Is there no end to the fun to be had with a cutting machine? I bought some heat press vinyl last year and didn’t really use it – until I bought a plain black hoodie for Mr Tree. It was too plain so got Illustrator into action and knocked up a cool sizzle-my-schnizzles, robot ( and then took it into Photoshop to convert it into a brush to play with on other projects – like the gang of robots that have turned up on the left)!
Cut, weeded and hot-pressed on, it looks just dudey! Mr Tree likes it but the weather is amazing. It’s so hot and gorgeous it’s just not hoodie weather. From my window in this room I can see some giant Yukka’s and in this heat I pretend they’re palm trees. Or is that a mirage?
Have got a couple of kids’ hoodies to do (boys) so have designed different robots and hope to get them done early next week. Will show you when they’re ready.
Have a good weekend and hope you’re enjoying some good weather where you are.
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There we go. I did a bit on this last night and finished this morning.
Very similar to the round x-form posted yesterday except I wasn’t happy that I hadn’t realised that aligning the butterfly wing tips to the bottom of the circle would have made a more stable structure – would have given the form ‘feet’ . This revised (totally redone actually but like anything, when you’ve done it once you know what to do next time) has welded flowers and butterflies topped with more butterflies as before but is extra special with the flourishy curls and swirls around it. It folds flat for popping into an envelope for posting so that side of things is covered, too!
I cut this with the Cougar, btw – starting to get a bit more confident with the machine now. Still experimenting with embossing so will show results when I’ve done something worth showing! Anyhoo, going to make a few more of these gorgeous pieces – they look fabulous. And assembly is so easy. Will be selling as soon as I’ve converted from Illustrator into the usual suspects! For now, must dash – got a train to catch.
And here comes the sun, too!
For sale in SVG, GSD and Studio formats at €5.00 euro. Payment is via Paypal which will perform all currency conversion for you. When your payment is received you will be notified by email that the file can be downloaded – simply go to the Singing Tree home page and click on the ‘Files You Have Ordered’ link on the right-hand side.
Please note you will need a Craft Robo, Black Cat Cutter, Silhouette, Wishblade, Cameo, etc to be able to open and use the template.
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It’s that beautiful time of year when lots of little boys and girls make their first Holy Communion. Traditional gifts have always been prayer books, missals, holy medals and rosary beads. I remember that my favourite and most treasured gift of my first Holy Communion was a set of crystal rosary beads. They glinted and shone with all the colours of the rainbow. My hair was set in ringlets and I had sparkly hair clips under my veil. I wore brand new, pure white sandals and socks and, the most beautiful rustly, satin with lace, white-as-snow frock. Oh, how I felt like a princess and I practiced looking holy for weeks!
I’ve made this little gift box in a pretty dress front and back to commerate the special day and is just perfect for a set of rosary beads to be popped into the box compartment. It would be just as lovely and useful for Confirmations or bridesmaid gifts and lots of other occasions as well. It has pretty pockets, collar and sweet cut-out details on the cuffs and what little girl wouldn’t be delighted to receive it?
You can buy it here in GSD, SVG and Studio formats for €4.50 euro. Payment is via Paypal which will do any currency conversion for you. When the payment is received you can download the template by clicking on the ‘Files you have ordered’ link on the right-hand side of the home page.
*** Many apologies: There is a problem with the Download Manager. In the meantime, the file will be sent to the e-mail address attached to the Paypal account I receive the payment from. If that account is not your own, please ask the account holder to request the file is sent directly to your e-mail or ask them to send the file to you when they receive it. Apologies for any inconvenience. Helen ***
Please note: You will need a Cameo, craft Robo, Silhouette, Wishblade, Black Cat Cutter or other compatible cutting machine to open and cut the template.
PS: This is the second file I’ve cut with my new Cougar (called Sammo after Jackie Chan’s sidekick / director – he’s big and powerful but moves with the grace, litheness and langour of a sleepy cat – but don’t be fooled – he can strike with the speed of a cobra when he wants to).
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Finally ready for sale! It’s avaialable in GSD, Studio and SVG formats. You will get the folding card template with all the panel toppers including the paper lace strips (all measured to fit perfectly), ‘Love’ in welded letters, butterflies, bluebirds, leaves, flowers…lots.
It’s €3.50 and payment will be made through Paypal which will perform any currency conversion for you. When your payment is received you can download your template electronically via the link on the right-hand side of the home page; the ‘Your Orders’ link.
Please note that you will need a Craft Robo, Silhouette, Cameo, Black Cat cutter, or other compatible cutting machine to use the files.
You can get the card and toppers here: Foldy card with panels and toppers: SVG, GSD & Studio
Not quite ready to be put up for sale. Need to make some mods to tidy up a few loose ends and align some odd elements here and there. But it’s nearly ready and posting will prompt me to get on and finish it. If I don’t, I’ll forget about it and move on to something else. As fickle, fey and flutter-bye brained as some of the embellishments on the card. Just the way I am. It’s turned out pretty nice so far so I know it’s worth just spending a little more time to make it as sweet as a cherry so will t-r-y to post the finished file, finessed and fabulous really soon.
I just checked the progress of the Cougar and it’s now in Dublin! I’m about an hour away so if they can load it up tonight and get it to the local PO it will be on a van to me by tomorrow afternoon. Doubt I’ll do a lot with the card until it comes – will deffo be on curtain flapping duty waiting for An Post or one of the other commercial carriers to turn up with it. Then the Cougar will demand total attention. Can’t leave kitty in the box! That would just be cruel.You see the conflict of interest here!
Friday we have visitors coming for the week so that will be a day of getting fresh flowers and finding lots of unnecessary things to do (sweeping bits here and there to create an illusion of cleanliness – harr) to make sure the house looks presentable, and more importantly, smells fresh and clean.
So there are some major road blocks that will hold me up (or stop me completely) … Anyway, just for a bit of detail, the card has five back panels and two front flaps. A few alternating valley-mountain-valley folds to give it some dimensional interest and then lots of toppers… butterflies, flowers, paper lacy strips and blue birds. It’s similar to the popular tri-shutter cards but is slightly different, – it’s a twist on that design. The prototype looks very pretty so am confident the final version will be good and sweet.
Hope to post the file soon
Have fun now!
Happy Easter. Did the bunny visit you? Blessings to you and your families.
The card above was an experiment. If you look you’ll see that the scallops on the ends of the cross decrease by one scallop each layer. It may look like a simple command but it is not as obvious as scaling up/down by a fixed percentage or Path>Offset by a fixed value either. If anyone uses Illustrator and wants to know how I did it, just let me know and I’ll write it up. There are six (I think) layers topped with a simple cross with the word ‘blessings’ cut out. I mounted each layer on a dimensional to ensure it wasn’t flat.
What I haven’t done is simplified the path to reduce the number of nodes at the corner. Anyway, if I get 5 comments I’ll make it a free download.
Don’t eat too much chocolate and enjoy the Easter break.