Saturday, 9 May 2009

Saturday Freebie #32!

The Birdhouse in My Soul


[I've started to make my files available from my blog again and am adding a new set each week. Check out the "Cutting Files" tab at the top of the page to see which ones are available for download.]

Following on from the little birdhouses I've been making lately, I decided to give away the template for one of them as a freebie. These are so much fun to make, and simple too. Decorate with paints, inks, stamps or papers, you can just let your imagination run riot! I've chosen to give away the basic template used for the beach-hut style house shown above (the one with the yellow and brown striped roof).

Please remember you are only allowed to download this file for your own use and may not 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 given.

Again, this template will be "live" for 1 week. Next Saturday, it will be taken down, and new ones will replace it. 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 is only one file and I have put it into a zip file to make downloading easier. After saving it, open in the usual way, and drag the file out onto your desktop or wherever you wish to save it.

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 2009

58 comments :

Sheri said...

WoW! talk about coming back with a vengence! That is incredible!!! Thanks so much Dan!!!

Sharon said...

alright so glad your back means your doing better, so happy you are. thanks the house is cute

Sheree said...

You have made my day! What a cute design to celebrate spring! Thanks Dan.

jackieb said...

Dan: I am sooo thrilled that you posted this. I saw it on your blog and how you altered it in so many ways. So generous of you. I can't wait to "play" with it.
Thanks for much,

Cheri said...

Glad to see you back. Thanks for the birdhouse...now to find an Expressions machine, cardstock and figure out how I can use it for Mother's day next year. LOL (Mom is a backyard birdwatcher)

celestemlombas said...

Thank you so much for sharing.

Hels said...

Fabbydabbydooooooooo!!!! Yah, you are back on top form hun and guess what????You beat me to it...the Sunday Stamper this week was going to be the same title LOL s'pose it still can be but I don't want to be a copycat....again LOL Thanks for the freebie design Dan, I know how much time and effort you put into making these so I for one really appreciate you xxxx

Karen said...

Thanks Dan. I have a new cricut and I am having loads of fun with SCAL. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Dan, Wow, these are great! Thank you for sharing.
Shari Z
Nevada

Tamadazz said...

Thank you for sharing the Birdhouses and welcome back Dan!!

Lora said...

This looks terrific - I have been admiring your birdhouses and hoping you would share the file! Thanks so much!

Lady Dawn said...

Thanks Soooooooooo much for sharing this I was hoping you would after you showed off the time one. Can't wait to try it out

Heather in FL said...

We're so glad to have you back...and not just for the freebie Friday! But this IS a great file. As usual, thanks for sharing!

Tam said...

O Dan thank you so much for sharing this file. Dreams do come true. It is so good to see you back to crafting. You are exceptionally good at what you do and I appreciate it.

thefrugalcrafter said...

Thanks dan! Love the nod to They Might be Giants! Glad to see that you are back, the birdhouse rocks!

SC-The Artful Mama said...

This is fantastic!! I was so hoping that you would offer your birdie house file! A million THANK YOUS!!!!!!
xoxoxoxo
Susan Chong
aka The Artful Mama

angelamclean said...

THANKS!!! Glad you are better now. Angela. xxx

Margie said...

WOOOOHOOO! Yay! Can you tell I'm excited??So great to have you back! And I LOVE the birdhouses-they're so cute!

Jeanne said...

THANKS SO MUCH DAN!!

Heather said...

Thank you Dan!!!! It's great to have you back!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Dan!

what a lovely treat you gave us!!

soraya

Hysteri-CAL said...

Cheers Dan - so good to see you (and your work) back.

Hugs xxxxxxxxxxxx

misteejay said...

What a comeback - fab template Dan.
Thank you so much...really is great seeing you back.

Toni :o)

cal8007 said...

Thank you Dan! I hope I do you honor when I decorate mine. Thanks for sharing. I'm so glad you are feeling better.

Hugs,

Carmen

CAROLE said...

Just superb - thank you.

Saskia said...

Wow, thank you so much Dan, you're the best!

Saskia
Netherlands

Raquel said...

Thanks Dan, I so missed your amazing freebies. :)

Linda Elbourne said...

WOW! That is amazing - Thank you so much Dan X

Anonymous said...

TFS. The house is great. Glad you are back and feeling better.

KimberlyO said...

Thanks so much Dan!! I love the birdhouse. :)

Bagpuss said...

Lovely to see you back again - really love this and can use it in so many ways.

Billie said...

Thanks so much for sharing!! I can see a tree branch spray painted white anchored in a pretty pot and filled with these birdhouses made in all sorts of beautiful papers. What a fun centerpiece for a baby shower or Mother's Day luncheon.
So glad to be getting your posts and seeing your creations again!

scraphappysue said...

Thank you!! We missed you!! We are family on the SCAL blog....we were worried!! Glad you're back and thanks again for sharing your incredible talent!! :)

Mima said...

Hola Dan,
These houses are absolutely awesome. Your extremely talented and I enjoy visiting your blog. I am so happy that your feeling better and back. You were missed. TFS. I had made a Mom card and posted it on April 18. If you have time stop by and see my card. I had someone send me their version of my Mom card. It great the you have the know how to make it into a tutorial. I have free files on my site, but no tutorials. Any way Dan, have a great day and most of all. Welcome back.
GB, Mima
http://mima328.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks muchly for this, can't wait to have a play x

Nic said...

Thank you very much. This is amazing!

Maureen said...

Thanks Dan. Playing with this in PSE will be fun!

Sandi said...

Dan

How did you know I love birds so much. My girls and I have three feeders in our yard. Just this week we had 10 yellow finchs at
one time.

Bless you for your kindness in sharing this file.

Again, many thanks.

Sandi N.

AdinĂªs said...

Thanks so much Dan!!!!!!!!!

Artyjen said...

Thanks for sharing! Don't know when I will get round to making that shelf full of them but will post a picture when I do......don't hold your breath though! LOL
xoxo

Mandorla said...

I was so hoping you would share this template. And you did! =D Thank you a gazillion!!!

Marjorie said...

Thanks for the design. Love it!!

TammyB said...

Thanks for sharing! So glad your back :)

Karen said...

Thank you so much for sharing! Your birdhouse is awesome.

Janice said...

Great to see you back, thanks for this.

Scrapmama78 said...

Hooray! Thank you so much for sharing! Your generous spirit is appreciated by crafters everywhere! You are awesome Dan!

Paula said...

Thanks for the template - Ive used it and a photo is on my blog if you fancy a little look.

SHARICA said...

WOW!! They are Awesome... Thanks, Glad your back...!!!

Jill said...

Thanks Dan! Glad your back.

TT said...

Thanks Dan. so glad to have you back. did u even know you were this missed by all? not just for the stuff either. i love how we all take note when someone is out and sends comments of well-wishes.
Welcome back again.

mrsspook said...

A great template Dan...I just need to find time to try it, glad to see you back your work just gets better and better
June x

gram2three said...

Thanks Dan....so glad you are back.

smileyfish76 said...

Dan you are so the MAN!!!! These are wonderful. I love the tags you made as well. I am so happy that you are feeling up to crafting again. You keep life interesting with what you create. :) Thanks again!

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Thanks Dan, glad to see you back on the wagon again

seedlings mum said...

saw this on another blog and came back to you - love it and thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

My Daughter (4) is loving this. She's at the moment sitting at the table painting it. It's a great craft project for the both of us.

Lalia said...

thanks for the rocket! My son's in love with them these days. Glad you're back!

Jeannie said...

Love the template. I thought you might like to see my version of it.
http://lilackittycreations.blogspot.com/2009/05/birdie-beach-hut.html

Hope you like it

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