Inkscape Flourishes: Day 3

On Tuesday, I posted the demo video that showed the new features in the Beta Inkscape .47. Wednesday, I posted the short videos showing where to download this Beta version, where to find 7 Zip to install, how to use 7 Zip, and then how to set up Inkscape as a shortcut on your desktop. TODAY, we have a video I made to show you how to create some quick flourishes, weld in Inkscape (if you need to) and export/import into KNK Studio for further designing. If you have ANY questions, let me know! I hope we’ll see some of your designs, using this feature, posted at the Yahoo groups!

Creating Swirls and Flourishes in Inkscape .47

Designing Flourishes… It’s Not Going to Get Any Easier Than This!

Inkscape has done it again! They’ve come out with a new enhancement in version 0.47 that’s an answer to most scrapbookers’ number one Wish List item. It’s a SUPER easy way to design swirls and flourishes that match those you see for sale in the stores. I downloaded the beta version and tested it myself and it’s just so much fun to play with!!! This, in combination with the ability to export from Inkscape as .eps and import into KNK Studio, KNK Studio GE, or Design Master to cut your designs, makes this the best solution for those wanting this capability. Watch this video produced by a guy who calls himself “Heathenex” and see how it works.

Inkscape 0.47 Demo

Note that because 0.47 is a beta release, you may wish to wait until it’s considered a stable version before downloading. That’s entirely up to you. Since I only use Inkscape for specialty cases like this, I went ahead and tested it out. I had no problems with using this feature and exporting/importing for cutting to my KNK. The beta versions of Inkscape are available from:

Inkscape Beta Releases

Undo Navigator – It’s Like a Time Machine!

Today, I have a free quickie video showing how to use the Undo Navigator to back up to different points in time during your file designing. Using Edit>Undo (or Ctrl-Z) also works fine, but let’s say you need to go back 10 or more steps? It’s a lot faster to use this handy feature that can be found under Edit>Undo Navigator to see a list of the various steps and click at any point to return to the state of your design right before you executed that step. Just watch the video and you’ll get the idea! 🙂

Undo Navigator

I Love Your Blog!

Thank you SO much to Chris Durnan for nominating me for her “I Love Your Blog Award.” Chris’s blog has been an inspiration to so many people involved in the cutter world and I personally want to thank her also for answering a miscellany of emails from me about how to set up various things in my blog. She’s the Blogging Queen, if there ever was one! 🙂

To continue this chain of nominations, I pick the following 7, in alphabetical order. :-):


Here are the rules for playing:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog
2. Link the person you received your award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you have nominated