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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas
















What do I do with an SVG file?

I often get emails and comments about the cutfiles I find on the internet for you. These cut files are made to cut with your cricut or other die-cutting machine.


To summarize:

  • PDF files - for those of you with home printers
  • SVG files - compatible with Provocraft Cricut Personal, Cricut Expression & Cricut Create
      The Cricut series cannot cut 3rd party shapes unless extra software is purchased. To enable the ability to cut 3rd party shapes, you must buy and install Craft Edge’s Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) software. This will allow the Cricut to cut files in the SVG format. This software dramatically changes the utility of the Cricut machines. It should be the first addition to anyone’s Cricut machine!
  • GSD files - compatible with Xyron Wishblade, Quickutz Shilouette, Graphtec CraftROBO (although due to size restrictions of this machine some templates may be smaller than other actual versions)
      Graphtec CraftROBO. This machine is also sold as the following: Xyron Wishblade and the Quickutz Silhouette. These machines natively use the GSD format but can easily import the DXF format. No additional software is required.
  • DXF files - Pazzles Creative Cutter Inspiration, Klic N Kut Element , Groove and Maxx
      These machines can cut both the PDF and
      DXF formats. Their native format is a proprietary format called KNK

Here are the most common home cutting machines and the suggested format

  • Cricut machines: (Must buy SCAL software): SVG
  • CraftROBO machines (including Wishblade and Silhouette): GSD
  • Klic N Kut Series: DXF
  • Pazzles: DXF
The files I find on the internet are SVG files and you need the Sure Cuts A lot program to use these files. It costs the same as on cricut cartridge and allows you to cut all of these great freebie files I find on the internet as well as create your own, when you are ready! Just click the sure cuts a lot image to purchase sure cuts a lot and you can start using the images you find here on my blog and everywhere else you find them!



Here is a video, by Denise Hill showing how to download these files.
















Wrapping with scrapbook supplies


USE DIE CUTS AND PAPER PIECINGS TO MAKE HOLIDAY GIFT BAGS

Designs by Gabriella Hunter

Gabriella die-cut cute mini-tote gift bags from solid cardstock and then embellished them with holiday paper piecings.

Layer parts of your paper piecings with adhesive foam to add interest and depth to the design.

Download the free holiday-theme paper-piecing patterns.




Todays Featured Blog: Ann Schach

How is it that a blog with this many gorgeous creations exists and this is the first time I have come across it... omg, Ann has so many beautiful cards on her blog, I cannot believe I have never come across it before! BEAUTIFUL!!!! Go check her out for yourself!
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