Hello, friends! Erica here. I don’t know about you, but I just love cute kitchen supplies and storage. One thing I’ve been wanting to make foreverrrrr are those cute little canisters with the labels on them that have the dictionary definitions of what’s inside. When I discovered Silhouette made Clear Sticker Paper and even had a picture of what I wanted to do on the packaging, I knew I had to make my dream a reality!
I downloaded HelloGirlFont and LW Perfect Type for my fonts. Did you know that when you download fonts from the Silhouette store they don’t show up in your library like regular images? They download automatically and install straight onto your computer. To use the fonts, just click the ‘text tool’ and then select the font from the dropdown menu. Easy as pie! The extra cool thing is that once you have these fonts you can use them in any other application, like Word, Photoshop and more! For this project, I typed up my definitions in Adobe Illustrator, exported it as PNG file and then opened it up in my Silhouette Software. Once in the software, I took the ‘draw a square’ tool and made boxes around my labels. This is where the machine will cut!
Now the super important part when using print and cut materials like sticker labels – turn on those registration marks! To do so, just click on the registration marks icon that is 4th from the left in the Silhouette software and then turn the style to ‘On; Type 1 (CAMEO, Portrait)’. Print out your labels on your regular home printer. It’s so awesome that you can use this paper with both inkjet and laser printers – score! Make sure you are putting the paper in so the shiny side of the Clear Sticker Paper gets printed on! Once you print, stick that sheet on a cutting mat, select ‘clear sticker paper’ in the cut menu, and cut away! The CAMEO will find the registration marks and know exactly where to cut. Easy Peasy! After that just, peel them off the backing and slap them on any tupperware or holders you have on hand, et voila, fancy baking supplies canisters 🙂
Normally I have regular white sugar around, but after I was almost out I decided to try some raw sugar instead! Both are equally sweet and equally good 🙂
These baking supplies canisters look great on a counter or open shelf so they aren’t taking up valuable real estate in your pantry and are easy to have on hand when you are baking up a storm!