Free Round Layered Mandala SVG

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Intricate layered mandala made from purple and white cardstock held outside in front of green grass.

It has been about 15 months since I designed my very first layered mandala. In that time, I’ve learned a lot. I thought it would be fun this week to create another design.

The layered mandala projects can look beautiful and complicated, yet they’re easy to cut and assemble. This design has 6 layers. Truly the hardest part is picking the colors you want to use for the project.

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Materials Needed For Layered Mandala

How To Cut And Assemble A Layered Mandala

Start by downloading and unzipping the free SVG from my Freebie Vault. This design will be found under #141. If you have not yet joined my email list, you’ll find a spot near the end of this post to sign up and access all the free cut files found here at Special Heart Studio. 💜

Once the design has been unzipped, upload to Cricut Design Space, or your cutting machine software. I set the mandala pictured at 8 inches so that it would fit in my 9×9″ shadowbox.

Once ready to cut, use a brayer to ensure the paper is firmly adhered to your mat. This will greatly reduce tearing while the mandala cuts. I use Medium Cardstock setting with this Recollections 65lb. cardstock on my Maker. Machines do vary, so you may need to find the perfect setting for your machine.

Once cut, it’s time to remove the cut from the mat.

Turning the mat upside down so that the paper is on your work surface. Gently bend the mat away from the paper, keeping it as flat as possible to your table to prevent curling.

Once all layers have been cut and removed from the mat. It’s time to assemble.

I started by gluing the top (most intricate) layer to the second layer with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.

After the top layer is secured with spray adhesive, all other layers were connected using foam tabs.

To complete the project, I attached the layered mandala in a 9×9″ shadow box frame using the same foam tabs.

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Download My Latest FREE Layered Mandala SVG By Subscribing Below To Get The Password To My Freebie Vault

DOWNLOAD the Round Floral Layered Mandala SVG – Design #141 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. ⬇️

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  1. Hello,
    I just downloaded your new layered mandala #141 and only a photo is there, not the actual file that I can upload into Cricut. Am I doing something wrong? I’ve used your site many times and this is the first time I’ve had an issue.

    Thank you for all you do.

    1. Hi Kim,
      Only the SVG file is included in the download on this one. It may look like a photo depending what device you’re using, but if you upload it to Cricut Design Space, it is the SVG and will show layers.

  2. Great post and design. You know, I hadn’t heard of the Elmer’s glue. If you’d created a hyperlink I bet you could have gotten some referrals from Amazon. 🙂

    1. Hi Mandy. I have a hyperlink in the materials list. I should add it within the directions too. Thanks for the feedback.

  3. Thank you!!This is beautiful!! I wonder if it si too intricate to six=ze down to 3 or 4 inches, for Christmas ornaments?

  4. You are amazibg, Kim, with all your beautiful designs. Thank you for being so generous and sharing your work with us. Have a great week. Margie

  5. This was my first attempt at cutting and assembling a Mandala, I am really pleased with it and it was much easier to make than I thought it would be. This has given me the confidence to try a few more. Thank you very much for allowing me to download this file x

  6. I can’t seem to find the password to download this I’ve subscribe i can’t even find it to purchase

  7. First time viewing you website also a newbie to cricuit. Love some of your designs and can’t wait to try some. Thank you

  8. Hi this looks amazing I’m definitely signing up x also thank you for allowing me and others to use these files free of charge theres not many that will allow this x love and light x

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