Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Here's a new trick for you!

Do you have a Silhouette cutting machine? If you do, here is a trick to make some reusable journal cards!

First bring your print and cut design up in the Silhouette Software. I am using these print and cut journal cards because they are just the right size for this project.


Make sure to turn on your registration marks! 


For this project though, I need the cards to print in a column about 3-4" wide. You'll see why in a few minutes.  So I ungrouped the cards, then moved the print design AND the cut lines for each to stack them in a column. 

Moving on... I found this clear vinyl on wish.com that is about 3" wide. When I was ready with my cards, I used the clear vinyl to cover the design on my card stock. Center the clear vinyl over the design and try your best to not get any bubbles in it. 

Next, go back to your software, to the cut settings. I am cutting this project on my Cameo 3, but I am sure the cut settings would be the same for other Cameo's and the Portrait. I am using the auto blade, but I added some thickness in the settings to compensate for the additional vinyl plus the original card stock. My settings are: 
Auto-blade 3
Speed-4
Thickness 27 

Send to Silhouette! 

Next..and the whole reason I am posting this is that these cards now have a clear vinyl over them when you cut them, and now they can be used just like a dry erase board, but in personal note size! All you need is a dry erase marker and you can re-use these cards for a long long time, or make more using different colors, designs, add your own style...A damp cloth wipes away your memo/note and you are ready to write a new reminder! 

I think these will come in handy for a number of reasons for me. Now I can leave a quick note for dad to remind him of things he needs to do, or to tell him where I have gone. Like my dentist appointment tomorrow morning!  

Hope you enjoyed this little post and that you can get some clear vinyl to make your own re-usable journal cards too!