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My friend, Judy is a baker extraordinaire. She bakes the best Asian pastries, and the tastiest breads. Her homemade cakes are so light and moist that every bite feels like a taste of heaven.
|Some of Judy's baked goodies. Super yummy!|
Judy came by my home the other day and surprised us with a tray of her cupcakes. As I stood there stuffing my face with one of her treats, I couldn't help but notice the cupcake toppers.
As soon as I found out that she had paid quite a bit for these toppers, I decided to make her some using my Silhouette cutter. I showed Judy some Lettering Delights graphic sets but she really liked the penguin from the Sew Snowy Stitchy Cut Its. I decided I would try to print-and-cut with a SVG instead.
As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I had to make a minor fix to the penguin svg from that same set to make it import correctly into the Silhouette Studio program. If you had missed that info, please click HERE to read about it.
The method of making a cupcake topper in the Silhouette Studio program is actually very simple. There are less than 10 steps:
- Import an image and Reduce the size (to about 1.5")
- Create shadow layer with the Offset tool
- Duplicate, Flip Vertically, and Weld the two shadow layers together.
- Check for cut lines and change No Cut into Cut for the shadow layer
- Show Registration Marks
- Fill the virtual mat with as many of the toppers as possible while staying within the cut zone. You can use the Fill Page button or fill it using other Replicate methods.
- Click on the Send to Silhouette button and follow the instructions on the screen to Print-and-Cut.
Here is the video tutorial where I will show how I used the Silhouette Cameo with the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition to print-and-cut 27 cupcake toppers. The printer that I had used for this tutorial is the Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Inkjet Photo Printer. In the video, I will demonstrate how I used the Offset tool to create a shadow layer and the Line Color tool to change the color of an outline. I will also show how I used the Replicate, Flip, and Weld tools. Most of all, you will watch me use the print-and-cut feature of the Silhouette Studio program with the Silhouette Cameo.
As promised in the video, here are some pictures of the cuts outs. This is the print-out before it was loaded into the Silhouette Cameo.
This is how the cutout page looks like.
Look! No grey outline at all!
To make the cupcake topper, just follow these steps:
Once you have your cutouts, adhere a strip of sticky tape on one side of the penguin, place a toothpick on the sticky tape and fold down the other side.
These are a few of the dressed up cupcakes. Don't they look pretty in their new "outfits"?
If I made the toppers bigger, they could even be notecards.
Too many penguins!
Why use only one topper when you can use three? :-)
I had so much fun with these toppers, I made a couple more with the turkey graphic from the LD Thanksgiving Art graphic set.
To print-and-cut a graphic using the Silhouette Cameo, the image has to be traced first. I have already posted a tutorial on that subject previously. Although that was written for use with the Silhouette SD, the concept is the same. If you have not seen that tutorial, you can find the post HERE.