Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today!
I am making the SVGCuts Fairy Cottage and it’s going to be awesome!!!! 3D projects are definitely my favorite thing to make and SVGCuts has the design and assembly down because everything I have made from them has come out great!
They may look difficult and complicated but if you take it one step at a time, they really aren’t. No really, let me show you . . .
The first thing you do is purchase and download an svg file from SVGCuts (they also have A LOT of free files if you want to try it first). Above is a screenshot of the file I am using in this project.
They have assembly tutorials for every one of their files (at least every file I’ve ever used). Mary stars in all of the videos and she assembles the projects from start to finish on camera – you can pause and rewind as many times as you want.
I’m going to be honest, I watch the video before I choose my paper, before I embellish the pieces, and over and over again while I’m assembling.
Above is a screenshot of the Cricut Design Space upload page. You click on “Browse,” find your file, open it, I usually leave the image name the same as it comes in, but you can rename it if you want, and then I tag the file with the name I gave it on my computer.
An important step to remember is to go through each file piece (???) and look for score lines and labels. The above pic shows “roof1” and it has three parts that all have scissors next to them, which means they will all cut. I want the score lines to score and the labels to write. You can let them cut if you want, but if you have a Cricut Explore, why not let it score and label for you?
In the above pic, I am changing the score lines from cut to score. I selected it on the top line on the right (gray section), and clicked on the “Score” icon on the left.
In the above pic, I am changing the labels from cut to write. I selected it on the second line on the right (gray section), and clicked on the “Write” icon on the left.
**SUPER IMPORTANT: Next you have to attach the score lines and the labels to the pieces – otherwise, they will appear on a separate mat.
If you click on the words “roof1”, it grays the entire section, and then you click on the “Attach” icon above.
Now this, I’m not crazy about, but this section is renamed “Attached Set.” I don’t like this because every one of the sets that you attach are called “Attached Set.” Why??? Just leave the name that was there before . . .
Above is a screenshot of the cutting screen – look at the number of mats . . . 27 Mats! 27 Mats! 27 Mats! It took about two hours to cut out all the pieces – there were a lot of score lines, lol!
Here are all the cut out pieces – Whoa!! That’s A LOT OF PIECES!!!!! Remember, one step at a time!
Here’s the paper I used:
Graphic45 Enchanted Forest Collection
Close To My Heart:
Stay tuned for Wednesday’s blog when I embellish some of the pieces, and Friday’s blog when I assemble the SVGCuts Fairy Cottage!!
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As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .