We love everything pumpkin! Whether it’s pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie, carving pumpkins, or paper pumpkins: we love it all. So can you guess what our inspiration was for today’s post? That’s right—PUMPKINS!
- Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™
- Silhouette Cutting Mat
- Silhouette Cutting Blade
- Silhouette Studio®
- Orange Cardstock
- Design ID #226308
Step One: Set Up The Design
- Select the Page Setup icon located on the toolbar on the right-hand side of your page. Adjust your page width and height to 12 inches by 12 inches. We are using the CAMEO, but if you are cutting with another machine, set the width and height according to the dimensions of your machine’s workspace.
- Locate Design ID in your library and double-click to open the design in Silhouette Studio®.
- Adjust the size of the design by selecting it entirely and dragging the outer corner to make it larger or smaller. We wanted our card to be about 7 inches by 5 inches.
- Now that the card is to your desired size, it is time to cut it out.
Step Two: Cut The Design
- When cutting your card, you will want to separate each layered piece or else your machine will cut the project incorrectly. Pull the Pumpkin part of the project off the cutting mat in Silhouette Studio® to cut the backing first.
- Now select the Send icon in the top right-hand corner of Silhouette Studio®. Select the material you are cutting and adjust your blade to the correct blade setting. If you are using an AutoBlade, do not worry about adjusting your blade manually.
- Load your card stock onto your cutting mat and hit Load on your machine. When you are ready to perform the cut, click Send.
- After the backing is cut, go back to the Design page and place the pumpkin design onto the cutting mat.
- Select the Send icon once more and adjust the material and blade setting if needed.
- Load a different colored cardstock onto your cutting mat and hit Load on your machine. When you are ready to perform the cut, click Send.
- When removing the pumpkin design from your cutting mat, be very careful because the design is delicate.
Step Three: Assemble
- Gather your back piece, pumpkin piece, and glue. Flip over your pumpkin piece and add small drops of glue all around your design. Because the design is very thin, you will want to add lots of tiny dots to ensure that it’ll stick (Tip: Remember to not place glue on the pieces of your design that will hang over the backing of the card).
- Instead of flipping your pumpkin part over the backing of the card, simply place the backing face down on your card. This will make it easier to center the design.
- Allow the glue to dry and, voila, you’ve got a perfect fall-layered card!
November 18, 2017
You make it look so easy! I just got my first machine and I am having so much difficulty figuring it out. I have been at it for 4 days now and I still can’t get it to cut! Is it that complicated or am I just an idiot???
November 21, 2017
Sorry to hear it, Trish! There is a learning curve, so be patient. Silhouette has lots of how-to videos for software and basic tools/materials over on their YouTube Channel, and there are plenty of tips and tutorials here on this blog, so you’re in the right place. When you say you can’t get your machine to cut, can you be more specific? Does the machine respond and go through cutting motions but your cuts aren’t turning out the way you want, or is it not even making cutting motions? What material(s) have you tried to cut?
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