SVG files License

Everything you need to know about making products to sell using my SVG files and FAQ's

Copyright Information

I (Joy Kelley) and my business (HowJoyful LLC) retain the copyright of all SVG files and elements within them unless contracted: written and signed in a contract.

The purchase of a file, or a limited use license use does not transfer copyright or ownership.

All of our files are drawn by hand by Joy Kelley, we do not use fonts or pre-designed elements to create them. We respect other artist & designer's intellectual property by not accepting work that will require a “copy or close inspired by” creation, and we ask for the same in return.

The redistribution and resell of digital files is strictly prohibited. By purchasing a digital file from our shop, you are agreeing to all the terms listed here.

Legal disclosure

TRADEMARK INFORMATION

I (Joy Kelley) and my business (HowJoyful Design Studio) are not liable nor responsible for trademark violations, while every effort is made to check that each of my designs is not infringing on new trademarked “words & quotes” that are filled every day. I do not check every class available for trademark.

Some of the most popular trademark classes for items for sale are:

Because digital files are in a completely different class than most items embellished with my designs, I am not liable or responsible if the products you select to place our design is registered or trademarked in a particular category. You are responsible for checking that the final product you are selling is free of any trademark in that particular class and to consult a lawyer if you have questions regarding the item you are making for sale.

COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

I (Joy Kelley) and my business (HowJoyful Design Studio) retain the copyright of all designs unless contracted: written and signed in a contract. The purchase of a limited commercial use does not transfer artwork copyright. By purchasing a digital file you are agreeing to all the terms listed here.

Basic License

YOU MAY

  • Print or cut this file for personal use only.
  • List the items you make using this file on social media (not to sale) without giving direct credit for the artwork, BUT please do NOT share them as designed (or lettered) by you if you are only embellishing it with my files. AND if asked, please refer to @howjoyful or @howjoyfulfiles as the author of the artwork.
 
 

YOU MAY NOT

  •  You cannot share, gift, re-sell or distribute our digital files via email, sharing websites, USB, or any other way.
  • You may not print or cut my files to create items for sale, if that is the case, you will need an Extended Limited Commercial Use License available on all listings on my website.
  • You cannot give away printed versions of my files, whether that is in a card or a wall print even if you make changes to it.
  • You cannot alter, replicate, modify or create a direct derivate from this files with the purpose of re-using or re-selling. This includes using parts or elements included in our files to create new design pieces.

Extended Commercial License

Limited commercial used is allowed only to small business (with less than 10 employees),  the files in our shop are not intended for mass production.

 

YOU MAY

  • Print or cut this file to embellish items for sale
  • List the items you make using this file on social media with the intent to sell without giving direct credit for the artwork, BUT please do NOT share them as designed (or lettered) by you if you are only embellishing it with my files. AND if asked, please refer to @howjoyful or @howjoyfulfiles as the author of the artwork.
 
 

YOU MAY NOT

  •  You may not share, gift, re-sell, or distribute our digital files via email, sharing websites, USB, or any other way.
  • You may not create items for sale on Etsy that compete with the HowJoyful Shop products on Etsy, such as baby blankets,  printables/printed wall art or cards.
  • You may not use these designs to create stamps or stencils for sale.
  • You may not use these designs for branding, websites or business logo.
  • You may not use these designs printed as a stand-alone item for sale (prints, cards, canvas, calendars, etc.)
  • You may not use these designs to start or add to shops in websites like CafePress, Zazzle, Society 6, or print with apps like Printful or Amazon merch, etc.
  • You may not sell items embellished with these files if you are not the one processing the order OR use a3rd party company for fulfillment.
  • You may not alter, replicate, modify or create a direct derivate from this files with the purpose of re-selling. This includes using parts or elements included in our files to create new design pieces.

If you have questions or would like to license my work for other projects, please contact me.

Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions, I have answers 

All our SVG listings are set as letter size (8.5×11 inches), this means that the .PNG file will be in that size or smaller depending on the size of the artwork piece and at 150 or 300 dpi.

If you need a different size, you can open the PDF or SVG file in Illustrator (or any other vector program) and re-size/export the artwork to the size you need.

SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics. The files that contain the .svg file extension store two-dimensional graphics. It can be used in many different software, including but not limited to, Silhouette Studio, Cricut, Sure Cuts A Lot, Adobe Illustrator, etc.

To open the files you will need a cutting software such as (Silhouette Design Suite) or Adobe Illustrator.

If you need to convert the file to be opened in a different program we recommend that you download Inkscape. It is a vector based (FREE) program, like illustrator, from where you can open the SVG file and save it to a different format.  inkscape.org/en/download

Silhouette comes with a basic edition of the “Silhouette Studio” software. This software does not support SVG files so you MUST use the DXF file, or trace the PNG image file after importing instead.

The Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software is the one that can open both SVG and DXF files, you can purchase it here.

All our files have been tested at the size they are delivered at (fitted into a letter size, document 8.5×11 inches) because some of our designs can get very intricate or have thinner lines, if you are planning on decreasing the size considerably, we recommend to test out a small piece or with a test paper/vinyl first. We can't guarantee that they will cut without a problem at a smaller size than what we tested before listing.

We have added color to some files to show an example of how you can cut them in different color vinyl or iron-on, the .PNG files will print with those colors, and you can separate the elements to cut them in different colors on the other formats.

In order to have them cut in different colors, you will need to cut on separate color sheets, we recommend you to watch this video tutorial by TheRhinestoneWorld for full instructions.

No, You are NOT permitted to use an SVG file this way. To inquire about purchasing further rights, please contact me.

Yes! but please pay attention to the kind of License you will need. For most of them, you will need the extended license in order to sell products.

We are so sorry! but while we focus on developing our new products, we will not accept any custom orders, thank you so much for considering us! and make sure to follow us on social media for the announcement of when we start taking custom orders again 🙂

– Thank you!

No, You are NOT permitted to use a purchased font in this way. To inquire about purchasing further font rights, please contact me.