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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tutorial: How to Print Lettering Delights' Papers with Make-the-Cut

Do you know that you can print Lettering Delights' papers with Make-the-Cut? I usually print them with Adobe Photoshop but you can also print the papers with Make-the-Cut v3.2 (or v3.2.1).

Today's tutorial will show you how to print a paper from the Lettering Delights' Love is Sweet Paper Pack with Make-the-Cut (v3.2.1).

Step 1. Load paper or cardstock into the printer.

2. In Make-the-Cut, click on the Import Basic Shapes button (next to the SVG button). Go to the Polygons tab, scroll down and double-click on "rectangle" to bring it to the mat. Close the Basic Shapes window.

3. Back on the mat, select the rectangle and bring your mouse to the top where the X,Y,W,H is. Click on the lock to unlock the aspect ratio. Change the X and Y values to 0 and the W to 8.5" and H to 11". Hit Enter.

4. Bring your mouse back over the rectangle and right-click to Change Color/Texture, then Select Texture.

5. Locate your paper and hit "Open" and then "OK".


6. The "Choose Texture" window will close and it may seem like nothing is happening. Just wait for a few seconds and you will see a shadow of the texture inside the rectangle on the mat. Because textures take up a lot of memory, the length of the wait may depend on the amount of RAM on your computer and also the size of the texture being imported.

7. Go to the Virtual Mat tab on the right and uncheck "Outline Shapes"

8. Go to File, and click on Print Preview and if you are happy with what you see, just click Print!

That's all there is to it! Super easy, right? ;)

I print the Lettering Delights papers on White Cardstock by Georgia-Pacific. You can find it at Walmart where a pack of 150 sheets costs around $6+. Also, I have to mention that one of my favorite Lettering Delights paper packs is the Love is Sweet Paper Pack. This pack contains 10 different designs of paper! For only $2! The papers are also definitely suitable for use all year long.

Here are a few more Lettering Delights paper packs that I like or have used for my cards. Even though some may look seasonal, you can definitely use the papers all year round too. 


To see more Lettering Delights paper packs, just click here.

Edit (on 2/15) to add:
To print papers, I mainly use my Canon PIXMA MP250 Inkjet Printer. You can see the box in my post here. Occasionally I do print with my Samsung Color Laser Printer and for 12"x12" papers, I use my Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II.

By the way, for those of you who prefers to watch the instructions on a video, here is the same tutorial on video:


  1. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!!! This newbie had the HARDEST time printing, I just ended up printing the pdf and changed the size to 7x7 (biggest it will let you do) and cut out all the white! VERY INEFFICIENT!!! Can't wait to try this!!!

  2. Jin do you use and Inkjet or Laser printer to print out the papers?

  3. Good question! I can't believe I forgot to tell what printer I used. I usually print with my Canon Inkjet printer. :)

  4. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Jin, YOU ROCK!
    Thanks so much!!!

  5. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I was just wondering how to do this. Do you use a lot of ink when printing these papers and have you printed them on regular printer paper for lightweight projects? Thanks again.

  6. Jin ,
    for any fans that may have the old Companion you can place the papers from the LD paper packs on the lay out and depending on what design is on the paper you can print it out on a Full 8.50 x 11.00 peice of cardstock

  7. Hi Jin,
    I am learning so much from your tutorials--thanks so much! I was wondering what paper you use to print out on (brand and weight, etc)

  8. Love this--thanks so much for sharing. I am trying to print this out --no success. I've highlighted and choosen print selection--not working ---is it me or is this tut not printable.

  9. Hello, frogquilter! I've just replied to your email. ;)

  10. Thank you. That was easy to follow. And fun!