Friday, 20 February 2015

Freebie - Slide Mounts and File Tabs



Thanks go to Angela today for requesting this set of slide mounts and file tabs.  As ever, these are available in SVG and DXF formats, ready to cut with your digital cutting machines.

Please remember you are only allowed to download this file for your own use and can not share it or distribute it to others in any form.   If you know of others who might find the files useful, by all means send them here to get them themselves!  I spend a great deal of time creating my designs, please respect the terms under which they are shared. 

There are 2 versions of each template:






Files © dan99crafter@gmail.com 2015

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Freebie - Accordion/Recipe Wallet


Today's freebie from the vaults is this handy recipe or photo wallet, which conveniently cuts from a single piece of 12x12 paper! It comes in either SVG or DXF format, ready to cut with your digital cutting machines.  Thanks to Noura for suggesting it!

Perfectly sized for 5x3 recipe cards or photos, I've included a separate file containing tabbed dividers so that if it's used for recipes you can separate them into appetizers, entrees, etc, plus a bookplate so that you can put a label of your choice on the front flap.

I've even included a PDF file with recipe cards you can print and cut out!  The base can be left flat, but I have also included fold guides so that the bottom can be accordion folded too - the choice is yours!



Please remember you are only allowed to download this file for your own use and can not share it or distribute it to others in any form. I spend a great deal of time creating my designs, please respect the terms under which they are shared.

There are 2 versions of each template:






Files © dan99crafter@gmail.com 2015

Friday, 30 January 2015

Freebie - Square Gift Box


Following from a request from a reader, I thought I'd offer this versatile square gift box as todays freebie :)  This shallow gift box with snugly fitting lid comes in either SVG or DXF format, ready to cut with your digital cutting machines.

I originally designed the box at 5 1/2 inches square, to fit a set of note cards I'd made, but I've included a sizing chart below, which shows the width and height (in inches) to cut the box and lid to make a range of box sizes.  Remember, this is a square box, so the two shapes you cut should be square in proportion.  For example, for a 3x3 box, the base should be 5.2 x 5.2 and the lid should be 4.77 x 4.77. 


Box size Base w/h Lid w/h
3 x 3 5.2 4.77
3.5 x 3.5 6.04 5.54
4 x 4 6.9 6.3
4.5 x 4.5 7.76 7.06
5 x 5 8.62 7.85
5.5 x 5.5 9.5 8.625
6 x 6 10.34 9.38
6.5 x 6.5 11.22 10.14


Please remember you are only allowed to download this file for your own use and can not share it or distribute it to others in any form. The files will be permanently available here, so by all means send your friends here to download them themselves.

These files may not be uploaded to a group, forum or website for sale or redistribution, or shared among individuals. They are expressly for the personal use of each person that downloads them from this blog.

There are a few files and I have put them into a zip file to make downloading easier. After saving it, open in the usual way, and drag the files out onto your desktop or wherever you wish to save it.

There are 2 versions of each template:




Files © dan99crafter@gmail.com 2015

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Freebie - Cogs and Spinners


A bumper pack of cogs, gears and spinners to use with your digital cutting machines is what's on offer today!  Obviously great for guys/boys projects, be they cards or scrapbook pages. I think these would look really cool cut from acetate too, giving a nice bit of shine to a project or for using as a mask :)  There are two versions, SVG or DFX, depending on which works best with your machine.

As ever, please don't pass these files around.  They will be permanently free here so please direct others to come here to download them.  Notice the tab at the top of this page?  "Cutting Files" will take you to the full list of files which will grow over time.

The files are available as SVG and DXF, which can be used with most digital cutters.

Enjoy!


Friday, 19 December 2014

Season's Greetings!

My Christmas decorations have gone up a little late this year, apologies!  Yuletide felicitations and may merriment abound for all of you! :)

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Freebie - Scalloped shapes


A bumper pack of scalloped shapes to use with your digital cutting machines is what's on offer today!  Not just the shapes shown above, this pack also contains a scalloped rectangle, library card and gift box.  There are two versions, SVG or DFX, depending on which works best with your machine.

As ever, please don't pass these files around.  They will be permanently free here so please direct others to come here to download them.  Notice the tab at the top of this page?  "Cutting Files" will take you to the full list of files which will grow over time.

The files are available as SVG and DXF, which can be used with most digital cutters.

Enjoy!



Thursday, 27 November 2014

CraftArtist2 Freebie - Quick Gift Tags Template


I was designing some quick Christmas tags for myself and suddenly thought I'd make a Craft Artist template so that others could use quickly create sheets of tags with their own designs.  There are two sizes of the file, A4 and US Letter. 

Speed was of the essence for me here, I didn't want to invest too much time on them because I figure that unlike a Christmas card which goes on display for several days, tags are only looked at for a few seconds and then usually thrown away once the gift is opened.  The simple luggage tag shape makes these super quick to cut out too (I hate cutting stuff out)! :)

 

I'm still pretty new to CraftArtist but, of course, some of you may be even newer.  Although the template is easy to use, I've included a quick video on how to use it in Craft Artist 2.
The template is for personal use only, please don't share it with others (but by all means send your friends here to download it if they want!).  If you make any tags of your own with my template, please come back and share a photo, I'd love to see them! :)


Monday, 4 August 2014

A fond farewell... (but not "goodbye"!)

First of all, today's challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog is "In the family".  Why not dream up something fantastically familial and join them this week, you could win a $50 gift voucher to spend on their online store!

Unfortunately I am not taking part myself this week - I've torn my achilles' tendon and my leg will be in plaster for the next 3 or 4 months.  This means I'm unable to comfortably sit at either my computer or crafting desk for any length of time, so I'm bowing out for the time being.  Simon Says Stamp have kindly given me a leave of absence and I'll hopefully return to the fold once things get back to normal here again.

Adios (for now)! :)

Monday, 28 July 2014

J...j...j...j...journal!


The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week is "J is for...".  A few weeks ago I wrote about how much I love my Dylusions Art Journal and that I was going to try to use it more often.  Given that, how could "J" be anything other than a journal page for me this week?  I'm sure you have loads of creative "J"-related ideas yourself, why not enter the challenge?  Remember, you could be the winner of a $50 voucher to shop at Simon Says Stamp!

I started out by stamping the pale dots on the left using the Mixed Media stamp set and a Hero Arts white ink pad.  Once they'd dried I blended distress inks over the top, rubbing in a few places with a wet-wipe to lift some of the dots and blend the colours.  I dropped some splats of water in places and used a white pen to hand-draw the design in the bottom corner.  The large circles from the Psychedelic Grunge set were stamped with Barn Door distress ink.  The phrase "Leave ordinary behind" is from the Random Quotes set.

The red dots were stamped with Fired Brick distress ink and the backwards text from the Reflections set was stamped with black Archival ink.  Simon Says Stamp sell some great, vintage dictionary pages, so I used one of those as the base for the stamped face from the Daydream set, which I then cut out and fixed in place.  The "silent" gag is cut from dictionary paper, coloured with Fired Brick ink and then hand-drawn with a white pen.

Supplies I used included:

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)

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Monday, 21 July 2014

With a hey-nonny-nonny!


The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week is "a mid-summer's challenge".  That's why I cleverly quoted Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in the title of this post, from memory mind you, no googling here!  Except it turns out that I'm too clever for my own good and "nonny nonny" actually comes from "Much Ado about Nothing".  Oops!  Well, that play is set in the lush Tuscan countryside, so maybe it's still relevant :)  Anyway, setting my poor knowledge of Shakespeare to one side for a moment, my aim with this card was to bring in some of the colours of an English summer garden.  We get more than our share of rain here so green definitely had to feature prominently!  Why not enter the challenge yourself?  I'm sure if you can come up with all kinds of summer-related things you can do for your entry!  Remember, you could be the winner of a $50 voucher to shop at Simon Says Stamp!

I started with the stems and branches from the Spring Sprung stamp set, stamping a border around the edge of my card with Peeled Paint distress ink.  My card base was from the Kraft Core Shattered collection and colour-matched the ink perfectly.  The stitches were from the same stamp set and I used Archival Black for them.  The yellow pennant was cut from Tim Holtz's Classics #18 set, coloured with Mustard Seed distress ink and then cut to shape.

I absolutely love the typography of this sentiment from Tim's Random Quotes set, I really like designs that feature a lot of white space like this, and I made a conscious effort to mirror that feel in my design of the card itself.  I coloured the letting with a peeled paint marker and edged the sentiment with peeled paint ink.

Those of you who visit here regularly will know that I'm not one to make much use of embellishments, my asthetic tends to lean towards flatter designs.  On this occasion though, I thought this card needed a little something extra so I decided to make my own flower.  I stuck a strip of tissue tape to my craft sheet and then swiped it with barn door distress paint, left it for a second, then wiped off the excess with a tissue.  I removed the tape from the sheet and molded it into a rosette shape.  I used the same tape, coloured with mustard seed paint to create the flower centre on a custom fastener and cut some leaves from the same Kraft Core card as used as my card base.  Isn't it cool how the design on the cardstock suggests the veins on a leaf?

Supplies I used included:


Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)

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Don't forget, Simon Says Stamp have a great Facebook page too!  Check them out here!
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