Hi, I’m Kristin, your designer! I’m so excited that you found your way here, and I hope you find something that you like or are inspired by!
Here at Printable Cuttable Creatables you’ll find SVG cutting files, clipart, digital paper, and more for scrapbooking, cardmaking, paper crafts, party decorations, vinyl projects, and all your creative crafting projects!
My goal is to make you high quality, original designs that will add something special to your creative projects, whether you’re here for digital cutting files, clipart, or digital paper (in our Creatables section) or came to get inspiration for your next Scrapbook Layout with our free printable Scrapbook Sketches.
I also believe in giving you as much creative freedom as possible, that’s why all Creatables designs include both regular cut files with separated layers and fully assembled SVG designs, perfect for Print and Cut projects or as vector clipart! All designs also include high resolution PNG clipart files (so those who don’t have cutting machines, or prefer digital mediums can also join in the fun!). I am here to design for all you lovely crafters, so if there’s any way I can make my files easier to work with, or if there’s something specific you want to create, shoot me an email and I’ll do my best to make it a reality!
The “artistic one” in my family, I’ve been designing and creating my entire life. Growing up, I was glued to my sketchpad (literally – I always had pencil smudges on my hands and face!) Convinced I would become a cartoonist or Disney animator, I was constantly perfecting my Mickey and Ariel drawings, doodling fun and cutesy characters, and even had a recurring “comic strip” that would appear in birthday cards that I made for my family. I also had a love of crafting and DIY from a young age (an influence my sister and I got from our mom). Seriously, how many 11 year olds do you know who watched Aleene’s Creative Living and made bread dough roses and decoupage?!
As a teenager, my creative outlets started to shift as I developed an obsession with pretty clothes, and I turned my love of drawing and making my own things into a degree and career in fashion design (which, btw isn’t always as glamorous or creative as it sounds!). I worked as a fashion designer in the heart of Manhattan’s garment district for a few years before teaming up with other designers to start a free fashion templates site (shout out to designersnexus.com!). That’s when I fell in love with and honed my skills using Adobe Illustrator to create vector graphics and patterns.
I still always found time to design and make invitations and party decorations for my family and friends’ birthdays and occasions. I designed my wedding invitations, save the dates and other stationary (I was a total DIY bride!), invites for a friend’s big 30th birthday hoopla, my sister’s wedding invites, bridal and baby shower invites and decorations, and the list goes on an on. And now I have 2 cutie-pie daughters, so you know the fun theme parties are in full supply!
Several years ago, my sister (an avid scrapper and teacher) introduced me to the world of SVGs as cut files and personal die cutting machines, saying “You need to do this!”. Oh, if only I could go back in time and get my Silhouette sooner, I could’ve saved myself HOURS of tedious hand cutting with X-acto knives!
People often told me I should design invitations as a business, and sure that sounded like fun, but a single design has so many possibilities for what it can become, why put a limit on it? Sure, it could be used for an invitation, but it could also become a scrapbook embellishment, a wall decal, or on a greeting card, a sticker, t-shirt design, a classroom worksheet, or any number of things that I haven’t thought of! And since cutting machines help us do SO much more with our creativity, and I know my way around vectors, it just seemed natural for me to design digital cutting files – so that’s how I came to be your designer here at Printable Cuttable Creatables!