My first Silhouette Project ~ How to apply vinyl

A few days ago, I showed your our sweet little home-made mother’s day gifts.  I was so happy with how they turned out, especially since it was my first time cutting vinyl with my new Silhouette Cameo.

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The Silhouette makes beautiful clean and crisp cuts on the vinyl and it was so super easy to do too!

I started by making my design on the Silhouette software.

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First I formatted my paper size and layout to match the size of the vinyl.

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Next I went into “my library” and chose the quotes that I wanted to use for my project.  I lined them up on my workspace, and changed the size to make sure the final product would fit my small boxes I was putting it on.

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My sweet nephew wanted to make his own quote, so we just used the text box to make our own saying!  This is what I love the most about the Silhouette…you can use your own words and any font that is already on your computer.

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Once we had the new quote, we made sure everything was just right on the workspace and we were ready to cut it out.  So exciting!

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Now is the fun,  where you just sit back and let the Silhouette do all the work.

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All you really have to do is load the paper, and press “cut”…I mean it…really that easy.

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Once the Silhouette is finished cutting, there are a few more steps to the finished product.  First you carefully pull off the vinyl, leaving your design on the backing.

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Next you use the special tool to remove all the small pieces.

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Then you place a piece of sticky transfer paper over your design and use the scraping tool to make sure it is pressed down firmly.

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You will then pull your design off the backing so that it remains on the transfer paper.  This looks like a lot of work, but I promise it really only takes a minute.

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Almost done…Now you will press your deign on to its final location and again use the scraping tool to press it down firmly.

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And finally you will carefully pull the transfer paper off to reveal your final product.

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So easy and makes a super professional look.

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So are your ready to try making a vinyl design??

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