Large Sources of Freebie Dingbats and Fonts

Looking for a font or a dingbat to use with Make The Cut or Sure Cuts a Lot on your Cricut?  Why buy a disk?

There are TONS of free fonts, dingbats, etc. out there, and I’ve compiled a list and links for you.  (P.S., you can also get a LOT of fonts and graphics from our “freebies” tab, above.

Have fun… and post your pics, I’d love to see what you create!

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Print and Cut Alignment Troubleshooting Guide

Anyone having trouble with some white space around your images for print and cut with Make The Cut?  Here is a detailed checklist on how to align and adjust your printer and/or your Cricut.

Enjoy! …. and lets see your projects!

http://forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/8659/print-and-cut-alignment-troubleshooting-guide/

Hearts Together Cut file

Heart Card

This works best with 2-sided paper, but you can paste together, too.

Click here for the file – It is in MTC or SVG format

Score each 1/2 heart where it meets the square and fold to back

Score at two inches in from FOLDED line of heart/the same place as the square starts on both sides

This should give you a 4″ middle for your sentiment

Print and cut your embellishments with your printer and Make The Cut or add a pre-made embellishment to the front.

Simple Fall Card

This is the “Simple Fall Card” I did today for the Make The Cut forum Cyber Crop. Come over and join us, its going on all weekend.

This was made with the “creepy bare tree” file from user 731, and a bunch of different-sized circles. I added a piece of cardstock to the front of the card, glued everything on and added some skittles for a bit of bling.

Simple Fall Card made with Make The Cut

 

Mini Albums – no carts needed

Do you love the look of mini albums but aren’t sure what you need?  Guess what?? All you need is paper, a pair of scissors and some glue. 🙂  You don’t need fancy cutters or cartridges to make a really beautiful album of your own.

Do they help?  Of course!  Its nice to just open up your Make The Cut software or use a Cricut cartridge to mass produce your background pages and tags… but you also can make an album with what you have at home right now.

Here’s the recipe for a mini album.  It took me about 2 hours to get everything the way I wanted it.  You can futz around with it as much or as little as you like to make it more “you”.

  • 8 – 4 x 4 coasters from Michaels (currently on sale for 60 cents for all 8)
  • 2 pages 12 x 12 printed cardstock, 2-sided OR  16 4 x 4 scraps
  • Scrap cardstock for tags
  • A hole punch or Crop a Dile
  • 1 – binder ring thick enough to go through all pages.  (at least 1 1/2″)  OR sturdy ribbon OR twine
  • Ribbon, glitter, stickers, embellishments, charms, old jewelry, small frames, really any “extras” you have around the house.

  • Cut paper with trimmer, scissors or cutting machine to make 16 each 4 x 4 squares.
  • Ink edges of coasters with matching ink for a more “handmade” feel.
  • Embellish squares with pockets, flowers, charms, ribbon, etc.
  • Glue to coasters
  • Punch hole on top left corner at 1/2 in from top and left OR Punch hole in left center
  • Thread ring through
  • Tie off with lots of ribbons

That’s it!  You just made a super-cute album without any special tools… Now wasn’t that easy?

Have fun!

Want a Make The Cut File for the squares and tags?  Here it is!

Mini Album preview

My mini-album is coming along. Its the first one I’ve tried using paper bags and I’m lovin’ the look.  Here’s a quick preview of what I have so far…. more to come!