My First 3D Cut File
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My First 3D Cut File

When I first found out about the Silhouette Cameo I was completely amazed. I had to have one. It was five months until my son was to be born and my mind flooded with all the neat things I could make for him. When the machine arrived I played, tinkered, cried, and yelled at it. Of course I needed time to learn all about this new machine, but I’m very impatient. I had a lot of fun my first few cuts, but when I hit my first mistakes I got very frustrated and gave myself some time off. When I came back to it I was very pregnant and didn’t want to do anything, especially get frustrated over trying to learn more about how to use this thing. So I only used it for easy projects and played around for small amounts of time.

Then I had my son and every second of my life has been dedicated to him. I can’t explain how much he has changed my life, well actually I can but that’s another post for another day. But now he’s right at 2 years old and I have a little more time to explore my crafts. For me crafting is something that takes me away for just a few moments. I think about everything and nothing all at the same time. I feel at peace when I’m crafting. And now, I think about my Mawmaw when I’m crafting. She always thought the things I made were so neat and that makes me feel good.

Anyway back to the point, over the last month I have been pulling my Cameo out more often and just exploring all the different things I can make. I’ve made masks, houses, skulls, shirt designs (which is what I have the most experience doing), signs, and other random things that didn’t work out. But the thing I’ve been most excited about making is anything 3D. I’m blown away at the possibilities.

After spending this time working on other people’s cut files I have learned a lot about structures. It’s not as hard as I had imagined it to be. While walking with Dorian through Target the other morning I saw this sign and got inspired to make something myself. It’s like I envisioned exactly how to construct the cut file to replicate it. So I figured it was time to give it a shot and make my own 3D cut file. It took me longer to make the cut file perfect than I expected, but it wasn’t hard, just time consuming. I’m just glad to be learning all of this as fast as I am.

This is how the cut file actually looks.

Here is post cut, pre-paint.

Beware Sign

After glueing the words together, I slid them through the cut whole and glued those pieces together.

Beware Sign

Beware Sign

Then I glued that part to the base.

Beware Sign

Beware Sign Beware Sign Beware Sign

I am absolutely thrilled that it worked!
Yaaay! Jump jump jump happy happy happy!!!

If you want to try it out you can download the cut file here. Let me know how it worked for you and please send pics.
The zip file contains a Silhouette Studio file, JPG, and PDF.

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