SVG Saturday – Diamond Circle Mandala Style Card Front Cutting File

September 6, 2014 — 33 Comments

This week’s SVG saturday cutting file is a simple circular Mandala style background design.

I originally thought that it would be good as a background for card fronts or as a simple frame in which to place a sentiment or central image however I am sure that those of you that do scrapbooks could always re-size it and use it as a photo frame for a special occasion or scrapbook cover.

Either way, I hope that you will get some use out of it.

Here are the files ready to download. This time I have included both the FCM and SVG formats so that it’s quicker for all of you to get cutting. Just download the one that is relevant to you and your machine.

There are three layers to the design. You can cut all or just one but it does look good with all three.

All files are contained in a compressed (zipped) folder and you will need to unzip the folder before trying to access or transfer any of the files for use with your machines.

Angel Policy – You ARE permitted to make as many handcrafted products as you like using the cut or drawn shapes from these files for any purpose (charity, commercial etc). Please however don’t distribute or claim as your own the actual digital files

Here are a few examples that I put together to give you a little inspiration on ways to use it.

SVG Saturday - Diamond Circle Mandala Style Card Front Cutting File - Finished Card 1 SVG Saturday - Diamond Circle Mandala Style Card Front Cutting File - Finished Card 2

This example used a simple black and white colour pallette as it’s base.

I added quite a lot of faux pearls and gems. The diamonds don’t form a perfect circle so the resulting rounded square placement of these looked quite different.

The final embellishment was made using some flower and butterfly punches. The wording was made using alphabet stamps to spell out the word fly.

SVG Saturday - Diamond Circle Mandala Style Card Front Cutting File - Finished Card 3 SVG Saturday - Diamond Circle Mandala Style Card Front Cutting File - Finished Card 4

For this example I went back to a nature inspired colour scheme.

I punctuated the junctures of the spines in the background with coordinating gems and then used a variety of dies and punches in order to make the bird on the branch.

Finally I stamped out the word tweet using alpha stamps.

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For this design I used gold mirri card inbetween the layers of purple cardstock in order to tie the colours in with some leftover Hunkydory toppers that I had.

The flowers were made using punches.

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This design started out with the idea of doing something with bees (i.e. bee inspired or bee mine) however I got some free Tiddly Inks stamps in my copy of Quick Cards and decided to make that a central design.

I got to work with the gems and then created a central design with a leaf punch and finished it off with the Fa La La sentiment stamp.

I’ll be doing a full blog post on this one tomorrow so please do come back and visit to see how I put it together.

So, there we go, just a few ideas for you.

Many thanks for reading. I look forward to seeing what you make with them!

See you again next time.

J :)

33 responses to SVG Saturday – Diamond Circle Mandala Style Card Front Cutting File


    Thanks for this beautiful svg file will reallyenjoy using it



    Many thanks for the files, I can think of many uses for this design and lots of variations as well.



    Thank you for this lovely file, John. I’ve just got round to using Canvas but to have the files in FCM format is brilliantly easy.
    I’m off to look for more now…

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    Hi John, Thank you again for your beautiful work – truly lovely cards. Thank you for sharing your cutting files with us all. As a pensioner I really appreciate this. A lot of crafting dies etc just become far too expensive for me to continually buy. I’m still paying off my machine but just love it – Thanks – Sue – Australia



    thanks for sharing, its a beautiful pattern


    Phrynette Morrison September 28, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Sorry to bother you again but I have found some pretty cutout patterns that I would like to move to my Brother Scan and Cut – however I can’t seem to convert them to SVG files. Do you know how to conver them or where I can download files already in SVG format?

    Many thanks




    beautiful file John thank you x


    Kathleen Reynolds September 8, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Lovely file. Thank you so much for sharing.



    Many thanks John for yet another superb design. Looking forward to applying to my cards.



    Just brilliant John, thanks for sharing!



    I just came across your blog and love your work. How do you adhere such open designs to your project?



    Hi John

    A fabulous design, thank you. Will download later on the computer. Reminds me of something you’d get from a spirograph! #showingmyage lol
    I love the items you’ve crafted with the design too x

    Crafty hugs,

    T xxx



    Once again thanks for sharing, brill design. Must get round to having a go. Just been so busy with garden produce. The freezer is bouncing round the shed – it’s full of beans!!! He he he !! Spent all day yesterday making plum jam & pies.



    thank you for the files !!! Very ,very pretty !!



    Brilliant – as usual!!! Many thanks for sharing your FCM files with everyone so that we can Scan n Cut them – so generous.



    I am a new follower these are beautiful. Looking forward to giving them a try. I hope you will come visit my blog also.



    That’s beautiful John but still not switched on the machine. Xxx


    serendipitydragonfly September 6, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    These are gorgeous John – especially love the Tiddly Inks one so can’t wait til Monday. Thanks so much for the free cutting files – you’re a star!

    Karen x



    Thanks John for a beautiful file once again. Jill



    You are super talented John. Thank you for sharing and making the rest of us look good too!



    Thank you John x



    Brilliant! I didn’t think you could better last weeks but the colours just seem to explode infront of you. Many thanks again for all your wonderful designs.



    I’ve just got my Scan and Cut, so I think I am going to have fun cutting these wonderful frames out. Thank you for being so generous and sharing these files.
    Sue xx



    Thank you for sharing these files



    This is beautiful John. Many thanks for all the time you put into creating and sharing your work with us.



    Lovely john thank you for sharing x



    yet again John a lovely file thank you so much for sharing xxx



    Brilliant, John. Very dramatic or very soft, it can be everything. Thank you sooooo much for sharing all your creations and giving us the downloads. Looking forward to tomorrow’s treat!



    Many thanks for the FCM cutting files John, will use these for my christmas boxes and bunting for the village hall, Cracking on with the tweleve day of christmas theme for the salle d fete. so will post you some photos when i get time, seems daft christmas crafting in this 30 degree heat wave at the moment in the Correze, but i am not moaning case its lovely and warm.


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