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Stamped Wooden Coasters

Deep Cut Blade Wooden Coasters by Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

Hello friends! Cheers, to whatever it is you’re celebrating right now. And cheers to trying out different materials on my Curio. Brittany here. Today I will be taking you through a tutorial using Silhouette’s Deep-cut Blade to cut these wooden-faced coasters, and explain a little more about the guessing game of blade-settings when using a material not listed in the Silhouette Studio® cut settings window. Let’s get to it!

 

What You’ll Need

  • Silhouette Curio™
  • Silhouette Mint™ (or other stamps you have on hand)
  • Deep-Cut Blade
  • Silhouette Chipboard
  • Adhesive-backed Wood Roll

 

 

  • To begin, I laid out 6 circle shapes about 3.75 inches in diameter in Silhouette Studio® using the ellipse tool.

(Tip: Holding down the shift key while using the ellipse tool will keep the shape a perfect circle while sizing it.)

Deep Cut Blade Wooden Coasters by Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

 

 

  • I prepped my “coasters” by adhering part of an adhesive-wood roll I found at a local craft store to a piece of Silhouette’s chipboard. Once adhered, I placed that on my Curio cutting mat, using the 6 platform setting.

Deep Cut Blade Wooden Coasters by Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

 

 

  • When you’re using a new material, or a material not found in the Silhouette suggest cut settings window, it can be a little scary cutting it without knowing if you’ve guessed the right settings or not. The truth is, it’s going to be a bit of a guessing game every time. My biggest suggestion if you NEED to get it right is to always buy an extra piece of whatever it is you want to cut until you know it’s do-able, but there is a tip to help avoid wasting little that you have. Trust me when I say, we’ve all been there. In the cut settings window, if you scroll down to the bottom you will see an option that says Test Cut (Tool 1). Selecting this will do a small test cut on your material, allowing you to see if you need to adjust your settings or not before sending your design to cut.

Deep Cut Blade Wooden Coasters by Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

 

 

  • For this project, since I already knew I had combined my wood material with the chipboard, that it was going to be rather thick to get through. I started by selecting chipboard in the Tool 1 window and manually switched the blade choice from ratchet blade to deep cut blade in the cut settings window. I also left the double cut option selected.

Deep Cut Blade Wooden Coasters by Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

 

 

  • I assumed with the doubled-material that I’d most likely need my blade setting to be at the maximum 20, so I adjusted the rotating blade dial and placed the deep cut blade into the tool 1 spot on my Curio, before sending it to cut. Even at the highest setting, and most likely because I layered two rather dense materials atop each other, it actually took running the cut twice (essentially cutting 4 times) to cut all the way through. I wish I could say there is a magic way to know exact settings, but the truth is, sometimes I get it right, and sometimes I have to play around a little more.

Deep Cut Blade Wooden Coasters by Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

 

 

  • Once my coasters were cut out, I used a stamp I had previously made with my Silhouette Mint™ to stamp the “cheers” design right on to the wood. For a more in-depth tutorial on making a stamp with the Mint to stamp wood, you can reference my Stamped Wooden Spoons tutorial here.

Deep Cut Blade Wooden Coasters by Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

 

 

Voila! Cute, custom coasters sure to step up your next celebration.

Deep Cut Blade Wooden Coasters by Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

 

Happy crafting!

Brittany Sazonoff

Hi friends, both old and new! My name is Brittany (of BSaz Creates) and I am so excited to be joining the Silhouette Creative Team for another year! Outside of the Creative Team, I am freelance designer and creative living out my life-long affair with crafts in Chicago, IL. I have used my Silhouette CAMEO for projects small and large. From invitations to storefront windows, Silhouette has expanded my capabilities as a one-woman design studio in so many ways. When I'm not working on a project (or even when I am) you can almost always find me eating ice cream and cuddling with my pint sized pup, Brody, who makes quite the appearance on my instagram. I can't wait to continue to share my projects with you all!

Designs Used:

Products Used:

Silhouette Curio™

Mint Ink

Silhouette Mint™ Custom Stamp Maker

Silhouette Curio™

Silhouette Curio™ 8.5 in. x 12 in. base kit

chipboard

Deep-Cut Blade

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4 comments

  1. Excellent! I love the idea of the look of thicker wood, but attached to the softer chipboard for cut-ability.

  2. Love this. And attaching it to chipboard – brilliant!

  3. Need to learn how to use silhouette machine brought one two years ago.

  4. Thanks for the tip Kelly, I’ld like to throw a question please…Can the Curio deep cut blade pierce a leather, i mean cutting through a leather material please?

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