Tips & Tutorials for Working with Digital Downloads from Especially Paper
If a digital downloads includes multiple files, the files are packaged into a single zip file. This makes downloading easier by grouping them into a single file and making that file smaller, which takes less time to download. If you're new to working with zip files, follow this short tutorial on uncompressing zip files on a Mac or PC computer. Keep in mind that mobile phones and tablets are not able to unpackage zip files.
The newest Cricut machines, called Cricut Explore, are not limited to cartridges and have the ability to cut SVG files. To use an SVG file with Cricut Explore, you'll need to upload it to Cricut Design Space, the online software used to send files to your cutting machine. Learn how to upload SVG files to your canvas (includes video).
Many of the paper crafts offered by Especially Paper include a DXF file for use with Silhouette Studio, the software used to send files to your Silhouette craft cutter. If you're new to working with DXF files, follow along with this video tutorial (YouTube). The tutorial show the steps using the hellebore template, but the process is similar for any DXF file.