hearts entwined (SCAL 2)

I was reading a book about card making last night and saw a design that I loved.  Of course, there was no pattern or cutting file, just the idea.  So I thought, time to use my imagination and my Cricut. In order to do that, I first had to make use of SCAL 2.

I have to admit that I never really loved Inkscape.  The whole thing about creating files on that software seemed clunky and too complicated.  SCAL 2 has many of the same capabilities and is SO much easier to use.

I expanded upon the idea and created a panel of hearts within circles.  Hearts and circles have always fascinated me, mostly because of their geometric properties.  The combination proved irresistible.  Here is what I came up with.

I’ve grouped the elements in the file so it will cut as one piece.  You can size it as you like, but I wouldn’t suggest cutting it much smaller than 4 inches square.

In order to be successful with this project, you should have a sharp blade and a sticky mat.  When you cut this, please be very careful when removing it from your cutting mat.  Some of the parts of this design are very narrow.

I’ve also included a mat that fits the piece just right, and you can adhere the panel to it and create a lovely card decoration.  Here it is:

Since Valentine’s Day is getting close, I wanted to post this for you as soon as I did the test cuts.  Soon, I’ll show you what I do with these files.  In the meantime, please help yourself to the files by clicking on the link below:

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?i90yqv17brjw6c9

I hope you enjoy this!  As always, please leave a comment so I know you’ve stopped by to visit :).

Posted on February 5, 2011, in crafts with love, Hobbies and other fun stuff, midnight creations, New adventures in creativity, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome Valentine file.

  2. Very nice file. Thank you for sharing. I’ve had SCAL for almost two years and to be honest, I still like to do all of my designing in INK!

  3. Ann…I just saw this & love it! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Just love your hearts mat, and other files….
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Oh how CUTE this is!!!!!

  6. Wow! You’ve inspired me to try my hand at using SCAL to design a few things. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Thanks for sharing. I really like your heart cut file.

  8. great file! TFS. I love the card you did, too.
    soraya

  9. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Feb. 08, 2011. Thanks again.

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