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Monday, September 10, 2012

Make-Your-Own Happy Everything!

Considering that I was all sad and depressed last week, one would think I'm the last person to show you how to make anything happy. Yet that is exactly what I am going to do today. Oh, what a difference a weekend makes! LOL! Seriously, I have a great tutorial that will make you smile. Read on and see how you can put a happy face on everything. Literally!

First, go to to download and install this free font. In my tutorial, I'm using Silhouette Studio but you can also use Photoshop and other programs to do the same.

Step 1. Kawaii Eyes is a font but instead of letters, it is made up of different faces. To bring a face onto the virtual mat, just type the letter that corresponds to it.

Step 2: Next, select and fill the face with a color (I used black) so that it is no longer just an outline.

Step 3: Remove the red outline by changing its color from red to Transparent.

Step 4. You may notice that the bounding box is unnecessarily large. There is a lot of empty space above the face. To remove that extra space, just UNGROUP the image.

Step 5: Now you are ready to put a happy face on anything! Just import the image and position the face over it. Re-size accordingly and voila! You've just made a Happy-Something! LOL!

Inside the Kawaii-eyes font, there are a few faces that come with cheeks, you can color the cheeks pink by following the instructions below:

So are you smiling yet? See, I told you that you would. Now go have some fun and put a happy face on Everything! :-)

Files used:
Kawaii Eyes Font (FREE!)
Bloom And Growl (flower)
Itsy Bitsy (moon)
Vim And Vigor (boat, float)
Little Teacup (teacups)
Sweet 16 (cupcake)
Luck of the Irish (shamrock)
Georgia Peach (peach)
Apple on a Stick (caramel apple)
Felt Owl Right (raspberry)
Holiday Lights (star)


  1. Ohmygoodness! I would have never thought of this. Thanks for sharing, Jin!

  2. Thank you so much, Jin! I have been looking for a font or vector set that was faces or just eyes. I guess I was searching (for six months, no lie!) for the wrong words. I kept putting in Anime when all I had to put was Kawaii. dur

    Thanks again for the find.

  3. You're a genius! Thanks a bunch, Jin!

  4. This is absolutely adorable!! TFS!

  5. Thank you so much. Love it. Wish your tuts were MTC.

  6. Thanks for sharing! I learn so much from you. I have struggled with the Silhouette software and find your instructions so easy to follow.

  7. These are adorable, I had no idea we could do something like this. Thank you again... So glad you've perked up!

  8. Thanks for putting a smile on my face, ahem, any face LOL!!

    Carmen L

  9. You are so cute Jin, I just love your projects :D

  10. I LOVE to use dingbat fonts with Sure Cuts A Lot! Thanks for finding and sharing this one!

  11. This is a great tutorial. I love it and can't wait to try.
    missy k.

  12. Omg! Jin, you are awesome! I have learned how to do so much with my cameo from your tutorials! They really need to put you on payroll.
    Thank you!

  13. Hi Jin! Love this project. Could you email me when you get chance?

  14. Oh so cute! Thanks for sharing another great tutorial!

  15. What a great tutorial. Thank you so much