Bolding Words and Titles
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Bolding Words and Titles

If you are like me and find a title that you want to use a title  on a project but when making the title smaller to fit your project, it ends up being too small and thin when cut out.  Guiseppa here and I’ve had this problem, but found a quick fix : bolding the title using the offset feature!


Here’s how:


Open up your shape in the Silhouette Software. I chose the ‘Everyday’ shape.


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Next go to the Offset window and click on it.  Select Offset.


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Now, you will see your title is outlined.  We want to make this outline a around the title, a little smaller.  So, in the same window using the Distance option, bring the inches down.  I took mine all the way down to 0.050.


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Next, I deleted the original title shape. Now I can resize my title and it won’t end up being so thin.


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Look at what my title would have looked like had I not bolded it.


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Here’s a close up of the title on my layout.


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And another close up of the layout….because I love to embellish!


bolding titles tutorial | Guiseppa Gubler for Silhouette



Enjoy your week and happy cutting!


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Shapes Used:

Guiseppa Gubler

Hi I am Guiseppa, not only do I have a love for paper crafting. I have been doing it for over 14 years. I also have a love for Zumba and recently became an instructor. I love dance. My mother put me into dance when I was 3 years old and I danced up until I married my husband, So, it only seemed fitting that I used my dance training to do Zumba! I get to dance and stay in shape doing it. I have been married to my number one supporter Sam for nearly 16 years now and we have 3 children; Braden age 16, Janica 14, and our little Angel Sterling passed away eight years ago from “The Bubble Boy Disease.” Never has scrapbooking meant so much to me as when he passed away. I have all of those wonderful memories of him preserved through scrapbooking. When I am not scrapbooking, I enjoy spending time with my family. You can often find us in the mountains camping, hiking, fishing and exploring on our 4 wheeler. I also enjoy reading and traveling. I hope to inspire you with my projects and help to make crafting and scrapbooking an important part of your life. I know it has changed mine.

Products Used:


CAMEO Cutting Mat

essentials 12 in. x 12 in. adhesive cardstock 16-pack

printable gold foil


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  1. This tutorial couldn’t have come at a better time! I’m making a poster board and the text wasn’t cutting well because it was too thin. Problem now solved! Thanks 🙂

  2. Your pages are always so cute! They make me want to take up scrapbooking. 🙂

    1. I’m with Amy! Your pages always amaze me because I am so not a scrapbooker. I love the colors you used!

  3. Your title came out perfectly…love the color scheme on this layout too!

  4. I just did a search for this very topic on Saturday!! Thanks for sharing

  5. What a brilliant idea! I can now cut almost any fiddly font without ripping it to shreds!!
    Thank you! x

  6. This is just what I needed! Thanks a million Guiseppa, love your LO too, as always.

  7. Love the layout, Guiseppa! I use the offset trick all the time to make letters bold–so very handy!

  8. Thank you for the great tip!

  9. Excellent tip!!! That will definitely help me. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Thank you so very much! That is a very useful tutorial as I have struggled with that problem

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