How to Use Special Font Characters (Glyphs) in Silhouette Studio

I’m a self proclaimed font junkie! I admit it, I love fonts. Have you seen all the gorgeous fonts out there these days? You can buy some pretty awesome fonts like the ones offered by FontBundles (you must go check out the freebies there). Many of them come with extra characters, glyphs, and swashes. However, when you go to use them in Silhouette Studio you can only see the regular version of the font while there are often hundreds of additional characters (glyphs) included in the font. How do you access those?? In order to take full advantage of the extra characters included in these beautiful fonts in Silhouette Studio you need to know a few tricks.

MAC
Below is a video tutorial showing you how to use the gorgeous extra characters included with Michael, one of the fonts included in the lovely Calligraphy Font Bundle. This technique can be used with any properly coded font that includes glyphs and extra characters on a Mac.

PC
Below is a video tutorial showing you how to use the gorgeous extra characters included with Lovely Melissa. This technique can be used with any properly coded font that includes glyphs and extra characters on a PC.

If you have not had a chance to check out FontBundles, I highly recommend that you do. They offer beautiful fonts at AFFORDABLE prices! Seriously, the Calligraphy Font Bundle has 40 absolutely amazing fonts worth over $500 for only $29. That is less than a dollar per font. Who can resists… SERIOUSLY? But, you better hurry because this bundle is available for a short time. Once it’s gone… it’s gone.

The techniques taught in this post will are applicable to any properly coded font that includes extra characters, glyphs, or swashes. If for some reason you run into a font that won’t work, it was probably not coded properly. However, I’ve tested several from FontBundles and they do work…and as I mentioned before they offer several fonts for FREE. Go give them a try.

Designing with fonts in Silhouette Studio can be super fun you can really make some awesome vinyl wall art, heat transfer projects, or print and cut files quickly and easily. Once you learn how to access and use all the beautiful extra characters in Silhouette Studio you can really take your artwork to the next level.

If you watched the Mac video I walked you through how to design the above artwork. Click HERE to download the FREE Silhouette Studio and SVG file for the “My Mother and Friend” phrase. It’s my gift to you for sticking around for this tutorial. I hope you enjoy this FREE file… and be sure to go pick up the Calligraphy Font Bundle while it’s still available.

Have a great day!

One Buck Wednesday at Snap Click Supply Co.

Today at Snap Click Supply I have two items featured for $1 on Wednesday!. That means you can pick up 2 of my digital scrapbooking products at a steal. TODAY ONLY!

Basics Attachments

Basics Life Cards Birthday Girl

Be sure to go grab these great deals while you can. These offers will end at midnight!

There are specials in my SVG Shop as well! Don’t forget about the April Monthly Kit Offer! If you purchase $20 worth of product (in one transaction) You can get this adorable kit for free! No need to add the kit to your cart, or enter any codes. As soon as you add $20 worth of product to your cart, the free kit will automatically be added to your cart! The files will be available for immediate download after you pay for your order by visiting the “downloads” section inside of your account. This offer is good through March 31st!

We also have a FREE file with purchase all this week! Simply add this adorable 3D Flower in Pot file is to your shopping cart along with ANY $1.99+ purchase from the SVG Shop and this file is yours FREE. These would be perfect for Mom or a Teacher! Be sure to use Coupon Code: FLOWERPOTS (case sensitive) at checkout. This offer is good through next Sunday.

(Your cart must reach at least $3.98 before the coupon will be applied and then $1.99 will be subtracted from your total at checkout. The files will be available for immediate download after you pay for your order by visiting the “downloads” section inside of your account.)

And last but certainly not least, remember, all new files in my SVG Shop are 25% off through Sunday!! .

Have a great day!

Tuesday Freebie and New in Shop

ALL WEEK, this SVG file is FREE with any $1.99 purchase!

We have a FREE file with purchase all this week! Simply add this adorable 3D Flower in Pot file is to your shopping cart along with ANY $1.99+ purchase from the SVG Shop and this file is yours FREE. These would be perfect for Mom or a Teacher!  Be sure to use Coupon Code: FLOWERPOTS (case sensitive) at checkout. This offer is good through next Sunday.

(Your cart must reach at least $3.98 before the coupon will be applied and then $1.99 will be subtracted from your total at checkout. The files will be available for immediate download after you pay for your order by visiting the “downloads” section inside of your account.)

In addition, don’t forget about this special available the entire month of April! You can get this Free Kit of the Month with any $20 purchase (Purchase must be in one transaction.) No code necessary, the kit will be automatically added to your cart once $20 worth of product has been purchased.

Check out our awesome SVG files releasing this week! And, just like always, the NEW files are ON SALE 25% OFF through the weekend in the SVG Shop! These downloads include SVG files for sure and PNG or PDF files when appropriate. No coupon code necessary, the files are all discounted in the shop! Be sure to go get them while they are on SALE this week.

Thanks for visiting the blog today! Please let us know if you need any help with your files. We want to make sure everyone is happy with their purchase. Have a great week!

This Crafty Life Webinar Today!!

Hi Everyone, just a quick post to let you know that I will be doing a live webinar today with Melody Lane over at This Crafty Life!  Would love for you to stop by and watch!!  The Webinar starts at Noon Eastern Time, and can be seen here!

I hope you can make it!

Lori

Graduation Hat Box with Kathy

Hi Everyone!   I have fun little project for you today, Lori’s new Circle Graduation Hat Box!  My daughter is graduating from High School this year, so I know I’m going to use this file a lot!  Take a peek…

I chose blue and white because those are our High School colors, but you can customize this to go with any school color scheme!  The box goes together really quickly, and is very sturdy.  I added a cute little tassel made from some white baker’s twine.  Here’s what the box looks like when it’s open:

It’s the perfect size for a small gift or gift card.  You could even make a bunch as favors and fill them with candies.  That’s it for me today, make sure to stop by the blog tomorrow to see the Tuesday Freebie and all of the new files that have been added to the shop!  Thanks for stopping by to peek!

 

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