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Posted 6/27/2012 by susanlk in General Scrappin'
 

susanlk
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Posted: 6/27/2012 11:14:38 AM
I have been out of touch with the Gazelle boards for quite some time. Am I correct in thinking that I read that you can download the silhouette software and buy images & then cut them on the Gazelle?

I had read so much at one point, got confused, now forget what I had researched. I've had the Gazelle for a few years & still primarily cut out fonts & dingbats. Haven't mastered the designing/creating my own files. I just need to find time to sit and learn.

TIA!


Susan


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Posted: 6/27/2012 1:47:23 PM
I have a Gazelle. I also downloaded the free Silhouette software. I don't know of any way to use it or the Silhouette files with my Gazelle. You could potentially fill in the cutting shape so that it's a solid colored image, take a screen capture, and then import the file into the Gazelle software and do a trace. But I haven't tried it.

Even though you've been out of touch with the Gazelle boards, I think someone over there would be more likely to be able to answer your question.


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Posted: 6/27/2012 2:00:13 PM
If you have a certain version of the Designer Edition of Sil Studio (2.1, I think), it will allow you to save as an SVG.

If Funtime can open SVG's you could cut it that way. I always used MTC with my Gazelle (and my Cameo), so I'm not sure if Funtime can cut SVGs
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susanlk
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Posted: 6/27/2012 3:11:06 PM
Thanks. I was thinking it was something with saving it as an svg with the silhouette software, but I wasn't sure.



Susan


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Posted: 6/27/2012 3:16:21 PM
Yes, any file you save as an svg will open in funtime. The Yahoo funtime group is awesome, but even better is the BossKut owners forum. You can post a question in the customer service forum and the will get back to you immediately!! Fantastic customer service.



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Posted: 6/27/2012 6:00:45 PM
I don't know what software you use with the Gazelle, but I have a tutorial on my blog about using Silhouette files with MTC and eCal software.

It basically walks you through how to save a Silhouette file as a JPEG that you can trace in your own software.

Tutorial

Diane



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Posted: 6/27/2012 9:10:11 PM
Additionally if you use the Make The Cut software there are thousands of free cut files available through their boards.

Lots of paper piecing and intricate designs with a decent search feature I'm always amazed at what I find for free.


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