Maybe you’re like me. You got a Silhouette for Christmas, cut a few items, and then promptly returned to your old scrapbooking processes.
It can be a challenge to integrate a new tool into your workflow. In this post I’m sharing one simple way to use cut files that doesn’t require a lot of extra thought: scrapbook page titles.
In the layout above, a sneak peek from our August membership collection, I cut my title into the foundation card stock and then backed it with patterned paper. The effect is dramatic and eye-catching, but using cut files for page titles doesn’t always require advance planning.
The layouts above and below have similar titles, both cut from kraft card stock. In fact, I cut them from the same sheet. Piecing a title from individual letters is a little more difficult but it helped to save the original card stock to offer an idea of placement and proximity.
All titles were cut from PNG brushes by Ali Edwards:
No Day Like Today | This One
What is your favorite way to use the Silhouette die cut machine?
So far my Silhouette has been either cleared because I cleaned the scraproom or buried in the hot spot on my desk (same physical location.) But one of my main INTENDED uses is to cut the various pieces for cards – the backing for stamps, strips of decorative paper, etc. It seems that when I try to cut a 4.5 x 6 piece of paper I don’t get the corners perfectly square. So, when I finally get thing set up and start using it, I will cut specific size pieces for my cards – and I’ve got A LOT of cards to make. Like my FlipPal, I won my Silhouette.
Francine, I don’t make cards but I believe most people use half an 8.5×11 sheet, so the finished dimensions are 4.25×5.5.
I really like the print and cut feature plus designing my own shapes.
I’m an ex silhouette hider. But no more. I’ve finally set up my scrap area so that it has its own cupboard top close to my desk so that I can simply hook my laptop up to it. I adore the print and cut feature too. When ever I get a new digital kit I make a new page with all the embellishments and word art so that when I actually want to use the kit I simply open print and cut.