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Create Your Own Printables

fpDIY Baby Shower

DIY Baby Shower


The print and cut feature of the Silhoeutte happens to be one of my favorites, and this week’s free design lends itself really well to it! If you haven’t tried creating a printable in your Silhouette studio software, let’s give it a go today! It is a quick and simple way to create your own invitations, party decor or even just a little something to print and frame.


To turn just about any design into a printable:

  • Start by ungrouping the design and deleting the bits you don’t need. (love that the software allows me to customize so easily!)

DIY Baby Shower Invitation 2

  • Next, open the Fill Color window, select each part of the design and then click on the desired color.

DIY Baby Shower Invitation 3

  • Once the design is filled with color,  you are just about ready to print. I combined the design here with a couple of fonts from my computer to create the shower invitation.

DIY Baby Shower Invitation 4


If you want your Silhouette to cut out the design, don’t forget to turn on the registration marks. Or, if you are creating just a printable, you can get more than one on a page and trim with a paper trimmer once it is printed. Easy peasy!


DIY Baby Shower Invitation


One of the best parts about a design from the Silhouette design store is that it can be filled with color and printed like we’ve shown above, or the same design can be used as a regular cut file too. You’ll notice in the background of the photos the same raindrops that are on the printed designs were resized, cut out, stitched together and used as a backdrop. So many options for each design!


DIY Printable Cupcake Topper


Happy creating!

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  1. This is so cute! Will you share the names of the fonts you used? Also, how did you make the curvy dotted line? Thank you!

    1. Thanks, Jamie! The fonts are ‘amatic’ and ‘dawning of a new day’. To create the curvy line I used the draw smooth freehand tool, then selected the first dashed line in the line style menu. 🙂 Hope that helps!

      1. I have downloaded fonts from I have never used How do you know if it is safe to download??

        1. That’s hard to say Jamie, I haven’t had any problems, but it is kind of an at your own risk I think. 🙂

      2. Jeana, Did you free hand that arrow or did you buy it on the Silhouette store? I love this invitation! Thank you for sharing your talents with the rest of us 🙂

        1. Hi Aimee,

          Thank you! 🙂 The arrow is from the Silhouette design store. You can find it here.

  2. Has anyone encountered fonts refusing to be printed out by Cameo as a single line ? We seem to get nothing but the hollow lettering no matter what monoline or calligraphy font we try … HELP

  3. Jeana, I love this beautiful invitation and matching cupcake topper! It’s a great freebie this week! (Love the raindrop backdrop, too.) ♥

  4. Love this! Definitely going to play around making printables with the software!

  5. i was told that using too many fonts with silhouette even though you set it not to cut will make the application freeze and shut down. Is this true? i am new to my silhouette and would like to know. thanks

    1. Hi Jenny,

      I haven’t had any issues using multiple fonts when creating printables. 🙂

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