Home organization is one of my heart-throbs. Though, you wouldn’t guess that based on the looks of my desk and craft room right now. Ya feel me? So, while I work on getting all of the things back in order, I’ll share with you these very easy-to-make organizer tags that you too can make with a little love from your printer and desired machine.
What you’ll need:
- Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™
- Silhouette Chipboard
- Printer (preferably that prints 12 x 12)
- Since I already knew where I was putting these labels, I started by measuring the slot part and the window element of the drawer fronts (where the words would be visible) and created a quick template in Silhouette Studio for those.
- I knew I wanted the labels to be visible, but not with such a heavy font that it was overbearing. I love these little drawers and didn’t want to lose the feel of that. The font I chose from the Silhouette Online Store was the AM Fresh Font by Amanda McGee, and I love the thinness and simplicity. (Design ID #54795)
- Once you have all your item names/categories listed, you can delete those interior guide windows. You will also want to highlight all your text and choose the no cut option in the cut settings window. This will assure that only the edge of the tag itself will be cut from the chipboard, and not the individual letters.
- Another important part of print and cut is making sure your registration marks are turned on in Silhouette Studio® before sending your project to print. This feature can be found under the registration marks window. Select Type 1 and your project will print accordingly with the registration marks in place. This helps in the magic of print and cut, and the machine will use them to be able to accurately cut the rectangular shape around your words.
- Note: If you are printing 12 x 12, be sure to also alter your print page settings under the file menu at the top before sending your project to print.
- Once your project has printed, load your printed piece onto your cutting mat and into your Silhouette CAMEO®. I manually adjusted my blade to the recommended setting of 5 for chipboard, and sent my labels to cut.
- After your project is finished cutting, remove the labels from the cutting mat and slide them on in to their prospective spots! Now, doesn’t that feel nice. Yes, yes it does.