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3 Ways to use Digital papers

Digital papers have been gaining popularity over the years. Until rather recently, I had never used them. My first experience with digital papers or patterns was when I was creating a pop-up card in Silhouette Studio.

I started designing a cute little Christmas card and I noticed my project would look a lot nicer if I had some wood grain paper. I scoured my patterned cardstock and couldn't find anything to fit my needs. So I figured it was time to give digital papers a go.

At first, I did not understand the craze, but I quickly found the exact wood grain I wanted for my project. The best part is that I didn't need to print an entire sheet of this wood grain pattern to fill my 3x4 inch design piece. That's when I got hooked!

The idea of being able to apply the pattern to only the pieces I needed made me realize how useful this can become. I can print multiple patterned pieces on 1 sheet of paper!

I thought it was time to share my little digital paper secrets, so here are 3 ways to use digital papers in your Silhouette crafts.

  1. Apply the pattern to a shape

  2. Apply the pattern to text (be sure to use a chunky font)

  3. Print an entire sheet of pattern paper.

Check out the video below for all the details on how to accomplish these steps.

As always if you're interested in learning all the keyboard shortcuts I use check out my FREE PDF guide: Silhouette Shortcuts.

Pattern by Plants and Other: grab this pattern for free.

Happy Silhouetting!

With Love,

Crafty Christie

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