Looking for some single line designs for foil crafting with the Cricut foil system or Foil Quill? Grab these free foil SVG files to use now!
Have you jumped on the foil crafting train yet? I have to admit, it took me along time to try foiling with my Cricut but since Cricut released their foil transfer system I am hooked!
Adding shiny embellishments to cards, invitations, home decor, and more is super quick and easy now that the foil system is fully integrated into Cricut Design Space. I even was able to foil on a reverse canvas and make a gorgeous shiny printable vinyl decal!
If you have Cricut Access, there are a good amount of files already available to use for foil projects. But if you don’t, then making them can be a bit tricky.
Like the writing function and engraving tip, the foil tip will only work on single line or single stroke images. If you’ve ever tried to use the draw function with fonts you download on your computer and have been frustrated because the Cricut only outlines the outside of the letters, this is why.
Almost all fonts use more than a single stroke. It’s a little too technical for me, so I won’t go too far into it, but what you need for your Cricut or engraving machine to not just do outlines is to use a single line design. Cricut Design Space has some if use “writing fonts” in the search bar.
But what if you don’t have Cricut Access or don’t like the options available? Well, you are in luck! A bunch of my SVG designer friends and I decided to make and give you FREE single line SVG files!
There will be links to all the other foil SVG files after the tutorial, so make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for those.
I have a full detailed tutorial all about the Cricut foil transfer system along with video tutorials so make sure to check that out for more detailed instructions.
Plus if you love free files to use with the foil, I have another one for making foil holiday gift tags.
DIY Cricut Foil Thank You Card Materials
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- Cricut foil transfer system kit
- Cricut Explore Air or Cricut Maker
- Cricut foil pack
- FREE single line Thank You SVG – see below
Converting Foil SVG to Multiple Colors in Design Space
Once you download the Thank You SVG file from below, you’ll need to upload it into Cricut Design Space and do a few things.
First you’ll notice when you bring it into CDS that it will look funny. That is completely normal until you change the Linetype to foil.
Once you do, it will change to just the outlines and be all one color, most likely gold (seems like the default!) If you want to foil with all one color, you can skip the next few steps.
But if you want to foil in mulitple colors as I did, you’ll need to Ungroup (button on top right) the image and then click on the separate elements. When one element is selected, go up and change the color to what you want.
Once you are done changing the colors (I used three different… green, purple, and aqua), select all of them and click on Group to make sure they stay together again.
If you are only using one color continue here…
Then insert a square, unlock it and change it to the size you want your card to be. If it’s in front, click on Arrange and send it to back. I like to select both the square and image and Center them. Then click Attach.
If you want to cut out the card you’ll mount it on, insert another square and size it to fit. My card ended up being pretty small. My card was 4.063 x 4.931.
Since you need to tape a foil transfer sheet on your material, you’ll need to leave room for that tape. After you click Make It, you’ll be sent to the Prepare screen. Click on the image and move it IN and DOWN about 1/2-1 inch.
Changing Foil Sheets on Cricut
Now, just follow all of the prompts you get from Cricut Design Space! All of these steps are down WITHOUT UNLOADING THE MAT!!
Apply a piece of cardstock to a mat and tape the foil transfer sheet on all four sides. Insert the foil housing unit into Clamp B. Load it when prompted.
Once the first foil color is done, the machine will pause and tell you what to do.
And again after the second color.
Do the same thing for the final foil color.
Then do what CDS says to do. Remove the sheet and insert the fine tip blade.
So pretty with those shiny colors!
Cut out the back of the card.
Then use double sided tape or a glue stick to adhere with them together. All done!
FREE Single Line SVG File
Sometimes the file will look blurry when you first open it, but once you download it, the SVG will open up clearly. If you need additional help, make sure to check out my video on how to download and upload files to CDS at the bottom of that post.
Or check out my Cricut Design Space 101 series for even more tutorials.
More Single Line Designs For Foil Projects
Below are six more FREE single stroke files to use with the Cricut foil system or engraving or drawing. Simply click on the links below to hop on over to the other creative bloggers post!
- Love Never Fails – Hey Let’s Make Stuff
- Celebrate Card – Pineapple Paper Co.
- Get Well Soon – The Country Chic Cottage
- Hooray – That’s What Che Said
- You Are Magical – Tried and True Creative
- You’ve Got This – Artsy-Fartsy Mama
If you love Christmas crafting and free stuff, make sure to check out my roundup of over 30 cute free Christmas SVG files to craft with!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a festive season!