I managed to squeak in getting familiar with my Silhouette before taking on a “more involved vinyl cutting project” which has me pretty excited to dive right in but best to know what I’m doing and the tips/tricks with Silhouette before taking on a bigger project. If you don’t have a Silhouette – just look at the pictures to see another fun example of what it can do (giveaway coming this week). Skip the red tutorial text. If you do have a Silhouette and you’re looking for tips, hopefully this tutorial will help a little.
I made this project to get to know my Silhouette a little better. A starter project.
This is Lalka.
She needed somewhere to keep these…
Using the Silhouette SD, I personalized a cookie jar just for her. Here is how we cut vinyl letters for labeling a glass cooking jar. Trial and error. I wanted the letters smaller, but for cutting vinyl for the first time, best to go with something manageable. I still love the end result.
I typed out my label using the Silhouette SD software. Silhouette will cut any font on your computer – no cartridges needed!
Change settings according to the vinyl package and use the blue tip.
Feed the vinyl paper shiny side up.
Send the document to the Silhouette SD (just like a printer except that it has a blade that cuts) and it works it’s magic, cutting the vinyl just deep enough. It sounds like someone playing pinball. I love that sound!
Next, peel away the negative/un-used part of the vinyl from the backing.
You’ll see your vinyl letter/word/shape on the blue backing like this:
Now…cut a piece of the transfer paper to size. Peel off the backing of the transfer paper.
Place over the vinyl letters. Smooth into place.
Flip and peel the backing of the vinyl paper off. (Your vinyl words might be all together. Mine are a little separate since this was my first time and it took 3 times to get good cuts. I ended up going with pieces. Don’t give up!)
Now letters are ready to be placed onto the jar.
Place and smooth, using fingernail to make sure it’s sticking to the glass.
Peel off the transfer paper. There are places where the jar is rounded, so tiny parts of my vinyl wrinkle. I smoothed them out the best I could but I’m okay with imperfections.
Now, kitty treats are stored so much cuter than the original packaging.
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Lalka is so cute! And that's a super cute name too! So adorable that Lalka gets a personalized treat jar!
Thanks for hosting!! I'm marking the calendar for the giveaway!! I keep telling my hubby how bad I NEED one of those machines!!!
Thank you so much for some clarification on the sillhouette! I have been seeing this and cricut all over and have no idea the difference between the two. This helps me understand it better! I'm a labeler and would love to try one of those! It looks like so much fun!
Organizing Made Fun
Love this! Thank you for the step by step. I don't own a Sil yet but I am always amazed at the projects that people do. All to often they don't show all the steps. I guess I always thought it was magic 😉
Gosh I want one of those so badly! =) How fun!
Thanks for hosting Roeshel!
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons
This is such a cute idea! I can't wait for the giveaway! I've really been wanting one of these!
Lalka is a pretty kitty 🙂 Everytime I see projects done with the Silhouette, I just want to run out and buy one. Fun jar and project!
I'm finally linking something…lol! Thanks for hosting, Roeshel! xo
i love your jar! i have the frsoted vinyl and have been meaning to use it on a jar… but i am still getting to know my silhouette, too, and sometimes she intimidates me.
As always thanks for hosting the link up every week. I also wanted to tell you that I saw your blog mentioned as a favorite in the category of Best Before and After post in Flea Market Style magazine. How exciting for you!! Always nice to see your name in print.
My best- Diane
Thanks so much for hosting!!!
Roeshel…What a cute idea. I think I should make one called Treats For SweetCheeks and fill it with chocolate kisses (her favorite)…xxoo Diana
Good luck to those contestants of the Silhouette. I'd love one of those! I'm broke, can't. But anyways, love your DIY (= Your kitty is so adorable. I wish I could cats. They're such "lovable" animals. But my grandma is allergic to them 🙁
Have a beautiful week.
I too have seen several bloggers using the silhouette and wondered how they worked. Thanks for the lesson. I have to admit I was a bit intimidated by them. Now maybe one day I'll get one.
Thanks for hosting by the way.
Thanks so much for hosting this party! I love it! I'll be back here next week to see what projects are posted then. Have a great day!
Best wishes, Annemarie
p.s. I'm your newest follower
Thank you for hosting! I have linked your page to my blog post:)
Nice to meet you!!!!!Kisses from Greece!!!!
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Thanks so much for hosting another fabulous party with tons of inspiration! We are #224 and so excited to be featuring Heather's Board and Batten Bathroom makeover!
The Girls At the Picket Fence,
Heather and Vanessa
Such a cute and THRIFTY jar…awesome idea!
Thanks for hosting!
thanks for hosting!!
happy monday! (:
I was unaware you served as staff to a Feline Overlord! Hello, pretty kitten!