Monday, April 2, 2012

Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Software Tutorial: Importing Pattern Papers into My Library

I wanted to let you know I've set up a new page with links to all my Silhouette Tutorials to make it easier to find them . Just click the page tab under my blog header right next to the HOME tab. 

Today, I am spending some time organizing my Silhouette Library today and I thought I'd do a quick tutorial on importing digital pattern paper into my library. 
Whenever I design with the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Software I like to fill my shapes and I got tired of the lack of papers to design with so, I'm adding my digital paper collections I own into my library, so they are readily available to me.
Here's how you do it!

Once the pattern is imported it can be used the same as any pattern that comes with the program including adjusting the transparency,rotation and the scale of the pattern.

You can find the Victoria Gardens paper collection I imported here at Jessica Sprague.
Here is the Christmas line Holly Jolly that I have in my library too.
To see more of my tutorial on designing with digital paper click here and here.


  1. Thank you for all of your tutorials! It is appreciated.

  2. Hi Lisa.
    When you use the digital papers as 'pattern' in the Silhouette software (I love this idea and have tons of digipapers) would the paper be archived in full size (e.g. 8-9mb) in the Silhouette Library and the same time in the 'normal' digiscrap folder? I'm afraid it might slow down the Silhouette Software if I load all the digipapers as pattern.

    Looking forward to your next post.

    1. Those are really great questions! As for as I can tell the digi papers are stored in the same size and I haven't noticed any slowing of the software at all, but I think I'll call customer support and get some official answers to your questions and I'll post the answers as soon as I hear from them. Thanks for your comment! Lisa

  3. I did check with Silhouette customer service and importing digital elements and papers had no effect on the program and there is no maximum you can import. I'm up to about 6000 now and still adding all the have some fun!

  4. Just wanted to let you know people are still accessing and using your tutorial on this! I could not figure it out and then found your tutorial and now I've spent way too much time adding papers.. lol Thank you!

  5. Thank you so much, this is a great tutorial. I feel so pleased with myself!

  6. Thank you, I've been wanting to know how to do this.

  7. Just found your site today and wanted to say thanks for this great turtorial!


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