Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Jul 11, 2009

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Jul 11, 2009

Scherenschnitte Heart and Doves

scherenschnitte valentine

Ya know, every time I start to write scherenschnitte, I have to go look it up. Maybe I'll start calling it paper cutting and be done with it!

I recently re-discovered paper cutters, my new favorite site for scherenschnitte (I mean paper cutting) patterns. (My other favorite is still Basteln mit Elisabeth.

Like so many things in life, it's a little cumbersome to wade through to get to the good stuff. What I would do for an index!

I've finally kinda-sorta figured out how to get a good vector trace to cut with Craft Robo, so I've been on the prowl for good patterns.

This one is from the book called Back Street Designs Holiday Collection. I filled in the other half of the pattern (duplicate and flip) and then created DXF and GSD versions for cutting files.

The cutting file is a bit rough. My Craft Robo stutters a lot cutting it and you have to pickpickpick the little bits out of the finished piece with a pair of tweezers. If I were a little more obsessive I would go back and close all the almost closed shapes. But...whatever, it's good enough.

You are welcome to it. Personal use only!

Download DXF

Download GSD

Here's the pop up card I made with it. Tutorial coming along soon.

scherenschnitte valentine