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Got Questions?

SVG Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use SVGs with my Cricut Expression?

The Expression is used with Cricut Craft Room which cannot cut SVGs or custom files unfortunately. There are third party applications that let the Expression cut SVGs. However, if you have upgraded the firmware on your Expression you probably can’t take advantage of that any more. Plus, you’d have to find older versions of those applications since Cricut sued the makers of the apps to make them stop working with their machines.

If you have not upgraded your firmware, you can search for an old copy of “Make The Cut” or “Sure-Cuts-A-Lot” that supports Cricut machines. The publishers of these applications are legally prohibited from distributing them, so you’ll have to look elsewhere (ebay and such) to find the software.

Do I need to save the other files that come in the zipped folder?

No, the other files are there for those that can not use SVG files. However, it is a good idea to save the zipped folder in case you may have a reason to use them in the future.

How do I download SVG files from Fun With SVGs?

When you register an account at funwithsvgs.com, all your files will remain in your account for future downloads. HOWEVER, you must go through the payment process (free file or paid) for them to remain there.

How do I unzip and upload SVGs?

You can find useful information and videos here https://funwithsvgs.com/instructions-to-unzip-svg-files/

What is you refund policy?

Due to the digital nature of my products, no refunds or exchanges can be given. Please contact me for any issues concerning defects in the file, and I will be happy to assist you.

Can you create a svg file of an image that I found?

No, that would be copyright infringement and I will not recreate someone else’s work. However, if you wish to describe something to me in words only, I may decide to create it. For more information on copyright please follow this link https://funlurnsvg.com/can-i-get-this-svg-created/

What is the cost of a custom SVG?

If you would like me to create a custom SVG, I charge $5.00 if it is something that I can resell on my website. If it is something that I do not feel I can resell, the starting cost is $25.00 and up depending on the nature and time that it may take me to create it.

What is your commercial use policy?

Please see https://funwithsvgs.com/terms/ for additional information on my terms and conditions.

Can I customize your files and resell it digitally?

No, please see https://funwithsvgs.com/terms/ for additional information on my terms and conditions.

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SVG Files and Your Creative Partners

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.

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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.

Dana Schee Ansell – of Vinyl and Vectors is a very busy bee. Creating not only SVG files, but vetting and assisting other designers in marketing their designs. KUDOS to Dana and a special thanks for always giving me the time of day. 🙂

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.

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Font Pairing by Fun With SVGs

Font Pairing does not have to be complicated. I look around the web and see so much confusion and wordy blog posts concerning font pairing. It is a simple concept and I provide a link to a printable PDF for you below.

However, I would not be doing you any justice if I did not explain a little about what makes up a font. These factors make fonts compatible with each other (or not).  The first thing you need to consider when font pairing is whether or not the font is serif or sans serif. As pictured below serif fonts have the little “feet” or endings on the letter a sans serif font does not. Second, we have script fonts that will mimic cursive writing. And third, take a look at all those beautiful hand lettered fonts that are a HUGE trend right now. Keep these ideas in mind when font pairing in the future.

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When you consider font pairing for your project, mix them up not only in size and weights, but with serifs and scripts. You want to avoid using two of the same types of fonts in one project. However, if you are utilizing a font family the weights of the font pairing is provided by the font designer. This should help provide you with the variance you need. But always take into consideration what works well for that font family.

Lastly, as you will notice on the PDF (link below), I have tucked words in to each other. This adds much needed interest to SVGs and word art. Please keep this in mind on your next project, I can always tell when someone is new to font pairing. Trust me, I continue to grow in this area as time passes. Also, keep in mind kerning (the space between letters shown above), as “bad kerning” happens and legibility is key (google it, but beware … you may be offended by what you find).

Please feel free to download this printable file and post it near your work station to have it ready when you are designing your next project.

Download printable PDF Font Pairings by Fun With SVGs

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Instructions to UnZip and Upload SVG Files

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Instructions to UnZip SVG Files

Please read these instructions to unzip svg files. Once you have downloaded a zipped file from Etsy or other on-line source you need to follow these steps to get it into your Cricut Design Space Software. * Silhouette Studio Video is linked below.

Cricut Design Space

  • First, Locate your downloaded file
  • Right click on it, choose extract all, and save to a location on your hard drive
  • Locate the SVG file (usually shown with an Internet icon)
  • Next Open Design Space
  • Click on New Project
  • Click on upload on the left side of mat
  • Click on upload image
  • Finally,  Browse to the folder that you saved your files to and choose the svg.
  • Un-group, slice or whatever you wish to do to create your project.

You Tube Instructions

Cricut Design Space
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgewC02OBQc&feature=youtu.be

Silhouette Users
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivucMjxxqSw&feature=youtu.be

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Printable Instructions SVG UN-ZIP_UPLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

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Fun With SVGs creates cutting files for your personal or commercial needs.

While using these files remember that they are thoughtfully inspired and designed with clean cut lines. As a result, this saves wear and tear on your machine. Also, with you in mind, all requests are welcome, please ask us for details.

Rather than only using card-stock for Scrapbook Pages and Paper Crafts, use these SVG cut files and your imagination to create your custom Wall Art and Décor for your Home or Office. In addition, try your hand using HTV Vinyl on T-shirts, Onesies, or other Clothing. Above all, create those wonderful Glass Blocks, Decals and Stickers with 631 or 651 Vinyl. Most noteworthy creations are Wood Signs, Yard Signs, Coffee Cups, and Tumblers. Give it a try, the possibilities are endless and we want to see your creations at FunWithSVGs Facebook Group

Fun With SVGs creates cutting files for your personal or commercial needs. While using these files remember that they are thoughtfully inspired and designed with clean cut lines. As a result, this saves wear and tear on your machine. Also, with you in mind, all requests are welcome, please ask us for details.

Rather than only using card-stock for Scrapbook Pages and Paper Crafts, use these SVG cut files and your imagination to create your custom Wall Art and Décor for your Home or Office. In addition, try your hand using HTV Vinyl on T-shirts, Onesies, or other Clothing. Above all, create those wonderful Glass Blocks, Decals and Stickers with 631 or 651 Vinyl. Most noteworthy creations are Wood Signs, Yard Signs, Coffee Cups, and Tumblers. Give it a try, the possibilities are endless and we want to see your creations at FunWithSVGs Facebook Group

File Formats Included

  • SVG, EPS, AI, PNG and DXF
    *DXF files are compatible with Silhouette Studio Basic. However, please check your machine’s compatibility with the above file formats so you get the best performance.
    Also, please contact us for personal attention and additional file types that you may need.

Software Requirements

  • Cricut Design Space
  • Silhouette Studio Designer
  • Brother ScanNCut
  • Sure Cuts a Lot
  • Make the Cut
    Also, All electronic vinyl cutting machines used in the professional commercial setting.

You can edit the files with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator (Creative Cloud), Corel Draw, and Inkscape.

Refund Policy

Due to the electronic nature of the file, NO REFUNDS will be given. Please contact me or any issues concerning any defects in the file, and I will be happy to assist you.

Copyright Information

Fun With SVGs owns the copyright to these designs which are protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 and legal action will be taken for anyone who traces, re-sells or states ownership in part or whole of any design found in any of our selling platforms, including our Etsy store, Vinyl Designs Cut and Create, Design Bundles or Facebook and other social media. See Terms

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