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How to Print and Cut Clip Art in Silhouette Cameo
Occasionally, you will want to use an image in your Silhouette project that isn’t an SVG cut file. In this tutorial, we will import a raster image into Silhouette and use the Trace feature to create a cut line. This is the process you will use to print and cut clip art in your Silhouette.

Paper Bead SVG Cut Files
In this Illustrator tutorial, we will continue making an SVG cut file for paper beads. In the previous tutorial, we created a tube and oval bead. Now we will create a cone and hour glass shaped bead.

Design a Paper Bead SVG Cut File
Paper jewelry is a very popular craft. Just look on Pinterest to see some of the beautiful hand made jewelry. I wanted to include some paper beads in my August altered art project for the Robin’s Nest Design Team. Of course, that lead to an SVG cut file for making paper beads.

Santos Cage Doll SVG Cut File - First Steps
Now that I am on the altered art design team for The Robin’s Nest company, ideas for SVG cut file projects have been swimming around in my head. One altered art project that seems to be very popular is the altered Santos type cage doll. So I decided to create my own SVG cut file.

SVG Cut File Design of Top Hat
But the first step was to create the SVG cut file for the top hat. I took the basic measurements of a candle that was about the right size for a mini top hat. That give me the a starting circumference, about 11.8 inches, for the top of the hat.

Offset Path in Illustrator
The Offset Path command or effect feature in Illustrator is very versatile. When it comes to adding fold over tabs to SVG cutting files for electronic cutting machines, it’s a time saver.

How to Sell Digital Products
As a digital artist, one option for selling your artwork is as digital scrapbooking products. As you might imagine, it is very difficult to get a job as a digital scrapbook product designer, due to the competition. So, where else can you sell your digital products? What are your options?

Decade of Digital Scrapbooking
After a decade, digital scrapbooking is still popular. I idea of paying for a designer paper or embellishment only once and yet reuse it multiple projects is the best selling point. But I have noticed some changes in the industry over the past few years.

Silhouette America Online Store
One of the nicest features of the Silhouette cutting machine is the in-program Silhouette America online store, which you can use to download cutting files directly to the Silhouette Studio (and SSDE) software. Let’s go shopping.

Designing a Paper Rose SVG Cut File
Paper roses are very popular and there are many dies for making them. I wanted to design my own SVG cut file for the Silhouette. So I started researching and experimenting. Here is the process I used to design the cut file.

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