The new Mr. Men/Little Miss line has been a great realease! Many of you have asked how you might be able to make them a print and cut. So, todays tutorial will teach you how. Not only for these shapes but for any shape you have from the store. Check, check it!
Start by importing your shape.
Here I ungroup it so that I can find the exact size of the pieces. I want them to be about 2.5″
You will then want to make sure you select everything to resize since you are no longer grouped together
Now that I have the right size I am going to start filling the shape. Using the top right options toolbar we can change the color of our shapes. Select a shape and then make sure you change the color of the fill as well as change the red outline to the color you want, in my case I do not want to see a line.
Ok now you can see that I want to fill in his features, because there are a few pieces I want to color the same, I am going to either croup them or make them a compound path. This little guy has eyes that I want to have the black background color and while I can fill those to be black too it is just a s easy to turn it into a compound path allowing the “holes” to exist. You can do this be going to object on your menu bar and with the shapes select click make compound path.
Now you are ready to fill!
Alright, so the pieces are all colored what I would like to see them as so now I will arrange them on top of each other and group it together so it is one shape.
I am going to be creating a magnet out of this so that each of my children will have a place to stick their artwork on the fridge. My next step will be to add the name and then create an offset to cut out around the magnet. Take a look at my steps below.
Grab your text tool and type out name.
Now you are ready to offset. The Silhoeutte Studio software remembers your last fill and line actions so you will need to change them once you have the size offset you want. You can do this by selecting the offset outline and changing the fill to the empty fill and I always change the line to red since it is the standard cut line color.
I also need to add an offset around the name. I am opting to use the round rectangle tool instead of the offset, I just want an even line.
Now you are ready to weld your 2 “offset” outlines together to make one cut line.
Ok, before you can print this to cut, you need to go to the cutline options. Because each part of this shape was an individual piece the lines will be read as individual cuts so we need to select the entire shape and click on cut outline. This will tell the Silhouette to cut only the outside of the shape.
Now you are ready to add your registration marks and start printing.
Once you have your project printed, send it to the silhouette and click on detect registration marks and then after a successful detection you can click on cut. Your project is ready to use.
I hope this helps you with other projects you have been wanting to attempt. Have a super great start to your week!