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I’m back with round two of this month’s free cut files! If you missed it I shared the Mother’s Day Free Cut Files last week and I have already had a few people share their creations using some of the designs. These cut files are in DXF form for Silhouette Cameo users and SVG form for Cricut users. Instead of giving you one set of monthly cut files I decided to break it up into Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and the regular monthly set of random cut files for May. I haven’t started on the Father’s Day cut files yet so please comment with any of your ideas.
I started sharing the free cut files in Feburary and they were a huge hit so I shared more in March and April. The little email list I setup for even more free cut files has turned into a booming list of creatives. I ended up creating a facebook group for all of the subscribers to meet and share questions and creations. If you are interested in joining us sign up for the Cut File newsletter and you will also get an invitation to the FB group within a few days.
I had a bit of fun with the May free cut files and included some of my own sketches and painted doodles. The pineapple and watermelon are my faves.
My favorite material to use with my personal Silhouette Cameo is heat transfer vinyl (HTV). I also sell shirts made with HTV and labels made with adhesive vinyl. I have had to break down and purchase from local craft stores before in a complete bind but I cringe at their prices. Their prices are highway robbery. I prefer to order from Happy Crafters, My Vinyl Direct or Expression Vinyl. I spoke to a few members of the facebook group this week and encouraged them to look to the web to save money for their businesses. You can read all about the cheapest places to buy silhouette and cricut supplies in a post I did last year. It hurts my to see some of you who are using your cutting machine for business or want to start a business paying such high prices for vinyl. You are cutting into your profit and could possibly be deterring customers if you are in turn charging higher prices.
How I Make Cut File Designs-
I often get asked how I create my designs and the very short answer is with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. These designs are a combination of fonts which I usually purchase through Creative Market and doodles. For this specific bundle of cut files I mostly used fonts purchased with this font bundle. My husband and I (yes, he helps me if I ask very nicely) draw and doodle then I scan them into the computer and use the Adobe software to turn them into vector images. This is pretty advanced and takes a bit of time. In the end it’s worth it when you see your designs being used by others.
I am all about small businesses which is the reason I allow these files to be used for commercial use as well as personal use. I would totally love to see your items and share them with our group so please email or tag me on IG (@poofycheeksblog) with your finished products!! If it weren’t for people supporting small businesses I wouldn’t be a small business owner myself. Plus I am putting together a blog post full of YOUR creations using the cut files I have been sharing.
Cut File Ideas –
If you are still getting to know your machine and the materials, need new project ideas or are looking for more free cut files I have lots of resources to share with you. I am constantly sharing project ideas like the teacher appreciation clipboards, step by step instructions like the How to Make a Monogram Cut File and a minimum of one set of monthly free cut files. I have heard a lot of feedback on people wanting to know more about how to turn their cutting machine hobby into a business so I have been working on a blog post and a free webinar that will answer a lot of those business related questions.
Here are some answers to questions I usually get when I share free files…
Can I use them for Commercial Use?
You can use these designs for personal OR commercial use. If you use them please, please tag me on social media because I would love to see your final products and share them with my followers too! You MAY NOT sell, alter or claim these designs as your own in any way.
What can I make with these cut files?
You can cut these files onto any medium you prefer and make SO MANY THINGS! Make mugs, cups, shirts, onesies, tote bags or basically whatever your heart desires.
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Here are some very helpful and useful posts you might want to check out–
*Vinyl & Heat Press Rolling Storage
*Tips, Advice and Troubleshooting Heat Transfer Vinyl
*Most Used Hand Drawn and Cursive Fonts
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