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Valentines Mouse Bookmark

OK I have one more bookmark which would be suitable for a boy or a girl, you could make the heart nose red, or pink for a girl and black for a boy.

You’ll have to excuse the coloring of the ears on the picture below I let my 6 yo help color the ears in and they aren’t that even.

So this file consists of the mouse head portion, and the small heart for the nose, glue the heart on point out as in the picture below.

I then drew on the eyes and the whiskers and you can color in the pinks of the ears or not whatever you like, or cut small circles out of pink to fit inside the ears would be nice too.

So below you will find a picture of the .jpg cut file, the bookmark in a book, up close in a book, and then alone on a white background.

If you want the file please leave a comment and I will email it to you, please direct anyone who would like the file to here to post so I can send it directly to them. Please do not share this file with anyone without my permission (the file itself not the actual cutout).

.jpg of the cut file

.jpg of the cut file

Mouse bookmark in a book

Mouse bookmark in a book

Mouse Bookmark in a book up close

Mouse Bookmark in a book up close

Mouse Bookmark up close alone

Mouse Bookmark up close alone

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I made this for my kids, they participate in a postal mail valentines exchange with other homeschool children so we always like to try and make something neat to send along with our valentines since candy is hard to fit in standard envelopes.

So this year I was thinking what can a kid use and would like, and it hit me a little bookmark not a full one just a little one shaped like a heart. Now the boys we send to might not like the heart so I will most likely cut theirs out of blue papers or darker colors but I still liked my idea.

This was designed in Photoshop initially, tweaked and converted in Inkscape, and tested and cut with SCAL. The follwing photos show the .jpg of the cut file, the bookmark close up on a page, a different shot of it in the book, and close up alone.

As you will see it is 2 hearts that must be overlayed and glued together, you might have to trim out the empty space a bit as it looked like it was even on the computer but didn’t cut out quite even in real life, but it’s not a big deal just trim it out a bit if you need to.

As always if you like the file and want a copy emailed to you please leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Cut File .jpg

Cut File .jpg

Close Up view in a book

Close Up view in a book

View inside the book

View inside the book

Close Up view alone

Close Up view alone

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Cute Little Sheep

I have another free file for you all, I haven’t had time to test cut this one though so if you cut him/her out send me a pic and I will post it on my blog 🙂

This file is broken apart like some of my others, so he needs to be assembled after cutting, I am putting a picture of the black file here and then one in color all assembled to make putting him/her together easier.

Again if you want this please comment and in your comment let me know you want my sheep and I will email it to you. You don’t need to put your email address in the comment as it comes up on my end I believe anyway, that way it’s not out there in cyberspace for those pesky spam bots to pick up 🙂

Final layout, how the pieces go together

Final layout, how the pieces go together

 

Of course you can cut out more legs if you like I liked it with just 2 but they are separated so you can cut more. I could see this on a scrap book page maybe with a picture of a child or baby sleeping, or someone sleeping since it seems to be a dreamy type of sheep.

Here is the black svg layout:

Sheep SVG Preview

Sheep SVG Preview

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Bird in a Tree

Wow I really have been working hard 🙂 I have another file I made of a neat bird in a tree with circles. You have to see it, I just love the retro style. This is my first attempt at making a layered file so be kind if I didn’t lay it out right 🙂 Also one more thing I cut this out big on a 12 x 12 mat but you could cut it smaller just arrange the paper differently. I just look at the SCAL mat to see where to put my paper on the mat, I can usually match it up with the numbers on the mat.

I have a few pictures below to help in cutting and putting this file together.

This is the image layout in the SVG:

Bird image layout

Bird image layout

 

This is how I layed out my paper on my mat to cut this file out:

Paper Layout on 12 x 12 mat

Paper Layout on 12 x 12 mat

 This is the final image of the final product all cut out and put together.

Bird in a Tree all Layed out

Bird in a Tree all Layed out

If you like it leave a comment, if you want the file too let me know in your comment and I will send it right to you 🙂

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Well, I have finished my next file, it’s a pretty swirly tree. Below are 2 pictures of it, one is the tree cut out of brown card stock, then I cut the same tree out of green card stock and cut the leaves out and glued them onto the original brown tree.

I really like the way it came out, it’s sort of breezy and free spirited, but if you look at it just right it almost looks like a heart tree as well. Very versatile could be used for anything.

Swirly Tree

Swirly Tree

 

Swirly Tree with leaves glued on

Swirly Tree with leaves glued on

 

Remember if you want the file leave a comment asking for it and I will send it on over to you.

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Give a Hoot

I have for you a nice owl SVG file that I made the other day. I originally made it when someone on a yahoo board asked for one, but then I got a terrible cold and didn’t get it posted in time. But I like it so I thought I would share it here.

Same as before if you like it comment on it and let me know you would like the file emailed to you and I will do just that :). You don’t need to leave me your email address in the comment as it is in your name on my screen.

I am on a nature roll right now so keep your eyes peeled I will be posting more files as I work on them. I have some neat ones in the works, I also have a cupid SVG I will be sharing in a bit as well, since Valentines Day is right around the corner.

Here is a picture of my owl file test cut, cut on brown card stock, sitting on white card stock.

Brown Owl

Brown Owl

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Well this is my new craft and art blog, I had one a while back on another server but it got eaten over there and disapeared altogether. So I figured I ought to start a new one up again.

I have a Cricut Expression cutting machine, it cuts things out of paper, is primarily made for scrapbooking and card making but can be used for lot’s of other applications as well.

I also own software that I can use with it called Sure Cuts a Lot or SCAL for short, with this software I can cut anything I design in either Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape and saved as an SVG file.

So today I had a few minutes and decided to play around in AI and made a picture of some Birch trees with a little bird on them. I saved it as an SVG in Inkscape and imported it into SCAL and then cut it out of white cardstock, put it on a black background and it looks great. This is the first file I made using SCAL like this from scratch.

I am posting a picture of the file here for others to see if you like it and want the SVG file just leave me a message with your email address and I will send it to you.

Birch Tree's with little bird

Birch Tree's with little bird

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