Silhouette Studio tutorial

Another week, and I have another freebie for you. This week I have a Thank You card (I think I might be slightly obsessed with cutting card stock) oh well…it’s fun!! The download link is at the end of this tutorial.



I’m also going to show you how to make your own thank you card with your Silhouette Studio Software. Although, you can make this in to another type of card, this concept will work with any greeting.

The card didn’t take all that long to design, so it’s a nice quick and easy tutorial, however it took me a while to figure out why my card wasn’t cutting all that well, and I realised I’d been using my old blade instead of my new one. (I’ve recently moved downstairs to a bigger room in my house so I must have forgotten to throw the old one away….ooops!!)

Cutting card with Silhouette cameo

Open you Silhouette Software as usual.

Draw 2 rectangles – 6 inches x 8 inches and 5.5 inches x 3.5 inches – Position the smaller rectangle to the bottom of the bigger rectangle, leaving a gap, as shown in the image below right. Once you are happy with the positioning, select both rectangles, right click and select ‘Make Compound Path. – This is going to act as a ‘window’ where the ‘Thank you’ sentiment is going to go.

 

Silhouette cameo tutorialsWelding words in silhouette cameo

Draw another rectangle – 5.775 inches x 3.850 inches. – Put this to one side on your screen. This is going to be the inside backing for the sentiment (the pink card in our example)

Silhouette Studio hints and tips

Silhouette cameo tutorials

Using the type tool type out ‘Thank you’, I would suggest typing out the two words separately, so one text box for Thank and one for You, this will make it easier when it comes to arranging the letters in the card ‘window.’

Type out Thank you

Silhouette studio fontsThe font I’m using is Wilfur* and is available from The Hungry JPEG,* and comes with a complete commercial license.

Weld the letters of each word together. Keeping the two words separate.

Scale and arrange the words in the ‘window’ of the rectangles created in the first step. You can arrange them however you want, and not necessarily the same way I have arranged them.

Welding text into a shape in silhouette studio

Select the card base and the words, right click and select weld. (I’ve filled the card in just so I can see what it looks like a bit better)

Silhouette cameo hints and tips

Silhouette studio helpI felt like the design was missing something and looked a little bare. I quickly made a flower in Silhouette Studio and arranged them in between the gaps of the words.

Once you have arranged the flower (or embellishment of your choice) select all the parts again (The card base and all the embellishments), Right click and select weld.

Weld tool in silhouette studioSilhouette Cameo inspiration

There’s just a few finishing touches before sending to cut, but we’re almost there 🙂

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Draw a line through the centre of the card, as shown. This will act as your score line, although if you prefer to score manually you can skip this step and go straight to cutting.

Cutting card with the silhouette cameo

Go to the cut settings window, click on the centre line that you’ve just drawn and select ‘Perforate edge’ – This is the score line. For the rest it will be the normal ‘Cut’ option.

Now the card is ready to cut, don’t forget the 3rd rectangle we made in Step 1.

Here’s the cut design without the backing attached…….

Photo - Thank you card cut out

…..and with the backing attached.

Thank you card in Silhouette Studio

That’s it, you’ve designed your own Thank you card, although, don’t forget you can use this same concept for any type of sentiment….Happy Birthday, Anniversary, Congratulations, the list is almost endless.

Keep scrolling for the freebie link…..

This weeks Free SVG/DXF file is the Thank you card similar to what is shown in this tutprial, I design all my files in Adobe Illustrator where I then convert too SVG and DXF files. In my tutorials I like to show you how you can create similar Designs within the Silhouette Studio software. Files are for personal use only.

Here is the freebie you will receive:

Free card svg cutting file

Free SVG cutting files

Thank you so much for reading, I really hope this post has inspired you to experiment with designing cards in your Silhouette Studio Software. Feel free to share your creations with me on Pinterest,Facebook or Instagram, I’d love to see ?

*This post contains an affiliate link, by clicking and purchasing via this link I receive a small commission. This allows me to continue to offer you Free cutting files as well as bringing you tutorials and other exciting things to do with your Silhouette and Cricut Explore machines.

Happy Crafting!!

Vicky