Create Your Own Letters And Images
Because being different suits you
Lightboxes have been around for a while, hello marquee signs, but they’ve been blowing up my Instagram feed lately. Not going to lie, I WANTED ONE! So, with the help of a little extra cash and a coupon from Jo Ann Fabrics, I got one. What I also bought was a box of mini inserts that I thought had letters already on them. I was wrong. They were blank. Boo to that. If only I knew someone who could create their own letters AND put cute images on them. I let this project sit for a while due to everything else on my plate, but this morning I was determined to finally start. How great of an idea is this?
With the help of my Silhouette Cameo and their Clear Printable Sticker paper, I was able to design my own letters and images to stick onto my mini inserts. The possibilities are endless with this project, and I already want to design more. It’s as easy as choosing your font and phrases, printing, and cutting. Oh, and sticking them onto the inserts. Check out this quick tutorial!
Silhouette Clear Printable Sticker Paper
Mini Inserts (You can purchase here)
Mini Lightbox (You can purchase here)
Coffee Cup Design #73656
Coffee Beans Design #92028
Step One – Create Your Words and Images
First, I decided on the phrase I wanted to create and chose a couple of fun fonts. I did my best at measuring the mini inserts and came pretty close! The boxes that will be cut came out to be about .75″ x 1.25″ (this size was just a little shorter length wise than the inserts, but that’s okay with me). Place each individual letter and image within the box so that it fits and aligns in the center. Make sure your letters and images have the cut setting to “NO CUT”. You don’t want to cut those out, only the rectangles around them.
Make sure you add your registration marks to your design. This is very important! I tend to forget this most times and end up wasting paper. Learn from my mistakes.
Step Two – Print Design
Send your design to your printer. Make sure it will print on the glossy side of the sticker paper.
Step Three – Cut Design
Place your printed sheet onto your mat and insert it into your Cameo. Adjust your blade to the recommended settings and press Send to Silhouette. Most likely, you’ll have to manually register. This always happens to me, but always seems to work.
Step Four – Place Design on Inserts
Once you’ve cut your stickers, simply peel them off the paper and place them onto the inserts. It’s really that simple.
I can’t wait to print out more fun phrases and designs. How cute would this be for a birthday party by printing out a photograph for the insert?! Have fun with this one!