Wednesday, 03 October 2012

Welcome to RSA Cameo

Following my email last week we have had 26 people sign up for this group, many of which bought their Cameo in this last month. I will be starting up a blog for the group next week after WCMD. Then we can have permanent list of good freebie cutting sites and hints and tips and also we will all be able to upload creations onto the blog that we have cut with our Cameo. I will also then in due course send out instructions on how to upload to blog and password of course.

To those of you that received their new toy in the last month - congratulations and that includes myself. I am sure you are going to love Electronic die cutting. I am now totally addicted. For those of you that have stuck it in the cupboard - dig it out - you are going to love it once you get the hang of it and see just what can be done.


I have bought a few(LOL) files and have to say that they are excellent especially the 3D ones i.e. handbags, boxes, birdcages, houses etc as they come with all the scoring lines done for you so very easy to put together. I would have no hesitation in recommending their files - at 99c each they are a bargain and if you sign up for one of their subscriptions it works out even cheaper. Also for those with a Silhouette Cameo don't forgot to log on to the shop through the Silhouette Software each week to download the freebie Studio file.


Here are some good sites for freebies - I will add to this list on a weekly basis and will also place it on the blog so we can all refer back to it when needed. - Lots of free GSD/Studio and some SVG  and a few free background papers - Same lady as above site but here she just has a few GSD files - the most fabulous site which will keep you busy for ages - she has an amazing amount of cutting files in variety of formats including lots of Doilies, frames, spellbinder type shapes, 3D, cupcake wrappers etc etc. A must visit Lots of great SVG files for sale and also they have a freebie SVG file weekly - free studio files and tutorials Oh my gosh - some absolutely gorgeous WPC files for the Pazzles machine.  Her stuff has shabby chic feel to it which I just love and especially love the Gypsy Caravan and her Vintage Carousel - worth getting a cuppa and just sitting and drooling. I have saved the WPC files and will definitely be looking out for tutorial next week on how to convert the WPC files so that I can cut them with my Cameo. Lots of SVG freebie files to download A fabulous site for free cutting files in AI, GSD, SVG, DXF, Studio and PDF. Lots of digital stamps and papers as well. This is one worth bookmarking as she comes out nearly every week with free files.

Please share your favourite sites with the group.

Some of you may suddenly be having problems with cutting GSD files since the Silhouette software upgrade a week ago. If you try and open a file it may say to you file is corrupt. We went through to Silhouette America and here is their reply received yesterday. (NOTE IT TOOK THEM 3 MINUTES TO RESPOND TO OUR EMAIL - PRETTY QUICK)
Thank you for your alerted concern. We are truly sorry for any issue. We have recently been made aware of concerns with opening GSD files in this latest version and are looking into it presently. Our plan is to release a new update to correct this problem as quickly as possible. We regret that we do not have any information as to when this may be, but should you wish to downgrade to the previous version in the meantime, you may uninstall the software (which will not affect any files in your library) and re-install from the following link:

Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns in the meantime.
The Silhouette Support Team


If you have your eye out for 3D cutting files - then why not take a look at . They offer cutting files in a variety of formats including GSD, SVG etc and they are having a brilliant 75 percent off sale until tomorrow 4 October. Once you place item in your cart , when you go to check out the 75percent discount is automatically applied.  It is also worth signing up for their newsletter as you will get a freebie cut file every week.



Been cutting a lot and  has your mat lost it's stickiness (don't you hate it when the paper just flaps around on the mat)   Here are some tips to get the mat back into mint condition
1. Wash in soapy water and leave  it to dry overnight and you should see a marked improvement.
2. Take Zig 2 way glue pen (blue) - the fat one with the chisel tip works best - and all you do is coat your mat with the pen. Start at the top and work down in straight lines until whole surface is covered and then leave to dry for 20 to 30 minutes and it will be back to new.
3. Rotate your cutting mat so that you aren't always cutting in one corner.

Enjoy and go create something.

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