Silhouette Saturday ~ Scapbooking & Print and Cut

I am not really into paper scrapbooking anymore, especially now that I have a baby again who gets into EVERYTHING!! I started digital scrapbooking in August of 2008 and I haven’t looked back since. It’s so easy and not messy AT ALL!! I love it! BUT I don’t have a whole lot of time to do that either anymore so I’m back to no scrapbooking at all:P Have you heard of Project Life by Becky Higgins? I’m very interested in it and you can get it on amazon so maybe someday I’ll do something like that since it’s pretty easy.

Anyway, since I have my trusty Silhouette I thought I’d give the good old paper scrapbooking a try again. This is what I came up with:

I cut out everything with my Silhouette and even that little bird I printed out from the silhouette studio program and then it cut it out perfectly!! How do you print and cut? It’s actually a whole lot easier than I thought!! I googled it first and found a great tutorial on the silhouette website.

I didn’t create the bird myself. I found it on a free website, but since it wasn’t a vector image I needed to make it into one. I opened up Illustrator and had Mark help me make the different parts for the bird. I imported it as a dxf file and then opened it up in Silhouette. To be able to do the print and cut feature I went to the file menu:

Click on ‘Registration Mark Settings’

Once you do that there will be a white outline around your cutting area as well as a thin red one. The grey areas are where the registration marks will print so the Silhouette can detect the exact area to cut. #1: Click the box on the right that says ‘Show Reg Marks’

#2: You can use the arrows to position the registration marks closer to your cutting area.

#3: Click on the ‘Send to Printer’ button and wait for it to print.

This is how close I moved my registration marks. You can also change which corners you want them to be in.

Once your image has printed, place it on your mat and load it into your Silhouette. Then this ‘Cut Image’ menu will show up. You want to click on the first option, ‘Detect Automatically’. When you click on that the Silhouette will pull in the mat and detect the registration marks.

Then you go about setting up the cut settings as normal. Once you’re done with that you click on cut page and off it goes!! I LOVE that I’ve finally figured out how to use this feature!! I’m sure I’ll use it a lot in the future!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a womderful weekend!

Linking up to these parties: TT&J, Pinkopotamus, Brandy’s Crafts, Petals to Picots, Tales of a Trophy Wife, Linky Candy, Serenity Now, Family Ever After, polly Want a Crafter, Keeping it Simple, A bowl full of Lemons

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