Robbie, it's been forever since I used PED Basic, but I just plugged it in and went to Amazing Designs and downloaded a freebie. Since there are many formats in this file, it comes zipped. In my case it goes to my download folder inside documents..................and the heading looks like this............
C:\Documents and Settings\Laura Mann\My Documents\Downloads\260 (1).ZIP
To unzip this file you have to double left mouse click on the folder and you will get all the different format files (including the Adobe PDF file) opened up. On the one I downloaded there are two PES files. One is called BRY129.v1 and the other is BRY129.v6 Both are PES format files. You will also want to copy and paste the PDF instruction file as that is where you will get your color order for stitching out your design.
It is easiest to find these designs to transfer to your card if you copy and paste them into a folder - I use one titled Embroidery Designs on my desktop.
When you open up your PED Basic program, you have an option below where it gives you your hoop size (and which you can change). It looks like folders sitting in an inbox/tray. You left mouse click on that to find the location of where you put your design. Once you have located where the design is you left mouse click on OK and the designs will come up in your left hand pane of your PED Basic software. Now you can put your card into your box and highlight the design you want to transfer to the card by left mouse clicking once on the design and then left mouse clicking on the arrow between the panes. The design will now show up in the right hand side of the pane and then you will left mouse click on the red arrow to write the design to the card.
If you are using Windows 7 then I believe you have to download an update to the drivers for PED Basic if you are running Version 1. I run Version 1 but still run on Windows XP. You can get this update from the Brother website..........http://www.brother-usa.com/HomeSewing/
and click on embroidery software.
I hope this has been helpful and is what you need..........I didn't mean to give you a lesson in how to do this as I'm sure you already know, but just in case you were missing a step...............