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The preferred file format in MTC is .svg.  Importing and using .svg files in MTC couldn't be easier.  MTC is fully integrated with your LD Library.  You can access your LD Library and all the LD inventory in three ways:

  • The art icon button in the top menu
  • Under the File menu, choose Import>From Lettering Delights
  • Under the View menu, click on Lettering Delights



Make The Cut software is fully integrated into LD.  You have access to LD's entire library of images as well as being able to access your own purchases easily.  

To access products in MTC, simply do one of the following:

  • click on the art icon in the top menu
  • go to File>Import>From LetteringDelights
  • go to View>LetteringDelights



A thin Font is a single-line font. A person can put a pen, crayon, or a number of tools right into the "claw" of a cutting machine rather than a blade and use the machine to "draw" instead of "cut". When you do that with a regular font (.ttf or .otf) the machine traces the outline of the font so rather than having a single line, you get a double line.

When you use a font (.ttf or .otf file) on your computer, it will typically look something like this example (unless it is an outlined version of a font):

When using MTC there is no need to change software to print out other elements for your crafting.  Simple print right from MTC.  This feature is especially helpful when you are doing print and cut projects but many crafters just need to print a simple sentiment for a card or a tag.

The Print command is available under the File menu.  Clicking on it will open a dialog window that is typical to any print dialog window you've seen when you've printed from any other program on your computer.  

The following video shows how you can type a sentiment and print it right in MTC.



You can weld any two shapes in MTC but the most common use for welding is to weld words.  No one wants to cut out and place every letter of a word and learning how to weld the individual letters makes it easy to avoid that.

Under the Cherry Tree has an excellent tutorial explaining how to weld and join:

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You will often need to edit and move around your locked .jpeg layer.  To do this you need to know how to make it a workable layer.

Go to Pixlr Online.  Follow these easy steps:

1.  Click on OPEN IMAGE FROM COMPUTER 

oved around and easily edited.

Costco has the best deals for printing but figuring out how to upload your own photocard is a trick!1.  Go to Costco.com Photo Center and sign in.2.  Go to  UPLOAD PHOTOS and upload your photocards you have made. See our tutorial of how to make them in Pixlr.3.  Click on SHOP CARDS in top menu4. Click on 6x7.5 Photo Greeting Cards 5. Choose More6. You can switch the orientation at the bottom with the radial button if need be7. When the Save Dialog opens up, name your project.  It will default to today's date. Click Save.8. Click Continue9. If it looks great, ..

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Learn how to make this easy monogram in a shape!  We did ours in vinyl. You can do it in anything.  This is how.

silhouette grouping issue

Silhouette Studio (at least up to version 3.5.7) automatically groups together all layers of the same color on import.  While this is great for simple SVGs where no layers of the same color overlap, it unfortunately means one has to manually ungroup them when they do overlap.  Follow these directions to fix:



If you buy your fonts on Lettering Delights or our sister site, ScrapNFonts, you might want to keep them organized in Silhouette Studio's Library.  This is easy to do:

  1. Go to File>Import>Import to Library
  2. import font

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