Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ashlyn's Alphabet added to Design Studio

For everyone who has been patiently waiting...the wait is over! Ashlyn's Alphabet was just added to Design Studio. Thank you Provocraft!

This cartridge was developed with the European market in mind and there are keys for specialty letter and accent combinations for many different languages. These will be great for travel albums and cards for friends from other countries.

There are four fonts - the base font with a shadow feature and block, cursive and skinny fonts.

The "Phrase" and "PhraseShadow" feature keys offer selection of prewelded words in various languages and there are all sorts of icons and flourishes with a European flair.

Here is a card I made using some elements from Ashlyn's Alphabet, some Design Studio "magic" and some Stickles! Details about this card will be available soon.

If your Design Studio software is up to date, you will just need to download the font pack to add Ashlyn's Alphabet. Jen has great step by step directions for how to do this on our Let me Show you How to Do that blog - here is a LINK to the post. Remember, you must save the font pack download to your desktop and then run it to install the new fonts.

If you don't have at least the trial version of Design Studio on your computer you need to add it right away! By looking at the cartridges in the Design Studio program you can find out all about the images and features on any of the cartridges and you can even cut with the "native" cartridge for your machine to see how you like using Design Studio. (The native cartridges are George for the original Cricut, Don Juan for the Create and Plantin Schoolbook and Accent Essentials for the Expression).

Here is a LINK to the page where you can download the trial version of the software and the updates.

(We have a couple of spots left in the class on Full Page Designs Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Eastern - please go to the Let me Show you How to Do that blog for details and registration instructions if you would like to join the class).


  1. Note that the last font download contained Pink Journey plus all the other cartridges listed.

    Ashlyn's cartridge took the place of the Pink Journey.

    I'm not sure about the release dates as some i have been watching for have moved out till 2010. this is just a FYI. I usually printout these things just to keep as reminders.

  2. Thanks for the info. I've updated my fonts now so I can "play" with AA and decide if it's one I need to have!

  3. Hi Char,

    I am not sure what you mean - I still have Pink Journey in my Design Studio program after adding Ashlyn's Alphabet...

    There are a couple of cartridges that were moved to early 2010 release dates - Kitchen and Bath Decor and European Decor (these are Solutions cartridges).


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