Thursday, September 26, 2013

For the Love of Ampersands & free Silhouette cutting files...

You may have noticed that I love ampersands in day-to-day typing


SOLID & BLACK Ampersand

This one that has popped up everywhere is stylized after the Pistilli Roman font 
(as far as I can tell) and it seems to be taking over the world...


So, I figured I'd share some of the "ampersandy" Silhouette files I worked on a while back in May & you can have some fun with them before ampersands are no longer trendy! ;0)

The 'perfectionistic-crazy-lady' inside my head kept telling me that before I could blog these I needed to get actual projects made with them & photographed and all that jazz, but my blades are all kaput so maybe some freebies as-is are just good enough for now...


free cut file

Click the images to go download 
the silhouette files from my google docs
  
Trending 3x4 filler cards -
free silhouette print & cut file:

(little note: these print more vividly in real life than this screengrab shows)

trending filler cards


Single Ampersand Frame  -
free silhouette cut file:

single ampersand frame 550px

 
Ampersand (plus you and me sentiments) - 
full-sheet set up for no paper waste
Ampersand you and me 3x4 cards & script cut file mel stampz 550px



This digital work is offered up for free, but mainly for personal use only.



 hope you can have some fun with these,



P.S. The ampersand lines are relatively delicate, so a heavier cardstock might be a good idea. 
I used Neenah solar white & it worked wonderfully. It's fun to layer the frame onto 
different patterned papers as well, or maybe just fill with pattern in the Silhouette software and use as a print & cut?

P.P.S. Health-wise not much has changed, so I'm still on a rather limited blog schedule, but hopefully some mini posts like these will hit the spot. :-)


25 comments:

Becky Jo said...

WOW, Mel, thanks for the free cut files! Love my Silhouette and all I can do with it! Hugs!!

vdoyle8 said...

THANK YOU!! Your talent is only eclipsed by your generosity - thank you so much for this!

Margaret McDonald said...

Luverly Love. Love a lots

Debbi Tehrani said...

Love these! You are so generous. Thank you!

Glennis said...

Thanks so much Mel, I am fairly new to Silhouette, so anything that is pre-done is a bonus for me.

Sue from Oregon said...

Craftin' is in your blood Mel...always look forward to your posts!

Betty said...

Thanks a lot !

maxivie22 said...

Thanks so much

Tine said...

Lovely ideas, Mel.

Nicky Chamallow said...

Merci Mel pour tous les fichiers que vous partagez ! amitiés, Nicky

Nágela said...

Mel,
Thanks so much for sharing!
I love your creations
Have a nice weekend!

Dana said...

Hey Mel. Sending love to you and thanks for the cuts.

Helen J said...

Brilliant, thanks for sharing!
Helen

linda from arizona said...

Hey Mel! Sorry to hear that you are still not feeling well. Must be difficult to be unwell for so long. Thanks for taking the time to post the files for us devoted followers! We love ya!

luluvision said...

Thanks so much for these! I love ampersands too!!

g said...

Thanks Mel! These are super cool! hang in there & take good care of yourself {{GIANT HUGS}}

Dawn said...

It's just good to SEE YOU now and then, kiddo!!! Big hugs, thanks, and take care!!!

Leslie Hanna said...

*waves* So good to see you and thanks for the file!

Lori Aragon said...

How wonderful to share your awesome files! Thank you Mel ♥ Praying healing over you!!! xoxo

E.T. said...

Thankieeee for these!!

danita k said...

You are the bomb!!! I was looking for a Chevron pattern background and found your post on Pinterest. You are so kind to share your files and I will be sure to give you credit when I use them. Thank you so much.

jill said...

ty!

Beth Norman said...

Wow, what beautiful work. I can't begin to imagine how much work this entails to redo a photo. Thank you for sharing.

Jo Byrne said...

These are great, you are so kind in sharing your work. It's much appreciated.Kind regards Jo x

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