My name is Monica and I live with my family in a small village outside Luleå in northern part of Sweden. During my whole life I have enjoyed creating. Throughout the years I have tried almost everything in crafts and needlework. When we moved to our house I could grow my gardening interest. I got the interest as a little girl when my mother gave me my own little place where I could sow and plant my own flowers. Now, every spring I grow lots of flowers which I then plant out when the risk of frost is over, usually around June 10.
Another great interest I have developed during the years is to design patterns which are then cut out of paper with an electric cutting machine. The patterns are used by those who are doing scrapbooking, making cards and other crafts made of paper or vinyl. My library of cutting files have grown quite large and I share all my designs for free.
Cutting files are designs that your electronic cutting machine will cut for you. There are several brands of cutting machines on the market and they all use different file formats. I am not too familiar with exactly which formats each of the different machines use but I have added several formats so you should find the one your machine uses.
I make all my designs in AutoCAD. AutoCAD is less common for this purpose, but since I have access to it and I know the software quite well, it is natural for me to use it for my creativity.
Some of my older cutting files don’t contain the .studio format but both the .gsd and .dxf format can be opened in the Silhouette Studio software.
My first cutter was a Craft Robo and I got it in October 2006. This machine was my closest friend for several years. It’s incredible how much different things you can do when you have an electric cutter. It’s only your imagination that sets the limits for what you can do.
In January 2010 I bought a Bosskut Gazelle because I wanted to have a bigger cutter that can cut thicker media too. I got very disappointed with this machine because it didn’t cut as accurate as the Craft Robo. I tried everything to get it to cut properly but eventually I gave up.
In November 2011 a Silhouette Cameo moved in with me. This machine was my best friend for a very long time. But after nine years it didn’t cut as well as when it was new, and I decided that it was time for an upgrade. In January 2021 I bought a Silhouette Cameo 4. Nowadays I’m not cutting as much as before but I really like this machine! It’s bigger and have greater cutting pressure and is more versatile than the older one.
If you want to contact me, my email address is [email protected].