I know winter is almost over, but I feel like I really need to post something to get this blog up and running! So, I decided to post this free snowman cut file for Silhouette Studio that I created awhile ago.
The little red thing floating by its head is a different mouth, in case you don’t go for the coal look! 🙂 Feel free to use this file for personal use. If you want to share it with your friends, please direct them to this page. This file is not for commercial use. Download the Silhouette Studio file here, on Dropbox.
What is a Silhouette File?
For those of you who don’t know what a Silhouette file is, I guess I should explain this a bit. Silhouette Studio is a program that opens cut files and images, and connects to a machine like the Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette Portrait, or the new Silhouette Curio. These machines cut cardstock, vinyl, heat-transfer material and other materials, and they also have a print-and-cut feature that allows you to print an image, then let your machine cut around it! (I know that the Cameo and Curio do this, but I guess I don’t know for sure about the Portrait!) The new Curio also embosses and stipples (whatever that is!) All of these machines can be equipped with a Silhouette brand marker or pen, and used to draw images instead of cutting them. Visit Silhouette America to learn more about these awesome machines!
I have a Silhouette Cameo machine and LOVE it!!!!!! 🙂 My only complaint, really, is that it takes a long time to cut images on the settings I use (for cardstock: speed 1, thickness 9-12, double cut, blade depth 3-4), but I feel it’s worth the extra time to get a really beautiful, clean cut. I love that Silhouette America provides a free file every week, except during the weeks before Christmas, when they release a new file about every day! 🙂
If you think you might be interested in buying a Silhouette machine (the Curio, the most elaborate machine, is $249.99), click here to download the free version of Silhouette Studio. You will be able to download the free file Silhouette America releases every Tuesday into your library, even if you don’t own a Silhouette machine! This will give you a big head start if you ever decide to invest in one! 🙂
There are also other websites and blogs that provide free Silhouette Studio files. One of my favourites is Bird’s Cards. She has many beautiful cut files for cards, sentiments and embellishments, all for FREE!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Some websites/blogs offer free .SVG files, but be aware that these can’t be opened by the free version of Silhouette Studio. These require the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition, or some other program to translate the files to a .DXF file, which the free version of Silhouette Studio will open. My program of choice is Inkscape, which can be installed for free, then used to open .SVG files and change them to .DXF files, which can then be opened by Silhouette Studio. In this way, anyone can use .SVG files for free, but it really is a hassle that I don’t often bother with! For an excellent, detailed tutorial, check out Michelle’s Adventures with Digital Creations.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the snowman file. Please come back regularly to check for more free Silhouette Studio files! 🙂