Following on from last week’s post where I shared the set of Stand Up Numbers, here’s the Stand Up Alphabet File, that I promised.
These are great to personalize gift wrap or a gift box or whatever else you can think of. Line up the letters you need in a Circle, square or any other shape you have in your library. Then cut them on the machine and decorate your packages.
How I did it
- Open the Alphabet file. Select the letters that you need, one by one by holding down the Shift key to group them together.
- Copy (CTRL C). Open a new page/tab in the Silhouette Software and paste (CTRL V) onto the new blank page.
- Arrange each letter using the Alignment tools. I also use the arrow keys to nudge the letters together until I’m happy with the spacing.
- Draw or Select a shape from your library to fit around your word. Line it all up and Cut.
Working on a separate page gives you more room to move the letters around and leaves the original Alphabet file intact for next time. You can save the new word file too, to use again later.
Here’s a bird’s eye view of the present I tizzied up. You can see that I backed the cut out with a contrast paper which really makes it pop!
I made my own glitter card stock by sticking a glitter book covering material (like contact) onto plain white card stock. Then I ran it through the machine using the textured card stock settings on double cut (I didn’t unload the machine, but could see that it hadn’t quite cut through so I re cut it again (that did the trick.)
You’ll probably see some more silver glittery projects from me in coming posts – this only used a fraction of the meter long roll!
Here’s the free Silhouette Studio Cutting File for Version 3 (Tested in this version)