Friday, 7 November 2008

Saturday Freebie #23!

Identity Crisis!! Lattice Borders or Inking/Stamping Masks?

[Edit - These files are no longer available from this site. Email me for details on how to access my previous files].

Of course, they're both! Or either. I'm not sure, but you get my drift, no? :)

Earlier in the week, when I was trying Tim Holtz's November Technique Challenge, I had a play with some of the new acetate masks he's released as part of his idea-ology range. As ever, it set my mind a-whirring, and I thought "I could make some of these, in my own designs!", thinking I could cut them in card or paper and use them a few times and then throw them away..

I spent some time creating some designs, and then thought I'd try to cut a sheet of acetate on my Cricut. Turns out that acetate cuts like a dream in the cricut, like a hot knife through butter!

I put some repositionable adhesive on the back of the masks and I was ready to go! Take a look at the video below to get an idea of how to use them.

Of course, if you don't want to use them as masks, cut them out of your favorite cardstock and use them as wonderful latticed borders for a scrapbook page or card!!



Again, these templates will be "live" for 1 week. Next Saturday, they will be taken down, and new ones will replace them. Don't forget, if you have any requests, pass them on! I can't promise, but I will take suggestions into account when planning future templates.

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

There are 3 versions of each template:
  • A printable version (PNG files) that you can import into a program like Word, then resize, print, cut out and use like any other paper template (these are NOT Word files, so don't use File/Open in Word! Use Insert/Picture to bring them into a Word document).
  • An SVG version which can be imported into the Sure Cuts a Lot program and then cut out on your Cricut.
  • A DXF version which is Craft Robo friendly, and ready to be imported into your Robomaster software (I'm not a Robo user, so if there are any problems with this, please let me know!)
Simply right click on the appropriate button below, and choose "save link..." or "save target..." and save your template!

Any feedback on the templates is more than welcome, and if you have any suggestions for possible future templates you'd like to see, please let me know! If you make anything using one of the templates, please post a link to it here so that others can be inspired by how you've used them!

I hope you like the templates - let me know how you get on! :)

Templates © dan99crafter@gmail.com 2008

36 comments :

Heather said...

Awesome Dan!!!! Thank you sooooooo much!!!!

Grandma Kitty said...

Wonderful video clip. Thank you!

Marg said...

Fantastic. These are just terrific. Thank you.

Church Lady said...

Dan

These mask are amazing! I can not wait to use them!!! Your how to video was great too.

Blessing to you.

Sandi N.

Tazmadazz said...

Love the fences Dan, thank you for the file!

thefrugalcrafter said...

Thanks Dan, Well done!

voodoo vixen said...

Great files and the tutorial clip is brill as usual!! Now just got to have a hunt for my acetate.... thanks Dan!!

Jen said...

FANTASTIC!!! Love them all! Thanks Dan! You're the man!

Hels said...

Again Dan, you never fail to inspire me, you done it again!! LOL Thank you for being so generous with your time and the freebie templates...hugs xx

Heather "Hev" said...

Thankyou once again!!
I am so looking forward to having time to use your fabulous downloads :)

mrsspook said...

These are fab Dan, havent watched the video yet (kids Tv is too distracting!).
I don't have a cricut but that won't stop me having a go with these masks, I will just have to get busy with my trusty craft knife.
Awesome!
Have a good weekend
June x

Anonymous said...

Great - thanks for sharing these. Your tutorials are great too. I love checking out your blog each week and learning something new.

Anne said...

These are Fab thanks for sharing Dan

Becky aka HyperHeavenly said...

Great idea, cant wait to try it, thank you :-)

Andrea said...

WOW WOW and WOW these are just the best Dan and your designs are fantastic, you really should be out there on the craft market with your talent, thankyou for having such a fantastic mind and for sharing it xx

Patricia Weitzel said...

Thank you for sharing. These are just beautiful.

Bagpuss said...

Really fabulous and agree some of if not your best yet! Thanks so much for sharing with use every week :)

Sarah said...

drooling over the barbed wire - thanks Dan - this will bring my cricut out of retirement :)

Brian K said...

Ey man you've become and industry!

Arg!

Jolly good!

Tee hee....

Just for Sharin' said...

Absolutely incredible. Thank you for your time and effort in creating these.

Twila Lenoir said...

Fantastic video, thanks for all your hard work.
Twila

Linda from Vegas said...

Whoo Hoo! These are awesome, Dan. Thanks so much for sharing.

Scout Lady said...

Thanks for the fences Dan.

Anonymous said...

Great Fences! Perfect for my Halloween scrapbook page as a border. Thank you so much!!

Tam on the Rocks said...

How in the world do you know what everyone needs?? I am about to make a western themed calendar as a gift and was going to try to create some barbed wire. Once again you saved me loads of time! Thank you!!

Tam said...

OMG you are awesome as usual. Your talent never ceases to amaze me. Do you have some way you can transfer it. Thanks Love

Lalia said...

Love your video! You answered so many questions in two short minutes!

Anonymous said...

Dan, this is awesome! Thanks for sharing. Which Cricut cartridge did you say we would need?? I'm not familiar with one that has these images. ALSO, what 'low tack' adhesive do you recommend? Thanks!

Dan said...

These images are not on a Cricut cartridge. I design my weekly freebies myself and they can be cut on the Cricut if you have the Sure Cuts a Lot (SCAL for short) program for your computer. You can find out more about it at http://www.craftedge.com.

Chriss Rollins said...

BEEP,BEEP fantastic

THANK YOU SOOO MUCH LOVE IT.
Chriss x

Debbie H said...

Thanks Dan, I can never say it too much, you are awesome.

Deb H

Lorraine said...

thanks for this..I know what I will be doing at the next crop where they have got a cricut!!

Anthea Goodman said...

Wow, thanks Dan! I missed these files but it has given me great ideas for other masks I can make now! It wouldn't have occurred to me to use my cricut for this sort of thing.

Vivien said...

Great idea Dan, missed these first time around. Have never tried cutting accetate on my machine will have to give it a go now Thank you

Anonymous said...

I also missed this the first time around. I have been using the cruicut less than one year now, and I am more than excited to give this a try... Jeni

Sue from Oregon said...

Saw you posted this video on the scal yahoo group today...wonderful!

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