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Di Willcox – Using Folded file in Cricut Design Space

I am so grateful today to have the awesome Di Willcox sharing her Cricut knowledge with us and a beautiful layout using the Butterfly Foldies cut file. (Pre-cut available here).

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I love the idea of using the apertures created by the butterflies, to highlight different aspects of her personality as she is right now. I also love that she has used the new Cocoa Vanilla Legendary collection which is thought of as a masculine range but works so well in any theme.

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Di was eager to use some of my folded cut files but I’ve discovered recently that Cricut Design space does different things to the SVG files than Silhouette does. Most designers just leave the fold lines out (and now I know why!) but I really wanted to create an easy to fold cut file that worked for everyone so it was Di to the rescue! Between us we have managed to create a folded cut files that still give SVG users the option to remove the fold lines, or to change them into score lines and move them back into place. Di has created a walk through below.

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Folded cut files in Cricut Design Space

Open Design space and once you’ve opened up the mat on a new project, click ‘upload’

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You will need to either upload the SVG file from your downloads or insert a previously uploaded file.

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Highlight the image and ‘ungroup’ it to separate the different elements. It may take a while for the image to reappear.

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Then highlight the text and delete it off the mat.

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I find it easier to align the 2 sets of shapes by enlarging them on the screen. So drag the cursor across all of the images to highlight and drag the diagonal arrows to stretch/ enlarge.

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Drag the cursor across the heart of vertical lines, to highlight them, then change the cut settings to ‘score’ and whilst it’s still highlighted ‘group’ them together to make it easier to move as a whole shape.

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Drag the whole shape over the other heart and align them.

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Once you are happy with the alignment, ‘attach’ the images. If you forget to do this, they will not stay together when sent to the cutting mat.

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When you select ‘Make it’ your image will be sent to this screen and you can then drag it to centre it on the mat/ paper. You’re then ready to cut!

Thanks so much for joining us Di! I hope that you’ll give our folded cut files a try using the SVG for the non-silhouette users, and of course, that you’ll share your creations with us!

Happy crafting!

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