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Something about angel wings just bring me peace and joy. This past weekend I received a request for an angel design. Although I’ve not yet come up with an idea of how to put that together, these angel wings came pouring out of my thoughts. I plan to hang the white angel wings in my craft area. These wings look pretty alone or with the saying “Your Wings Were Ready But My Heart Was Not” added. Both cut files can be downloaded free.

The pink wings were cut on a Cricut Joy with the project width at 4.2 inches. Show assembled in 9×9″ shadow box.

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.

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  • 65 lb Cardstock  65lb Recollections cardstock cuts smooth.
  • Cricut Pens – On the white wings, I used a gold metallic gel pen.
  • Foam tabs – These foam tabs from Tombow are my absolute favorite. They’re thick enough to provide a good dimension to each project.
  • Glue or tape runner
  • Adhesive Vinyl – Optional for wording on glass
  • Shadow Box
  • Light grip mat (blue light grip) 
  • Cricut Maker – or your favorite cutting machine.
  • Design #56 – Layered Angel Wings SVG and Large Format Layered Angel Wings SVG– The free SVG cut files (available in my freebie vault—get the password at the bottom of this post).


Upload the Layered Angel Wing cut file to Cricut Design Space.

First step click Ungroup. This will separate the left and right wings.

You’ll then have to select one of the wings and click ungroup once more. This separates all the pieces within the one wing.

After the pieces are separated, you’ll see each section in pairs. In order to get the draw lines, go down the list and change “cut” to “draw” on the top line of each section.

The last step before the design can be sent to your machine is to “attach” each section of draw and cut. For detailed instructions, please see the below video.

Included with the Angel Wing download is a PDF that briefly shows how to align the parts of the wings.



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The last download (below) is formatted for the Angel Wing to be cut on a 12″x24″ mat to make the wing large, as shown in the photo. I used a poster board on the bottom layer and butcher paper for the top layers in the pictures. Due to the size of the wing, I’ve only included one in the download. If you want to cut a pair, simply duplicate and flip the image vertically.

White Cardstock cut in 3 pieces to form angel Wing
The bottom piece of the large format wing will cut in 3 pieces. I used packing tape to keep them together.
26 inch tall Angel Wing made of paper with Cricut Machine. Black outline of feathers
Large format wing. Measures just under 26″ tall and 14″ wide.


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



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  1. Good Morning. THANK YOU so much for again a baeutuful 3D design. Getting confident more and more by being on your Facebook Page. Hugs from South Africa

    1. Thank you for your kind note! I’m so glad you’re part of my Facebook community. Feel free to ask questions or post your creations.

  2. Gjoa, you are an incredible, smart, and thoughtful woman, and I just want you to know that I think I can speak for the ENTIRE craft community when I say that your work truly makes mhy heart smile. No matter what kind of mood I may start off in, once I start crafting one of your designs all my troubles seem to melt away! Thank you for the time you put into creating these beautiful pieces and my FAVORITE form of therapy!
    Your Biggest Fan;
    Erin Staffney

  3. These are incredibly beautiful! Thank you so much for the file! I plan on making a set of these with the cardstock box frame you also generously provided, for each family in our church for a Christmas present! Thank you again!

  4. I have a daughter who is a angel……These wings are beautiful. love the pink. these make me miss her more every day. it has been 22 years. she is forever 26. I am a beginner so I don’t think I could make these. Thanks for making my day.

    1. Bless you. This design looks more complicated than it is. When you’re ready, watch the video and if you have questions feel ask. I’m happy to help.

  5. This was my absolute favorite project. I did it for my husband for fathers day, after losing his brother and father. Thank you it was most beautiful angel wings I have seen.

  6. This is so beautiful! I’m making it in memory of my late son. Thank you so much for your generosity!

  7. Thank you for sharing these amazing and beautiful Design’s . Looking forward to create some of the downloads to decorate my craft room
    Many thanks again

  8. Thank you for sharing, I have a Air 2 can I still use this beautiful file. Blessings to all.

  9. how do I download these files I’ve tried many ways and failed, I thought I was signed for emails but I guess not please help and let me know what I’m doing wrong…Thanks

  10. hello Gjoa, I just love these wings, they are beautiful. I am going to try and make a set for a family member
    who’s husband just passed. I can’t seem to find the SVG with the wording “Your wings were ready but our Hearts
    were not”. Could you please direct me in the direction to find it. also I have a shadow box that is 8×10 is that too small.
    or should I buy a 12×12.
    Thank you in advance for your help

    1. Hi Pamela,
      I’m so sorry for your loss.
      I’m not sure what happened, but you were correct, the saying SVG had somehow been disconnected. I’ve re-uploaded the wings and the saying to be in the same download and updated the Freebie Vault link. I’m terribly sorry for the trouble.
      As for a frame, I think you’ll have better luck with a square frame.

  11. I make these half sized for our L&D unit. We use them for our Beraevement Program. I try to have enough made ahead so that every Angel baby gets a set. I have made all white as well as ombre pink or blue. Thank you so much for making this beautiful file available. I know It has meant a lot to our parents to have them as memento from there short time with their baby.

    1. Bless you. 🙏🏻 This touches my heart and brings tears to my eyes. My first grandbaby is an angel baby. She fought a hard battle and stayed with us a couple of days, but was just too precious for earth. It’s been a hard year in so many ways. Your message means a lot. ❤️

  12. I was so excited to do this project. DS doesn’t recognize the PDF file. I’ve converted it to an svg, the wings are individual pieces parts (if that makes sense). I have to click on each individua line to convert to draw and there aren’t layers. I’m not the best at this somewhere, not sure where I’m making an ooops, and I’m not sure where. Please help!! This is such a beautiful project!

    1. Hi Renee,
      You’ll have much better luck with this design on Cricut Design Space if you upload the SVG file format of the Angel Wings. I have included within the blog post a video tutorial how to set the file up in DS. Let me know if you have more questions.

  13. This is such a beautiful design. I have a Silhouette cameo, so I had to figure out how to get the sketch lines which wasn’t too difficult but quite different from Cricut. Your video was very helpful. Will make this for my sisters as a memorial for my mother. Thanks again for sharing. You’re amazing!

  14. Gjoa,
    Thank you for this beautiful file. I am making this for my mom’s memorial service. We lost her to covid this past October and will soon be putting her to rest (we hope). I added the saying that came with the file. I would like to add “Mom” across the top and I was wondering what font you used for “Wings” and “Heart”.
    I thought it would look best if it were in the same Font. I looked through design space by couldn’t match it. Thanks again

      1. Thank you so much Gjoa, I greatly appreciate you taking the time to give me the link and for the beautiful designs. Doing these projects is helping me thru this difficult time.

    1. Hi Katrina,
      In my blog post photos, I used two different sizes. The frame with the white wings is 12″ and the pink framed wings the frame is a 9″ size.

  15. Gjoa, I fell in love with this design and downloaded the SVG file without a problem. No problem uploading it to Cricut Design Space either. I planned to use it to make awards for some of the exceptional volunteers at church who have kept us going as a community for over a year – worship via Zoom! Meetings via Zoom! Outreach programs only when we can be physically distant – who would have thought this could happen? Anyway, after making 7 pairs, I am now getting a “blade stuck” message on the design space — only after printing and cutting the first page, and drawing the second page. I’ve tried everything. New mat, new blade, different pen for writing…. it has happened over and over. In the meantime, I’ve cut other projects with the same blade, mat, and cardstock without any problem. I tried deleting the file from Design Space and downloading a fresh copy from the freebie vault, but the same thing happened. Any ideas?

    1. Hi Jerri. This is a message I’ve not heard of before. I did some research and see in some forums others have had this message just this year. I’m thinking it may be one of the design space update bugs. I’m sorry to say, but I think you may need to contact Cricut customer support. I couldn’t locate anything on their website about that error message. Let me know if I can help in anyway.

      1. Thank you so much! Your designs are really beautiful. I’m looking forward to making more:)

  16. Hi,
    First of all, thank you so much for sharing your art with us!
    I am new to the Cricut community so forgive me if you already addressed this question before or it’s a silly question. How did you get the “gold” outline on the wings. I think the video stated a gel pen was used but did you attach that in “A” slot or did it by hand??
    Much thanks and God bless.

    1. Hi there. Yes, the pen was used in slot A of my machine and it draws the pattern on the wings prior to cutting.

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