Hi! I’ve got a fun card to share with you today! The current challenge at Creative Cutting Challenge is to create a Halloween card. Not a lot of surprises here as to my process so I’ll just get right to it.
I used patterned paper from Doodlebug, cardstock from Stampin’ Up!, Pebbles card base, Twinery Twine, Ranger Distress ink, adhesive from Glue Arts + Imaginesce (loved using the black foam squares for the hat) + Scotch (the squishy 3D foam squares were great on the pumpkin which I had rubbed the back with an embossing stylus to round out the paper.) I also used a Silhouette Sketch Pen to write my sentiment on the inside:
Today, I’m going to do a little tutorial about how to work with SVGs from The Creative Pointe, such as the Jack O’Lantern Card, in Silhouette Designer Edition. Sound good?
To open the file, you’ll need to select the type of file as either SVG (*.svg) or all files (*.*) at the bottom of the Open file box so you can see the SVG file you want to open in the list. When you choose it will come in looking like this:
To get the images apart simply right click over the image and select Ungroup from the pop-up menu. Then your screen will look more like this:
Next you’ll want to pull the different images off to the side so that you can see them. The card base is on the top, so it’s easy to start there:
Go ahead and select and move the next image off to the side:
I like to change the color of my images to make it easier for me when it comes time to cut. I changed the fill color to the color of paper I will be using when I cut the pieces out. Here’s how my images looked for my card:
Now I usually just use a blank page to copy and paste each image to cut, then I delete them from there when I’m done. You will have to go to the “cut style” window and select “cut” for each image (alternately I just experimented as I was writing up these steps – you can do that before you even ungroup and it’ll create a cut edge for all the images at once – a much quicker way to get it done!) You can also choose to save this (especially with the cut style created) in your library. I think I’ll save that for a tutorial another day, if you’re interested.
Thanks for tuning in!
Have a wonderful day! I hope you’re inspired to create some fun Halloween cards with SVG files!
I sure love to hear your comments about how Jack made you smile today!
She must be entering some challenges, you say? You’re right!
Simon Says ,,,,,We’re Going Dotty ! (the card base – Jack’s paper is actually tiny stars!)
Scrappin-n-Chattin card challenges – Halloween card