Friday, June 28, 2013

The smallest word


I think that I have possibly cut out the smallest word yet with the Cameo. While working on an idea on Thursday morning, I had to cut out the word "coffee" to fit a 0.325"x 0.4" box. I used the LD Urban font and ended up with a word that is only 0.21" tall and 0.38" wide. 


I considered print-and-cut but it seems silly to waste the paper to print such a tiny word. It has been a while since I last used vinyl for a sentiment (see this  and this) and it has always worked well for me. But the question is, can the Cameo cut out such a tiny word?

The ruler shows the measurement in centimeters. In inches, the word is only 0.38" wide.

I placed a scrap piece of black vinyl on the cutting mat and set my blade to 1. Next, I used the preset cut settings for vinyl in the Silhouette Studio program (Speed 8, Thickness 9) and quietly held my breath while I clicked "Cut" for the Cameo to start cutting.

When the machine stopped, I unloaded the mat and half-expected to find a mini-mess but to my (very pleasant) surprise, the cutout was perfect! The letters were SO TINY!


Previously I had used contact paper and regular transfer paper to transfer the vinyl cutouts onto my cards but this time, I wondered if there was a better way. Since the letters were so small, I thought that a little strip of masking tape would do the trick. Luckily I was right and the tape did the job perfectly. Yippee!

So now that the word is cut out and positioned, what exactly did I make? Nothing much actually. Just a little something to make y'all chuckle...

Coffee-on-the-go!


Hope that made you smile. Have a great Friday! ;-)

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Files:
Full-colored Stringbeans (Stringbean Ladies, Stringbean Medical)
LD Urban font





6 comments :

  1. chuckle, chuckle, chuckle, chuckle.
    chuckle, chuckle, chuckle, chuckle.
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    chuckle, chuckle, chuckle, chuckle.
    chuckle, chuckle, chuckle, chuckle.
    chuckle, chuckle, chuckle, chuckle.
    **U**
    Nance

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  2. HE HE HE....So cute! Love it!

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  3. WOW!!! That is so tee tiny! Now what do you do with all these cute little creations??

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  4. This is so cute, I LOVE it! I need my own coffee drip. :)

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  5. It's adorable, Jin! Made me smile. :)

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  6. Too funny Jin! I definitely need one of those!

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