Since I started this Simply Crafty SVGs’ venture in 2016, a lot has changed and I have learned a lot through this crafting journey.  Since the beginning, I have included PDF files with detailed written assembly instructions. Last year, many of you stated you preferred videos, so I began making a few assembly videos here and there.  For many of our designs, especially those created in late 2017 – 2018, both detailed written assembly instructions and videos are available.  The preferred method for most appears to be video tutorials.


Jump to today! After creating both the written and video instructions for many months, I had to make the difficult decision to discontinue offering the written instruction. Although I myself love written instructions, it became apparent I had to choose between offering either assembly videos or written instructions, due to time management.  In order to balance designing, customer emails and request for help, managing the business as a whole and still have a home life, I decided this was one thing that would truly help to free me up a bit more.  So, going forward, I will only be providing assembly videos for each design. The PDF file itself will still be provided as a reference for the related SVG files, but there will just be no written instructions. Assembly videos are embedded within the product details pages and also on our Simply Crafty SVGs YouTube Channel.

Freeing up some time will allow me to first and foremost, create more designs.  I would also like to take some time to make more tutorials for the various die cutting machines and related software, to help others.  Being selfish, the reason I am designing is that I enjoy crafting and I have not been able to get to some of my other crafts recently, as I am always in catch-up mode.   And I do need a little more time here and there to recharge myself, clear the mind for new ideas, and enjoy my family time.

So, that’s the scoop and I hope those that prefer the written instructions understand.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at

–Sandy Stark

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