Did you know you could Make Your Own Invitations from SVG Files? In this tutorial, I’ll teach you how to create these cute succulent invites in Cricut Design Space!
I’m obviously a big fan of designing printables in Adobe Illustrator, but I know not everyone needs those design capabilities for their personal projects. So, I wanted to give you a little tutorial on how to make your own invitations from SVG Files in Cricut Design Space.
You don’t have to be a designer and I’ve even done most of the work for you, so it’s simply a matter of inserting images and text! For this tutorial, I’m using files from the LATEST bundle from Fresh Cut SVG Files. It’s aaaaalllllll about Palm Springs – so we’re talking flamingos, happy hour, palm trees, succulents, and more! I’m completely in love with this bundle!
We have some exciting things happening with Fresh Cut SVG Files. We had a retreat last month and we have been working our tails off to launch the new site. It’s always been hosted on my site, but I’m really loving the new logo, brand, and colors!
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What you’ll need to Make Your Own Invitations using SVG Files:
- Succulent Graphics from the Fresh Cut Bundle
- FREE Diamond Invite Background
- Cricut Design Space
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air (read more about the Maker here)
- Cricut Access (for patterns and some images)
- White Cardstock
- Glitter Cardstock
- Printer (I have a laser printer)
- You may use Cricut fonts for your invitation, but I used my own fonts, which you can buy in my Creative Market Store
- Tombow Permanent Adhesive (my FAVORITE adhesive for printables)
I’ll be going over the envelope in another post, but you can get the envelope on Cricut Design Space.
- First, open the FREE Diamond Invite Background in Cricut Design Space. You’ll have three layers – the background layer, the white invite layer, and the diamond cut layer.
- Upload the graphics the Succulent Graphics from the Fresh Cut Bundle. If you don’t know how to do that, I recommend you check out THIS TUTORIAL.
- Move the graphics to the center of the background and group JUST the SVG files together (don’t group them to the background just yet).
- Add text using the text tool. To create the curved text, click on the curve text tool and change the diameter to fit in the invitation (this one is set at 3.79).
- Add the rest of the text to the invite with the text tool, then center it horizontally with the alignment tool.
- Now, you’ll Flatten the TEXT, SUCCULENTS, and WHITE BACKGROUND together. Tip: Remember the flatten tool creates a print and cut image.
- Next, select the flattened image and the diamond graphic and Attach them together. Tip: The attach tool will combine the images to cut together.
- Now send it to your Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air and print the invite on White Cardstock and cut the background on Glitter Cardstock.
- Glue the print and cut image to the front of the glitter paper with Tombow Permanent Adhesive.
If you need a little more guidance, check out my previous post on Invitation Design in Cricut Design Space, and/or watch the video below:
Now, I’m partial to the punny “A Party that doesn’t SUCC” line on this invite, but you can customize it with whatever you like, and even use different SVG files to create an invite that matches your party! Check out these other tutorials from the party:
- Easy Cricut Iron-On Vinyl Succulent T-shirt – I’ll teach you how to move graphics around in Cricut Design Space and what settings to use when you create this adorable t-shirt.
- Cricut Knife Blade Cake Topper Tutorial – This succulent cake topper turned out gorgeous. It combines materials using the knife blade, glitter, and print and cut, so you get a lot of information in this post!
- Make Your Own Invitations from SVG Files in Cricut Design Space – This is similar to this post, but goes a little more in depth. You can definitely combine the techniques from these to posts for your own take on this succulent invitation.
- FREE Cricut Party Banner Template – this party banner template opens up right in Cricut Design Space and it matches perfectly with the invitation template from the tutorial above.
- How to Edit SVG Files for Printables in Cricut Design Space – It’s really easy to Edit SVG Files for Printables in Cricut Design Space. You can do this with SVG Files in Cricut Access, or files that you upload to your design space dashboard.
- Palm Springs Party Ideas – this includes ALL the ideas, so make sure you bookmark it!
Remember to get the latest Fresh Cut SVG Files bundle before the price increases! The longer you wait, the more the price goes up!!