TIME TO MAKE THE MANDALAS! That’s right this week not only do I have one Mandala to share I have two!!!! I designed a Mom and Love file and I used them to make cards. With Mother’s Day around the corner I thought you might need a card. Then it’s that time of year for weddings, anniversaries, etc so the love card will come in hand. Or…surprise your significant other!!
The mandalas have 6 layers to them. However, the bottom layer is solid so I just used my card base for it. If you need a different color you can cut that out too!! I used some beautiful Recollections Paper from #michaelstores. They had a really fun foil cardstock I used for the second layer that really made Mandala pop!
This weeks FREE SVG files can be found in the Freebie Library. File numbers are 26 and 27 I have also created a video tutorial along with some quick directions below on how I made the cards. Have fun and share your creativity! I would love to see the color choices you used!
Time to Make the Mandalas Supply List
- Cutting Machine and software
- Mom and/or Love Mandala File(s) (click on the link)
- Card stock of your choice – I used
- Weeding tools, scissors, cutting knife, and adhesive of choice
Video Tutorial – Time to Make the Mandalas
Here are the steps I took make the Mandalas
Step 1 – Open the SVG file in your cutting software (note: if you have the free version of Silhouette studio you will need the DFX files). The files should come in at 5×7. However, if you need to resize them just put them to 5×7 and you are good to go! Make sure all your pieces are cut before ejecting from the cutting machine.
Step 2 – After everything is cut go ahead and weed your cardstock. One think to note: On the Mom file the O is separate. So make sure you grab that too!
Step 3 – Once you have your cardstock layers all set to go lets assemble the cards. Using your adhesive of choice, I used a tape runner, attach the layers to each other. If you want a more 3D effect you can use foam squares. These are going in the mail so I choose not to do that part. The easiest is to start from the bottom up. So take your card base and cut that 7 by 10 and fold in half to get a 5×7 card. Then attach layer your bottom layer to the card. Then attach the next layer and so on until you have it all assembled. If you are doing the Mom card make sure to attach the O. 😉
Step 4 – Admire what a great job you did and share it with someone special!!!
How to get your FREE Files
To get your FREE file please go to my Freebie Library, sign in (don’t worry if you are not a member yet, sign up and the password will be emailed to you!!!) and download Number 26 Mom Mandala or 27 Love Mandala. Or heck! Download them both!!!! The downloaded file will have multiple file options SVG, PNG, DXF (If you have the free version of Silhouette Studio you will need this file) and EPS.
I hope you enjoyed Mandalas tutorial and files! They were a lot of fun to design and make. Remember a ? Pinterest pin would be so appreciated! I can’t wait to see what you create. Please share with me. You can come back here and add a comment or add one to Facebook too!
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