give you hundreds of new design images.

*TOP TIP* if you find a shape you want to add to your library rather than remembering the name of the Dingbat Collection every time you need it .... create the shape click on File > Save to Library and give it a name eg Perfume Bottle.  The next time you need it it will be sitting in your Library :)

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Commercial Policy

Silhouette have recently updated their Commercial Policy with regards to you using Library and Download Designs in projects that you sell.  The basic policy is that if you use the designs in cards etc that you give away then you are ok using the downloads without needing to buy a commercial licence.

You can draw inspiration from anywhere and anything you design from scratch you can use in projects you sell. There are also thousands of free designs without restrictions available through a variety of sources.

If you'd like to learn more you can via this link.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Tutorial Index

I don't know about you guys but I've struggled to find some tutorials on here, now that they're mounting up :) So I'm going to post links to them on the right of this area, at the top so as you should be able to find what you want quickly and easily.

There are some tutorials I'd forgotten I'd done !

Friday, 15 June 2012

TUTORIAL - TRICKS WITH TEXT

In these tutorials you will learn how to use the Silhouette software to merge letters together rather than cut them out individually and how to change their flow to create fancy sentiments and toppers.  For best viewing read on screen rather than printing off.  The second tutorial will enable you to create cards like the Dad Card Download from a few weeks ago.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Saturday, 9 June 2012

THINKING OF BUYING A CAMEO OR ACCESSORIES?

Just to let you know I'm now able to supply machines, consumables etc via my shop website Gatehouse Designs

We run a rolling discount, order from us one month, save 10% on an order in the following month.... and that rolls on to the next month, and so on. From time to time we publish a discount code to use so it's worth registering with us so we can help you save money !

FLOWERS & TAG ENVELOPE - SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND 11

A double treat for  you this week.  A Studio File I've prepared on a floral theme and a 12" Folded Tag that Alan's designed for us.  As usual, these designs are for your personal use and can be used in handcrafted projects you wish to sell but the designs themselves cannot be sold on.  Enjoy :)




Saturday, 2 June 2012

BORDER DESIGN - SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND 10

Well this week we have a double treat from Alan.  He's kindly donated a border file in both Studio AND SVG formats, enabling other electronic die cutter users to benefit from his design expertise. He has a blog of his own ....www.aswcrafting.blogspot.co.uk/ well worth a visit :)

Alan is a relatively new Cameo user and has be blown away with it's capabilities and has written an independant users view on a variety of machines, It has already prooved to be extremely helpful to those considering a machine, thank you for sharing your views Alan.