These Free Dragonfly SVGs are great for Cricut, Silhouette, or any other cutting machine crafts.
With summer in full swing, I created this free dragonfly SVG bundle for Cricut and Silhouette craft projects. With their delicate, fairy-like wings, I think dragonflies are one of the most beautiful bugs. Of course, their intricate wings are perfect to accent Cricut craft projects as well.
Personally, I love using these dragonfly Cricut templates to make garden-themed cards. They’re great for anyone with a green thumb or a love for the outdoors. They also are great to give for spring and summer occasions. In this post, I’ll go through some different Cricut crafts you can make with free dragonfly SVG. Then, I’ll explain how to turn any image into your own SVG file.
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Circle Punch Cricut Card
First, you can use these free dragonfly SVGs to make circle punch Cricut cards. For this card, I decided to use marble patterned cardstock. Then, I used a solid color for the dragonfly template to make it pop off the background. Depending on how you want to design your card, you can reverse these patterns. You can also use one of the mandala dragonfly SVGs if you want to show a more intricate wing pattern.
To secure the dragonfly in the middle of the circle punch, I measured string and secured it between the different layers of paper. This way, it stays hidden in the card. I like the simplicity this design offers because you can use the card for so many different occasions. For example, I’ve seen this used for anniversary, sympathy, and thank you cards.
Pop-Up Garden Cards
In addition, you can also use these free dragonfly SVG templates to make pop-up garden cards. These are great for anyone with a green thumb. Of course, you can also use these to invite friends and family to a backyard event as well.
To get started with these templates, sign up for the newsletter on my website. Then, you can access my full Resource Library for free templates and SVG files. Once you download the dragonfly SVG, you can upload it to the Cricut Design Space and start editing it for your card.
Interested in related designs? Check out my Free Butterfly SVG Templates.
How to turn any image into an SVG template?
Interested in learning the easiest way to make your own SVG?
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to turn any image into an SVG format image without having to use any complicated graphics editing software.
First, a quick primer on what is an SVG… SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics. It is a way to store digital information about an image. Most images you see on the web and other digital devices use a bitmap or pixel-based image storage format. In other words, the image is captured with information about each dot in the image.
SVG format images are part of a category of images that are vector-based. Vector-based images store the image as a series of paths and nodes. Most cutting machines like the Cricut and Silhouette use SVG format images because the blade on the machine needs to know what direction (or path) to cut.
To turn a bitmap-based image into a vector-based image, you need special conversion software tools. This is an algorithm tricky conversion because there are lots of different ways to do it with varying degrees in quality. Most graphic editing software like Adobe Illustration make you manually decide on those conversion settings which makes it really difficult to use if you’re not already familiar with Illustrator.
I use a software tool called Vector Magic. With Vector Magic, you just upload your image (you can even copy and paste it in) and it automatically just converts to an SVG format for you. You can make editorial adjustments afterward if you’d like but there is a baseline conversion ready to go if that’s good enough.
Here’s an image for you to give it a try yourself. It’s a bunch of cute animal drawings I did the other day. I just took a picture of it with my phone. Try copy and paste this image into the Vector Magic interface. (Right-click on the image below, select “copy”, then head over to Vector Magic and past it into the window or just hit Ctrl+V)
After you pasted your image into the Vector Magic window, it will automatically start to convert your image:
This will take a few seconds. When the process is complete, you will see the vectorized SVG image on the right with the original on the left.
If you don’t like the automated conversion, there are a number of different adjustments you can make from the right tool panel.
After making adjustments, you can download your converted image as an SVG and then upload it to your cutting machine interface like Cricut Design Space below:
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