I created these fun BINGO cards with one of my favorite CAMEO/Silhouette Studio features… print and cut. Really, I am not quite sure how I ever crafted without it.
Today, I’ll walk you through the steps on how I created these BINGO cards, but the same steps can be used to create shaped business cards, invitation, gift tags, journaling on a scrapbook page etc. FUN!… Let’s get started.
Using the shapes and text features on the left side of the screen I designed the BINGO card.
You’ll notice at this point all of the shapes and fonts are the generic red outline. To add color, I selected my text, clicked the fill color icon and selected my color. Then I repeated that process for the numbers, bird and branch.
The shapes/letters I just filled still had the standard red cut line around them, so I opened the line color window and selected the cross hatch which removes any line color. Next, I added color to my dashed line as well as my boxes in that same window.
Then, to make those lines a little bolder I changed the line thickness in the line style window.
This next step is crucial to the print and cut process… I selected “show registration marks” in the registration marks setting window. Then, I clicked print.
Because I didn’t want all of the shapes and letters to be cut out, I changed all of the shapes to “no cut” in the cut style window , except for the card itself. The shapes that will be cut are bold red.
Next, I placed my printed paper on the mat, just like it shows in the software, and loaded into the CAMEO. Lastly I clicked “cut” and let the CAMEO work it’s magic. It still amazes me. Every. Single. Time.
This feature is so much fun. Give it a try, you might love it almost as much as I do. *wink*