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The card for this class

Using and Uploading SVGs with Your Cricut Explore

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In the course of working with crafters in the first two JoAnn Cricut classes, the subject of SVGs has come up every time.  So together with Laurie Carlson, the Education Coordinator at the Loveland store, we have developed a “Local Interest” Class!  Since this is a local offering you need to contact the Loveland store to sign up.

Purpose of this class:

  • Learn how to locate and purchase SVGs online.
  • Learn how to download SVGs.
  • Learn how to upload SVGs into Design Space.

I am primarily a paper crafter so I chose the set Summer Box Cards from my favorite designer, Mary, at svgcuts.com.

The full set of "Summer Box Cards"

The full set of “Summer Box Cards”

This set contains five different box cards that can be adapted for lots of occasions by the types of papers you choose and the sentiments you stamp or print on them.  It also has some “blank card bases”  that allow you to design custom box cards using any images you want.  The class project will be the “Party Box Card” from this set.

You can buy this set ahead of time and download it onto your computer at home.  Just be sure you know where the download is stored on your computer and that you bring that computer to class.  If you want to wait until class to make your purchase, be sure to bring your credit card with you.  I tried this a few weeks ago and it worked.

The methods for searching, downloading, and uploading are the same for any SVG.  Even if you’re not a paper crafter this card is fun and surprisingly easy to put together and is really impressive to receive.

The card for this class

The card for this class

Supply List:

Must Haves:

  • card stock (note: if you use scrapbook paper, it will not support the weight of the card)
  • glue (I recommend Scotch Quick-Drying Tacky Glue)
  • Cricut tools
  • cutting mat
  • pen that fits in your accessory clamp, not too thick a point, the writing is small
  • your Cricut
  • your computer

Fun to Use, but not Required:

  • baker’s twine
  • pop dots or foam squares
  • thin ribbon or small pre-made bows
  • ink pad for shading edges of cuts
  • embellishments




Author: padenton1948

I am a retired High School Math Teacher from the suburbs of Chicago, currently living in Loveland, Colorado. I have a lifelong love of art, music, and crafts. My artistic hobbies include acrylic paintings on birdhouses and household items, (using the “One Stroke” method), such as : jewelry boxes, perfume trays, decorative door signs, wooden lamps, etc. My most recent interest is working with stained glass mosaics.

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