"". Cut Two Pieces: 15/03/09 - 22/03/09

Friday, 20 March 2009

gsd files

A list of sites with free files in gsd format.
Each site will list any copyright rules and regulations on the files, please read them.
Some of the listed sites also sell files and have tutorials, so have a look around each site.
Monica's Creative Room
A Little This A Little That
Digital Designs by Stephanie
Extreme Cards and Papercrafting
Scrapi by BGlad Papercrafts freebies are listed on the right side.
Time for Crafting - There are a few free gsd's at the top of the list for projects and templates.
If you own a Craft Robo most DXF files can be imported into the Robo Master software.

Blogs and Websites with information for Silhouette and Craft Robo owners.
Cards U Like 
Nichol Magouirk  
Rivka's Renditions
Silhouette Machine Tutorials

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

SVG files - links to sites with free files.

Free files suitable for anyone using Inkscape to create files for their cutter.

As there are more and more generous people sharing files and starting blogs I will be constantly adding new sites to this list. I will add new sites at the top of the list to make them easier to find. Don't forget to thank the designer if you do download any free files. Have fun.

Clever Someday  *  Monica's Creative Room    LKC Designs

Crafty Creativity  *   Lilacs and Lupines   *   Cloe's Piece of the Web
Extreme Cards and Papercrafting   * Bits of Paper  * Lil Cabin in the Woods
The Lady Wolf   * Cricut Card-iologist  *   Paper Creativity

Life on the Lam(B)   *  Just a Bug and Some Paper  *Kerry's Kreations
The Paper Artist's Boutique  * Creative Journeys Designs by Car 
My Sherry Amour  * Creating in Carolina  * Leah's Crafty Life
Short 'N Scrappy All Things Crafty and Delicious  *  Tine's Blog

Just a Bug and Some Paper   Cre8ive Cutz   *  Inspired and Unscripted
Creations By Christie Love Joy Paper  *  Dts Art Blog 
Every Day Little Things!!!!!!    * Michelle's Adventures with Digital Creations
Create, Believe, Imagine at Dreamscrapbooks   *  Hestia's Helper

Reddy's Ramblings  * Beanie's Tag Your It    * Gtwins Little Spot
Mima's Stomping Grounds   *  Cute as a Fox   * Jenny's Crafty Creations
Paper Compulsions   *  KathyB's Little Corner   *  Scrapbook Blessings
Caesar's Cards, Etc   * Granny Ma's Creative Blog   *  Vic's Organized Mess

Life Is What You Make It   *  Cut Files   *  Expressions Vinyl   
Shirley's Cards  *  Cori's Cricut  *  Cutting Files for You
Digi Die Cuts   * Love to Scrapbook  *   Bird's Cards
Bea Original  *  What's Next?   * The Scrapoholic  
Scrap Your Story  *   SVG Cutting Files   * Paper Pulse

Please do not transfer this entire list to other websites as it has taken me over a year to compile this list and it is still a work in progress. More sites below that have svg files. These are not specifically cutting files, so please ungroup and check they are suitable, or modify the files.

More SVG sites offering free files.
Clkr royalty free, public domain clipart in svg format.
Lafkon for great pictograms in svg format. Tutorial on changing the file to suit cutters here.
Uber Piglet
DragonArtz Designs
Open Clipart Library svg format clipart.
snap2objects for clipart in svg format. The silhouettes are suitable for cutting without change.
Nicu's Clipart Collection need a program that will open tgz format files.
BittBox A long list of svg files. Many are not suitable for cutting but have a look around there are some great files that can be used. For example lattice type designs here and here, foilage, stars, and bird silhouettes.
Also for anyone using Inkscape you can take advantage of Illustrator files if they were saved as AI 9 or higher. EMF and WMF are also vector format and can be imported into Inkscape. If using files from sites offering another format always check they are suitable for cutting. If an image was designed as clipart it may look like one piece but may contain many smaller pieces. Weld (Path>Object to Path )sections together and remove any parts that will cut too small.
Please read and follow any copyright regulations stated on each site and have a look around each site as many offer more information than just free files.

Free Vector Sites

The following links have free files in formats compatible with most digital die cutters. Eps and ai will import into most cutter programs. Sites have new content added on a regular basis.

Webchantier a great source for maps, flags, logos. Some pages are in alphabetical order, so look for the box to lead to more images in ai format.
Free Vectors
Vector Portal includes sports, flags, logo's and tribal designs. Most are in ai format.
Vector Junky
For Designer
123 Free Vector Graphics
Bazaar Designs

Vector Graphics tattoo and flourish corner designs
Dragon Artz Designs.
Dezignus files in various formats such as ai, svg and eps
Q Vectors
Vector Art - for pictograms and road signs.
Education Place - vector pdf maps and shapes to make booklets in pdf format.
2D Resources translated and in original Spanish. Free downloads in various formats.
Link to 50 free vector sites.
Please read user rights and copyright information for downloaded files, most are for personal use only.

Font sites

A list of sites with free fonts.
Please read the copyright instructions. Most state they are only free for non commercial use. Some fonts even have permission to be used for commercial purposes.
Single line stroke engraving fonts are great for using a pen instead of a blade in the cutter.  
Here is a site with 5 free single stroke fonts to download.
dafont.com my favourite site for fonts. Arranged into easy to find categories.
Font Squirrel free commercial use fonts
fontspace.com a great selection of dingbat fonts.
fontgarden.com a great selection of dingbat fonts.
Urban Fonts by category and dingbat section here.
houseoflime.com includes ornamental initials.
click on the images below to go to the sites.
I get the cutest scrapbooking fonts at Free Scrapbook Fonts! kevinandamanda.com/fonts I get the cutest handwriting fonts at Fonts for Peas! kevinandamanda.com/fonts
Font Viewer and Management
AMP font viewer a free font management program. View, install or remove fonts.
The Font Thing a free font management program. View, install or remove fonts.
Sites to help identify a font