Download this free holiday layered heart SVG cut file to create something special for Valentine's Day, an anniversary, or other special events.
As you may or may not know, I love layered cut files. They are one of my favorite things to design and the most popular of all of my designs.
In November 2020, I was asked to participate in the Holiday Maker Fest put on by Jennifer Maker.
It was an amazing online event featuring over 40 DIY and craft experts on every topic from how to decorate your home for the holidays, how to plan your holiday budget, how to make your own holiday crafts using the best maker tools, and more!
I held a workshop showing viewers how to decorate their homes for the holidays using layered cut files.
One of the designs I used in the workshop was my Holiday Layered Alphabet.
I have been blown away at how popular the alphabet is and I love seeing everyone's creations with them.
The alphabet has 5 easy to cut layers with elegant design details that make it perfect for any holiday.
It's truly so versatile.
And today I'm making it even more versatile!
In addition to letters A-Z and numbers 0-9, I've added a Holiday Layered Heart and Ampersand.
And I'm giving the heart away for free!
Want to make your own?
Let me show you how to make your own Holiday Layered Heart using Cricut Design Space.
This can also be made using a Silhouette, Brother Scan n Cut, or another cutting machine. Just choose the file type that works for your machine. You can reference the ‘How to use cut files’ document included in the zip file to learn which file type is needed for your cutting machine.
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Materials & Supplies
- Free Holiday Layered Heart Cut Files (link below)
- Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore, Cricut Joy, or another cutting machine
- Cricut Cutting Mat – LightGrip or StandardGrip
- Cardstock – Learn how to choose the right color combinations here.
- Scraper Tool
- Foam Adhesive – 0.25-inch circles for the bottom layers and 0.12-inch circles for the top layers
How do I download the file?
Click the banner below to download the free cut file from my Freebie Vault. The password can be found at the bottom of my emails.
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Please remember these are for personal use only. If you’re looking to sell products using these designs please purchase a Commercial Use License here.
Where can I buy the full Holiday Layered Alphabet?
Follow these easy steps to make the Holiday Layered Heart using Cricut Design Space.
Open Cricut Design Space and click the + to create a new project.
In the Design Panel on the left, select “Upload.”
Click Upload Image, then Browse, and navigate to the SVG files on your device to upload them to Cricut Design Space. Here you can change the name and add tags. Click “Save.”
Once you have the file uploaded, select the designs and click “Insert Images” to bring the design onto your canvas.
Below is what the design will look like when you add it to Cricut Design Space. You'll need to resize the design using the Edit Toolbar at the top of the page.
Now you’re ready to cut it. Click Make It in the upper-right hand corner and you’ll be taken to the prepare screen.
Here you’ll want to select your material size. The default size is 12x12 so don't forget to change it if you're using cardstock or another material that's a different size.
Now it’s time to connect to your machine and select your material. For all of my layered designs, I use the Cardstock (for intricate cuts) setting.
This setting along with a clean, sticky mat will ensure you have a nice, clean-cut.
Assembling the Holiday Layered Heart
After you cut the design, use the foam adhesive to put it together. It’s best to use the adhesive in the same spot on each layer to get an even rise and 3D layered look.
My favorite foam adhesive is the 0.12-inch circles from Forever in Time. They are incredibly small but they work perfectly for intricate layered designs.
Cricut Design Space doesn’t cut out the layers in order so it can get confusing to piece together. Head back to Design Space to see the layers as a reference for how to put them together.
The image below shows you from bottom to top how the layers should be placed.
What can I make with the Holiday Layered Heart?
Add a background to your design and easily make this into a Valentine's Day card, anniversary card or a card for other special occasions.
You can also frame it in a shadow box or simply add a background and spell a meaningful word like Love to use as home decor.
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