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Using A Weeding Box

Using A Weeding Box

Hey guys, it's Jessica with Expressions Vinyl and today I want to show you how to draw a text box (weeding box) in your Silhouette Studio software AND Cricut software. What is a "Weeding Box" you ask? The answer is quite simple: a weeding box is a square/rectangle placed around your design that is cut along with your design that facilitates the weeding and vinyl placement processes.Why is this important? Well, if your vinyl happens to go a little bit eschew in your machine and gets crooked, you …
Oct 10th 2016 Expressions Vinyl - Jessica
Silhouette Mint 101

Silhouette Mint 101

Hey guys, It's Jessica with Expressions Vinyl and today we are going to talk about the Silhouette Mintmachine. The Mint machine is a stamping machine that you can use to create your own stamps.We have some samples right here (below). You can use any font or image that's on your computer.So out of the the box, it comes with the little machine, and then it also comes with some ink and some stamps to get you started. You can go and download the software. You can also purchase additional inks. There …
Sep 19th 2016 Expressions Vinyl - Jessica

Fun Whimsical Fonts (FREE for Personal and Commercial Use!)

That is right! Free fonts that you can use for personal and commercial purposes! There is one little catch--you do have to link up the source! (but totally worth it!) Make sure to check out THIS post to read all the terms of use!This week is Fun Whimsical fonts!Jailbird JennaMonster PaparazziEliseFontmoochersFreezeBossholegentle redheadKwekellarger mimeRebekah's birthdayThey add such an element of fun! Pair them with a good BLOCK font for a design that rocks!Stay tuned because next week is cursi …
Sep 1st 2016 Expressions Vinyl
The How To Guide For Applying Vinyl To Wood & Canvas

The How To Guide For Applying Vinyl To Wood & Canvas

Wondering why your vinyl just won't stick? There are a few factors in getting vinyl to stick on rough surfaces like canvas, burlap, and wood. Below are examples for each surface and our tips and tricks to get the job done! We recommend putting some type of coating on your project to smooth out the surface. You can use acrylic paint or a clear coating. But watch the type of paint you use: some of the paints out there, especially the newer paints, are great for walls because they resist stains, bu …
Aug 22nd 2016 Expressions Vinyl - Jessica

Free Fonts - For Personal and Commercial Use

We know that a lot of our readers are small business owners! (and we love that!) So when we share "free fonts" we know that most are free for personal use and the people who are running shops can't use them (for free anyway!) So we are devoting the next few roundups to ENTIRELY FREE fonts! Personal and Commercially! Let me introduce you to Kevin and Amanda They have created so many awesome free fonts that they are willing to share!They do come with a catch: Personal use or non-profit use, …
Aug 14th 2016 Expressions Vinyl