Every Friday I offer a free GSD file to download. The week its a cute little ice skate to cut on your digital cutter. Make the skate white for figure skate and black to make a hockey skate.
I am going to do up on weekend in white and use glitter or silver paper for blade.
GSD files will cut on the following digital cutters: Wishblade, Craft Robo, Quickutz Silhouette.
How to download GSD files
Download this free ice skate GSD file here
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This question gets asked more than I would have thought. There are basically 3 or 4 ways to get GSD files and cut on your digital cutter. You do need to have a machine that will cut GSD files.
Currently the machines that cut GSD files are all version of Craft Robo, Quickutz Silhouette and Wishblade.
The simplest way to cut is to use files that come with your machine and software. Usually Robo master or Design Master. The files are loaded initio software and you can look in “My Library” or “File-> Thumbnail Browser” to find files to load and cut. You can then move around and change size according to your software.
How to Buy GSD Files for Craft Robo, Silhouette, etc.
If you have Quickutz Silhouette machine you can purchase digital cutting files from the Quickutz site- you can only do this thought the Robo Master software that came bundled with you Silhouette or download from the Quickutz site using ” Purchase Files” in the software, creating a Quickutz account and purchasing download cards.
If you are going to do this there are several place where you can buy heavily discounted download cards so I would but online from reputable seller or often you LSS will sel then at discount.
The Quickutz files in my opinion are very pricey and many similar can be found for much less cost or free. I will also say that their designs are very nice and cut beautifully on the machine.
These files are encrypted so you cannot share them.
Digital Design Cd’s for Quickutz Silhouette
There are several design cds available for Quickutz Silhouette, they are called ” Quickutz Design Portfolios“. You can buy these sets on CD and install on your computer. They will automatically be installed on your
computer and can be accessed through Library in Robo Master software.you can install on multiple computers with no problem.
This is one of the more economical ways of buying new designs for you Silhouette.
Buy GSD Files from 3rd party Sites for Silhouette, Craft Robo and Wishblade
You can buy designs from 3rd party sites. The files are usually designed by professional designers and avid users of various digital cutters. The quality can vary however the popular Cutting file sites have editors than check quality constantly. You will often see various file formats available other than GSD and these are use in different cutters or using alternative to Robo Master software ( Adobe Illustrator , Kik n Kut and Funtime for example) Even Cricut users can buy single files in the SVG file format using SCAL ( Sure Cuts A Lot) software and their Cricut.
You can download free zip software here. Just click on zipped file and browse where you want the files saved.
Download Free GSD Files for Your Craft Robo, Quickutz Silhouette and Wishblade
There are many sites that offer free files. You can do a search on Google for “Free GSD Files” or similar.
Many sites and designers offer lots of free GSD files for download and many of the paid cutting file sites / When you find files you lie just download. Most likely the files will be zipped to unzip to folder and you can cut the file simply by going into robo Master, “FILE-> Open” and then browse to your file and open. You can see image of file while browsing by suing “File-> Thumbnail Browser” in Robo Master.
Any Question or if you are having problem- let me know!
I offer free GSD/SVG and KNK files every Friday- you can find them on my free cutting files page.
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Quickutz has told its retailers it will not be shipping the highly anticipated Quickutz LOVE electronic die cut machine as promised, Not only will it not be shipped- but its being scrapped all together!
So, the Quickutz Love never even was.
The Love die cut machine was an electronic die cut machine. At first I was pretty excited about this- it would cut dies without any cranking as well as cut any brand of dies ( like Cuttlebugall ready does) and it also had a little bit bigger room to cut with an 8 inch platform. The price tag was hefty, 159.95 is a a lot for machine that cuts dies. A Cuttlebug
retails for around 60.00 and cuts ALL dies. The Quickutz Revolution is now selling in the 50.00 range and will only cut thin dies.. You can now buy a Quickutz Silhouette digital cutter NEW for 150.00 with shipping so not sure why Quickutz expected scrapbookers to pay for a machine they most likely all ready own. Even a Cricut“>Cricut is around that price point.
In my opinion the machine was pulled because of a number of reason.
Why would people buy this when most all ready have a cuttlebug that cuts all dies? The price tag is just huge.
The market for these is really shifting to digital cutting machines and the Love just seems like too little too late.
I think a big factor must have been the noise this machine made. It was REALLY loud with no ability to switch to manual operation .
The minute I heard it could ONLY be used electronically and not manually I lost interest.
Quickutz has stopped production of its Love cutter and is looking to come out with a totally overhauled version next Spring- one that is bigger and will be manually operated as well.
They are really messing this one up as Provocraft gets a bigger and bigger market share.
Michael’s craft stores have their Cricut Cartridges on sale this week- Wed, Thurs. and Friday only. The Cricut cartridges fit in any of the Cricut Cutters ( Cricut Create, Cricut Expressions, etc) are 39.95 which is the cheapest I have ever seen in Canada. There are normally selling for 119.00 and occasionally Micheal’s will have them on sale for 59.95. You do not need a coupon to get at this price.
I don’t know what kinds of stock they have but I am going there today and will check.
Free Perler Bead Designs for Christmas
Perler Beads is t he brand name for “fusable beads” . You create a patten with the colour beads and then fuse or melt them together with a sheet of parchment paper and a very warm iron. You can buy Perler beads at most craft stores as well as places like Wal-Mart as well as online. I have found some excellent deals on Perler beads at Amazon.
Perler Beads Christmas Patterns
www.angel-guide.com has a really nice free Christmas Angel Perler bead pattern to hang or use as an ornament.
The original Perler bead site has tons of free Christmas patterns. Make Perler bead stocking, snowmen, christmas trees and more. The site is all in Flash so can/t give you direct link. Click on projects and the scroll to holidays. They have a reall nice Perler bead Advent calendar to make and all their designs are free.
If you would like to share a free Perler bead pattern. please post in comment with your link . Thanks!
I made a design a new file for Thanksgiving. It is a Thanksgiving Cornucopia and not too complicated to cut and put together I used a bit of ink to give it some shading. I just used my favorite, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in walnut but any brown or complementing ink will work great.
You can download the file HERE in GSD, MTC SVG and KNK format for Craft Robo, Wishblade, Silhouette Cameo, KNK , etc. cutting machine files.
You can create faces for a wide variety of paper dolls including popular Sizzix brand die cut paper dolls used in Scrapbooks and cards with Create-a-Face software.
The software lets you literally create a face for all your paper dolls.
More information and download Create-A-Face paper doll software
Create-A-Face is a program for windows that lets you create build and print unique paper doll faces for your paper doll and use with die cuts for scrapbooking and card making. . You can use with Sizzix®, Tracerkins®, Jill’s Paper Doll World®, and Punchkins® paper dolls.
Free Create-a-Face Paper Doll Software for Sizzix, etc
You can download Create a Face software here on my site.
Create A Face Expansion Packs
This zipped file also includes 2 Expansion Packs for Create-A-Face offering more option for eyes, ears , moth and noses for you paper dolls!
Choose from these popular paper doll templates and make and print faces for these paper doll brands:
Sizzix Bitty Doll
Sizzix Dress-Ups Body
Sizzix Large Doll
Tracerkins Baby Body
Tracerkins Large Body
Tracerkins Teen Body
Ellison Paper Pal Large Doll
Emagination Super Jumbo Paper Doll
Jill’s Paper Doll World- Adult Body
Jill’s Paper Doll Word- Baby Body
Jill’s Paper Doll Word- Child Body
Instructions for Using Create a Face Software with Paper Dolls
Excellent instructions on how to use the Create a Face Software can be found on Card’s By Karlum here
Hi I did this up to make a Thank-you card for my optometrist. I couldn’t find any kind of a eye glass cutting file anywhere and whipped this up.
Hope you like it!
You can down this free eye glasses GSD file here for limited time. Be sure and check back next Friday for another Free GSD file!
Also check out my selection of Premium GSD files.