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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:47 pm 
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I have a first Generation Cricut Explore. I have used cereal boxes with My Cricut, Probably a little lighter than .022 chipboard. There is a deep cut blade for the Explore, but I find that using the a premium fine point blade works best. I use a custom chipboard setting and change the pressure to more or increase the number of passes to 3. If I get a little fraying, I use an emery board to gently sand the edges. But I have not had that much fraying with cereal boxes. SVG files do work best, but I have found that I can convert a PDF to a PNG with an old-full feature version of Adobe acrobat. Cricut will cut a PNG. You just have to spend a little extra time on clean up. Zoom way in and make sure you get all the specs and lines that should not be there. That being said, house one was not that easy, to import. There is a tiny section on the bottom left corner of the house base where the lines did not meet. That resulted in an incorrect cutting shape. In fact it was not a shape, just cut lines. Actually there were a couple of windows that needed lines corrected too. So I found it easier to fix the image in Photoshop elements. Then save again as a png. When you import to Cricut, save as a PRINT AND CUT in order to see the score lines. If you want the cricut to score the lines, you will have to layer those on manually. Then after you "attach" the score lines you can change the image to just a CUT file

I do have a request from Howard or any one else creating pdf/jpg/png... Instead of a line showing inch size, can we have a square? That would help with sizing in the Cricut software. Thanks and
Good Luck Debbie W In Illinois


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update...4-26-2019...

first...here is house number 7 in the series of 12 ten cent city houses...see the photo and the PDF below...i'll post a picture of the completed house shortly...

second...looks like i'll be adding more houses to the series of 12 that i originally planned...perhaps 4 more...stay tuned... :D

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howard...

attention: Deb...i added the 1-inch square to the pattern sheet...see the REVISED pattern sheet below...howard


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:54 am 
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update...4-30-2019...

here is the completed July house...it's number 7 in the series...i'll let the photo tell the story...

i will be posting the next house in the series in a week or so...

Howard...


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 3:49 pm 
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update...5-6-2019...

here is house number eight in the series...it's shown in raw cardboard in the photo below...you can download the free pattern in the PDF file...i'll post a picture of the completed house in a week or so...

my very best regards...

howard...


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 4:21 pm 
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A little late into May. But here's my May house.

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And here's January to May all in a row.

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Now to get a head start on June.


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update...5-12-2019...

greetings to all...

here is the completed house number 8, (August), in the series...i'll be posting house number 9, (September), in a week or so...

guess i should think about posting a "Family Portrait" of the completed house so far like PutzinVT, (Steve), has done... :D

my very best regards to all...

howard...


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 6:47 pm 
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I love the color!


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The colors on Howard's and Steve's houses are wonderful. What great little houses!


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update...5/16/2019...

greetings to all...

here is house number 9 in the series...see the PDF pattern and photo of house in raw cardboard with an initial coat of primer...i'll post updates as usual...

my very best regards...

howard...


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