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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

you FLOAT my BOAT!

UPDATE:  I've added a video tutorial for this project at THIS LINK.

It's crunch time, folks. Valentine's Day is this Friday! Time to hold off on the cutting and layering and get the print-and-cut started. ;-)

I made a couple of treat bags in a jiffy by modifying the sailboat file from the Hooked on You cut it project (SVG) and turning it into a print-and-cut.

As illustrated above, I turned off all the cutting lines except for the outermost layer. I used the Silhouette Studio commands "Release Compound Path" and "Ungroup" to separate the greeting and filled it with black color. I also made a couple of offsets (one around the sailboat, and another internal offset on the waves) to make the printed treat box a little sturdier and a little bit cuter.

Cutting and layering is fun but time-consuming. If you have not tried print-and-cut before, I hope you do sometimes. It's just as fun as traditional paper-piecing. But faster.

File used:
Hooked on You Cut It project.


  1. I love your ideas and projects!! Thank you for the inspiration! May I ask what bags you used and where you bought them? Thanks!

    1. I got the bags from a local paper shop but you should be able to find some at Michael's or Hobby Lobby. I used the ones that are 3" wide. :)

  2. very nice inspiration as always! btw what brand of cardstock r u using? thank u

  3. This is so cute! I've been using my printer a lot more since seeing your p&c projects. It really makes me want to upgrade my printer.
    I just made some Valentine treats for my son's class. I used a regular cut file from the Silhouette store (heart robot). Had to really modify it to turn it into a printable image (i also want to add color into it). Not sire if I did it right, but I had to ungroup man y times, then fill in color for each piece and outline. The Sil Studio kept crashing on me and didn't even save all of my changes. Do you have any suggestions on how to turn a regular cut file into a print file and modify it's color? I'm thinking I should report the crashing and saving issues to Sil America too. Thanks!

  4. Thanks for sharing your file. Thanks to your tutorials, I'm a pro at print-and-cut and I only got my Silhouette 2 months ago! I'm going to give your file a try. Thanks again for sharing your tutorials and the latest news on what's happening over at Lettering Delights.

  5. Cute! Cute! Cute! What a fun idea! TFS!