I told you in my last post that I have a new toy And I can tell you that I really LOVE playing with it. Today I decided to turn my Little Little Birds and Owls and some of the Little Little Circles into Stickers. And this was sooooo easy to accomplish with the Print and Cut Function of this cool new tool: my Silhouette Cameo.
Ok, I will tell you how easy this was!
1. First I opened the Silhouette Software. A new document opens automatically and I set my page settings to A4 as I
wanted to print on A4 sticker paper that I had lying around here. I also made sure that the Registration Marks were turned on. You can make them a little bit smaller by adjusting the sliders so you will get more out of your paper.
2. Now I started to drag and drop my birds and owls and the circles to the paper and placed them where I thought was best.
Please make sure that all of the images you want to print are inside the red box that you can see around the paper on your screen and that they don’t get into the greyish fields of the Registration Marks .
3. You could be printing your sheet now but I didn’t. Before printing it I traced each image (unclick High Pass Filter and slide Treshold slider until your image is yellow, then click on Trace outer edge). After tracing I used the Offset layer function (right next to Trace Function) to add this “Sticker space” around each image.
This can be a little bit annoying…if you don’t want to move your images in and out the trace line you can add offset by clicking on the trace line layer. You will find out what I mean, when you try it LOL
4. When you are done don’t forget to delete the trace lines (also a little bit annoying as you need to click it, too) because you want the Silhouette to cut around the offset layer line and not the trace line, too.
On the above image you can see the “Sticker line” that I created with the Offset function. Size can be adjusted with the Offset Distance thingy in the Offset menu.
Don’t worry if something doesn’t work out like you want it to….my trial and error method together with the Redo button was just fine LOL
5. So when all is to your liking you can go ahead and print your sheet. Simply add the sticker paper to your printer, click Send to Silhouette, follow the onscreen instructions and let your printer work.
After the print is done align the paper on the cutting mat as shown on your screen. Try to be pretty exact.
6. Now load the cutting mat with your sticker sheet on it to the Cameo as shown on your screen. Make sure that you align the cutting mat with the short line mark to the very left of your Cameo.
Then adjust blade and paper settings ( I had something like Sticker paper , blade 1 (I didn’t want the Silhouette to cut through the carrier paper but to cut the sticky side only) as well as cutting speed and then CUT!
There are some tutorials as well as tips and tricks around from customers that have already played with blade settings, different kind of material and so on so just go ahead and use your preferred browser to search the Web. And don’t be shy, the Silhouette is pretty tough and won’t get damaged too fast.
Silhouette Cameo Starter Manual (another manual comes on CD with the machine
Tutorials and Ideas:
and of course Pinterest and many more
I really love this little machine! Way cool! So go ahead and try it yourself!! Have fun!!
Bye and take care wherever you are!