DIY Nature Journal & Camping SVG Bundle

While I’m not exactly a big fan of camping, I’m really excited about this latest Fresh Cuts bundle filled with cute Camping SVG cut files. The bundle just released today, and I know you’re going to love it! I’ll share some fun project ideas including a cute DIY Nature Journal that you can make in less than 10 minutes.

Adorable Camping themed SVG files bundle via @PagingSupermom

What are SVG files?

If you’re not familiar, SVG files are Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) which you means you can resize them from tiny to gigantic without sacrificing any image quality. You can use SVG files for a wide range of projects most common are for digital scrapbooking, and they are the best file format for designs you’ll cut with your Cricut or Silhouette cutting machines.

This Fresh Cut bundle’s theme is CAMPING SVG files! My contributions to the Fresh Cuts bundle is an adorable Pine Tree Pattern, Cute Bear Graphic and hand-lettered script and casual caps that say “Papa Bear,” “Mama Bear,” and “Baby Bear.” Each of these designs is SO versatile. Of course you can use them to make t-shirts or hats, but I was also thinking they’d be adorable for labeling Water Bottles for Mama and Papa and a Sippy Cup for baby.

SVG files are graphics that are totally scaleable so you can use them for a wide range of projects.

I used the tree pattern to create this super-easy DIY Nature Journal. I cut the pattern out of Cricut’s matte silver adhesive foil. I applied it to a plain kraft-colored notebook, and I love how it turned out.

How to Use These Camping SVG Files?

I cut the Tree Pattern from this Camping Fresh Cut Bundle out of silver adhesive foil to create this darling DIY Nature Journal.

TO MAKE: You’ll need a cutting machine, my preference is the Cricut Maker. Upload the Tree Pattern SVG File to Cricut Design Space, then add it to a new Project. Resize the design to fit your notebook. After resizing the design, hit the green “Make It” button to send the project to the Cricut to cut. Place your vinyl on a Standard Grip Mat then load into your Cricut cutting machine once you’re prompted. The Cricut interface will guide you through the whole cutting process — it’s super easy.

Once you have your cut completed, weed out the excess vinyl (I like to use this Cricut tool which my kid’s think looks like a dentist’s scaler LOL!). Apply tape over the top of your vinyl design to help you move it into place all together. They make transfer tape specifically for this purpose. Once you’ve positioned the pattern over your notebook and where you want it, firmly rub over the design with a plastic brayer to secure it to the new surface (a credit card will also do). Remove the tape and trim off the parts of the trees that are hanging over the edge. I tried just folding them over, but the foil is quite stiff and sturdy and they kept peeling back so I think it is better to just trim them off right at the edge.

Here’s some more cute project ideas that you can do with this Camping SVG bundle

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