Here is the layout that I made using the flourish background svg here. I ran the paper through my Cricut twice. The first time I used Cricut markers to give better contrast with the other paper, and then again (without unloading the mat) to cut the design. And yes, I’m a little behind on my scrapping.
Here is a background I made for a two page LO that I did recently. I used open Paths and a 12×24″ mat to cut pages with a full 12″ width. The open Path file (flourish page open) has a vertical line that I cut on some scrap paper for alignment of my good paper. Cut the line on scrap paper, don’t unload the mat, just move the mat with the Cricut arrows so that you can place your good paper at the cut, then cut the cutting layers. If you use the open Path version make sure that the file isn’t touching the cutting boundary.
The download includes a layered svg with open Paths for use with SCAL2 and two single layer svg files with closed Paths. These files are for personal use only. Feel free to link to this post, but the files are not to be shared or distributed in any way.
Download the files from here.
I used SCAL to cut some vinyl for my laptop and thought I would post a picture. I used removable vinyl, so as delicate as some of the pieces are it won’t last, but then I will just change it to something else. I can’t share the svg file since it isn’t my artwork, but the original image (here) had good resolution and was very simple to trace. Due to the aspect ratio of my laptop I needed to distort the image and thicken some of the stems/flourishes. I love how it turned out!