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Recommended Supplies for Cutting Machine Crafts, Paper Flowers & Paper Cutting

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I'm often asked about the products used in making the paper flowers and other cutting machine crafts seen on this site and on the @esppaper Instagram feed. So, here are a few of my favorite things with links to the products on Amazon in case you'd like to give them a try.

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How to Convert Cut Lines to Score Lines in Cricut Design Space

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When opening an SVG file in Cricut Design Space, every line is imported as a cut line. If your project has folds that are intended to be scored, you'll need to convert the cut lines to scores. Just follow these steps! Import the Design: Upload the SVG file to Cricut Design Space. Ungroup the Shapes: By default, all of the shapes will be grouped together. In order to select individual lines, right-click on the grouped shapes and select Ungroup from the pop-up menu. Select and Switch to Score: Select all of the fold lines on the canvas, then click the cut drop-down menu in the top navigation...

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DIY Paper Flower: Make a Spider Mum with Cricut Explore or Silhouette Craft Cutter

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This post contains affiliate links to Amazon and other online retailers. If you click links and decide to make a purchase, Especially Paper may receive compensation. These paper spider mums are a pretty addition to wedding receptions and bridal showers. If you have a craft cutter like a Silhouette Cameo or Cricut, the paper flowers are super easy to make. To get started, download the template and full tutorial.  Tools and supplies: Lightweight 65lb card stock for petals and leaves Craft glue, such as Tacky Glue from Scotch Skewer or small dowel rod 18 gauge floral wire Floral tape Optional: bone folder Optional: Art...

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How to Create Score Lines in Silhouette Studio

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This post contains affiliate links to Amazon and other online retailers. If you click links and decide to make a purchase, Especially Paper may receive compensation. The ability to add scores to your Silhouette paper projects creates a lot of new possibilities. Score lines make it easy to fold paper to create boxes and other three-dimensional objects with crisp, neat folds. And creating score lines in Silhouette Studio is really easy if you just know where to look. Plus you don’t need the latest Silhouette Cameo machine to create score lines. This example was done on an older machine with a...

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How to Use SVG Files with Your Cricut Cutting Machine

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One of the great things about the Cricut Explore and Cricut Maker cutting machines, is the ability to upload and cut SVG files that you have created or purchased from independent designers, like Especially Paper. Especially Paper designs exclusive SVG cutting files for paper craft projects and paper flowers that can be cut with your Cricut machine. Here’s a guide to downloading new projects and using SVG cut files with your Cricut. Using the Cricut Design Space app on your iPhone? Check out these instructions for opening a zip and uploading to the app on iOS.   STEP 1: Download and unzip your Especially Paper...

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