How to customize this free SVG bowling party invitation

Whether it’s for a kid’s birthday or just a friendly party, you can easily customize this free bowling party invitation by using this tutorial and my free SVG template.

The free bowling invitation assembled.

I had this idea a while ago and actually made these invitations for the first time for my daughter’s 6th birthday which had a bowling theme. But at that time, I had no Cricut and made everything by hand.

Today, I’m upgrading my freebie and offering it to you as an awesome SVG cut file that you can download for free and let your cutting machine do (almost) all the work!

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Materials for the free bowling party invitation

How to upload the cut file to Cricut Design Space

First, you’ll need to download my free SVG cut file and save it on your computer. Then, in the Cricut Design Space, click on the upload button show below.

view of the Cricut Design Space Upload button to make the free bowling invitation

Click on the “Upload image” button and find the SVG cut file that you’ve previously saved on your computer.

view of the Cricut Design Space Upload image button to make the free bowling invitation

Note that SVG cut files have the Google Chrome symbol. I identify my file with “SVG” at the end so you can’t make any mistake.

view of the Cricut Design Space Where to find the SVG file of the free bowling invitation.

How to customize the cut file in the Cricut Design Space

Now, once the file is uploaded to the Cricut Design Space, you’ll see the name of the file at the top of the layer panel. That means you need to “UnGroup” it before.

view of the Cricut Design Space, how to ungroup to make the free bowling invitation

Use the “Text” button to type what you want for the invitation.

view of the Cricut Design Space. How to add text to the free bowling invitation.

If you’d like to print in colours, you can change it by clicking on the coloured square and choosing a new one, as shown below.

view of the Cricut Design Space. how to change the text colour to make the free bowling invitation.

Now, in order to print and not cut the letters, you’ll need to select “Print” in the Fill dropdown menu.

view of the Cricut Design Space. How to set the text to print to make the free bowling invitation.

You’ll need to do this for all the text you want to print. You can confirm that you’re good to go by looking into the Layer panel and making sure “Cut |Print” is next to all your text layers.

View of the Cricut Design Space. How to make sure your text are Cut and print to make the free bowling invitation.

Now, for your text to print on the white bowling pin, you’ll need to join them. For that, select all the text layers and the white bowling pin by holding the shift key. Then, click on “Flatten” at the bottom right of your screen.

view of the Cricut Design Space. how to flatten layers to make the free bowling invitation.

This is what you’ll see once all the layers are joined together.

view of the Cricut Design Space. What you see when the layers are flatten to make the free bowling invitation.

How to print and cut in Cricut Design Space

Now it’s time to click the “Make It” button and see the awesome result 😊! You’ll notice that the bowling pin is not showing on the white paper. But don’t worry, it’s there!!

view of the Cricut Design Space when you press Make it to make the free bowling invitation.

Start by sending the white bowling pin to your printer.

view of the Cricut Design Space. How to send to printer to make the free bowling invitation.

This is the result you’ll get. Now, just place this sheet of paper in your Cricut and cut it!

The result of the printed sheet to make the free bowling invitation.

When you’re done with all the cuts, this is what you’ll get.

All the pieces cut.

Time to assemble this bowling party invitation!

Get you glue out and assemble everything!

All the pieces of the free bowling invitation assembled.

With a mini brad or a ribbon, join the bowling ball to the bowling pin.

The free bowling invitation assembled.

And that’s it! A really good looking invitation in no time! Any other kind of invitation you would like me to make for you?

Get my Bowling party invitation SVG cut file for free!

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