First of all, thank you for joining me. This is the third and hopefully final time I build a website. Launching my Etsy Store at the end of 2016 inspired me and set me on a journey to create SVGs. The relationships that have transpired has exceeded any expectations. Designing and sharing the SVG files you need to be your best creative self continues to motivate me. As I recognize the need to serve you better with a website that is fully functional and easy to use FREEBIES makes it that much more fun and though I still have older files and some new ones on Etsy (not shown here) Etsy does not allow freebies and what fun is that?
Secondly, I desire to create and share, however, I also need the support of you to help me support my family. Fun With SVGs creates SVG files for Cricut, Silhouette, Brother Scan N Cut and Professional Electronic Cutting Machines. Ask me to create a custom SVG file, I am sure you will love it.
In addition, I am proud to be in the company of the trusted SVG Designers of Vinyl Design Cut and Create. Get yourself on solid ground, It is up to you to leave those compromised traced SVG files behind and step into a world of great designers with tested and approved cutting files. Bookmark this site as it will be updated regularly with trusted sources for your personal or business crafting needs.
Let’s take a brief look at what SVG files are and why they are gaining popularity in the craft community.
What are SVG Files?
SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics. SVG files are largely created in drawing software such as Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape and Corel Draw. These programs use mathematics to produce images through the connecting of lines (paths) and can be scaled up without losing any resolution. This means, you can create an SVG file as small as 1×1 inch and scale it as large as a billboard and it will look the same, only larger. I love that!
Cricut, Silhouette and all electronic cutting machines rely on these vector paths for the blade to follow and cut the design we see. It gives me pause when I hear someone speak of an image when referring to an SVG file. SVGs are vector, photos are raster. The word graphic is interchangeable but when I think image, I envision photos not vector drawings.
What are Raster Images?
Raster images use pixels not paths to create the image. When these pixel images are enlarged they blur, as shown below. Here I have taken a 1×1” SVG file and brought it into Photoshop. I enlarged them both to 5×5”. As you can see the image on the right is blurry. This image will not reproduce in any print environment with clarity.
Most graphics found on the internet are rasterized for fast load speeds. As a graphic designer, I am always faced with clients that want to use a found image from the web in a print document. First, this is copyright infringement. Secondly, they are low res, often only at 72 dpi (dots per inch). For print you need a minimum of 300 dpi.
Once you fall in love with quality clean SVG files, you will never want a traced file again.
Trusted Designers to Love
Finally please show your love to these designers by joining their groups and supporting their journey. Purchasing our SVG files encourages us to keep creating and helps us support our families.
Ruchira Bhawnani – of FunLurn is one that I can truly call a friend. Many of my followers will remember her from the time she spent as an admin in Fun With SVGs Facebook Group. Ruchira amazes me every time I turn around, her creative play on words it is something to be admired and her style you will love.
Jan Traeg – of Digital Designer Studio is an SVG File enthusiast with a love for creating her designs. When not spending time with her family, volunteering or stalking the local craft store aisles, she can be found hunkered down at her computer designing away.
Savana Price – of Savana’s Design offers SVG files, clipart, fonts, digital paper and other design assets in her Etsy shop!
Jennifer Pascalli – of Dorkie Yorkie Designs loves crafting, making cards and working with vinyl …. but mostly loves designing. She sells svgs in her Etsy shop.
Karen Hutchins – of Thyme4K on Etsy says she is happy when something she makes can bring joy and a smile to someone who loves them, as much as she loves making them!
One final note, I love to assist you, please contact me with any questions or to add your favorite designer to this list. In Addition, I am looking for trusted bloggers to partner with, contact me for details.