DIY Labels | Silhouette Print & Cut Tutorial
I made these a few weeks ago to stick on packages I send out from my Etsy shop, but then I got to wondering how many of my fellow Silhouette users haven’t tried some of the many features this machine is capable of. I’ve had mine 3 years now and I didn’t try this until earlier this year and now it’s one of my favorite things to make! A really great part about being on the Silhouette Design Team this year is branching out and trying new things with my Silhouette CAMEO.
So, if you’ve never tried the Print & Cut feature either, here’s a little how-to.
- Start by opening your Silhouette Studio software and set your page size to “letter”.
- Open the Registration Marks window from the top right menu bar and turn them on. These marks are what the Silhouette CAMEO reads to tell it where to cut the labels. See image below for a screen shot. (You see multiple labels already on my page but your page is blank still at this point.)
- Draw a rounded rectangle in the desired size.
- Add text and any desired images. I used this cute heart flourish and the RR Kinder Font from the Silhouette Online Store.
- Open the Fill Color window in the top right menu bar and fill in the text and image with any color. I used black since I printed on Printable Adhesive Kraft Paper.
- Group your image and then cut and paste as many as can fit nicely on the page.
- Now load the Printable Adhesive Kraft Paper into your printer and click Send to Printer from the top left menu bar in Silhouette Studio.
- Place your printed labels on top left corner of the cutting mat, and load into your machine.
- Be sure that in the Cut Settings the media is set to “Printable Kraft Paper” which tells you to set your cutting blade to a 3.
- This next step is really important. We only want the machine to cut the outline of each label so you have to change to cut settings to match mine below. See how the thick red line is only around the outline of the label? That’s what you want!
- Then, just Send to the Silhouette and watch it do it’s magic! If your machine has trouble reading the registration marks, be sure it’s near a well-light area, so the machine has enough light to read them properly.
How fun is that?! And such a cute little way to jazz up some snail mail!
And one final fun announcement. Silhouette Saturdays are coming to the blog! A new Silhouette project each week. If you’re a blogger with a Silhouette and interested in guest posting, email me for more details. 🙂