Home organization is one of my heartthrobs. Though, you wouldn’t guess that based on the looks of my desk and craft room right now. Ya feel me? So while I work on getting all of the things back in order, I’ll share with you these very easy-to-make organizer tags that you, too, can make with a little love from your printer and desired machine. This design uses the Print & Cut feature, which you can read more about here.
You Will Need:
- Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ (I used the CAMEO for this project.)
- AM Fresh Font (Design ID #54795)
- Silhouette Chipboard
- Printer (preferably one that prints 12 x 12)
STEP ONE: CREATE DESIGN
- Since I already knew where I was going to use these labels, I started by measuring the slot part and the window element of the drawer fronts (where the words would be visible) of my organizer. Then I created a quick template in Silhouette Studio® that matched the size and number of labels I wanted to create.
- I knew I wanted the labels to be visible but not with such a heavy font that the text was overbearing. I love the little drawers of my organizer and didn’t want to lose their style. The font I chose from the Silhouette Design Store was the AM Fresh Font by Amanda McGee, and I love the thinness and simplicity. (Design ID #54795)
STEP TWO: PREPARE DESIGN FOR PRINT & CUT
- Once you have all your item categories listed in your design, delete those interior guide windows. Then highlight all your text and choose the “No Cut” option in the Cut Settings window. This will ensure that only the edge of the tag itself will be cut from the chipboard and not the individual letters.
- Another important part of Print & Cut is making sure that your registration marks are turned on in Silhouette Studio® before sending your project to print. This feature is under the Registration Marks window. Select “Type 1” and your project will print accordingly with the registration marks in place. Selecting this option helps in the magic of Print & Cut because the machine will use the registration marks to accurately cut the rectangular shape around your words.
Note: If you are printing 12 x 12, be sure to also alter your print page settings under the file menu at the top before sending your project to print.
STEP THREE: PRINT & CUT AND INSERT LABELS
- Once your project has printed, load your printed piece onto your cutting mat and into your Silhouette CAMEO®. I manually adjusted my blade to the recommended setting of 5 for chipboard, and sent my labels to cut.
- After your project is finished cutting, remove the labels from the cutting mat and slide them in to their respective spots! Now, doesn’t that feel nice? Yes, yes it does.
What are your favorite ways to organize?
March 30, 2016
Love the labels and will be using this, but, I have to ask “Where did you find the drawer unit?” Love that also. Thanks for the post about the labelss, I’m sure I’ll be using it.
March 31, 2016
Thank you! I got the drawer unit from a home goods store in Chicago, but I feel like you may come across them at places like a Hobby Lobby or Home Goods. It’s a great little piece!
March 30, 2016
A 12 x 12 printer!? Gasp! I didn’t know there was such an invention! Any tips on where to get a good one?
March 31, 2016
Yes, large format printers are the best! Mine actually prints up to 13 x 19! You should be able to find a variety of choices are home electronic stores like MicroCenter, Best Buy, Office Depot etc. Just google “large format printers” The printer I have is the Canon Pixma Pro-100. Hope that helps!
April 3, 2016
I just bought an Epson WF 7620 for $199 from Amazon, it is awesome, has 3 drawers one is a direct feed for heavy materials. It is large and rather heavy, ck the dimensions first.
April 8, 2016
Thank you both so much!!! Very helpful!
Comments are closed.