Thursday, September 29, 2016

TUTORIAL: How to Make Note Cards from Bag Toppers in 5 Easy Steps


LD is giving away a free printable file this week that is intended for use as treat bag toppers. The Hinterland graphics look so cute I thought they would look adorable as note cards too.


If you'd like to make these note cards, here's a quick tutorial for you. I used Silhouette Studio DE (Legacy) but you can easily make them using any other versions of the software as well.


STEP 1: Draw a 4"x3.5" rectangle. Set the line size to 0 so that the box will not be printed.


STEP 2: Fill the box with one of the PNG files included in the set. I just drag-and-drop the image into the box.


STEP 3: Type in the greeting and align it where ever you want it to show on the card.


STEP 4: Use Fill Color to show the text in black and set the Line Color to transparent.


STEP 5: To help position the card on the paper so that there is enough room to cut it out, draw a 4"x7" rectangle. Align the card front to the right of the larger box and center the whole thing on the page. You can set the line size of the bigger box to 0 so that it will not be printed out or you can set it to a very light grey to use as a guide for manual cutting.

Now just print and cut it out. You can fit two cards to a page and manually cut them out with a paper trimmer. You can also use print-and cut. Don't forget to turn on the registration marks if you are doing the latter.


Personally, I thought it was easier to cut out the cards manually and so I did just that. I also rounded the corners with a corner rounder.


Today is the last day to get the file for free so hurry and get it if you have not already done so. If you are reading this post after Sep 29, 2016 and have missed the freebie, I have good news for you. The file is still available and it is only a buck.

http://www.letteringdelights.com/graphics/printables/hinterland-bag-toppers-pr-p14528c4c19?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

CLICK HERE to get your file.

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Files used:
Hinterland Bag Toppers (printable)
LD Perjinkity Goldfish font
LD Skinny Pinny font

Friday, September 23, 2016

FREE: Hinterland - Bag Toppers (printable)


We had a great Summer but I'm glad that Fall is finally here. The air is getting cooler and the leaves are changing colors. Pumpkins are starting to line the grocery stores. I'm not looking forward to the windy nights and I'm not into pumpkin spice lattes but I really love the smell and taste of spiced apple cider. Mmm....

Some of my favorite LD designs are also Autumn-themed. The Fall Dolls are too cute while the Fall Foliage cards look so good they can be used for any season.

CLICK HERE TO SEE MY FALL-THEMED PROJECTS ON MY GALLERY.

http://www.letteringdelights.com/fall-foliage-cp-p13735?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

Hinterland is the latest Fall/Halloween-themed collection to be added to the LD store and I *heart* it as soon as I saw it. The art is cute and whimsy and totally my style. Love love LOVE!

http://www.letteringdelights.com/cut-sets/cut-sets/hinterland-cs-p14518c5c12?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

http://www.letteringdelights.com/cut-sets/cut-sets/hinterland-halloween-cs-p14522c5c12?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

http://www.letteringdelights.com/cut-sets/cut-projects/hinterland-cp-p14525c5c13?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

http://www.letteringdelights.com/graphics/graphic-sets/hinterland-foilage-gs-p14523c4c9?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

http://www.letteringdelights.com/cut-sets/cut-projects/hinterland-cards-cp-p14526c5c13?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

http://www.letteringdelights.com/lettering/alphabets/hinterland-al-p14520c1c2?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

These are just some of the designs in the Hinterland collection.  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE WHOLE LINE.

http://www.letteringdelights.com/sale-c42?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

The LD Boo Sale has started and LD has marked down their Halloween product by 75%! 

CLICK HERE TO SHOP THE SALE.

Here is your freebie:

http://www.letteringdelights.com/graphics/printables/hinterland-bag-toppers-pr-p14528c4c19?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

CLICK HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add the Hinterland - Bag Toppers (printable) to your cart and checkout. You pay $0.00!

Silhouette users, CLICK HERE to get your free design of the week.

https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/151838

IMPORTANT: 
If you are using the Legacy version, please note that Silhouette has terminated access to the online store from within the software. If you want to access the online store from inside the program, you must use Silhouette Studio version 3. If you had missed my announcement about this, please CLICK HERE to see it. 



Legacy version - access to online store TERMINATED!

I just found out that Silhouette is no longer allowing users of the Legacy version to access the online store through the software (Thanks, Kelly Curry!). If you attempt to go to the store via Silhouette Studio v2.9.67, this error message shows up:


You will also no longer be able to download your pending orders through the software.


I sent Silhouette America an email asking them about it this morning but I have yet to receive a reply at the time of this post. My friend, Kay Hall, did get this message from them:

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. Two years ago, our Design Store website was changed from www.silhouetteonlinestore.com to www.silhouettedesignstore.com. Recently, the old website link, www.silhouetteonlinestore.com, was retired and no longer redirects you to our current store website.

Older versions of the software (v2.9 and older) use the online store link to access the store, which will no longer connect. You may see an Error 118 message where the store page should be.

As the version 2 of the software has not been our current release for almost 2 years, we can no longer support connections between version 2 of Silhouette Studio software and the Design Store. The only resolution to this is to update your software which can be done here, http://www.silhouetteamerica.com/software#update

We apologize for this inconvenience. If you have any additional questions, please let us know.

Thank you,
Silhouette Support


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Ever since Silhouette released version 3, we suspected that they would phase out version 2 eventually. I even posted last June that "my days of using the Legacy version are numbered anyway" when they took away access to the online store for all non-v3 users with the exception of v2.9.67 (a.k.a. the Legacy version). I was glad when the last update to v2, i.e. the Legacy version, was released as this meant that folks like me who do not want to use v3 can continue to access the online store from within the program. At that time, we were given a deadline to install the update before access to the store was halted. Imagine my surprise that no notice was given to us this time around. In fact, at the time of this post, the Silhouette website does not even mention that access to the online store has been taken away.

I mostly use SVG files with my Silhouette software. Even though I still have a lot of credits on my account, I find that I hardly use the designs from the Silhouette Design Store. But still, it was nice to be able to access the store and download their weekly freebies. Now I can't even do that unless I upgrade to v3. I'm not sure if that is worth my time since I am still finding that v3s are buggy and not fun to use.

If you use the Legacy version and the designs from the Silhouette Design Store, you may want to drop them an email and request that they bring back access to the store. You can find their contact info HERE.


Saturday, September 17, 2016

75% off LD Halloween plus FREE: Milestones - Growing Up - Bubbles printable

Heads up! The LD Halloween sale is on!

http://www.letteringdelights.com/sale-c42?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

If you have not started on your Halloween projects, now is a great time to stock up on those super cute LD files. They have marked down their Halloween designs by 75%!

http://abunchofcherries.blogspot.com/search/label/Halloween

You can use the LD Halloween files to make cards or treat bags and boxes. Use them for your Halloween party or just to decorate around the house or classroom. You can find some ideas on my gallery.

CLICK HERE TO SEE MY PAST HALLOWEEN PROJECTS.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP THE LD HALLOWEEN SALE.

While you are shopping the sale, be sure to check out the new LD Promotional bundle. CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW YOU CAN GET IT FOR FREE

http://www.letteringdelights.com/news/article?news_id=149?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

Here is the freebie for this week:

http://www.letteringdelights.com/graphics/printables/milestones-growing-up-bubbles-pr-p14508c4c19?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

CLICK HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add the Milestones - Growing Up - Bubbles  (printable) to your cart and checkout. You pay $0.00!

Silhouette users, CLICK HERE to get your free design of the week.

https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/150293



Friday, September 9, 2016

{EXPIRED} FREE: Mini-Monster Rounded Slot Box


TGIF!

The kids went back to school this week. Even though it is technically still Summer, it is beginning to feel a lot like Fall. Halloween is also just around the corner. Yikes!

LD has released a new collection and the freebie that they are giving out this week could probably be used for Halloween treats too. But first, let's see what's new in their store...

http://www.letteringdelights.com/product/search?search=mini+monster&tracking=d0754212611c22b8

http://www.letteringdelights.com/cut-sets/cut-sets/mini-monster-academy-cs-p14487c5c12?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

http://www.letteringdelights.com/lettering/alphabets/mini-monster-al-p14491c1c2?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

http://www.letteringdelights.com/cut-sets/cut-sets/mini-monster-cs-p14488c5c12?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

http://www.letteringdelights.com/cut-sets/cut-projects/mini-monster-lip-balm-holder-cp-p14483c5c13?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

The above are just some of the new art on the LD site. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ENTIRE MINI MONSTERS COLLECTION.

Here is the freebie for this week. Be sure to grab it before it expires this Thursday at midnight MST. :

http://www.letteringdelights.com/cut-sets/cut-projects/mini-monster-rounded-slot-box-cp-p14485c5c13?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

Silhouette users, CLICK HERE to get your free design of the week.

https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/149465

Sunday, September 4, 2016

4 Freebies

Are you enjoying your Labor Day weekend? School starts here soon and we're trying to make full of the last bit of our Summer Break. We're cleaning our house! Ha!

LD has yet another new release this week and it's darling! Here, take a look...

http://www.letteringdelights.com/product/search?search=milestones&tracking=d0754212611c22b8

http://www.letteringdelights.com/cut-sets/cut-sets/milestones-cs-p14465c5c12?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

http://www.letteringdelights.com/cut-sets/cut-sets/milestones-cs-p14465c5c12?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

http://www.letteringdelights.com/graphics/printables/milestones-planner-stickers-pr-p14475c4c19?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

http://www.letteringdelights.com/cut-sets/cut-sets/milestones-pregnancy-cs-p14469c5c12?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

The above are just some of the new art on the LD site. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ENTIRE MILESTONES COLLECTION.

Here is the freebie for this week. Be sure to grab it before it expires this Thursday at midnight MST. :

http://www.letteringdelights.com/graphics/printables/milelstones-numbers-pr-p14476c4c19?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

CLICK HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add the Milelstones - Numbers printables to your cart and checkout. You pay $0.00!

I also found three additional freebies on the LD site. I don't know when these will expire so you may want to grab them right away:

http://www.letteringdelights.com/graphics/printables/kawaii-a-bunga-1-10-pr-p13629c4c19?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

http://www.letteringdelights.com/graphics/graphic-sets/kawaii-currency-gs-p12235c4c9?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

http://www.letteringdelights.com/cut-sets/cut-sets/kawaii-currency-cs-p12466c5c12?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

Silhouette users, CLICK HERE to get your free design of the week.

https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/148163

Saturday, August 27, 2016

(EXPIRED) FREE: Mr Panda Butterfly graphic and cut set


LD was unusually late in releasing their new collection yesterday. I was just about to think that they were taking this week off when I noticed that their store has been updated with new art. I was so happy to see pandas everywhere!


We love pandas around here! My youngest kid even has a huge stuffed panda collection and she couldn't be more thrilled to meet Mr Panda!

http://www.letteringdelights.com/cut-sets/cut-sets/mr-panda-cs-p14447c5c12?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

http://www.letteringdelights.com/graphics/printables/mr-panda-party-pr-p14453c4c19?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

http://www.letteringdelights.com/cut-sets/cut-projects/mr-panda-cp-p14448c5c13?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

http://www.letteringdelights.com/lettering/alphabets/mr-panda-al-p14451c1c2?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

The above are just some of the new art on the LD site. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ENTIRE MR PANDA COLLECTION.

Here are your freebies:
http://www.letteringdelights.com/product/search?search=mr+panda+butterfly&tracking=d0754212611c22b8
NOTE: Both prices will change to $0.00 after the files are added to the cart.

CLICK HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add both the Mr Panda - Butterfly - graphic and cut sets to your cart and checkout. You pay $0.00!

http://www.letteringdelights.com/graphics/graphic-sets/mr-panda-butterfly-gs-p14454c4c9?tracking=d0754212611c22b8
http://www.letteringdelights.com/cut-sets/cut-sets/mr-panda-butterfly-cs-p14455c5c12?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

Silhouette users, CLICK HERE to get your free design of the week.

https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/147056