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Some of these videos mention other software programs which come with the cutters.  You probably will not need them.  Artistic can do everything we will be covering.  Some of the techniques are for scrapbooking but they are similar to cutting templates and vinyl.  Plus there's loads of general information you will find helpful..  The projects have techniques also.  Work through them even if you do not intend to sew out the project.  You will learn how to use your software faster.
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                                 New Information on Creative Drawing Software Ver 7.1 and Edge Cutter

Added June 2015


Upgrade SimpleCut that comes with the Edge cutter to 7.1



Upgrade to SimpleCut 7.1 if you have the version needing a dongle.



Upgrade to Suite 7.1




Artistic Homepage   Tons of information on this website.  Take some time to look it over.



Edge Homepage    This website has the manual (same as the booklet that was in the Edge box) and a Quick Start Guide. 
Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page.  Download these and print the Quick Start Guide before watching the following videos.




Videos for Simple Cut and Suite 7.1.  

What’s New in SimpleCut 7.1   Mostly for those who have been using Artistic software and want to know what’s new.



These videos are mostly for new owners.

QuickStart Guide SimpleCut 7.1



***Video Guide for Edge User Guide Projects  Ver 7.1  ... This covers a lot of material and moves quickly. 
You might want to watch it all the way through once then come back and watch it by subject.



Workspace Tour of SimpleCut 7.1    ...  This answers some questions that are asked frequently.





The following are new videos on different techniques and tools.


Using the Array Tool SimpleCut 7.1



Embroidery Appliqué SimpleCut 7.1 



Applique SimpleCut 7.1



Quick Applique Lettering SimpleCut 7.1



Creating Stencils SimpleCut 7.1



Creating Stencil Bridges SimpleCut 7.1



Downloading Graphics SimpleCut 7.1



Using Graphic Fonts with the Artistic Edge



Import graphics to cut w Edge



Access the 3500 included designs on the Artistic Edge



The following information was added when Version 7 was added.  
Many of the videos can still be helpful but you may need to adjust to new tools or procedures in newer versions.

                       New and Useful videos on Artistic and Cutters  

added Sep 2014

Youtube Artistic USA channel                              https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtisticUSA

New features Version 7                                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V13dXN0JClE


 Edge 15”                                                     http://www.artisticcreativeproducts.com/digital-cutters/artistic-edge-15

Quick start for Edge   Applique                             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6Fzj5TFvmc

Artistic Crystals                                                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAhdKFgcBHs

Options                                                                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1XxBOCE9wA

Node editing                                                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv-bK7GcPjI


How to make designs w lettering                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3wUy0YiOiQ

Graphic fonts/Wing dings                                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT8Xxzvdo3c


Stencil                                                                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyivrY5ziyw

Quilt stencils                                                           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s57dpZl9m5o


getting artwork and difference in raster and vector              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb8mWp2umtE


Embroidery Designs in ARTISTIC                                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSGNdsb8VWU

Replicating Prints                                                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DmleaZq054

Redwork or quilting design                                                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tiAFrA1z_w

Monograms                                                                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsT-p_lL-do

Monograms                                                                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQtEbLn2pm8

 Embroidery to crystal fill                                                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAA0S0LW8qo

Crystal outline                                                                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd3nw4sWYh4

Zing cutter  demo                                                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2AwmeMJSlc

Placing crystals                                                                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7chtp7fnHo

Pressing crystals                                                                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC6kFo6jyio


Appliqué complete instructions                                               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1mYVnx5i4I

Cutting an appliqué with Artistic                                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlGa2VTCjHE

Quilting  applique                                                             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFLMPo7xU-A

Silhouettes                                                                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOkEWrWW5UY


***Holiday projects with Edge  Gift bag and tags                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKgj_wDVHms


Use Print and cut feature                                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOtI-tek9w0

Maddie Bushman       Print and cut                             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgUZ3U2xXvQ

Stickers                                                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsPa7QrltAw


Cutwork by Brad Martin                                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7I6-5fDwuo



Glass etching                                                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcAJRRpB8aY

Glass etching videos by Barbee at Etchall (my favorites)        http://etchall.com/?s=videos

Vinyl cutting                                                                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYxRCDXiRCw


Location and use of included designs                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EJvfN6nPqI



Trevor   over view                                                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKiI8tHWNqs

              on edit toolbar                                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfH_meQqM_4

              Text tool                                                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMntcO05j4M

              Crystal fill and outline                                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Rsl45GxWks

              Wing modular                                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfdmrwHQwes

              Array fill                                                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBRo1_xIDUo

              Fabric settings                                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMKy5yjtznQ

             Weld , trim , intersect                               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4y2p6e5ReU


New Projects















The following information is the original information from Version 6.  
Many of the videos can still be helpful but you may need to adjust to new tools or procedures in newer versions.


Studio Quick Start Guide and Manual

Crystals Quick Start Guide and Manual


Artistic Website   -- Software

Introduction to Artistic Software pdf file

Creating a Design with Artistic video

Create a Crystal outline around an embroidery video

Change Embroidery fill to crystals video

Creating a Monogram video

Placing Crystals in Templates video


Artistic Lesson 1   Basic Functions and Tools  pdf file

Artistic Lesson 2   Shaping Designs     pdf file

Artistic Lesson 3   Rectangular and/or Circular Arrays     pdf file

Artistic Lesson 4   Free hand drawing tools     pdf file

Artistic Lesson 5   Clipart    pdf file

Artistic Lesson 6   Creating Appliques    pdf file   Fall Leaf Table Runner Project is better.  Listed below.

Artistic Lesson 7  Monograming     pdf file

Artistic Lesson 8  Free Standing Applique   pdf file

Artistic Lesson 9   Net Fill     pdf file

Artistic Lesson 10  Rhinestone Templates    pdf file

Artistic Lesson 11 Combining Crystals with Embroidery    pdf file


Artistic Website

Using the Cameo Cutter  video     

Using the Zing Cutter    video 

Excellent for getting started...    Zing Cutter Startup from Artistic Website

Pressing Crystals video  


Misc Info from Artistic Website Software How Tos

Tips for Successful Stitching

Artistic’s Gifts to You        8 CRYSTAL DESIGNS ready to cut and bling.

OTHER SOURCES for Software

Trevor Conquergood’s DVD that came with Artistic software program

Additional training (webinars and DVDs) is available from Trevor at SunsetStitches.com



How To Cut a Rhinestone Template With The Silhouette Cameo - YouTube

How To Cut a 2 color Template With The Silhouette Cameo Cutter and Brush Crystals

SIlhouette Cameo - Getting Started  



Zing Website

First steps with the Zing

A Tour of the Zing

Zing Pinch Levers

Zing Setting the Blade Height

Settings for Different Materials

Zing and Make the Cut Manual

Other videos are available at KNK Zing KNKUSA

Projects on Artistic Website  -

These are great How tos for techniques.  
Read them even if you don’t want to do that particular project.
They will help you on projects you do want to do!

Bling It On    pdf file    Learn how to create a basic rhinestone template out of the built-in clip art in Artistic Suite V6   

Floral Cutwork Pillow     pdf file    This gorgeous pillow showcases the built-in embroidery designs in Artistic Suite V6, and takes you through the steps of the cutwork feature in this incredible program. 

Floral Transformation     pdf file     Transform a basic floral graphic into a variety of embroidery designs with this great lesson. Learn hints and techniques for help in monogramming, outline, quilting motifs, redwork, and more.

Monogramming Looped Letters    pdf file   Learn how to use the Looped Letters technique available in Artistic Monogram and Artistic Suite softwares! This unique "weaving" look will make your monograms stand out!

Embroidery and Crystal Arts   pdf file     Learn how to incorporate your Embroidery and Crystal art into one great design!

Bridal Party Lettering Tees      pdf file     Learn this project brought to you by our friends at www.Sew4home.com to transform your wedding party into a entourage with Artistic Crystals!

Bridesmaid’s Clutch with Initials    pdf file    Even though it's your wedding, you still want your bridesmaids and other special wedding party members to sparkle! www.sew4home.com brings us this simple, yet beautiful clutch for everyone in your wedding using the Artistic Software!

Button and Border Techniques     pdf file and 1 design    Buttons, Borders and Crystals...oh my! Take this lesson from www.sew4home.com and learn how to make and embellish all sorts of buttons and borders.

Flower Girl Apron     pdf file    Make your flower girl special with this overskirt with rhinestone embellishment! This simple and easy project from www.sew4home.com will help make her shine!  With the help of the Artistic Suite software, make a reusable template for the bow, using this easy to do technique.

Ring Bearers Pillow   pdf file    www.sew4home.com came up with a great way to receive your rings on your wedding day and cherish the keepsake forever! This pillow will be beautiful on your wedding day and as a throw pillow in your home.  (Uses a quilt pattern)

Halloween Pumpkin Tea Towel   pdf file     Combine embroidery, appliqué and crystals to create this design. Add lettering using the built in fonts (or true type fonts) to the Tea Towel to personalize it. This project has different designs for you to mix and match for your style.


In the Hoop Ribbon Embroidery   pdf file      Grosgrain ribbon is hard to embroider on as it stretches. Changing the fabric to the lightest possible made it much easier.

Fall Leaf Table Runner   pdf file   The appliquѐ leaves are done in Artistic Suite V6.0. Place as few or as many as you'd like to create a crisp November day feeling inside your home.

Fancy Fill Christmas Tree   pdf file    A simple triangle becomes the iconic holiday traditional tree when you add a fancy fill and several layers of decorative outlines. Add a touch of bling and it’s ready to bring to any party! A perfect gift idea. You can use this great design on just about anything, but we’ve included instructions on how to make it into a simple tea towel.

Curley Christmas Tree     pdf file    You’ll be amazed at how one design can be turned into a boutique item by simple re-sizing, duplicating and creative placement.

Noel Wall-hanging   pdf file and designs   Express your love of the season with this beautiful Noel Wallhanging quilt project. With applique, embroidery, and crystal accents, this piece will put any room in the holiday spirit!

Cutwork Reverse Applique Pillow   pdf file     Looking for a new twist on the traditional monogram? Try a Reverse Applique Monogram! Using this technique, you'll actually cut out the negative space of the monogram rather than the letter itself. This will create a new dimension to your work that is unlike traditional applique.

Vinyl Applique Leather Bag Makeover   pdf file      You can cut your design out of vinyl to embellish things that you wouldn't normally be able to do embroidery or applique on. See how Artistic Educator Maddie Bushman takes this sweet leather bag and gives it a makeover with vinyl adhesives.

Artistically Embellished Pillow      pdf file         Add sparkle, class, and elegance to your decor with this charming pillow. You'll use one motif in four ways to really experiment and learn your Artistic software and your digital cutter. You'll use outline embroidery, filled embroidery, stencils, and crystal templates.

Turn Ordinary to Extraordinary   Custom CD case   pdf file     Turn letters into embroidery and embroidery into Crystals for a beautiful effect         and Personalized Napkins video   we’ll be working with text, adding a decorative outline to it, adding decorative accents using Clipart, adding a placement line and a basting box. You’ll learn how easy it is to get perfect design placement on all of your napkins.

King of Diamonds   Design Download    Feeling lucky? The King of Diamonds .Draw file will bring luck to any card player or card themed event you are throwing!

Show Your Creative Side    video   Artistic educator Bunny Gates will show you how to use the software to make this little wallet.


Other Videos from the Internet ...  These may mention other brands but the information may still be helpful to you.

How to make a Rhinestone Transfer - YouTube

Rhinestone Training Brushing Multi-color Stones into a Template with 2 Sizes - YouTube



More videos= Collections === too many to list – some maybe on this list already – some are advanced


TRW Sticky Flock Rhinestone Template Material Tutorial Videos TheRhinestoneWorld   list

TRW Product Production Tutorial Videos TheRhinestoneWorld 78 videos on making bling

TRW Quick Tips and Tricks Rhinestone Tutorial Videos TheRhinestoneWorld   28 Tips & Tricks




How To Make Designer Style Rhinestone Jeans Pants - YouTube




Rhinestone Decals

How to Create Rhinestone Decals for hard surfaces

Bling-N-E-Thing  -- Stickers

Blind-N-E-Thing basics

Bling anything-- Glasses, Frames etc TRW    

Part 1 was designing the decal with another program. 

Part 2 Car Heart Decal


Heat Press Vinyl

How to make a Rhinestone Transfer with ez sequins and poor mans Rhinestones

Making a Glitter Rhinestone Decal Paw, Rhinestone Template

The Best Bling For Your Buck - YouTube#at=58      (over 1 hour)