SVG Cutting File Ideas

Hello all!  Audrey Yeager here, and I am super excited to be a part of an AWESOME month of giveaways, tutorials, and how to’s on The Odd Girl blog this month!

Lately I have been playing around with creating SVG files, so I thought I would make a few to share, and then show you how I used them!

I have a Cricut Expression and Sure Cuts A Lot 2.  It wasn’t until the recent surge in die cutting techniques started that I really sought to learn just what SCAL2 can do.

I started with a vision in mind of a geometric pattern using circles.  I played around with the arrangement and came up with two patterns that I liked.  You can download EACH svg file by clicking the links below.


So now that I had these, what do I do with them?

For my first page, I decided I wanted the pattern to be big and bold. I used the Circle Burst 1 cut file.  I enlarged it and moved it to the side of my layout so it went off the edges.  I cut it directly from my background paper.

I wanted to use an ombre look with my accent papers, so I choose some shades of yellows and oranges and glued them behind my background.

I layered a few bits and around my photo, and created a visual triangle with some washi tape and embellies on the side and the title in the top corner.

And how about those die cut leaves??  Are they adorable, too?  I’m so excited about these because I drew them and turned them into cut files myself!   Here’s how:

First I drew my leaf shape on a piece of white paper with a pencil and then traced over it with a thicker black pen/marker.  I took a photo of it and edited it in photoshop adjusting the contrast and brightness so it was a very stark black on white image.

In SCAL2, I opened the image and traced it, and voila!  I simplified the cutting nodes, and it was done!

You can download this Leaf Veins cutting file HERE. Its for the Cricut but if you have to have the designers studio edition of the silhouette software you can use svg files too.

Next, I wanted to do something else with my circle burst patterns, so I decided I was going to use them to create little embellishments.

This time, I reduced the size of the pattern into 3 smaller designs.  I cut the designs out, and then cut each of the three circles out by hand.
My background contained some paint, splattered mist, and some tiny circles that I machine stitched over.  Guess where those tiny circle came from?  They were the leftover bits from the cut outs!  🙂
I am just getting on a roll with these files and am starting to come up with all the different ways I can use them!  Here I have been playing around with using them as stencils for misting:

and here I cut one into a doily shape!

So many possibilities!  If you use ANY of these files, I would LOVE to see what you do with them!  Please share or drop me a note on my blog!


  • Andrea says:

    Wow, great samples!

  • Kimberli Sarsfield says:

    It’s so neat seeing how differently you could use this circle die you made! I loved the way you cut it out of your background paper and backed it with patterned papers! Thanks for walking us through how you did that and the scrapbook page is awesome! So many layers and textures:)

  • Marianne says:

    Wow, great samples and ideas. Also love how you have used the shape for a misting template. Your leaves also look wonderful. Thanks for the files. I’ve been thinking about buying the Designer software for my Silhouette, so it’s kinda nice to be building a collection of svg files just in case LOL.

  • jessica says:

    These are awesome!! Each of your projects amazing! Thanks for sharing and for the files 🙂

  • Billie A says:

    Thanks for the awesome tutorial on the files. I dont use them but it sure looks like it can be fun and to use your own art work to make what you need is a great idea. Love the layouts and embellishments. Great work. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sue D says:

    You have inspired me–some day I may be brave enough to try this.

  • rachel mutchler says:

    Thank you so much for sharing! I adore your layout it is just gorgeous!

  • Judy B says:

    Wow, your layout if beautiful. I really need to branch out and use my cutter for more than the basic stuff. Thanks for sharing!

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  • eva says:

    so awesome! i’m thinking about getting something like this since my big shot broke. so many ideas!

  • Sheila says:

    Very nice! I really love how your layout turned out with them circles cut out. Thanks for the lesson.

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  • Vera Wirianta Yates says:

    What a fun layout! Love all the details here.

  • Laura Karaba says:

    FUN! I really LOVE the doilie shaped piece! (Thanks for the chance to win free stuff to feed my papercrafting addiction!)

  • Amy O says:

    So versatile! I love it.

  • Carly W says:

    this is very interesting …… and clever!

    xoxox Carly

  • Lucianna says:

    That is such a great idea, I never thought to add a design element to a 12×12 🙂

  • Lizzie O says:

    svg files make my head hurt.

  • Roxy says:

    Thanks so much! I just got a cameo, so I’m going to play with these files later and see if I can make ’em work! I absolutely LOVE your scrapbook page, and I’ve pinned it for later reference!!! Hugs, Roxy.

  • wendyp81 says:

    LOVE how you used the design on the first layout! I’m going to have to poor unused Cricut and see what type of designs I have that would work on scrapbook backgrounds! Thanks for the inspiration!

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