5 Projects Where The Scale Tool Is A Must
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5 Projects Where The Scale Tool Is A Must

Etching Materials Other Than Glass with Your Silhouette by Annie Williams - Detail

Have you ever wanted to create a project and easily resize your cut files to fit perfectly? Not all cut files come just the right size. Take the guesswork out of resizing cut files by using the scale tool. The scale tool is a wonderful tool that helps you scale your cut files to the perfect size for any project in a manner of seconds. If you’re staring at the screen with a blank look on your face wondering what the scale tool is, you’ll find a fantastic tutorial by Melissa Dennis right here on the Silhouette Blog.

5 Projects Where The Scale Tool Is A Must

Framed artwork requires your designs to be a specific size. With a few quick adjustments in the scale menu, you’ll have a masterpiece that fits your frame in no time at all! Kelly Wayment created a beautiful Hello Sunshine embossed piece using the scale tool.


Heat Transfer home decor projects come in all different sizes. You can quickly create a whole room full of gorgeous pieces by scaling your files to fit pillowcases, table runners, place settings, banners, and so much more. Find out how simple creating custom Heat Transfer Projects can be. Carrie Christenson used the Scale tool to make a quick and easy custom place mat.


Etching Materials Other Than Glass with Your Silhouette by Annie Williams - Detail

Cup Art is super popular right now. I’ve seen etched cups, glitter cups, mugs with vinyl, they’re everywhere! Ensure your designs fit your cups perfectly by using the scale tool. Here’s how Annie Williams created a gorgeous etched cup using the scale tool. Apply these tricks to get just the right size design for cup art for that hard to buy for person.


Create the perfect touch to any party, envelope, scrapbook, or certificate with stamps. Because our stamps come in several different sizes, you’ll be able to quickly create the perfect size for each project when you scale your favorite designs. Cari Locken scaled a fun ice cream stamp as the perfect touch to finish her scrapbook page.


The Scale tool is essential for any project using photos, such as scrapbooks, greeting cards, artwork, and so on. This adorable Photo Birthday Invitation by Niki Coursey has a few great examples of using the Scale tool to create the perfect sizes of photos and backgrounds for your photo projects.

Once you learn how to use the Scale tool, you’ll find it invaluable for your custom projects.

What will you create using the Scale tool?





Alissa Lines

Hi there! I'm so glad you're here today. Let me tell you a little about myself. My name is Alissa and I blog at Big Ideas Little Cents where I share all kinds of DIY tutorials, printables, recipes and help you with projects you have in mind, all on a small budget. I'm passionate about teaching you new skills as you enjoy the work of your own hands. I have an amazing husband of 21 years, and we have 6 kids (yes! I just said SIX kids) ranging from 18 to 7. I've been a stay at home mom since our oldest was born. In High School you would most likely find me in the choir room. I really had no crafty ambitions at that time. But I fell in love with crafts when I taught myself sewing and stamping for "sanity time" when my oldest was very little. I know that even if you may not be crafty to start with, you can learn anything you set your mind to. Silhouette America is a great place to start!


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