I had never tried to cut wrapping paper with my Silhouette CAMEO prior to this but I was so in love with this wrapping paper I picked up at Target recently, I knew I had to try. It ended up working really well but there are a few tips you’ll need to do it.
- Wood Sign (This pretty cutout is from Michael’s. It runs about $8 for this size but I used a 25% off coupon making it an even better deal!)
- Paint (I used Martha Stewart Living Specialty Finish Metallic Paint in Vintage Gold)
- Silhouette CAMEO
- Light Hold Mat (Usually I say this is optional for most of my paper projects but this time it is necessary for working with such a delicate material as wrapping paper!)
- Spray Adhesive
- Mod Podge Matte
- Design used: Chandelier with Bird
Step One: Paint Wood sign and allow to full dry.
Step Two: Layout design in Silhouette Studio. Size to fill your sign. Cut design on wrapping paper using the light hold mat and the machine’s cut settings for the Adhesive Washi Paper (blade level 1).
Step 3: Weed your design with the Silhouette hook and small detail scissors to snip any pieces that may need it. This design is pretty intricate so I had to re-cut a little piece or two where the blade didn’t quite do it’s job well enough.
Step 4: Spray the back of the design with spray adhesive. Allow 60 seconds for it to get tacky, then carefully apply to your sign, smoothing out any wrinkles as you go.
Step 5: Cover with a light coat of Mod Podge, again smoothing out wrinkles as needed. Allow to fully dry and that’s it!
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