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Evaluating files

Just got some cute animal and I was asked to evaluate the files. I love all of these cute critters and used cardstock as the medium to cut but I want to try cutting with HTV for baby onesies.

Take a look

Evaluating each individual File

Chipmunk

This cute little chipmunk cut out of cardstock it very easy to cut and assemble with large pieces and few small pieces.

1. Material required: 4 different colors

  • One sheet of Medium Brown Cardstock,
  • Scrap of Dark Brown Cardstock,
  • Scrap of Pink  Cardstock
  • Scrap of black Cardstock

2. Complexity of file:

Number of pieces 8 

Once the colours were chosen, the cutting and assembling was very fast. The images were easy to cut, there were no small intricate pieces that were difficult to cut.

SVG file opened in Silhouette Studio as a grouped file

Needs to be ungrouped so that the individual colours can be cut. The head , face etc are separate, just layered on top of each other. Elements like eyes and nose are grouped and need to be ungrouped

Or

If SVG Separated files is used:

Note that the face is still grouped together and needs to be ungrouped

When the SVG is opened in Cricut Design Space

The file needs to be ungrouped the entire face is group so hit ungroup twice for all the pieces to be separated.

The ungrouped SVG needs the coloured pieces to be ungrouped once.

3.Time to cut and assemble:

15 minutes

4. Cost under

$1.00

My Cut File

Crab

The little red crab is just so cute!  Cut out of Cardstock

1.  Material required: 5 different colors

  • One sheet of Red Cardstock,
  • Scrap of Dark Red Cardstock
  • Scrap of Medium Red Cardstock
  • Scrap of Black Cardstock,
  • Scrap of White Cardstock

2. Complexity of file:

Number of pieces 7 

SVG file opened in Silhouette Studio as a grouped file

Eyes and mouth need to be further  ungrouped so that the individual colours can be cut.

Or

If SVG Separated files is used in Silhouette :

Note that the face is still grouped together and needs to be ungrouped

When the SVG is opened in Cricut Design Space

The file needs to be ungrouped, so hit ungroup twice for all the pieces to be separated.

The ungrouped SVG needs the colored pieces to be ungrouped once

3.Time to cut and assemble:

Total time to cut and glue was under 10 minutes

4. Cost

Under $1.00

My Cut File

Giraffe Face

Super Easy cut out of Cardstock

1.  Material required: 3 different colors

  • One sheet of  yellow Cardstock,
  • One sheet of brown Cardstock
  • Scrap of Black Cardstock,

2. Complexity of file: number of pieces 6 

SVG file opened in Silhouette Studio as a grouped file

Eyes and mouth need to be further so that the individual colors can be cut.

Or

If SVG Separated files is used in Silhouette :

Note that the face is still grouped together and needs to be ungrouped

When the SVG is opened in Cricut Design Space

The file needs to be ungrouped twice for all the pieces to be separated.

The ungrouped SVG needs the coloured pieces to be ungrouped once

3.Time to cut and assemble:

Total time to cut and glue was under 10 minutes as the pieces were large with very few small pieces.

4. Cost

Under $1.00

 My Cut File

Pig

This cute angry pig is cut out of cardstock

1. Material required: 4 different colors

  • One sheet of dark pink Cardstock,
  • Scrap of light pink Cardstock,
  • Scrap of white Cardstock
  • Scrap of black Cardstock

2. Complexity of file: number of pieces 12

Once the colors were chosen, the cutting was fast. The assembly took a little bit of time to place the small pieces.

SVG file opened in Silhouette Studio as a grouped file

Needs to be ungrouped so that the individual colors can be cut. Each color is grouped together.

Or

If SVG Separated files is used:

Note that the face is still grouped together and needs to be ungrouped

When the grouped SVG is opened in Cricut Design Space

The file needs to be ungrouped the entire face is group so hit ungroup twice for all the pieces to be separated.

The ungrouped SVG needs the coloured pieces to be ungrouped once

3.Time to cut and assemble:

10 minutes

4. Cost

under $1.00

My Cut File

Reindeer

This Reindeer is cut out of cardstock

1. Material required: 8 different colors

  • One sheet of dark Brown Cardstock
  • One sheet of Medium Brown Cardstock,
  • One sheet of light Brown Cardstock
  • One sheet of dark Beige Cardstock
  • One sheet of tan Cardstock
  • Scrap of red Cardstock
  • Scrap of black Cardstock

2. Complexity of file: number of pieces  22

Once the colours were chosen, the cutting was fast for each piece but changing paper and mats added to the overall time.. The assembly took sometime with the amount of pieces to layer.

SVG file opened in Silhouette Studio as a grouped file

Needs to be ungrouped so that the individual colors can be cut. Each color is grouped together.

Or

If SVG Separated files is used:

Note that the similar colors are still grouped together and needs to be ungrouped

 

When the grouped SVG is opened in Cricut Design Space

The file needs to be ungrouped the entire face is group so hit ungroup twice for all the pieces to be separated.

The ungrouped SVG needs the colored pieces to be ungrouped once

3.Time to cut and assemble:

20 minutes

4. Cost

under $2.00

My Cut File

All of the images were a good size except the reindeer.  I feel with the multiple layers it should’ve been bigger and may even have had a few too many different colours for mats. I think that one may have had 10 mats. I will check again but it was a lot.

 

 

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Mini Album and Brag Books Paper Template

Brag Book 101: Page 6

At Last, At Last! The Last  Page!

Or is it “Alas Alas” ??? I think I just did not want it to end the creative zone I was in.

Coming up with the layout for each side of the page, refining my research and making the file; I just loved the process so much.

It is time to finish up the collection of blog posts and I hope to post my wedding album version soon. I have already decided to make some modifications to the file from this brag book and will share those with you also.

If you would like to review my process making the brag book here are the links

How I Chose the size of the Brag Book

Cover

Page Template

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4 side 1 and Page 4 side 2

Page 5

The last of the six pages.

Paper is running low and Micheals does not have this paper collection in stock.

My solution: I used the gold and silver cardstock that I sprinkled throughout the book and VERY heavily on this last page. I also wanted to add some surprise elements and this page got two.

Page 6, Side 1.

The “Halloween” is cut from gold vinyl and is a file from Miss Kate Cuttables on The Silhouette Design Store that I purchased. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out as I was a little worried it would not cut properly being so delicate.

The photos.

With the folio open from right to left:

  • there is a narrow pocket insert ,
  • then a centre page with 2 flaps closed
  • on the left is a twist and pop card feature that I love.
  • Under the twist and pop feature is a pocket for journalling cards The twist and pop card feature was a fun addition to this page to make and I love the additional interactive dimension it gives. Here is how to make a Twist and Pop Card.

The photo below is the middle section further opened with each flap having a place for a photo or journalling.

Page 6, Side 2

My paper is running low and I am also concerned about the bulk of the album. Will it stay closed? will the pages open correctly?

The Photos

The “BOO” is from Michales: a very lucky find from previous year after Halloween day sale! This page 6 side one is a folio style layout

When opened the right hand side has a double slider card. The “Trick or Treat” quote cut out of vinyl is from the Silhouette Design Store from the artist Megan Hardy Designs

Difficult to photograph this page, but next to the double slider card is a page with pocket insert and a flap. The pocket can hold 3 tags.

tags taken out of pocket

With the flap down, you can see a bit clearer the pocket with tag. and the flap with a pocket on the side.

Flap down with a pocket on the left edge

I am working on the case for this Brag book. Saw something I love so until the next post: subscribe below and tell me which file you would like as i have templates for 99% of what I used.

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Carolyn