Monday, 27 July 2009

Freebie #34!

Cutting Machine Concertina Organiser

Edit - 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.
While making some of Tricia Morris's Expanding Memories organisers as featured on the much-missed Scrapbook Lounge, I kept thinking to myself "I'm sure I could make something similar to this on the Cricut, where all the cutting and measuring would be done for me". It's taken me a while, but I've finally gotten around to doing it. Tricia's organiser is based around hinged chipboard panels and is sturdier because of that, but I went for quickness of construction and Cricut-cutability!

No more laborious measuring and concertina folding for the sides either - I've cut tiny fold guides on each piece to make it a breeze to fold and assemble! Although this was inspired by Tricia's project, I started from scratch and the construction is quite different. I've also rethought the way that it closes. I haven't made a print/cut version of this, because if you're cutting the whole project by hand you may as well make Tricia's original! You can see how to make her project in this video. If you need the bookplate and file tab shapes, they can be found on my other site, "My Crafty Files".

In the download files I've included files in the SVG download for baby cricut and expression (the sides are the same for both, the top and bottom panels for the baby cricut have "baby" in the name).

To fit more on a page, I've left you to cut your inner panels using a paper trimmer. If you're cutting the Expression or Robo version, where you need inner panels that are 5"x7", you can save card by cutting as shown below:


Again, this template will be "live" for 1 week. Next week, 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 are 2 versions of each template:
  • 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!)
  • I have NOT created a print and cut version for this, as explained earlier
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

57 comments :

911barb said...

Thanks Dan. I know it will be great cause you made it.

Lisa said...

Thanks, Dan. It looks complicated, but your directions are always clear.

SoMd Cricut Fan said...

Thanks for sharing Dan ! Such a great file !!

Barbara said...

can't wait to make the file, Dan...thanks for all you do. You are the Caped Enabler!!!!!
Barbara

Jeanne said...

Oh how awesome!! Thanks so much!!

KimberlyO said...

Thanks Dan! :)

Danielle said...

Thanks, Dan.

Tazmadazz said...

Thanks Dan for a great file!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so very very much for this file and the instructions. Truly glad to have you back.

Ann said...

So cool!! thanks!! :)

sopranoannie said...

Dear Dan,

Thanks for what I'm sure will be another great design for my collection!

Ann

Sandi said...

Dan

What a lovely item you made. I can not wait to try this. However I can not get it to load for some reason. I have never had this problem on your site before.

I will keep trying :)

Sandi N.

Jill said...

Awesome! Thanks Dan!

Anonymous said...

Dan, Thanks for sharing this awsome file. I know that many members of the SCAL message board will find this one very useful. Thanks for all your help and encouragement.
Gale M.

Lynn said...

I love it Dan - thank you so much for sharing.

Cheri said...

Thanks for the SVG. I miss the Scrapbook Lounge too (I've got the horn music in my head now - LOL).

Ineke said...

THANKS !!!!!!!!!!!!

prob21 said...

Thx Dan for sharing your talent&knowledge with us.
best,
paulo
http://scale-files.blogspot.com

Carol said...

Thank you for sharing.

Her Tale In Time said...

WOW it looks so much easier than the one i did!! i spent 4 days to make mine and yet its still bad! yours seems so simple and the instructions looks even more simpler. im going to make it just because i like yours heehehe thank you so much!

misteejay said...

Another great project Dan, thank you.

Toni :o)

CAROLE said...

Thank you very much - great file.

Sarah St. - NL said...

WOW!! Thanks so much! I love Tricia's projects and this is one of my favorites. I've done the measuring and cutting before and all that folding... this will make it so much easier!!

Thanks again for a wonderful project. And I'm so glad to see you back posting on the groups. :-) We missed you!!!

Saskia said...

Wow, this is so great, thank you very much!

Sid said...

Great stuff !

Linda Elbourne said...

I love it Dan - thank you so much for sharing. :0)

Monique said...

Thank you Dan. That looks great ! I've made the file from Trishia a couple of times and can't wait to try yours :)).

Monique

Clare D. said...

Thanks for the great file and the instructions! So, complete!

Dorothy said...

Thank you Dan the Man!!
Dorothy

Anonymous said...

Great file! Thank you for sharing your talent.

Mole said...

Love the papers you've chosen. A great project demo. Thanks.

DeeDee said...

thanks Dan for all you do ..I love it here..

Lyn said...

Dan, you are brilliant and your timing is perfect! I am going to make my cousin one of these to keep her home grown seeds in - thank you!

Hels said...

Wow Dan, you must have spent yonks making this one hun...thanks ever so much, one day I will be able to follow your very simple instructions and actually make something LOL Sad I am a thicko really LOL hugs xx

Tammy said...

Thanks!

Ramona said...

I can't wait to try this... will do it today!
Perfect for giving out homade cards!!

Susan said...

I'm so happy to have this file. I made the original project using Tricia's instructions/video. Can't wait to make it again with your guidance.

Andrea said...

Dan that looks just great x

Anne said...

Thanks Dan this is fab

Paula said...

Thanks Dan!! And I agree, I think this could be your best freebie yet (well probably until the next one! - LOL)

Beth said...

Great job Dan! I love it! Besides, who doesn't need a concertina file folder!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Dan, I have been trying to figure a way to make these using my cricut! Awesome job, love how you figure these things out
Pam
From RI

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! Wonderful job Dan and thank you so much for sharing it!!

Narelle said...

Thanks Dan! Can't wait to cut this one out.
Narelle

petscrapper said...

Absolutely brilliant! Thanks Dan.

iamtutu said...

I nominated you for a "One Lovely Blog Award"!

You can see it at www.newtoscrapping.blogspot.com

Traceyr said...

Thanks Dan- yes I loved Scrapbook Lounge too. Wish it would return. :)

Shazza said...

this is great Dan, love the papers
x

Jen said...

wonderful creation Dan! Thank you so much for sharing!

Debbie G said...

I made this up last night and love it...I'm making two more my mom and MIL. Thanks this is great.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

I love the colours you've used for this Dan. The plain bottom with patterned top makes for a very classy item ;)
Anne x

scrapmama78 said...

Thanks Dan! They turned out great! Hopefully you can see them at the links below.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1542173&l=23b196d5cb&id=1230051988

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1542174&l=3034263c04&id=1230051988

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1542175&l=3f47384a90&id=1230051988

Michelle said...

O boy! I am new to SCAL and forgot to check your blog in time for this file. Is there any way that I could have access to it still?
I would be extremely grateful.

ps. what i love about your files is how useful the projects are!!! I am a college student who is always in need of things that help me to be more organized!

Monique said...

Hi Dan.
Just wanted to let you know I made your concertina organiser. You can see it on my blog here: http://moniquesweblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/concertina-organiser.html
Again, thank you for the SVG :)). I really had fun making it :)).

Monique

starcyl said...

Great file Dan, downloaded it when you first put it up but have only just got around to using it, goes together really well and looks great finished. Sadly it was to be used as a swap item on one of the forums and daft me forgot the picture! Guess I'll just have to do another.

Ineke said...

Thanks Dan !
I finally made one, posted it on my blog !

Michelle said...

Hi Dan,
I have just come across your blog, and have lots more to look at, but I didn't want to miss the chance to get a SVG file of this file folder.
thanks...you have a new follower :-)

michellebowley@gmail.com

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