How to Make Paper Flowers with Cricut and Other Cutting Machines – Tips for Cutting Machine Users
ABBI KIRSTEN COLLECTIONS
I get a lot of questions on
how to make paper flowers
with Cricut or similar machines, and have decided to comply with a handy FAQ for those who are using cutting machines!
WHICH FORMAT IS COMPATIBLE WITH CUTTING MACHINES?
SVG or DXF cut files are the formats that work with machines like Cricut or Silhouette.
I STRONGLY recommend always using SVG cut files because they save with more data and are a better quality file. Cricut machine will always work with SVG cut files.
– An SVG cut file stands for scalable vector graphics. SVG files give you the ability to layer by color with various materials.
Here is a defined breakdown of the formats:
– Similar to SVG files but they do not save with the same content data as SVG and therefore make them inferior quality to an SVG file.
PNG or JPEG
– A PNG is just like a clipart image.
Clipart images are flattened designs meaning the colors are blended, and you cannot separate each layer by color.
HOW DO I UPLOAD MY SVG FILES?
Uploading SVG files are quite simple – much like opening a document in any other program. It is important to note that you will need to unzip compressed files FIRST.
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