Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Print-and-Cut Cherry Labels
It is no secret that I love the print-and-cut feature of the Silhouette cutters. In fact, one of my favorite things to do with my Cameo is to make stickers with it. If you are new to my blog, you can see some of my stickers HERE and HERE. Today I'm going to share with you another sticker project and this time I'll be printing-and-cutting labels using the LD Bowl of Cherries Cut Its (svg). In order to simplify and speed up the cutting process, I made a simple adjustment to the image before sending it to print-and-cut.
Using Silhouette Studio Designer Edition, I imported the image onto the virtual mat. There is a small gap between the cherries and the label that I decided to remove. By UNGROUP-ing the image and selecting only the cherries, I managed to close the gap by shifting the cherries inside. This slight adjustment resulted in a cleaner cut and a faster cutting process as the extra cutting line around the gap was eliminated when the gap was removed.
Each label measures about 3"x 2" and I could place a maximum of 8 labels on a letter size sheet of sticker paper when the registration marks are included on the page. In order to reduce wastage of the sticker paper, I placed a few cupcake images to fill up the blank spaces on the sticker paper and print-and-cut those out as well. Yay! to cupcake stickers! LOL!
After print-and-cut, this is how the labels look:
I love how they turned out! Don't they look adorable?
I made extras of these labels as I like to keep them on hand for when I make a quick gift. They are an easy way to make a present extra special. For more print-and-cut tutorials, just click HERE to go to my Tutorial Page.
To kiss-cut the sticker paper (i.e., cutting out only the top printed portion and not through the backing paper) I used a setting of Speed 10, Thickness 18, and the Blade at 1. Since there may be some variations in the settings required for different machines, you may want to do a test cut with your cutter and sticker paper first before making your first full sheet of stickers.
The original post was just to share a print-and-cut idea and was not meant to be a full tutorial. Just in case anyone is interested in making these labels, I thought I would add this picture tutorial:
After shifting the cherries inside the label, make a copy of the bunch of cherries and weld it to the base of the label. Now set only that layer to Cut. A detailed explanation is in the picture below: