Monday, July 23, 2012

Cut Files a' Comin'!

So how pumped is everyone after seeing Gina's video of the Silhouette Cameo in action? I am just giddy knowing there are cut files coming for all your favorite Gina K stamps, aren't you?!! So I haven't blogged in a week, because ever since I've been creating cut files for the store for my stamp sets, squeal!! So here we go: a photo a day for every day this past week I missed blogging!

First up, Pretty Patterns meets the Silhouette! SQUEEEEEEAL!!!!!
I have done some experimenting with my stamps on the different files, since some of the sets I am working on came out before we had the clear option and I'm happy to report that the close die cutting of the rubber stamps makes it super easy to stamp them inside these cut outs, perfectly lined up! I stamped all these from Stately Flowers 4 using rubber stamps ( I have both the clear and rubber version of this set, and ahem, couldn't find my clear set on my messy desk!! )

And here I am showing how to line it up just position the stamp over the cut cardstock until you can't see ANY white cardstock, whihc means you are lined up, and press down.

Now I ALSO have a few sets I wanted cut files for that I received in rubber, way BEFORE Gina K Designs was die cutting stamps! (ahh, how far we've come!) So I knew this might make it trickier, but look! Ink up your stamp facing up, here you can see my rough cutting the rubber on A Year of Borders, aren't you glad we die cut now?! (Please note: if you order this set now in rubber, IT WILL BE DIE CUT)
Flip over your cut border and carefully lay it on top of the image. Carefully run your fingers over to hit all of the image. (You may want to top it with a piece of scratch paper or pad of sticky notes to press and keep the cut out fro sliding around) Presto! Perfect!
Anyway, I couldn't be happier with the results I am getting with all my stamps, whether they are clear or rubber, die cut or not! Having said that though I think moving forward the easiest way for most people who intend to use stamps with the cut files will probably find clear the easiest. Just wanted to share the good news so you can purchase with confidence and expect great results!
And finally, I also plan to make MASK files that will cut BORDERLESS, so you can use them for masking OR when you don't want a rim around the edge, here you can see two versions of this image cut with a 1/8" border around, and also exact size, these were both cut with the Silhouette Cameo and stamped after! With a rubber stamp! (Do you recognize which set it's from??) :) Imagine having 10 of these all cut for you for an over the top fabulous arrangement! DO YOU LOVE?? So that is just one more option for you!

Thanks for visiting today! What stamp sets are YOU most excited to be able to cut??

22 comments:

  1. How FABULOUS! I just ordered mine yesterday.....EEK! Love what you have been able to do, hopefully I will be able to figure it all out as well! As long as Gina keeps the videos coming, I should be in good shape! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  2. GREAT idea to make the mask files, too, Mel!!

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  3. I absolutely LOVE the cut files that are going to be offerred. I just hope that for those of us who have different die cut machines, that the cut files will have an svg file option. I can't afford to replace my machine right now.
    Got my fingers crossed!

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  4. I would be super excited about ALL of them....if they could be made available in a .pdf version as well. I have the ecal software with my Sizzix Eclips and can't use studio files. I asked on the ask us link (and also on facebook) and got no response either place. I could create my own cut files but would gladly pay to have them already done.

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  5. Now THIS is motivation to open up the Silhouette box!!!! LOL

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  6. Those are so awesome!! I'm super excited too. Thanks for such amazing stamps and now cut files to create with!

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  7. That's awesome! I can't wait!

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  8. Can I just say AGAIN how bummed I am I didn't get the cameo! I can't wait to find the time to figure this out with my Bosscut! :)

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  9. WANT monster has attacked me. I am saving pennies to get the machine and looking forward to having fabulous borderless cuts! ~ky

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  10. Mel I am sooo excited about the cut files, I have had the older style Silhouette gathering dust for over a year ( a present from my very soon to be hubby) and I got it out and played along with Gina, the cut files she gave us worked perfectly, cant wait to get my hands on the ones you are creating, stamping is going to be even more fun now, and the mask files are a wonderful idea, thank you so much :-)

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  11. OMGosh--awesome!!! Can't wait to get a Cameo--is it Christmas yet?!?!?

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  12. genius. love this and the masked images you were able to make to. I have to learn how to do this! LOVE all the amazing possibilities!

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  13. I am glad Gina K is doing this - wonderful idea - I had been thing this was going to be a winter project to make cut file of the stamps I would use most as cut files. Really easier if someone else took the time I seem to be several winters behind on projects :(

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  14. Your picture should be next to the word "genius" in the dictionary, Melanie! Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your hard work to make stamping even more fun! Please continue to show us how to use the pink rubber stamps with your cuts. Some of us are unable to tolerate the off gassing of the clear stamps, so we'll continue to buy the pink rubber.

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  15. have ordered my Cameo! oh sweet to be able to have that cut out your flowers FOR me...just so excited!
    so glad we can get clear stamps now too!

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  16. I just received your Pretty Patterns clear stamp set yesterday and I love it. I love all of your stamps and I thank you for sharing your talents with us.

    Blessings,
    Kat

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  17. Oh, no, I am fighting a new addiction here - help meeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

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  18. Thank you for all the work in creating the "die" files. It looks like a lot of work. Excellent suggestion on using them with the stamps.

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  19. Love these ideas! I think you are so talented.

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  20. thank you ,
    you make me look like a pro
    with all your ideas.I have been
    with stamp tv a little over a year now.have learned a lot from all of you.I look forward to what you are going to do next.as ever vanda

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  21. Awesome cards - such neat ideas to inspire us. Love the Country Roads.

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