How to convert clip art to a cutting file for Cricut!

There are so many cute clip art designs out there. Wouldn’t you like to cut some of them with your Cricut? Well if you have Sure cuts a Lot (SCAL) software and some image editing software you can in about a minute. Here is a card with a die cut I cut with my Cricut and SCAL and the cute Heartland USA clip art set from Lettering delights, BTW you can save 60% off your entire order at Lettering Delights with the coupon code firecracker.

Here I used clip art from the Heartland USA set to die cut the large coffeepot and a coordinating tag (printed) as an embellishment.

The sentiment is from the Coffee Talk digital stamp set from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff. This card qualifies for the challenge at Annabelle Stamps and Creative Card Crew!

The first thing to do is to choose some clip art, I am using the coffee pot from Heartland USA, by the way these are the images used in the Just because Cards Cricut cart! Clean images with bold colors work best.

Now load you paper into your cricut and cut! Once you get the hang of it you will be converting designs in no time!

Tips for success:

Start with good quality clip art (buy a nice set with clean designs.)

When you use the magic wand tool you may have to adjust the tolerance so you can select just the color you want, play with it a bit until you have it right.

Last but not least, do not share the files you convert, this is not creating a design, you are CONVERTING it, it is not your designs so don’t share them without permission but do buy lovely clip art sets and convert them for your personal cutting, it’s fun!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Bring on the Coffee!

Today I thought I would use images from one of my favorite sets (the first set I created actually) Coffee Talk:

Digital Stamp and Templates: Lindsay's stamp stuff, Markers: Copic

I printed the coffee cups a few times on white cardstock and colored them with my Copics, I wanted them to look like postage stamps so I trimmed around the block with stamp-edge scissors and pierced around the elements. Cool, no?

I colored the stamps with copics on GP cardstock.

The rubber stamps in the background are from the pages seals set (company out of business, sorry) from Inque boutique

I like ATCs but honestly, I rarely make them but I had some leftovers so what is a girl to do? I was able to make both of the envelopes out of a single 12×12 sheet of paper (with the leftover scrap on the ATC) and the neat thing is both envelopes were cut from the same SVG file from the Envelope Bonanza kit, I cut them on my Cricut using SCAL software:

Both the printable and SVG templates can be resized!

Here is a look at the SVG and Printable templates you get in the Envelope Bonanza kit:

you get 7 svg templates and 8 300dpi printable templates for $4!

And now for your Thursday freebie: a printable sheet of 4 coffee themed papers and a coffee talk mesh svg file you can cut with your Cricut machine if you have SCAL software. Click the picture to download :)

A little giftie! Free paper and an SVG, enjoy!

Now let’s see what the LSS senior DT has for us today:

Tracy Vinson *March Guest DT

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Lisa Jurecek

Erin Bailey

Tracey Allen

Melissa Craig

Leanne Garner

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Rebekah Doak

Cheryl Gorka *bonus project!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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