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Kelly Lollar Designs Crafter Resources

There are so many summer babies, so when Melissa from the Silhouette School Blog offered me the chance to make this week's Friday Freebie, I knew would be a great time for some birthday designs.

Forget the baseball practice or playdate excuses. You need this free Mom saying svg. Let's just call it what it is, you have kids (or a busy kid) and just don't have the time, like ever.

What's the one thing Mom's can't turn down? Something special and personalized. This free Mom Heart svg with instructions was made just for that!


Looking for an adorable and easy Spring project for your little ones? This Spring Chicken is a fast cut-and-paste craft the kids will love.


My son's Kindergarten teacher loves crafts, so I try to come with projects that everyone can enjoy and usually something to work those fine motor skills.  This one is perfect because it's actually a two-in-one that works those pincer grasps, spatial awareness and coloring skills.

This free St. Patrick's Day shirt set for the kids so so adorable! You're wee little lads and lasses will be pinch proof and ready in no time!
Express your feelings with this free heart svg. The script "Love" knockout makes it a perfectly feminine design for Valentine's Day, bachelorette decor and more, plus it's commercial free!

Have you ever found a great free file or a beautiful design on Etsy only to be disappointed that it doesn't come in .dxf format?


What if I told you with a couple clicks you can make those files usable without upgrading your software?  It really is that easy and I'll show you how.


First up, you will need to download a copy of Inkscape.

New to Silhouette and eyeing all of those pretty designs on Etsy?  You just need to know what files to look for and how to use them.


We'll also look at why upgrading your software to use svg files is a smart investment.  


First up, you've been reading about using designs for purchase outside of the Silhouette Design Store and all of these people keep using these file extensions - .svg and .dxf.  

This quick and Easy tutorial will walk you through downloading and unzipping your new favorite designs


Zip files are a great way to transfer data. When you download cut files, most of the time you will receive a zip file. These contain all of the included file types and help compress all of the data so it will take less space when uploading and download faster.


If you're new to zip files, this is a great place to start your new cut file journey. We'll have you uploading your new goodies in no time so you can get to cutting. 

Want to create your own designs or elements to add to your existing designs? Inkscape is a perfect, no cost option!


This is a quick walk through of the download process will get you started.

We've all been there.  You fall in love with a design, but it would be even better if it didn't have one thing - an out of place bump, bad spacing, a word you don't want, etc.  Don't just give up - you can fix it! 


Every svg is just a collection of nodes (or points in Studio) that tell your machine where to cut.  Think of it like a dot-to-dot.

Die cutting machines (those nifty things you that allow you to cut through vinyl like butter) are becoming more and more popular. 


Today I am going to cover cutting with one of the top two - the Cricut Explore Air.  It's easy to get (most Walmart stores carry them) and is more flexible since the addition of Cricut Design Space.  It allows you to purchase designs like mine and open them on your machine - leaving you limitless in possibilities.