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To use a file in Silhouette Studio you can either open, merge, or import to My Library.  Silhouette Studio will open the following files:

  • .gsd 
  • .studio - this is the native format for Silhouette Studio
  • .dxf - this is the file format LD packages with cut its and recommends
  • .svg - this format is only available to open when you upgrade to Designer Edition
  • .ttf and .otf - font files


In the past, LD offered bonus product exclusively available at checkout for a 50% discount.  We've discontinued that promotion and will work toward personalizing your shopping experience to help you find the products that interest you.  For now, we invite you to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook so you don't miss out on any upcoming promotions. 

Yes.  Your files need to be unzipped.

If you have Windows:  

  1. Save your zipped file to a standard location.  We recommend putting all your LD files in one location.  
  2. Right mouse click on the zipped file.
  3. Choose "Extract All".  You will see a folder appear within that directory you are currently.  The new folder will have the name of the product and as long as you unzip files in the same location, all the product types with the same name will appear in sub directories under that parent file.  For example, if you purchased "The Three Bears" Alphabet and "The Three Bears" Graphic Set, there would be only one folder named "The Three Bears".  Within that folder you would find sub directories named "Alphabet" and "Graphics Set"


The Conical Warp Tool in MTC is a great tool for anyone who wants to make cute cupcake, mug, or cup wrappers.  Besides making wrappers, the conical warp tool is perfect to help warp imagery or words so they can be curved around a round object perfectly.

To use the Conical Warp Tool to make a cupcake wrapper follow these directions:

  1. Start by importing .svg or image file that have enough width to wrap a cupcake.
  2. Select image
  3. Click on the Conical Warp Tool in the bottom menu (looks like an arch)
  4. If your imagery or file is very tall, chances are you will want to click "Trim Bottom Overhang".  The other default settings in the Conical Warp Tool are designed to fit a cupcake wrapper.  Keep as is.



The native file format for Silhouette Studio is .studio.  It cannot import .svg unless you have upgraded and bought the Designer Edition.  If you do not wish to pay for the upgrade, we suggest using .dxf files.  The disadvantage to .dxf files is that they do not come in layered like a .svg file.  It can also be difficult to see what they are as there are not thumbnail images of them until they are imported into your Silhouette Studio Library.  

You can choose to open a .dxf file by clicking "Open" and changing Files of type filed to "All Files" or "DXF".  Navigate to the folder where your LD .dxf files are stored, choose a file and click "open".

Our teacher subscription offer has currently been discontinued. For teachers who have paid for their subscription, it will continue until the time frame of your subscription ends. If you currently have a teacher subscription, we ask that for the time being you access your product by doing the following: 1. Sign into your account. 2. Go to the product you wish to download.  If your subscription is active, you will have a download link.  Click it and download. Bundles are not available through the subscription.  You will need to go to the individual items.   TEACHER SU..
Please follow directions carefully.  This promotion is different than we have done in the past.*Earn the whole Humming Along Collection Free!  This $29 Collection can be yours FREE when you spend $5 the week of June 26 - July 2 (Midnight MST) and you use coupon code: HummingThis collection is yours when you spend $5 in a single purchase during the promotional week.  You must add Humming Along Bundle to your cart.  Do  not add the individual items.  This coupon only works on the the bundle.You must have other products in your cart so your purchase exceeds $21 ..
When using cutting files, you will often need to cut a design with lots of little pieces that all need to be cut on different colors of paper.  With a little planning you can load multiple colors of paper at once in your machine.  You will definitely need to use your software like MTC, Silhouette Studio, or InVue.  The good news is all the software for all the machines allows for this type of set up.  1.  Open your cutting file in your cutting software2.  If need be ungroup your file. You need to be able to see all the different layers of a cutting file.  3. ..
adding text pixlr


Adding text to a project, photocard, photo, graphic, or whatever you are doing is easy in Pixlr.  

Go to Pixlr Online.  Follow these easy steps:

1.  Click on OPEN IMAGE FROM COMPUTER 

Redbox Neighbor Gift:Materials:printable gift tag, cardstock, redbox promo codes, microwave popcorn packages, popcorn gift box, Santa Spirit Graphic Set, candy (optional)Directions:First go to Redbox and purchase your gift codes. You can purchase in bundles of 5, 10, 20, or 50 under their Redbox Gifts section. You are going to actually just retype the codes in your gift tags, so go ahead and just email to yourself! You will end up with an email that looks like this and lists the codes together:I then created my popcorn cover using the Santa Spirit Graphic Set and new fonts coming soon our..
Earn the Rockets Promotional Bundle on qualifying orders of $5 or more. Offer valid from June 17th - July 15th Rockets Promotional Bundle: Rockets - PP $2 Rockets $2 Rockets - AL $4 Rockets - GS $4 Rockets - CS $6 Rockets Pinwheel - PR $1 Rockets Home of the Brave - PR $2 Total $21 How to redeem: Add Rockets Promotional Bundle to Cart ..
Earn the Papa Bear - Promotional Bundle on qualifying orders of $10 or more. Offer valid from June 2nd - July 4th Papa Bear - Promotional Bundle: Papa Bear - GS $4 Papa Bear - CS $5 Papa Bear - CP $5 Papa Bear - AL $4 Papa Bear - PP $2 Papa Bear - Sentiments - GS $4 Papa Bear - Sentiments - CS $5 Papa Bear - Cards - PR $4 Total: $33 How to redeem: Add Papa Bear - Promotional Bundle to Cart Add another $10 or more in product to your cart. At check out, add coupon code: papabea..
Earn the Book-a-Holics - Promotional Bundle on qualifying orders of $7 or more. Offer valid from August 10th - September 14th Book-a-Holics - Promotional Bundle: Book-a-holics - GS $4 Book-a-holics - CS $5 Book-a-holics - Aphorisms - GS $4 Book-a-holics - Aphorisms - CS $5 Book-a-holics - CP $5 Book-a-holics - AL $4 Book-a-holics - PP $2 Total: $29 How to redeem: Add Book-a-Holics - Promotional Bundle to Cart Add another $7 or more in product to your cart. At check out, add coupon code: books The ent..

Please follow directions carefully so you can get this product FREE as you check out!  

Earn the entire "Pool Party" Collection FREE! This $18 value is yours FREE when you spend $7 anytime from July 3-July 31 (Midnight MST) and you sue code: PoolParty

Read carefully to make sure you understand:

  1. Add the Pool Party Bundle to your cart.  Do not add the individual items.  This coupon will only work if you add the bundle.
  2. Add other product to your cart so your whole shopping cart is equals or exceeds $18 (the discounted value of the bundle plus another $7).
  3. You can add other product to your cart if you wish but you can check out after that requirement is met.

See the whole Pool Party Collection here:

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