These Free Tools SVGs are great for Cricut, Silhouette, or any other cutting machine crafts.
With Father’s Day just around the corner, I created these free tools SVG files for crafters to make cards from home. Personally, I love using these templates to make DIY tool belt cards. They’re perfect for any dad with a passion for handy work or carpentry. Of course, you can also use the grill SVG templates for dads who love to cook.
Whether you’re looking for a fun, heartfelt craft to do with your kids or your own outlet to show love for your dad, these free tool SVGs are perfect for DIY Cricut Father’s Day cards. In this post, I’ll show you a few different cards I created using these tool templates. I’ll also show you how to turn any image into an SVG file. This way, you can design your own Cricut cards for any occasion!
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Father’s Day Tool Belt Card
First, I created this DIY Father’s Day tool belt card using my Cricut cutting machine. This is great if you’re looking for a simple, easy design. All you have to do is download the SVGs and prepare them to cut in the Cricut Design space. If you don’t have a Cricut, you could even cut out the templates by hand.
For a sturdy handmade card, I would recommend using cardstock. With so many different colors and patterns available, you can choose whichever design you think your dad would like best.
Free Gear SVG
Next, I also created these free gear SVG templates. You can use these to make free Cricut Father’s Day cards for dads who love science, engineering, and mechanics. Of course, these are a great way to show appreciation for science and engineering teachers as well.
With the Cricut, it’s easy to get clean notches and openings for each of the gear templates. I’ve found it works best to vary the gear colors and sizes for a more eye-popping design. Definitely, try these free gear SVG templates this Father’s Day.
Interested in related designs? Check out my Monster truck 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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