Have you seen the Valentine’s Day coloring card that are a hot project right now? Today I am going to show you how to make them with your Cricut and give you a free svg for the card. All you have to do is add the image to color in!
- White cardstock
- Cricut black pen
- Coloring Card SVG file – Free Download HERE
Start off by downloading the FREE SVG file for the Coloring Card that I created. I placed it on a Google drive for easy sharing. If you have never used a TRUE SVG file before, I would recommend reading my article about SVG files HERE.
Using a SVG file is NOT the same as using images.
When you click on the link for the Valentine’s Day coloring card svg, the screen will appear white. This is because I set the color of the svg as white. Download the file and follow the directions below and the file will work.
Download and Load the SVG File
In Cricut Design Space click on the Upload button. We are going to start the process of uploading the coloring card SVG file. In this Valentine’s Day coloring card tutorial I am showing how to do the full process on the computer version of Design Space. If you are using the mobile app of Cricut Design Space please follow the video HERE.
This will take you to the Upload screen. Pick Upload Image, as shown in the image below.
The next screen you will see will have a button called Browse. Click on that and go to your Download folder on the device you are working with. Find the file named ColoringCardShawnMosch.svg and choose that file. It will upload into Design Space ready for you to cut. All you have to do is save the file.
Valentine’s Day Coloring Card
When you bring the Valentine’s Day Coloring Card SVG into Design Space it will look like the image below. I resized mine to be 4 inches wide, which I think is a nice size. It is all ready to cut the scalloped rectangle and the holes for the coloring crayons. There is a large empty space at the top where you can add your image that you want to color in.
Changing an Image from Cut to Draw
To start with I am going to go to the Images button in Design Space and search for an image to place on this card. I searched the word dinosaur and found this cute image and inserted him into Design Space. Right now, all of the layers are set to Cut, but we want the Cricut to draw this image, with a pen.
To change this I am going to click on the Linetype on the top panel of Design Space and change that from Cut to Draw. When you do this, you will notice that all of the layers on the right now say draw. Also, the entire image of the dinosaur is now just outlines, with no colors filling in the section.
Look at the Layers Panel
Before we go any further, I want to take a look at the layers for this image. Since I want this image to look like a coloring book image, I do not really need the layer that is that outer most outline of the entire dinosaur. This is typically called a shadow or offset. For this project I am going to delete that layer, which is the last one on the list of layers.
If you click on that layer from the Layers Panel you can then delete just that layer. You can tell that you just have one layer selected if you look at each line of the layers panel. See how the first four layers are a light gray, but the one with the blue arrow pointing to it is a darker gray? That darker gray tells you which layer you have selected. This is a great way to focus in and edit just one layer of a grouping.
Attach the Image to the Card
Now that the dinosaur image is all set to cut, we need to place it on the card and attach it so that the Cricut will cut it in the correct place. I am going to highlight both the card and the dinosaur and use the Align tool from the top panel of Design Space.
When you click on the Align button and choose Center Horizontally it will move the dinosaur so that he is PERFECTLY centered in the coloring card. I love this tool!
The last step is to select everything and click the Attach button in the lower right corner of Design Space. Attach holds the placement and position of things. When you click this you are telling the Cricut “hold that dinosaur design exactly where I centered it when you draw it”
Now when you hit Make It, the Cricut will first draw the dinosaur image and then cut the shape of the card and the holes for the crayons.
I hope that this tutorial helped you understand how to change an image from a cut image to a drawn image. Now you can create Valentine’s Day coloring cards with a variety of images.
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