Deckled / Torn-Edge Squares and Rectangles – with 4 varieties of ‘deckles’
Ever seen those neat ‘Nestabilities’ deckled rectangles that Spellbinders makes to use with die-cutting & embossing machines like the Cuttlebug and Big Shot? Ever wish you could cut out those designs on your Cricut? Now you can!
I always wanted to buy Nestabilities, but they are so expensive. I looked everywhere and could not find one single person offering deckled rectangle SVGs. So, we’ve created these new SVGs to fill that missing void. They’ve surely improved our scrapbooking layouts and cards, and I’m sure they’ll do the same for you and yours.
You can layer them inside of each other or layer them with other shapes (like plain squares and rectangles).
You can even use these in your embossing machine to emboss these cool deckle shapes into your paper designs – maybe you cut a deckled square in one size and then emboss it with a size just smaller than that. To learn more about how to make your own embossing folders & texture plates using your Cricut, click HERE and HERE: – these homemade embossing plates can be made to use in any and all ‘pasta roller’ type paper embossing machines.
These SVG files work great with either SCAL2 or MTC. You can easily separate (or “break apart”) these nested shapes using either software.
There are 4 different ‘styles’ of deckled squares & rectangles here. I started out making the lightly deckled ones, but then felt that the deckles needed more depth (especially when scaled down to make smaller shapes). So, I proceeded to make not only a moderately deckled version, but extremely and super-extremely deckled versions!! I think there’s probably something here for everyone’s deckle desires.
Included SVG Files: (created at about 6”, able to be resized)
1. Lightly Deckled Squares & Rectangles (2 of each, several sizes of each)
2. Moderately Deckled Square & Rectangle (several sizes of each)
3. Extremely Deckled Square & Rectangle (several sizes of each)
4. Super-Extremely Deckled Square & Rectangle (several sizes of each)
Please visit My SVG Store to purchase this or any of the SVG files that I’ve got for sale. 🙂
You can never have too many decorations!! Remember, these can be used for both making die-cuts (to make cards, scrapbooking projects, etc.) as well as making your own embossing folders (click here to learn more) & texture plates (click here to learn more). Adding great textures to your die-cuts makes them twice as kewl. Enjoy!! 🙂
Right-click here and “Save Target As” to download the file to your computer.
Now, we’ve got our bugs, our free & cheap artwork files, & these awesome Cricut software titles that limit us by our imagination alone (and not our wallets) – we can now make endless qtys and types of die-cut and embossed designs (for almost no cost) for scrapbooking, cardmaking, and other paper crafts.
I showed you an example of a homemade embossing folder in a previous post. This post focuses on making texture plates instead.
I tried making some texture plates (w .04 caliper chipboard) this weekend. Here’s how they turned out:
Here’s what I found:
Chipboard thicknesses can range from approximately cereal box thickness (.2mm or .02 caliper) and about .04 caliper. Thinner ones simply require extra (cardstock/chipboard) shams in the Cuttlebug sandwich.
My main secret here: tan (latex rubber) embossing mats from Spellbinders! For your Cuttlebug sandwhich, you might layer an A Plate, an embossing mat, your paper to be embossed, your homemade texture plate face down, another mat, a cardtock/chipboard sham or two, and a B Plate to top it off. Then just run it through once or twice.
Those tan embossing mats from Spellbinders really are amazing. You can actually emboss & deboss at the same time – if you make the texture plate a certain way. For example, if you take a little piece of cardboard cut from a postal mailer/envelope, punch some holes in it, glue those circle hole cutouts back onto it in different places (so you have some holes cut out of and some holes glued on to the cardboard) and run that through your embossing machine with your paper and embossing mat & all that. It comes out with both embossed & debossed circles – or whatever other great multiple-level textures you may come up with.
You can also use glue or puffy paint to add texture to your texture plates.