Going Digital!

I have been reading on a lot of blogs lately about the use of digital proponents in their projects. To this point, aside from my Cricut, I have remained pretty old school with my cards. Recently I purchased the Sure Cuts a Lot (SCAL) software that links my Mac to my Cricut. I am now able to cut out most fonts on my computer as well as any dingbat shape fonts that I can download.

I took the next step in digital proponents today with the use of SVG files. In an effort to maximize the use of my SCAL software, I began exploring what an SVG file is, and what was available for use on the internet. SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics. These are graphics that can be expanded or shrunk but still retain their clarity. The file format is compatible with my Cricut and SCAL software so I checked out www.svgcutouts.com. This is a great resource to look at what SVG files are available, and they even have a bunch for free. One of the packages available was of a swirled peace sign. The process was simple, I downloaded and expanded the file, then just imported the image into my SCAL software. Resize and press cut…just like that I had an awesome peace sign to complete this birthday card.

Thanks for reading, please share any SVG sites you know of in the comments section!

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