Download this free 6-layer Cross Mandala SVG cut files for a shadow box, card, and more.
This beautifully layered mandala cross was designed in the Springtime right around Easter.
I was in Florida at my parents house during the Pandemic. They were helping me with my kids since I had lost my job.
I didn't think to bring my Cricut with me because I thought I was only going to be there for two weeks.
Well two weeks turned into ten.
I was lucky enough to have Gjoa from Special Heart Studio make this for me on her Cricut Joy, measuring 5.5 inches tall.
It turned out so beautiful!
This design has six, easy-to-cut layers and can be cut on a any Cricut machine, Silhouette, or another cutting machine like a Brother Scan n Cut.
Want to make your own?
Let me show you how to cut one in Cricut Design Space using cardstock.
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 Layered Cross Mandala 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
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Follow these easy steps to make the Layered Cross Mandala 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 Layered Cross Mandala
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.
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