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Free SVG files for Cricut and SCAL

By stephane • News • Friday 18/12/2009 • 4 comments

While reading ScrapBooking forums and blogs, I came accross the Cricut paper cutting machine. It seems that the Cricut can cut shapes from SVG files, that can be loaded to the Cricut, with a software called Sure Cuts A Lot (or SCAL for short). All of the coloring pages on ScrapColoring are actually drawn in SVG, using Inkscape. I was wondering if they would be suitable for cutting with a Cricut. Or if I could easily change them to make them usable on a Cricut.

If you own a Cricut, could you tell me if the following SVG files I have drawn work on your Cricut ? Your help and comments would be very much appreciated! Unfortunately I do not own a Cricut myself (yet), and thus I cannot test them.

Thank you!

Those SVG files are published under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA licence (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-Alike). Please tell me if you use them! If you do use them to cut paper in a Cricut machine, I would love to see the results! (it's possible to attach a scan or picture to a comment to this post)

Do the files need to contain just one shape outline ? Can shapes overlap or be inside one another ? Any help, pointers and advice gladly welcomed! :-)

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Re: SVGs for Cricut by stephane on Friday 15/01/2010 at 10:19

Hi Kay,

Thanks a lot for your detailed feedback, this is very useful! I was a bit hesitant to release other SVG files as I wasn't sure if they could actually work with the Cricut machine. With your input, that's now much easier. :-)

I like your Valentine's Day patterns, I need to create some too quickly, Feb 14th is less than a month away now.

Thank you!


Other die-cutter machines! by Juninha on Sunday 07/02/2010 at 14:18

 There are many many other die cutter machines out there. I own the silhouette and I can cut your designs. (I can basically cut anything that I can see on my monitor ). I was actually wondering if that was ok with you. I make cards, but only to give to friends and family. I don't sell them. Is that ok if I use your work in my cards?

I love your drawings, but I only want to use them for my cards if I know that I am not stealing them from you.

Thank You!

Re: Other die-cutter machines! by stephane on Sunday 07/02/2010 at 17:44

Hi Juninha,

It's perfectly fine to use those drawings to make cards for your friends and family. I'd love to see what they look like. Would you have a picture of them?


by Juninha on Sunday 07/02/2010 at 14:22

PS:  I am making a Valentine's card and I will take pictures and I can show it to you. I don't know for the people that use the SCAL, but for my use you don't have to worry about size or number of lines. I can edit the picture size or # of lines in my end before I cut the shapes. The drawings you have are just fine the way they are. I didn't have to change anything (other than size to fit the particular card  I was making)..

Again... THANK YOU!