Making Sure You Get The Perfect Settings
Because even I get them wrong sometimes
I’ve been a little busy last week doing a lot of nothing. I’m not even going to lie, motherhood got me down last week, as all I wanted was to sleep. Of course, that didn’t happen, but there was a lot of doing not much. I didn’t have much motivation to even create a quick card or easy print and cut to post, which I regret, because I know the power of being consistent on social media. We’re allowed to be drained, as mom and even us stay at home moms. It’s not easy, but give yourself a break, and then wake up the next day (or week) and kick ass. I’m feeling a lot better. I even started my Monday with a workout and a half made plan for the week! I took a little inspiration and motivation from the light box sign I made last week (Rise & Grind Tutorial Here). See below for a “grande” I Love You a Latte Print and Cut Tutorial.
Almost Perfect Monday
So, Happy Monday and happy crafting! I decided to start this week off with a small print and cut tutorial. While, Mother’s Day is over, I still really wanted to make this adorable coffee cup found on the Silhouette Design Store (Grab the design Here). As some of you have heard, I’m hit or miss with my print and cuts. Sometimes, I just don’t have the magic touch and my machine loves to test my patience! Today was an oddly, eerie, remarkably, easy day between me and my machine. I kid you not. I was expecting to throw my Cameo across the room a few times before it worked, but this couldn’t have gone any smoother! So, I’m giving you a little refresher, and tips for this particular design.
Design I Love You A Latte Mom Cup (Found Here)
White Cardstock (Try this one)
1. Open your Silhouette Design Studio and load the cup part of the design
2. Keep your Design Page Settings to 12″ x 12″, this will help ensure your design fits
3. Rotate your design as shown in my image.
My trial and error started with the design in a vertical position, as I figured my printer would print in that direction. I was wrong.
4. Turn on the Registration Marks and adjust them as shown
Remember, you don’t want your design to be outside of the red cut lines or the grey print lines. Also, make sure that the design isn’t touch any of the greyed out area.
5. Send to Printer
6. Place printed design on your mat in the same orientation as it is shown on your computer
7. Send to Silhouette
I set my settings to Card Stock and it cut beautifully (I’m still surprised at how perfect this worked for me this morning)
I used core’dinations Premium Yardstick in Snowcap and canvas texture. (You can purchase similar here)
I hope this helps a little bit with your Print and Cut designs. Today’s little craft project went off without a hitch and I’m a little nervous to see how my next one turns out! Because I can’t have that good of luck on a Monday morning, am I right?!
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