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Stamped Cupcake Card


Cut and Stamp Cupcake Card | Kalyn Kepner for Silhouette

Today I’ve got a fun tutorial to share with you using the Silhouette Stamp Material. I’m going to show you how I used it to create my own stamp to use over and over again on a card project!

You’ll need:

  • Silhouette CAMEO
  • Stamp Material
  • Cutting Mat for Stamp Material
  • A design you’d like to cut and stamp
  • Ink

You can purchase these items individually, or purchase the Stamp Starter Kit (which I recommend) which includes the cutting mat, stamp material, clear blocks, an ink pad, and an instructional DVD. First, you’ll want to prep your cut file design in your Silhouette Studio software and pay attention to the minor changes you’ll want to make.

When you click on your chosen image, size it to the dimensions you’d like and then in the Page Settings window, select “Stamp” in the Cutting Mat dropdown menu. You’ll see the normal 12″ x 12″ cutting mat image change on screen to a 6″ x 7.5″ mat size and your grid might hang over the edge.


Cut and Stamp Cupcake Card | Kalyn Kepner for Silhouette


  • Next, to get an accurate idea of where your image will be placed, change the Width and Height size to the size of the Cutting Mat: 6″ x 7.5″ as soon as you change these, the on-screen image of your mat will change. You may need to click and drag your cut file image over, so that it’s placed entirely within the grid.


Cut and Stamp Cupcake Card | Kalyn Kepner for Silhouette


  • Now that you’ve adjusted your Page Settings, click on the Cut Settings Window to make adjustments there. You’ll want to change your Material Type to “Stamp Material” and that will show you that your Ratchet Blade needs to be turned to the 9 position.


Cut and Stamp Cupcake Card | Kalyn Kepner for Silhouette


Now that your file is ready to go, you just need to prep your Cutting Mat and Stamp Material! Simply peel the white sheet off of the Cutting Mat and then peel the Stamp Material off of its paper backing. Place the Stamp Material on the Cutting Mat (within the grid area) and smooth out any bubbles. Then make sure your Ratchet Blade is in the 9 position and that you rollers are adjusted to fit the Stamp cutting mat size. Now press “Send to Silhouette” and watch the magic happen!


Cut and Stamp Cupcake Card | Kalyn Kepner for Silhouette


Once your image is cut from the Stamp Material, you’ll have to peel away some of the inside bits and pieces. They remove very easily, but if you are using a design with delicate lines, be careful when removing inside pieces so you don’t rip the stamp.


Cut and Stamp Cupcake Card | Kalyn Kepner for Silhouette


Choose your favorite ink (dye ink works best) and stamp away! The ink can be cleaned off with a baby wipe and then your stamp can be used over and over!

I added a whimsical cut file for my sentiment as well as some rhinestones to top off the cupcake. This would make a great invitation as you could easily mass-produce it. You could even color in the stamp or add a single button on top instead of rhinestones if you like! There are lots of possibilities.


Cut and Stamp Cupcake Card | Kalyn Kepner for Silhouette


I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and that you are ready to create any custom stamp you can dream up! Happy stamping!


Kalyn Kepner

I'm Kalyn, a paper crafter, blogger and graphic design student. I've been making handmade cards since 2008 and my love for this creative outlet has only grown since then.

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Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®


CAMEO 12-inch cutting mat



stamping starter kit


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  1. Cute card Kalyn and great tutorial!

  2. What brand of dye ink did you use? I’ve read other tutorials that actually recommend pigment ink instead, especially ColorBox. That’s worked the best for me so far.

    1. Hi Amy! I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick. I got best results when I stamped the image twice. I haven’t tried pigment ink, but I bet that would work. I’ll definitely give it a try!

  3. I also was surprised to see that you got dye ink to work well, what brand ink did you use?

    1. Hi Torrie! It’s Tim Holtz Distress Ink that I used. I stamped it twice to get a more saturated look, but I also used an older ink pad, so I’m sure a newer and darker color in dye ink would work just fine!

  4. is the celebrate word available in the store or what font was used?

    1. Hi Karen! The celebrate word is a cut file you can buy right in the store. It’s linked at the bottom of the post.

  5. I am new to the world of Silhouette and stamping. Your tutorial was awesome. Question, how do you preserve or store the stamp image in order to use it again?

    1. Hi Sonya! That’s a great question. I decided to store mine on pieces of acetate and then put them inside a clear storage pocket.

  6. This is so cute! Makes me want to get out my stamp material right now and make a new custom stamp!

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