I am so excited to have gotten together with some talented ladies for the March Silhouette Creators Challenge. This month was quite the project for me since I wanted to showcase one of the most interesting aspects of the Silhouette line of machines. Many crafters I know think of the Silhouette as just a ‘nother cutting machine, but it really it so much more than that! The software that comes with all the machines is called the Design Studio and that is how I view it. Today, I am sharing these rather intricate looking tags that were designed entirely with my Silhouette Cameo. (Technically, the flourish design is my own from another program but you can use any flourish you wish).
To turn any regular cut shape into a print and cut is easy!
- First, I designed the tags just as I normally would if I were going to cut all the shapes.
- Then, I selected the shapes/text inside the tag, opened the fill color window and selected the white swatch to fill them in with the color I desired. In this case, I filled in the letters in dark gray, the background in a light silvery blue, and the laurels in a silver gray.
- I then turned on the registration marks (menu-> silhouette -> registration marks)
- The page is then printed out on a standard printer. After it prints, I load the printed copy in my Silhouette Cameo.
- Then, I opened the cut settings window (shown above), selected the text/shapes and selected no cut from the menu. For these tags, the only shape I left was the outside of the tag.
- Lastly, select the material type and click send to Silhouette.
I used these tags for my linen/guest closet upstairs. I purchased these cute bins to get everything organized in my closet, but since I am just over 5ft tall, I often cannot see inside the bins without getting them out one by one. So annoying! That is why I made these tags. I punched holes in them and threaded some matching ribbon through the hole. I pinned them to the inside of the bins with a safety pin. Voila!
The closet is a deep dark hole in a hallway section with no good light so taking pictures was rather difficult. However, now it’s a least much more organized and I can tell what is in the bin without having to pull each one out!
What do you think? I would love to hear in the comments below. Now that you have seen my project, check out these seriously adorable Silhouette Projects from the Silhouette Creators! Click on any link below to go to the tutorial.
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- My Life from Home – Easter Candy Bucket
- Knock It Off Kim – Bunny Paper Cut Vase
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- Green With Decor – Making Food Party Labels Using Silhouette Machine
- Creatively Southern – How to Make Chalkboard Sign with Silhouette Vinyl
- Vintage Romance Style – How to Create Your Childs Silhouette
Have a great day!
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