Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Craft Tip Tuesday- Using the CDD Stamp SVGs

Hello my crafty friends!  Nicole here today with a crafty tip for you.  Actually, this is a very practical tip and some of you may already do this, however, as I was doing this myself recently I thought it might be helpful for someone and decided to photograph the process so that I could share it with you all.

My crafty tip involves the concept "making ahead" and "making more than just one at a time".  So, recently I was creating a tag using the cute little turtle from the "Slow" mini stamp set.  I wanted to use the coordinating SVG file to stamp him on.  I opened up my Silhouette software and laid out a bunch of SVG files, not just the turtle, to cut out.  Here is a screen shot of my virtual mat -

I then save that layout in a folder labeled Craftin Desert Divas SVG files.  After I cut out the images with my Silhouette Cameo I then went ahead and stamped all of them.  Now, the reason I make multiples is that sometimes my stamping is off or I make a mistake while coloring or I want to make more than one project using the same image (I think you get the idea, right :-)

Since I keep my stamps in the clear envelopes designed to hold stamps ( several different companies are making these now) , I just tuck my "extra" stamped SVG images on the backside of my envelope -

Now I am ready for future crafting opportunities and I don't have to go cut these images out again.  I don't always use the SVG files, sometimes I want to fussy cut but there are times that I actually like the look of the white border around my image and this is a quick way to get them done.  I hope my crafty tip will inspire you today!!  Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Nicole- these SVG files are the best! I do the same exact thing, make life's & keep the extras with the stamps!! I also cut" mirror" images- I just flip them in cricut CD! With .99 cent svg files, I can buy more stamps & still have that die cut look!!! The best idea ever!! Love CDD!

    1. great idea to do the "mirrored" images too!! I will have to remember that next time Kelli!!

  2. Fantastic idea on how to cut out the SVG's!

  3. Is the cricut machine the only way to use the SVG files? is anything else compatible with SVG files?


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