Happy Thursday everyone. If you are a Silhouette owner and haven't seen the new digital download release today, be sure to check it out. Lots of great designs. Lots and lots of Print & Cut designs (you can distinguish the P&C by the little box with a "P" next to the design). So much fun!
Here is another layout I created using both a die cut and Print & Cut from the new release:
The P&C tabs add just the right amount of "pizazz" to a page. Such a small thing but oh so fun.
Silhouette designs used:
Kraft Cardstock (Hobby Lobby)
Instant Setter (Making Memories)
Photo Turns, Silver Brad (Close To My Heart)
Star Brads (Making Memories)
...Print & Cut How-To...
Be sure to check out the great P&C Tutorial over on the Quickutz Blog HERE for additional tips & tricks and inspiration.
I am simply sharing my process for using the P&C. Here goes:
First, open up a new document in your Craft Robo software. Make sure and choose 'Letter' for the page size and check the box to 'use registration marks'.
The 'use registration marks' setting will add these grid-like areas to your document. You will want to be sure to avoid inserting your P&C image in the shaded areas.
I always like to use a grid when die-cutting or using the P&C feature. You can resize your images easily. Go to Edit, then Grid Settings. Check the 'Show Grid' box and then adjust 'Grid Spacing'. I like to set it at 1" for easy measuring.
Time to add an image from 'My Library'. I am choosing the tab that I used on the above layout.
I have dropped the image into my document and it's really large. Much larger than I want for my layout.
I will just resize the image (I like to make most of the tabs about 1" in height, maybe a bit less). Then I will just make sure and place it within the red line of my document but not in the shaded areas.
When creating a Print & Cut image I find that it's easy to just print and cut a bunch of images at one time, on one sheet. I'm just inserting a monogram and additional tabs and resizing them to fit within the document.
Here's what the document looks like once I've filled it with Print & Cut images:
Now I'm ready almost ready to print the images. I like to use the same photo paper that I use to print my photos (Epson Premium Luster Paper) so I need to change the 'Output Settings'.
Once you've chosen the print settings for the type of paper you're using it's time to print. Here's what the sheet looks like after it's gone through the printer.
You can see the black registration marks in the corners. That's what the Silhouette will "read" to perfectly cut the images. Load the paper on the cutting mat following the directions printed right on the sheet.
To cut the photo paper I don't do anything different than when I cut cardstock. I keep the 'Index 90' setting and cut the images TWICE. Make sure the 'search registration marks' box is checked and follow the regular steps for cutting.
And here's what the images look like all cut out. :)
Because I already have a stash of these sweet little tabs (and monograms) I thought I would share the ones I made for this how-to. :) If you would like these please just leave a comment here on this post by Sunday evening 11:59 p.m. CST and I will announce a winner Monday morning, July 20th (which just happens to be my husband and I's 13th wedding anniversary). :) I might even make a few additional Print & Cut's to send your way, I love to share!
Have a great evening!