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SVG Designs: Why They're the Best Cut File Type for Crafters

SVG designs are extremely versatile as far as how they can be used and in which software programs and  machines they can be used with.  The same SVG design can be used to make everything from stencils to stickers to laser cut projects to sublimation transfers and vinyl decals

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For this reason Scalable Vector Graphics, or SVGs, are my favorite cut file type. It also means when you add new equipment to your craft room or invest in your small business you don't need to start all over with your designs.  Check out all these different ways you can use the same SVG designs

This gorgeous floral USA design is from So Fontsy's January Bundle along with a host of other amazing designs and fonts!!

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To demonstrate how many different ways SVG designs can be used I decided to use the same SVG file for all of these different projects and techniques.

Paper Die Cut Card Cut on Silhouette CAMEO

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Stencil: SVG Design Cut as Stencil for Painted Wood Sign

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Stickers: Print and Cut with Silhouette CAMEO

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Sublimation Print on Sawgrass SG400 for Sublimation on Luggage Bag Tags 

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Printed Direct to Garment onto White Cotton Tote Bag Using Roland BT-12 

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MDF Puzzle Cut Laser Cut on GlowForge

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...and of course there are many, many more ways you can use this same design including creating a vinyl decal, HTV transfer or printable HTV design for light or dark garments. 

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