Marketing is truly magical. I’m no expert at all but I do appreciate the power of good free marketing.
I don’t currently have any marketing campaigns going for any of my platfoms but when I did I noticed a huge increase with traffic/sales to my sites.
I’m currently obsessed with TikTok (one video went viral!). There I share my crafting world in 15-60 second videos. I then post a full, in-depth tutorial on Instagram (IGTV). What I noticed on TikTok is that people can be super fancy with their clips. I am not that fancy but I strive to be! A quick marketing tactic that I noticed influencers use is “end frames”, a snippet at the end of their videos asking people to follow them. I wasn’t sure how to do this but I thought of all the free creative sites I use and finally figured out how to make one! Here’s how you can make one too:
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Download the Canva mobile app- it’s free!
In the search bar type “TikTok end frame” – by selecting this it’ll be perfectly sized for your TikTok videos
Select ‘blank’ to create your own or select a template and modify to your liking
Once you’re happy with your design, download it and you now have a TikTok end frame you can add to all your videos!
Canva Mobile App Tips:
Take advantage of all the free illustrations, shapes, images, and stickers that Canva offers. I typed in “blob” to get random shapes.
You can also save up to 3 “brand colors” for free so you can easily change shape/font colors to match your brand.
To place images in a specific shape, go to the “shapes” tab and type in “frames”. You’ll then be able to put images in circles, squares, etc.
You’ll find animations (like my moving arrow) in the “stickers” tab.
By having this frame you’ll not only look professional but you’re also indirectly suggesting people to follow you. I hope by adding this to your videos you’re able to boost your following!
Are you a Silhouette user and failed time and time again when doing a print and cut? Me too! I’m here to give you an alternative method where you’ll get better results.
Watch my full video tutorial. If videos aren’t your thing, step-by-step instructions are written below.
First, the reason why your print and cut probably isn’t working is because you’re probably working with glossy materials or something with a shine. The Silhouette cannot read registration marks on materials that are glossy. I’ve tried Pinterest hacks but nothing seemed to work for me. I remembered I have a Silhouette PixScan mat tucked away somewhere so I thought I’d give it a try.
How it works:
Step 1: Print out your design – no need to print with registration marks. The PixScan mat has the registration marks built into the mat.
Step 2: Place your printed work onto the PixScan mat and take a picture of the entire mat. Send the picture to your computer.
Step 3: Open up Silhouette Studio and click on “Pix” to open the PixScan panel.
Step 4: Import your image. It’s best if you calibrate your photo source to Silhouette Studio so you can get the most accurate cut lines but you don’t have to for the PixScan mat to work.
Step 5: Trace your image. Trace whatever you’d like to have your Silhouette cut out. For me, I “trace outer edge” because I only want it to cut the border of my image.
Step 6: Send to cut! I highly recommend doing a test cut first to make sure you have the right cut settings. Older or dull blades might required more force or a completely different blade setting so thats why I suggest a test cut so you’re not wasting valuable products. I used the settings “Heat Transfer, Printable for darks fabrics” and changed my blade setting to 3 because my blade is dull
Step 7: Weed out all the excess vinyl. Peel your mat from your paper to avoid rolling or bending.
Step 8: Admire your perfect work!
If you try the PixScan mat let me know your thoughts on the process and results by leaving a comment!
Also, if you’re on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or TikTok give me a follow @mariesahminadesign
I started making a whole bunch of baby onesies for my niece and my little boy that’s due in June 2020 and I decided to share a video of how I edit a design in Silhouette Studio, the software I use to create my baby onesies.
For this particular design I purchased it from the Silhouette Design Store. It’s a sunflower and butterfly combination which I think is adorable for a little girl. To me, it represents your little sunflower growing up and turning into a beautiful butterfly.