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Free Set of Summer Fun Silhouette Cut Files (And How to Sketch and Cut)

I know yo uhow you guys like free Silhouette cut files so today I'm so excited to share not only a free set with you - but a fun (and free) way to use them!

Silhouette School contributor Cat over at Pocketful of Posies is here today to share this little tutorial on making a Vacation Memory Jar Project and offer you a full set of summer fun cut files! 

We recently had the wonderful opportunity to take a little break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a few days up at the lake. For our daughter's first time camping, we wanted to find a way to make a special memory jar for our family we collected sand, rocks, clam shells, and twigs from the beach.

Once we got home I boiled a pot of water and dumped everything in and let it sit for about 2-3 minutes. This killed anything that might cause it to mold or get stinky. Then I lined a cookie sheet with foil and baked everything at 350 for about 10 minutes. Stirring and moving things around every 2-3 minutes until everything was completely dry.


While I was waiting for my beach goodies to cool I gathered up the remainder of my supplies:

I used one of my Summer Fun Cut Files and the standard tag cut file that was already included in my Silhouette Library. Once I had everything arranged just the way I wanted I set my Tag to "No Cut" removed my Silhouette Blade and inserted my Scrapbook Marker and Silhouette Pen holder. (Sorry Silhouette, but I prefer to use these Scrapbook Markers since my Silhouette Pens dried out immediately.) After changing my Settings to "Silhouette Sketch Pens" I sent my design to my Silhouette Machine. When it's done sketching do not remove the mat from the Silhouette still need to cut out the tag!

Next I switched out my Pen Holder and Scrapbook Marker for my blade. Changed my Summer Fun Cut File to "No Cut" and my Tag to "Cut". Then I changed the setting to "Card Stock" with the settings Blade Depth: 3, Thickness: 20, Speed: 4 and sent my Design through my Silhouette.

To assemble my Vacation Memory Jar I first wiped it down with rubbing alcohol to make sure it was really clean then I simply filled the jar with all my sand and other goodies, being sure to leave some of my shells out to place them on top. Then I trimmed my photo, which I printed on HP photo paper, down to size and slid it in behind all of beach goodies. Next I wrapped the Top with twine and tied my Summer Fun Tag in place.

I just love how it turned out!  Oh and by the way I have a full set of these adorable summer fun tags for you to download for free!! You can grab them here. Please remember these are for personal use only.  Save Save Save Sa

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