Paper Realms is creating cutfiles for print-and-play products!
14
patrons
$39
per month
Let's get cutting!

Paper Realms is not just a creator of  print-and-play tabletop gaming terrain, but a supporter in creators who bring papercraft projects to the table. This includes terrain, props and minis, all of which bring flavor to your gaming experience.

Contents
  1. What's this all about?
  2. What cutfiles have you done already? What would I be getting?
  3. I'm new to this! Can you tell me more about cutting machines?
  4. Can you make cutfiles for anything?
  5. Are you associated with Silhouette America or something?

What's this all about?

What we're hoping to do here is provide users of Silhouette brand cutting machines (such as the Portrait or Cameo) with cutfiles compatible with some of this great material. Specialized cutting machines aren't necessary for crafting with paper, and many find the process of cutting by hand enjoyable, but some folks just want to get stuff built. Using a machine cutter can really kick your crafting into overdrive.

What cutfiles have you done already? What would I be getting?

There's an index that I'll try to keep updated with a list of what cutfiles are available.
Check it out:  Cutfile Index

There's an archive of older cutfiles that I'm making available, and I've opted to make them publicly available.

I try to make at least 4 sets of cutfiles each month, though it's not unusual for me to get a lot more done. $2+ patrons get access to these cutfiles as they become available. 

$5+ patrons get the opportunity to request that specific cutfiles get made. They also have access to me via Discord, where I can share cutfiles as they're being worked on (like if you've got a game coming up, and you want something done fast!) and I can help share tips and tricks to crafting or using cutting machines.

Higher level tiers are intended for content creators who'd like more priority creating cutfiles on a regular basis. The $7+ tier gets your hooks in me to get cutfiles done for your own stuff on your schedule, so they can be available at release time. The cutfiles will only be available to patrons here, but it'll guarantee the timing of their availability. The $10+ tier gets you those cutfiles, but they go straight to you, not this Patreon, and you can include them in your sets for your customers. Both tiers give you my set of eyes on your PDFs, so you can get feedback before shipping about potential problems with layers or registration marks.

I'm new to this! Can you tell me more about cutting machines?

Sure! I wrote  this topic to cover some basics about a cutting machine, so if you don't own one but want to know more, give it a read!

Can you make cutfiles for anything?

We can help cut an awful lot, but there may be things we just can't provide cutfiles for. Many designers do not include registration marks necessary for the cutting machine to align itself, and often times the graphics overlap with regions of the page that may confuse the cutting machine when doing that alignment. These are things that can be worked around, and we'll try to provide detailed instructions on how to cope with such things.

Some products may be laid out in a way that extends outside the available cutting area, but with some reformatting, everything could fit just fine. We can provide cutfiles, and basic instructions for how to accommodate that reformatting of the graphics.

What we can't do, however, is cope with pieces that are too large to fit within the available cutting area. We will try our best to work around layout problems, but sometimes cutfiles just won't be possible.

Are you associated with Silhouette America or something?

No, not at all. We aren't associated with Silhouette America in any way, other than being fans of the devices and long-time users. We can provide some useful tips for using cutfiles, but we can't guarantee results or provide support for your machines.
Tiers
Cutfile Collector
$2 or more per month

Thank you for being the engine that drives this cutfile-creating process! This will give you access to cutfiles as soon as they are created. The rewards that await you:

 

  • Cutfiles as they are completed.


Each month, a preview of the planned cutfiles will be posted and the cutfiles will be made available to you as soon as completed. Some months may be more or less productive than others, but on average you can expect cutfiles for about 4 products.

Cutfile Connoisseur
$5 or more per month
You really know what you want! You're just the type of person to step in and set some priorities straight. Rather than waiting to see what cutfiles will be produced, you can make some special requests! In addition to lower tiers, you'll get:


  • The ability to request cutfiles for specific sets.
  • Access to me via Discord.


Each month, a summary of the request queue will be posted, and you can comment to request that something be added. We will ensure that we alternate selections from patrons, so your requests won't get drowned out.


You're welcome to join the Cutfile Connoisseur channel on my Discord server, at this level. Though I'm not online 24/7, I'm online an awful lot, so I'm happy to chat about cutfiles, paper crafting, etc. I may from time to time post in-progress sets of cutfiles here, too, so you'll occasionally get some early access to things.


Be aware that some sets will not be cutfile friendly, and so if there's just no way to format the product for cutting, requests for those will have to be rejected.

Includes Discord rewards
Cutfile Collaborator I
$7 or more per month only 5 left
You make stuff. Stuff that could potentially get cut by a machine. But lets face it, you'd rather be off creating new things than laboriously tracing stuff in software you're unfamiliar with when you yourself don't even have one of those machines!


Let's work together!


If you sign up, we'll work on getting your cutfiles ready BEFORE you ship. Give me a couple days of notice after you've finalized your PDFs and I'll get started. I'll take pictures of the minis, spread the word about the cutfiles, and patrons here can jump right on em. You'll also be getting someone's eyeballs on your layers, so if there are oopsies, I might catch them before your customers do.

Includes Discord rewards
Cutfile Collaborator II
$10 or more per month only 5 left
You make stuff. You sell stuff. And you want your customers to be happy. You know some of your customers would love to have cutfiles, but making them just isn't where your passion lies.


I'm here for you!


Hop on at this tier and we'll work together to get you cutfiles to include in your own package or Patreon. Give me a head-start once you think you've finalized your PDFs and I'll get crackin'. I'll also take pictures of the minis and spread the word about the product. As a little bonus, you'll also be getting someone's eyeballs on your layers, so if there are oopsies, I might catch them before your customers do.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
14 of 25 patrons
So many patrons! With this kind of support, I'd be redirecting more money to even more creators to make sure I'm staying up-to-date with as many paper products as possible. Supporting me means supporting them!
2 of 4
Let's get cutting!

Paper Realms is not just a creator of  print-and-play tabletop gaming terrain, but a supporter in creators who bring papercraft projects to the table. This includes terrain, props and minis, all of which bring flavor to your gaming experience.

Contents
  1. What's this all about?
  2. What cutfiles have you done already? What would I be getting?
  3. I'm new to this! Can you tell me more about cutting machines?
  4. Can you make cutfiles for anything?
  5. Are you associated with Silhouette America or something?

What's this all about?

What we're hoping to do here is provide users of Silhouette brand cutting machines (such as the Portrait or Cameo) with cutfiles compatible with some of this great material. Specialized cutting machines aren't necessary for crafting with paper, and many find the process of cutting by hand enjoyable, but some folks just want to get stuff built. Using a machine cutter can really kick your crafting into overdrive.

What cutfiles have you done already? What would I be getting?

There's an index that I'll try to keep updated with a list of what cutfiles are available.
Check it out:  Cutfile Index

There's an archive of older cutfiles that I'm making available, and I've opted to make them publicly available.

I try to make at least 4 sets of cutfiles each month, though it's not unusual for me to get a lot more done. $2+ patrons get access to these cutfiles as they become available. 

$5+ patrons get the opportunity to request that specific cutfiles get made. They also have access to me via Discord, where I can share cutfiles as they're being worked on (like if you've got a game coming up, and you want something done fast!) and I can help share tips and tricks to crafting or using cutting machines.

Higher level tiers are intended for content creators who'd like more priority creating cutfiles on a regular basis. The $7+ tier gets your hooks in me to get cutfiles done for your own stuff on your schedule, so they can be available at release time. The cutfiles will only be available to patrons here, but it'll guarantee the timing of their availability. The $10+ tier gets you those cutfiles, but they go straight to you, not this Patreon, and you can include them in your sets for your customers. Both tiers give you my set of eyes on your PDFs, so you can get feedback before shipping about potential problems with layers or registration marks.

I'm new to this! Can you tell me more about cutting machines?

Sure! I wrote  this topic to cover some basics about a cutting machine, so if you don't own one but want to know more, give it a read!

Can you make cutfiles for anything?

We can help cut an awful lot, but there may be things we just can't provide cutfiles for. Many designers do not include registration marks necessary for the cutting machine to align itself, and often times the graphics overlap with regions of the page that may confuse the cutting machine when doing that alignment. These are things that can be worked around, and we'll try to provide detailed instructions on how to cope with such things.

Some products may be laid out in a way that extends outside the available cutting area, but with some reformatting, everything could fit just fine. We can provide cutfiles, and basic instructions for how to accommodate that reformatting of the graphics.

What we can't do, however, is cope with pieces that are too large to fit within the available cutting area. We will try our best to work around layout problems, but sometimes cutfiles just won't be possible.

Are you associated with Silhouette America or something?

No, not at all. We aren't associated with Silhouette America in any way, other than being fans of the devices and long-time users. We can provide some useful tips for using cutfiles, but we can't guarantee results or provide support for your machines.

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Tiers
Cutfile Collector
$2 or more per month

Thank you for being the engine that drives this cutfile-creating process! This will give you access to cutfiles as soon as they are created. The rewards that await you:

 

  • Cutfiles as they are completed.


Each month, a preview of the planned cutfiles will be posted and the cutfiles will be made available to you as soon as completed. Some months may be more or less productive than others, but on average you can expect cutfiles for about 4 products.

Cutfile Connoisseur
$5 or more per month
You really know what you want! You're just the type of person to step in and set some priorities straight. Rather than waiting to see what cutfiles will be produced, you can make some special requests! In addition to lower tiers, you'll get:


  • The ability to request cutfiles for specific sets.
  • Access to me via Discord.


Each month, a summary of the request queue will be posted, and you can comment to request that something be added. We will ensure that we alternate selections from patrons, so your requests won't get drowned out.


You're welcome to join the Cutfile Connoisseur channel on my Discord server, at this level. Though I'm not online 24/7, I'm online an awful lot, so I'm happy to chat about cutfiles, paper crafting, etc. I may from time to time post in-progress sets of cutfiles here, too, so you'll occasionally get some early access to things.


Be aware that some sets will not be cutfile friendly, and so if there's just no way to format the product for cutting, requests for those will have to be rejected.

Includes Discord rewards
Cutfile Collaborator I
$7 or more per month only 5 left
You make stuff. Stuff that could potentially get cut by a machine. But lets face it, you'd rather be off creating new things than laboriously tracing stuff in software you're unfamiliar with when you yourself don't even have one of those machines!


Let's work together!


If you sign up, we'll work on getting your cutfiles ready BEFORE you ship. Give me a couple days of notice after you've finalized your PDFs and I'll get started. I'll take pictures of the minis, spread the word about the cutfiles, and patrons here can jump right on em. You'll also be getting someone's eyeballs on your layers, so if there are oopsies, I might catch them before your customers do.

Includes Discord rewards
Cutfile Collaborator II
$10 or more per month only 5 left
You make stuff. You sell stuff. And you want your customers to be happy. You know some of your customers would love to have cutfiles, but making them just isn't where your passion lies.


I'm here for you!


Hop on at this tier and we'll work together to get you cutfiles to include in your own package or Patreon. Give me a head-start once you think you've finalized your PDFs and I'll get crackin'. I'll also take pictures of the minis and spread the word about the product. As a little bonus, you'll also be getting someone's eyeballs on your layers, so if there are oopsies, I might catch them before your customers do.

Includes Discord rewards