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3D Layered Mandala style alphabet from Special Heart Studio

A few weeks ago I created my first layered mandala design after seeing all the beautiful creations that people were posting in different Facebook craft groups. With all the “extra” time that I was spending at home, I thought it would be fun to make one myself. I did and now I’m hooked. As soon as I made that first one, I had it in my head that I wanted to do them in letters. So many hours longer then I thought it would take, I’ve finally created my mandala alphabet set. I pray these bring you joy and something to do while stuck at home. I personally plan to make one for my daughter’s bedroom. I’d love to see what you do with these designs. Post a photo in my Facebook group and let me know. ❤️

I don’t mind if you use these designs for personal or small business commercial use up to 200 items, but please do not re-sell or re-distribute the files. I’d ask that you direct your crafty friends here to download the files themselves.  Also, I don’t allow my designs to be used in print-on-demand shops or on transfers that will be sold. Click HERE for complete Terms of Service.

3D layered mandala letter C with floral elements in shades of pink cardstock
Mandala C put together with spacers.

Each of the SVG/DXF letter files has six layers. Feel free to play around and possibly leave some of the layers out of your creation. I think projects would look beautiful with just a few of the layers. Or maybe skip every other layer.

Click the photo box below if you’d like to join my FREE SVG Group. In the group, we have both Cricut and Silhouette crafters that are happy to help if you’re stuck on a project and have questions. We’d love to see your creations and I post FREE designs and fonts from trusted, reliable sources.

Click the image above to link to the Special Heart Studio Free Facebook group. We’d love to have you join us!
Brightly colored cardstock with letter G cut in a 3D floral mandala style pattern
No spacers were used on the G. Each layer was glued with a school glue stick.

  • 65 lb Cardstock – On the pink C in the photos, I used Recollections Brand Cardstock Pink Buttons multipack along with Recollections Shimmer White
  • Foam tabs
  • Spray Glue – The top layer is very thin, so using a spray glue to adhere works best.
  • Brayer – This handheld tool is key to correctly getting the paper on the mat to reduce paper ripping while cutting.
  • Light grip mat (blue light grip)
  • Cricut Maker – or your favorite cutting machine.
  • Design #44 – Floral Layered Alphabet Mandala AND Layered Punctuation – My free SVG/DXF cut files (available in my freebie vault —get the password at the bottom of this post).




Please share! If you enjoy this project/design, please share it on your social media platform or your favorite Pinterest board. I greatly appreciate it!! That helps my blog continue to grow and enables me to continue to provide free designs. 💕 Thank you!

Make sure to grab the punctuation set while in my Freebie Vault!

Download the FREE Layered Floral Mandala Alphabet and Punctuation Cut Files By Subscribing Below To Get The Password To My Freebie Vault

DOWNLOAD the Layered Floral Mandala AND Layered Punctuation– Design #44 by entering the password to my Freebie Vault. Click HERE to go to the freebie vault, my library of free downloads. To sign up for a password to my free designs, enter your name and email address below. ⬇️

New to Design Space and looking for help with how to upload? Click HERE to find directions to get started.


UPDATE: After an overwhelming amount of requests, I have now created a set of lowercase letters and a heart to compliment this set. You can find the lowercase letters by clicking on the links below.



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  1. I am so happy for the letters. Just made my Day. I would like to say Happy Easter to you and your family .please stay safe Thankyou Debra

    1. These are wonderful, thank you for your talent and sharing with us.
      Blessings and be well,

    2. Thanks so much for posting these. I was about to purchase 1 letter at a time on etsy for 1 each.

    3. Absolutely amazing
      Do you do boyish ones?
      My son wants one but obviously doesn’t want flowers etc.

    1. You’re so welcome.

      I completely understand the need to stay busy. I usually don’t even make this type of craft/design, but find it soothing right now.

  2. You are fantastic! Thank you! I love your work! I love you too for this perfect gift.

  3. wow how very kind of you to share all of these fantastic letters thanks so much

  4. These are so beautiful and you are so very generous to share, thank you. I was wondering if you could please do an “&” at all please.

      1. <3 Thank you so very much for the added Ampersand. I love it and will come in use in so many ways <3

  5. Thank you SO much! They are beautiful. I will be locked in my craft room doing these for my family! Happy Easter!! 🙂

  6. Thanks so much! This just made my day! I’ve been searching for new inspiration while we are all at home and you just gave me that!

  7. Thank you so much. I have shared the link in quite a few Facebook pages I am a member of. And shared it on Pinterest.

  8. Thank you so much for the letters. Also you cheat sheets are going to help me so much since I am a relative newbie. Happy Easter.

  9. Thank you so much for sharing. May God bless and keep you. Stay safe and healthy.

  10. Thank You so much for these! My 2 8 yearsold girls just learned how to work my Silhouette Cameo 3 and absolutely love doing these.

  11. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful files! And for free! So generous and greatly appreciated. I can’t wait to work on them with my kids.

  12. Thank you for all these amazing files… wouldn’t be hiding a Dachshund mandala somewhere :)?

  13. thank you so much for making these. they are amazing and so beautiful. when I found your website I just had to take them and make my own. amazing. keep up the great work.

  14. Thank you for sharing, I am about to attempt it now.
    Do you know of any that are potentially a little more suited to a boy?

  15. Thank you so much for sharing. I am so excited to use these. Have you ever or do you already have a video on how to make a 3-d mandala. Not necessarily the letters but just a basic 3-d mandala shape. I have looked and looked for a video and can’t find one.

    Thanks again. These are AMAZING!!!

    1. I hadn’t thought about it, but could be interesting. It’s one of those things I figured out how to do, but not sure how well I could explain it? Hope that makes sense.

  16. Thank you so much for Sharing your SVGS they are beautiful. So pleased to find them, thanks again.

  17. What a great idea! Love the mandala letters, they are beautiful, very creative. Thanks for sharing your talents. I am new to paper crafting, and I am so glad I found your site.

  18. Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful mandala letters. I’m sure I’ll find something fun to make with these.
    Regards Jan from Greece

  19. Afternoon,

    These are beautiful. However, I don’t know how to begin such a project.

    Where could I find those instructions?

    Thank you,
    Genevieve Saunders

  20. I am so glad I found this website. My best friend’s son and his wife are expecting a baby in June and I want to make them something special for the nursery.

  21. Your generosity is overwhelming. Thank you. Have you maybe considered adding a symbol? Like, “&”. Would be a wonderful addition to those wanting to combine names? Your letters would be the perfect addition to a wedding ceremony.

    Thank you again !

  22. Thank you so much. Your kindness, sharing your talents, is incredibly generous. We’re still in a modified lockdown in New Zealand, so it’s great to try new projects and I’ve been wanting to try a layered mandala for a while. These are fantastic! Stay well.

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I’ve enjoyed making them and providing everyone a release from these stressful times.

  23. Thank you immensely for your talent and generosity!! I already started planning my classroom decorations for next year!!! When you get time, a question mark, and a period would be amazing!!

  24. Your designs are beautiful! I need to use the DXF files since I use a Silhouette. My questions is, is there an easy way to separate in this kind of file? Thank you!

  25. Love these and can not wait to craft with them. Will you be releasing a floral lowercase letters set as well?

    1. Hi Natasha. I have a lowercase version on the website. The lowercase do not have the floral elements as there wasn’t enough room on the letters.

  26. I’d love you make these letters but not sure how to layer then using my Cricut Explore Air

  27. Thank you so much! These are absolutely beautiful!! I would love to do a project for my daughters sorority, have you ever done greek letters?

    1. I’ve not yet done greek letters. I’ve actually had the request multiple times. I’ll see what I can do to get that accomplished soon.


  28. I cant stop making these. All the girls in my family now have a beautiful letter on their bedrooms. Wanted to try a more blue green design that got me thinking, how can these be tweaked towards boys!? Do you have a another design that isnt floral?
    Thank you for the ones you have shared. So much fun.

    1. Hi,
      It would really depend on your project. Are you placing the E in a frame, if so, what size? Or what size materials will you be cutting, etc.

  29. Is it necessary to ha e foam tabs or is there something else I can use as an alternative?

  30. Thank you for sharing your Geometric Mandala Alphabet and Lowercase Mandala Alphabet.
    I have downloaded the Floral Mandala Alphabet and I need the Geometric and Lower case Mandala Alphabet but It will not let me download. Its saying invalid email. I updated my email with you and it still will not let me download. Please help!
    Thank you for your help in the matter….
    Leisa Calhoun

  31. This alphabet is so lovely! THANK YOU so much for sharing! You are very kind. I couldn’t find a link to download the punctuation; can you help?

    1. I’m so sorry, I don’t know what happened and the punctuation was not on the post for a few days. I’ve just added the download link back to the post. Let me know if you have troubles.

  32. People went crazy when I shared this! Makes a first time mandala maker feel pretty good. You did an awesome job recording this. I look forward to keeping up with your posts.

  33. THANK YOU so much for sharing your lovely designs!!! You are so kind. I was wondering if there is a link to download the punctuation. I couldn’t find it.

    1. I’ve added the punctation back as a download. I’m not sure how it got deleted. Let me know if you don’t see it now.

  34. Hi Gjoa. It’s me again. I thought I downloaded the Mandala Alphabet file and when I went it o try it there was nothing there. I went to the site, put in the password you provided and everything comes up except the Floral Alphabet. Has it been taken down or how can I get it again?


    1. Hi Emma,
      The Mandala Alphabet set download is now in my “Freebie Vault” that is password protected. I just double checked and it’s still there. Let me know if you still having trouble finding it. The alphabet is listed as download #44.

  35. Just want to say thank you for sharing so many wonderful files! I know u work so hard at making them and takes a long time to make them. So thank you!!! And I was also wondering how I can’t make the alphabet mandalas like u did but with hibiscus flowers? That’s my favorite flower and would love to have some alphabet mandala with it but I have tried over and over and nothing seems to look right so just want to see if u had any input on how to make them with hibiscus flowers?

  36. I just discovered your channel…I am a newbie to cricut. Thank you so much for sharing the svg file. I couldn’t wait and made one for my daughter. I would love for you to see it. Can I send it to you.

    1. Hi Hana,
      I’d love to see your project! You can email me a photo if you’d like gjoa at specialheartstudio dot com


  37. I fell in love with this project the minute I saw it. I made one for my daughter for Christmas. I am a complete newbie and you made this so easy. I am trying to find a font to use similar to the one you put on the glass of your Shadowbox with E for Ellie. I have been searching around and feeling overwhelmed. Would you be able to guide me to this font or make a suggestion.

    1. The Ellie on the glass was done in Limon Script Bold. It’s a higher-priced font, but does usually go on sale in November. There’s really nothing similar to it that I’m aware of. So happy you found my website. ❤️

  38. This is such an amazing set and i cant wait to start making lots of wonderful projects with it , but i cant for the life of me figure out how to download the file, Please help?

    1. Hi Sarah,
      I keep all of my free downloads in my Freebie Vault. To obtain the password, you can enter your name and email address on the form on this page. You’ll instantly receive the password on screen and via email. Once in the vault, scroll down to #44, then click the link directly following the 44, (it’s the file name) and will automatically download.

  39. I did not receive the email I was suppose to get that had the password in it to receive the free alphabet I filled out a few times thinking it was me I checked my junk folder too.

    1. Hi Lindsey,
      I will send you a manual email right now. Hopefully, that will come through your email provider. You may want to check your spam or promotions folder too.

  40. I love these and wish to have them. I watched you on the Makers Fest. You guys are so crafty and I can not wait to join in and have some fun.

  41. I just got the email about this Mandala alphabet, etc, file, but I can’t find it anywhere. I’ve spent the last 15 minutes going around in circles. Has it been taken down? Do I have to watch all the videos to get the files? They are beautiful, and I’m new to Cricut and looking for something to start with, that’s a little cheaper than vinyl. I already have some cardstock. Need to get the spacers.

    Linda in TX

    1. I am having the same problem. I found the link # 44, but when I click on it, it just sends me back to the top of the page. I don’t find a “Download” button anywhere 🙁

      1. Hi Amilyn

        It’s not a button, it’s just a hyperlink. Click the link directly following the design number in the freebie vault and the file will download automatically. There are example instructions at the top of the freebie vault page.
        Let me know if you have troubles.

  42. I love your designs. I have made several and plan to do even more. On this design, you show in a frame with the name in
    cursive. Can you tell me what font you used and if it is on the inside or outside of the glass?

    1. Hi Dale,
      That script is one of my favorites. It’s called Limon Script (Bold version). I have it on the outside of the frame as the vinyl is a sparkle/glitter adhesive that was only on one side.

    1. Hi Margaret,
      All of my free downloads are kept in a library for my email subscribers that I call my Freebie Vault. You can request the password (and receive it instantly) to access all of the free downloads here: You may request the Freebie Vault password and receive it instantly on this page of my site:


    1. Hello Christy,
      Sometimes the message go to spam or promotion folders. If you don’t find it, let me know and I can manually send it.

  43. I was so excited to find these mandala’s, but I’m having a really hard time finding the actual link to the Alpha Mandala letters. I do see the lower case link, and the other ones, but not the one for the upper case letters. Am I overlooking things here, or is it hidden in a secret spot? I hope to receive an answer soon, last minute Christmas gift 🙂

  44. I’m having problems with finding the layered alpha mandala set. I subscibed and went to the freebie vault, but I can’t seem to find the link to download the file. The post says the password is at the end of the post, but i didn’t see anything.
    I need assistance, please.

    Thank you,

    1. Hi Rose,
      All of my free downloads are kept in a library which I call my Freebie Vault. Once you’ve entered the password there are directions at the top of the screen, but the short story is — click the link directly following the design number. So these letters are design #44, click the link right after the 44.
      If you don’t yet have the password, you may request and receive it instantly on this page of my site:


        1. Hi Sara,
          The password is sent via email when signing up for my email list. Or if you’re already a subscriber, you’ll find it near the bottom of each of my emails.

  45. I’m either blind, crazy or both but I’ve downloaded the set twice now and still can’t seem to see the letter S.
    Sorry to be a nuisance but is there anyway I could get that letter please?

    1. This design is #44 in the Freebie Vault. Click the link right after the 44 and the file will download automaticaly.

  46. i can not find the password or figure out how to download the letters, please help

  47. Hi, i signed up and got the confirmation email but no password. can you please let me know where i can find this.

    thank you

  48. Hello Gjoa,

    I just got access to the freebie vault. I am too excited.

    I would want to make a YouTube video of making a shadow box with your letter mandala design, can I use it? I will give credit to you and put the link in the description box. Kindly advise.

    Thanks a lot,

    1. Hi there!
      All of my free downloads are kept in a library for my email subscribers which I call my freebie vault. You can sign up on every page. Then once in the freebie vault, scroll down to #44 for these letters and click the first link. The includes the entire alphabet and will automatically download when you click the link.

  49. Thank you so much for sharing your hard work.
    Can I just check that we can use these to sell within a small business?


    1. Hi there. It’s a link. Click the link directly following #44 in the Freebie Vault and the files will automatically download.

  50. I have subscribed now about 4 times and still yet to receive an email with password for the vault?

    1. Hi there! You may want to check your spam folder, unfortunately sometimes that’s where the first email ends up. Let me know if you don’t find it. We’ll get it sorted out.

  51. I’m totally new to crafting with a cricut maker. I have always loved the mandala styles. yours are absolutely beautiful.

      1. This is awesome and I’m looking forward to making a few of these but where is the password?

  52. I cannot figure out how to download the #44 SVG. These instructions are not clear to me. The instructions just keep going in circles. Can you help me? please?

    1. Hi Sandra,
      Once you’ve entered the password to the vault, scroll down to design #44 and click the first link following the number. The file will automatically download when you click the link (it’s the file name). There’s a quick instruction video at the top of the vault that will explain the process both on desktop and phone.

  53. Thank you so much for your video. I am brand new to the Cricut, and really love the alphabet mandalas I have seen other people make. They looked so hard, but your video showed how easy they really are. I’m anxious to make some for my granddaughters.

    1. You’re welcome. They can look a bit complicated, but you’re right, they’re not! Yet they look incredible.
      Let me know if you have any quesitons.

  54. wondering if you can help I’ve been trying for over 6 hours to access your free 3d alphabet mandala #44 and every time I download it I get nothing showing up

    1. Good afternoon,
      I’m happy to help troubleshoot. Could you tell me what happens? I just need a bit more detail to help troubleshoot. Are you on a computer? If yes, Windows or Mac? On a mobile device? What operating system?

  55. Hi, I love your mandala letters and have tried to use them in various occasions, however, after I unzzip the file and open the unzipped letter to DS, it comes out as one letter with no separate layers. What do I have to do to see all the layers? TIA

    1. Hello. In order to see all of the layers, the SVG format will need to be uploaded to cutting machine software. On screen, it will appear it’s a fiat file without software that can “read” layers.

  56. Hello Gjoa,
    Thanks again for sharing your wonderful designs. I am making one of the letter mandalas to put in a shadowbox frame and was wondering if I could put the vinyl name on the inside of the glass instead of the outside? I’ve never tried this and don’t know if it would look wrong or not. Do you have any thoughts? Thanks again.

    1. Hi Kelci,
      For the ones that I’ve framed with the name on the glass, I placed it on the outside. Only because, all 3 that I’ve made this way, I used a glitter vinyl (you can’t really tell in the photos) the vinyl was silver on the back side, and not the white glitter that was the front. Either way really works as long as the adhesive side of the vinyl looks the same as the front.

  57. I am going around in circles. I am trying to download the file to no avail. I have received the password but do not know where to access the file. I am very sad.

  58. Thank You so much for sharing your TALENT…BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS! YOU HAVE GENEROUS HEART.

  59. Ok I feel my mother in law has asked the impossible.
    Does anyone know where I can find a 3d, layered or mandala of the word

  60. Hello, thank you very much for the model I also made it with another color I’m happy with myself it’s a gift for my granddaughter

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