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Importing Files Into Studio | From Start To Finish

In the previous version of Silhouette Studio, you could only do a mass import of files if you were working with SVG files and the Designer Edition. But all that has changed now with version 3. You can now mass import DXF and JPG/PNG files into the Standard Studio edition. I just want to get up […]

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Dolly - August 28, 2014 - 8:40 am

Thanks so much Kerri for the great video!! I’ll give a big Hallelujah to that too!! :D TFS!

Susan P - August 28, 2014 - 9:22 am

Thanks so much for this video Kerri! I finally switched over to V3 with this last update, and am enjoying it. Can’t wait for my Pix Scan mat to arrive so I can try that out! Your videos are always awesome (as well as your classes!).

Nicole - August 28, 2014 - 9:49 am

Thank you so much for this video Kerri! I am off to upload a bunch of stuff into my library! :) :)

Sue Alger - August 28, 2014 - 11:55 am

Kerri, as usual, you bring such useful info to us. I’ve been importing files from your store for quite some time and was so happy that I was able to “pop” them in my Silhouette folders so easily since this latest version.

What I learned today is the differentiation between the various file formats. That was very useful.

Sherry107 - August 28, 2014 - 3:20 pm

I am STILL on the fence about updating to V3….. and a little scared-still!! Thanks for the info!

Kerri - August 28, 2014 - 3:37 pm

Sherry, I think you’ll be good to go with the update that came out this month. I’ve been using the one before that and besides a large amount of text causing it to crash, it’s been pretty good. You can always go back if it’s causing problems, but I think you should be okay now. :)

deb pereira - August 28, 2014 - 9:23 pm

Kerri, thanks for this great video. You covered some issues I was having such as the cut lines not being turned on for sag files. Now I know how to do this. More videos please!!!

Ruth G - August 29, 2014 - 7:22 am

I had no idea that you could import like that into Studio! That is wonderful! I have Designer Edition so I never know which type of file to choose to use. It’s good to know which one will come in with color (which I love, too)! Thanks so much for sharing!

Karen Peterson - August 29, 2014 - 1:42 pm


burcu - August 29, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Thank you thank you! I now got all my cut files lying around here and there in different folders organized :)

Tabetha - August 29, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Thank you for this tutorial. Unfortunately, when I right click on a file in the library, the only option I have is to “show properties” and there is no option to “edit properties” as shown in your video. Is that feature only available in the designer version (I have the standard version), or is there a menu somewhere that I’m supposed to enable that option? Thanks so much for your help!

Kerri - August 29, 2014 - 4:44 pm

It’s available in version 3–in both the standard edition and DE. You may want to make sure you’ve update to the latest, which is currently 3.1.417. Your software may not say it needs to be updated due to a glitch.

Duplicating in Silhouette Studio Just Got Easier!

Duplicating….one of my new favorite features in Silhouette Studio Version 3. I’m going to let the video speak for itself. After all, it’s only a minute long.But, boy oh boy…what a minute!!! Is that not one of the coolest things like ever? Something so simple, but so awesome.Wish Illustrator worked like that.

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Patty Andersen - June 25, 2014 - 7:53 am

My favorite way to copy was to Ctrl and drag the item, but that no longer works and I was not a happy camper. This method IS awesome, Kerri, and I thank you for discovering and sharing.

Kerri - June 25, 2014 - 8:00 am

Hey Patty! I always did Alt with the click+drag and that still works. You can do that in Illustrator too, so that’s what I’m used to using. And actually, I just tried the Cmd (ctrl) click and drag and it works for me. I’m on a Mac though. Maybe it’s a glitch for PCs? Or they fixed it in an update?

You can also do Ctrl or Alt Click and it will make a second copy right on top of the shape.

WhamBamPam - June 25, 2014 - 10:27 am

Hi Kerri,
You sound so happy in this video. You brought a smile to my face :D

Nashonne - June 25, 2014 - 10:42 am

Awesome, thanks for the tutorial!

Julie C - June 25, 2014 - 11:38 am

Love this!!!

LisaM6 - June 25, 2014 - 2:28 pm

Cool. I will try it now. Thanks so much! That will make my life much easier.

Sue Kimmet - June 25, 2014 - 3:09 pm

Weird, I just tried it and it did nothing. Can’t imagine why not, such a fast way to work!

Kerri - June 25, 2014 - 3:16 pm

It may be a possibility it’s only available in the latest release that came out at end of May. There were a lot of fixes and enhancements made in that one. Your software won’t tell you there’s an update, but if you haven’t updated in the past month, then it try installing the latest.

Dottie J - June 25, 2014 - 3:23 pm

I haven’t upgraded yet, and I tried this in my old version. It just nudged the shape one pixel at a time.

That’s a valuable move tool and I would hate to see it eliminated. Is there another way to nudge in the new version?

Kerri - June 25, 2014 - 3:31 pm

You mean besides just using the plain ol’ arrow key to move a shape?
Is that what you’re asking? I’ve just always used the arrow only, no key combo.
Works the same in both version 2 and 3.
It’s the Ctrl/Cmd-Arrow that has now changed between the two versions.

Kerri - June 25, 2014 - 4:51 pm

FYI, this works in the latest 3.0.531 that came out May 27 and not before. There is a glitch in the previous version in that it won’t tell you that you need to update. But you can download the latest from their website under the Support link:

Lady Fair - June 25, 2014 - 4:55 pm

Ah, it’s the little things that make us happy. I haven’t upgraded yet, but I truly appreciate those who have and keep us all informed.

Sandy Evans - June 25, 2014 - 7:43 pm

You are so awesome to share things with us Kerri. Thanks

Carrie-Ann - June 25, 2014 - 11:11 pm

Thanks for the tip!

Lynette Ballard - June 26, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Thank you! This is awesome! I could have used it a few days ago, but I can’t remember what I was even doing! :) Thanks for all the awesome tricks, we appreciate it!

Denni - June 28, 2014 - 9:57 pm

Too flippin cool! LOVE this tip! Thank you :)

Friday Freebie  •  Page  •  Silhouette Video Tutorial

So, a funny thing happened last week. When I was making the sunshine freebie for last week I had a song stuck in my head. And sadly, because I don’t know all the words, the only thing that kept going through my head was…sing it with me…Good Day Sunshine….bah da da da da da da…..Good […]

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Debbie S - June 20, 2014 - 5:22 am

Thanks for the awesome freebie–and all the Friday freebies! Summer is even more fun with you!

TracyM #6773 - June 20, 2014 - 5:23 am

You are so funny Kerri :)
If it makes you feel any better, I now have GOOD DAY SUNSHINE in my head, humming along as I type. I confess that I couldn’t remember the lyrics either, even after looking them up they just won’t stay in order in my head, I do remember that GOOD DAY SUNSHINE is repeated 18 times during this song by the Beatles!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your freebie with us today – I don’t have a cutting machine, so I have saved the FABULOUS file and plan on using it to print some cards for some cheery pages!!!
BEAUTIFUL layout, LOVE the layers!!! … it is awesome when creativity flows like it did for your page today, it rarely happens to me, I confess that I usually over think everything.

Sue Alg - June 20, 2014 - 5:52 am

Thanks for the freebie. Love these. And, thanks for sharing your page and video. I’m definitely going to use this file very, very soon. I think I might have your diamond lattice background OR I might just have to get it. And, yes know I have that song in my head too.

Cindy K - June 20, 2014 - 6:09 am

Good Day Kerri…Thanks for the freebie and the video tutorial! I learned something I never knew before. what the knife in Silhoutte was for! (And also how to make the background on the page, I would have welded it and then tried to delete the top part.) Loved the week long inspiration you and your team provided as well as Simple Stories’ team! Loved your layout and the fact you lived on the edge to make it! Sometimes you just have to!

Ruth G - June 20, 2014 - 6:42 am

I love the way you think! Your layout is fabulous! Vintage Bliss is definitely perfect with your photo (especially in black and white) and it’s wonderful how you fused your cuts and printed elements with this collection!

Thanks so much for the video! My mind is now racing with how I can do little windows like that (whereas just looking at your page it just looked like magic!)

Thanks for all you share! Have a great day!

Ruth G - June 20, 2014 - 6:44 am

Oh, and I could think of worse songs to get stuck in my head than Good Day Sunshine! That’s actually a great one since we’ve been having lots of thunderstorms the past few days, which I actually love, but it has been a bit dreary so sunshine is a cheery idea that I appreciate about now!

Lynn Mercurio - June 20, 2014 - 8:02 am

Thank you so much Kerri, for sharing your creativity with us all!

Diane - June 20, 2014 - 8:34 am

Great layout and silhouette tip! And thanks for the freebie – your designs are the best!

marylouh - June 20, 2014 - 8:43 am

Love that the lattice work is only at the top. It’s great layout. The picture is the focal point. it’s not over-powered by the other embellishments. Thanks for having the hop.

Heather Thompson - June 20, 2014 - 9:13 am

great layout!!! love the subtle colors.

Nita K. - June 20, 2014 - 9:43 am

Great page! I love all the patterns. Thanks for the great freebie, too.

Megan K. - June 20, 2014 - 11:36 am

Thanks for the tutorial on how you made the background! It’s so great to be able to make my Silhouette Cameo even more fantastic :D

SherryGrove - June 20, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Kerri: love, love, love today’s Friday Freebie. And thank you for putting that Beatles tune in my head; it’s a goodie. And, if you’d like to sing along with me, here are the lyrics:
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine

I need to laugh, and when the sun is out
I’ve got something I can laugh about
I feel good, in a special way
I’m in love and it’s a sunny day

Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine

We take a walk, the sun is shining down
Burns my feet as they touch the ground

Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine

Then we lie beneath a shady tree
I love her and she’s loving me
She feels good, she know she’s looking fine
I’m so proud to know that she is mine

Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine

Sandy Evans - June 20, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Thank you for the freebie Kerri. You are always so generous. AND I absolutely love your LO. Simply beautiful.

Lorna Sampson - June 20, 2014 - 2:03 pm

Love this freebie….well love all freebies but this one rocks!

Kerri - June 20, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Oh gee…thanks. ;) So like, the song is soooo much just that one phrase, right?
It’s no wonder why we don’t know the lyrics except for that. lol

stacie d - June 20, 2014 - 9:19 pm

Love the pretty LO! Thanks for the perfect summer cut file!

Tara M - June 20, 2014 - 11:32 pm

Thank you for the freebie! I have been in awe of all the layouts this week!

Karen - June 21, 2014 - 11:41 am

Thanks for this and all the freebies and this great video and technique. Your layout is awesome.

Trish - June 21, 2014 - 12:15 pm

Thanks so much Kerri for the wonderful sentiment! i will enjoy using it in my card making, especially for my sweet grandchildren! Your page with Jordan makes my heart swell, the love for your child is so clear!

Katrina H - June 21, 2014 - 5:47 pm

That would be so cool to do as a 3×4 Project Life card!

julie - June 22, 2014 - 10:48 am

once again thank you for showing us a quick tip that I can use immediately!


Love the page too!

NancyK - June 24, 2014 - 8:04 am

Thanks so much for this tutorial! I’ve been wondering how I can get the most use out of my background designs and this is perfect.

Did You Know: Adding Keywords To Library

If you haven’t heard the shot heard ’round the world….oh wait, that’s another story, but equally as pivotal in all things Silhouette Studio related…but if you haven’t heard about the greatest thing added to the May 27, 2014 release…. You can now add search words to the library and it is soooooo easy! Take a […]

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Lynette Ballard - June 4, 2014 - 12:46 pm

I had no idea there was another update! For some reason, when I checked in “check for updates,” it said, “nope!” I just went to the website to get it. I can’t wait to use this feature! So fantastic! I also like this because if it’s a picture set (such as: sun, tree, clouds, swing), I can add a keyword for each! Thank you for showing us!

Kerri - June 4, 2014 - 1:35 pm

It did the same thing for me too. Weird.
Just another bug for now, I guess. :)

Natalie (QSOgirl) - June 4, 2014 - 1:41 pm

Awesome tip!! Thank you so much for showing the video. I was always frustrated before that I couldn’t add/modify tags once I’d imported an image into my library. This is a wonderful step toward a solution (now if only they’d add that “X”! ;-))

Claire - June 4, 2014 - 2:23 pm

Does this only work in the Designer software? I do not have the option to “edit properties” in mine.

Kerri - June 4, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Have you updated to the May 27 release?
It’s version 3.0.531.

Claire - June 4, 2014 - 3:31 pm

The website informs me I have the latest software….

Kerri - June 4, 2014 - 3:46 pm

It did that for me too–and someone else that’s commented, but it wasn’t up to date. And if you haven’t updated in the last week, then yours isn’t updated either. If you look under About Studio, it’ll tell you what version you have.

The release notes don’t say that the this new feature is only for DE, which means it’s available across the board.

Claire - June 4, 2014 - 3:59 pm

My version is: 3.0.343ss. And I don’t know if that is the latest ? I do not know how to get an update if the website doesn’t offer it.

Kerri - June 4, 2014 - 4:41 pm

It’s 3.0.531 and you can go out to the Support link on their website and download what you need. :)

Claire - June 4, 2014 - 6:05 pm

The update was found and installed and I can now edit properties. It is a very useful update.
Thank you for your help.

Kerri - June 4, 2014 - 6:13 pm

Awesome! :)

Gilda - June 5, 2014 - 7:27 am

Thanks for this info, Kerri. Silhouette keeps getting better and better! I’m almost finished the ‘Here, There & Everywhere’ class and loving it.

it’s a magicalness kind of day

So a couple weeks ago I shared a serendipitous moment that created a magical photo. Here’s a peek at those photos once more.   So of course that moment spurred a kit and a video to show it off! Therefore, here is the new Magicalness kit. This kit was created with using the designs as overlays […]

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Theresa - May 2, 2014 - 6:55 am


Cindy - May 2, 2014 - 8:52 am

I didn’t know you can print a photo using your Silhoutte Studio. How do you do that?? Love this kit and thanks for the video. I always learn so much from you!!

Kerri - May 2, 2014 - 9:54 am

You can open it like you would any other image or file. Just when you go to print it, make sure you’re choosing good photo settings.

Patti Painter - May 2, 2014 - 10:42 am

Glad I came back to check on the coupon code or would have missed this video. Love this set, thanks for the freebies as well.
Have a great weekend.

Kim Smith - May 2, 2014 - 12:09 pm

Another reason to reel me into getting a Silhouette! Thanks for the freebie and the new video!

yolande k - May 2, 2014 - 1:41 pm

Magnifique !!!! Thank you Kerri !

tiffany h - May 2, 2014 - 1:56 pm

The overlays look great on your photos. I think I’ll have to try them out. Thanks for the freebie. Since I only stop by your blog once a week I missed out on the other freebies but I appreciate you offering them.

Patty G. - May 2, 2014 - 8:45 pm

You never cease to amaze me! Thanks for the video and all the freebies this week. I can NOT wait to try this new kit!

Carrie-Ann - May 2, 2014 - 10:01 pm

Thank you! Have a great weekend :)

Karen Peterson - May 2, 2014 - 10:51 pm

Thanks so very much Kerri for sharing these freebies and also teaching us how to use your products; so much more helpful when I have a demonstration on how to use something!! Hope your date was fun; I got my hair done today too but no date (dh is in Seattle ;(

NSD Sale + New Gradients + Video Tutorial

We have a really huge day in store, so grab your favorite beverage and be prepared to be entertained. Okay, maybe not entertained, there’s no tap dancing going on here, but there’s lots to still enjoy. This coming Saturday is a big day in our little scrapbooking world. It’s National Scrapbook Day, which is really Inter-National Scrapbook […]

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Lysa - April 28, 2014 - 12:21 am

Thank you for the freebie- it is fabulous! Can’t wait to play!

Cari - April 28, 2014 - 8:46 am

Thanks, Kerri! Can’t wait to play and see what else you have in store this week!

Vanessa Miles - April 28, 2014 - 9:00 am

Thank you. I have been holding off on the Silhouette update, but this encourages me to give it a go.

Terri Marchbanks - April 28, 2014 - 9:46 am

Thank you so much Miss. Kerri 4 the freebie the sale and all the fun off 2 shop…lol hugs

Annabelle Bulat - April 28, 2014 - 12:53 pm

Bought the radials…LOVE them…can’t wait until tonight when I have more time to play. Thank you, Kerri!

Sandy R. - April 28, 2014 - 1:37 pm

Dang! And I’m here in a hotel room with just my iPad! It is lovely though Kerri!

Megan K. - April 28, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Thank you Kerri!

Sandy_in_MD - April 28, 2014 - 4:32 pm

Genius idea! Thanks so much for coming up with the radial gradient sets. And thank you for today’s free set, too.

Phyllis B. - April 28, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Thanks, Kerri! I look forward to the entire week! You are very generous with your knowledge… Big hugs!

Barbara - April 28, 2014 - 6:11 pm

Kerri – I always love your creations! Can’t wait for more. I’m already behind on classes but will catch up this summer. Thanks for all you do and share!

Linda - April 28, 2014 - 6:48 pm


Sandy Evans - April 28, 2014 - 7:17 pm

Thank you for sharing your amazing talent Kerri…. You are such an inspiration.
Sandy from ukiah

Lisa G. - April 28, 2014 - 7:32 pm

Thanks for the freebie! Going to have to get myself some items on sale as well :)

video tutorial: creating a two-tone feather

Hey y’all! Just popping in today with a quick tutorial to show you how easy it is to create a two-tone feather . . . or any two-tone shape, really. I’m using designs from the Feathers kit. I love having all my scrap cardstock organized now so that I can easily find colors that I […]

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Lori - February 20, 2014 - 1:27 pm

WOW!!! What a great tutorial–thank you for making a video to share these specific techniques and tips. LOVE this!!!

vicki - February 20, 2014 - 1:42 pm

awesome tutorial — thank you!!

yolande k - February 20, 2014 - 1:58 pm

Merci beaucoup pour cette astuce et ton partage !!!

Sandi - February 20, 2014 - 3:34 pm

Kerri, You never fail to make things so very plain to me! This looks so easy when I see you do it and hear the explanation. Have you ever thought about writing a book about the many different things that you can do with the Silhouette? I would buy it in a second! Then I could reference your how-to videos and see in real time what I just read about. Anyway, a girl can wish, can’t she???

Diane S. - February 20, 2014 - 4:02 pm

I love your storage idea. Where can I find those bins? Thanks!

Kerri - February 20, 2014 - 4:10 pm

I bought my Fridge Binz at Walmart. I think they have them at Bed Bath + Beyond too. I’ve seen them on Amazon as well.

And Sandi and everyone, thanks for your sweet words.

Yolande, I love your comments in French. I have a soft spot for French since my son spoke French for two years in Washington DC. It makes me smile when I see it. :)

Susan Kopp - February 20, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Thanks for sharing that info…..those are really cute!!

Cammie - February 23, 2014 - 5:47 am

Thanks so much for sharing this great tutorial.

new freebie, new kit, new tutorial, new winners

It’s one fabulous day of newness here at KBS!Lots of stuff going on today, so let’s get to it. I think we shall start off with today’s freebie, shall we? This is totally inspired by what I see every time I walk through my front door during Christmas–a lovely red hollyberry wreath. It makes me […]

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lynne - December 22, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Thank you so much for the wreath!

Linda V - December 22, 2013 - 3:18 pm

Thank you Keri for the great free designs and the wonderful tutorial!!! Happy Holidays!

Sandra ltb - December 22, 2013 - 3:24 pm

lovely – thank you!
Sandra ltb

Jocelan - December 22, 2013 - 3:33 pm

Thanks Kerri for the lovely cut file.
May your family have a very blessed Christmas.
Blessings Jocelan

Sheila Miller - December 22, 2013 - 4:09 pm

Thank you so much for the Berry Wreath. I love it! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Sandy_in_MD - December 22, 2013 - 6:06 pm

Thanks for the lovely wreath!

Lindy - December 22, 2013 - 11:50 pm

Thank you for the Hollyberry Wreath! There are so many cool elements to your Black + White Christmas set!

Trish - December 23, 2013 - 4:52 am

I was fascinated by the photoshop tutorial, Kerri. I am thinking I need to spend some time and learn photoshop. Thanks for the jumpstart. And I love the berry wreath, can’t wait to cut it! Happy Holidays to you and your family. May it be sweet.

Dolly - December 23, 2013 - 6:40 am

Thank you so much Kerri!! You’re such a doll!