How to Use the SVGs
Opening up the Files
How do I open the file in Cricut Design Space?
First, open up the Cricut Design Space programme - then...
- Click on ‘Upload’ (bottom of the left hand menu)
- Under the ‘Image’ section of the page, click on ‘Upload Image’
- Click ‘Browse’ (center of the screen)
- Then navigate to the folder where you’ve saved your file. Select it and press ‘Open’
- You will see your file appear on the screen. Press ‘Upload’ (left-hand side)
- Your file should now be showing in the bottom half of the screen under ‘Recent Uploads’. Click on it to select it. Then press ‘Insert Images’ (bottom right)
- Wait a little for your file to load and it should appear on your design space ready for you to resize and work with.
How do I open the file in Silhouette Studio?
First open up the Silhouette Studio programme - then...
- In the drop-down menu, select ‘Open’
- Then navigate to the folder where you’ve saved your file. Select it, and press ‘OK’ and your file will open ready for you to work with – there may be a short wait while your file uploads.
If you’re working with DXF files in Silhouette Studio, you will see that in most cases I’ve provided a separate layer file for each colour to make separating the layers easier for you. Some simpler designs may only have one layer, while more complex ones may have more than two.
To resize the design in Silhouette Studio (while keeping all the pieces together!)
- Go to ‘Edit’ (top left) - in the drop-down menu, select ‘Select All’ (or just press Ctrl+A)
- Go to ‘Object’ (top menu bar), then select ‘Make a Compound Path’ (or just press Ctrl+E)
The design is now all bonded together and the separate parts can’t move around or get lost. You can grab a corner and drag it in or out to make the design larger or smaller.
How do I open the file in ScanNCut?
Open up the ScanNCut Canvas Workspace (instructions given for Desktop version) - then...
- Then ‘Import from your computer’
- Navigate to your file and select it. Then press ‘Open’ and your file will appear ready for you to work with.
How do I open the file in Sure Cuts a Lot?
Open up the Sure Cuts a Lot design programme - then...
- Navigate to your file and select it. Click ‘Open’ and your file is ready for you to work with.
Are There Tutorials to Help Me Make Your Designs?
Any of the designs that aren't just completely straight forward will have a tutorial of some kind on the site, to help you make it.
You should be able to find the link to the tutorial in the Etsy description, or I may send you a message on Etsy after purchase, directing you to the relevant page(s) (week days only and excluding vacation times).
You can also find the relevant tutorial page by looking in the design pages on the site (start with 'SVG Designs' on the top menu) to find the page that I made about the design. If I thought it needed any instruction, there will be a tutorial there or links to the relevant instruction pages.
Please note that many of the greetings cards share the same tutorials as the method is the same (some of these cards will link directly to their Etsy listing from the main card template page) - the tutorials for most of these cards are in the green section below, or on the main 'SVG Card Templates' page.
Some cards will have a separate tutorial as the method of making is a little different - you will be able to find this if you:
- click on the design on the main SVG Card Templates page
- it should also be on the Etsy listing
- you should receive information with your purchase directing you to the tutorial(s)
- and I may also message you through the Etsy message system after your purchase to let you know (weekdays only and excluding vacation times)
If you're not sure, please browse through the site using the menu options to help you find the design, and you should be able to find the information you need. You can always contact me here or through my Etsy store if you're stuck with how to make a particular design you've purchased or can't find the tutorial information.
Greetings Cards SVG Templates
How do I use the score & cut function on Cricut with the card templates?
I have a tutorial for how to set the lines to score correctly on your Cricut here - I also cover which scoring tool to choose, and how to score manually if you don't have a scoring tool for your Cricut.
How do I fold & assemble my card?
I have a tutorial to help you with making your card here...
Card template sizes
Usually, using the SVG in Cricut Design Space will load the design at the size intended in the template (to make a 12 x 12cm card - approximately 4.75 x 4.75 inches). If you're using another file format in another cutting machine program, or if you want to resize the PNG files to cut by hand, please resize the elements to the following to get this size of card (12 x 12cm or 4.75 x 4.75 inches) and envelope to fit:
- Envelope - size to 26.92 x 15.2 cm (10.6 x 6 inches)
- Inner card - size to 23.38 x 11.66cm (9.2 x 4.6 inches)
- Outer card - size to 23.89 x 11.96 cm (9.4 x 4.7 inches)
Resizing PNG files - it can be tricky, sometimes, to get PNG files to print the exact size you want them, I've found that inserting the image files (PNGs) into a Word document and then using the Word tools to resize to the size you want will normally enable you to get the correct size. Please remember to set your printer to print to actual size if you have that as an option.
In Word, go to:
- Insert - Pictures - find your PNG images on your computer and add them.
- Click on the first image to bring up the image tools. Use 'Size' (far right) and type in the measurements. Repeat for each element.
- You may need to rotate your image, or change the page orientation to get it to fit on the page size.
- Also think about making page margins narrower, if necessary, to make the elements fit.
Additional elements for the card templates - some of the card templates also have additional elements (alongside one or more of the 3 basic elements above - envelope, inner card, outer card) - I'll list the sizes of the additional elements here to help you if you need to resize and want to get the same size as my template...
Wedding cards (layered topper style - bride/groom, groom/groom, bride/bride)
- Lacy square - 10.07 x 10.07 cm (3.96 x 3.96 inches)
- Plain square - 9.7 x 9.7 cm (3.8 x 3.8 inches)
- Figures (bride/groom) - 3.6 x 7.9 cm (1.4 x 3.1 inches)
- Figure background (for B/G) - 3.86 x 8.14 cm (1.5 x 3.2 inches)
- Figures (bride/bride) - 4.9 x 7.8 cm (1.9 x 3.1 inches)
- Figure background (for B/B) - 5.1 x 8.1 cm (2 x 3.2 inches)
- Figures (groom/groom) - 3.15 x 7.6 cm (1.2 x 3 inches)
- Figure background (for G/G) - 3.45 x 7.9 cm (1.36 x 3.1 inches)
Never ending card (this design)
- Envelope - 26.92 x 15.2 cm (10.6 x 6 inches)
- Yellow elements (as provided) - 24.6 x 12.3 cm (9.7 x 4.8 inches)
- Orange elements (as provided) - 24.1 x 5.5 cm (2.16 x 9.5 inches)
- Teal elements (as provided) - 11.6 x 5.5 cm (4.56 x 2.2 inches)
- Green elements (as provided) - 11.3 x 11.6 cm (4.4 x 4.55 inches)
- Pink elements (as provided) - 5.5 x 22.9 cm (2.17 x 9 inches)
- Cream element (as provided) - 4.5 x 4.5 cm (1.77 x 1.77 inches)
If you need any further measurements to help you use the card templates or any of the other designs, please just ask me either via my website or my Etsy store.