This sticker tutorial using fill patterns got me thinking about how to make my own stickers using my Silhouette Cameo. I swear, this machine does more than I can imagine! I'm always finding new things to do with it.
I used the white printable sticker paper and the Print and Cut feature to customize these pumpkins. If you don't have the printable sticker paper, no worries - you can still follow this tutorial and make your own diecuts using paper or cardstock. I could use them on cards, party favors or decorations, or in my Project Life album.
Ok, here's how to make it happen!
Open your cut file and resize it to whatever size you want. Next, you want to right-click and ungroup the file, then right-click again and release the compound path. This allows you to select each part of the file and change the color.
If you want to have an outline around your shape, you can change the line color for your pumpkins. I chose black.
Next, you add the registration marks. This allows the Cameo to detect exactly where your cut files are on the page. Be sure to move your pumpkins into the printable area. Notice I had my pumpkins up at the top of the page while I was working on the colors. If I hadn't moved them, part of them would not have printed.
Next, you need to tell the Cameo what you want cut out. When you first get to this screen, every single shape will be outlined in dark red. We don't want each shape to be cut out - we just want the outline to be cut. To do this, I had to select all the shapes and select "no cut" to erase all the cut lines first. Then just click on the outline of each pumpkin and change your cut lines to just "cut edge".
Next put your sticker paper through the printer. Then adhere it to your cutting mat and tell the Cameo to automatically detect the registration marks. When prompted, change your settings to "Printable sticker paper" and dial your blade down to a 2. Then you're ready to cut!
Imagine what fun, customized stickers (and die cuts) you can make!!