How To Cut Vinyl On A Silhouette Cameo | Beginner Tutorial

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In this tutorial I will show you how to create a design on the computer, cut the design into vinyl using a Silhouette Cameo and how to apply it to a chalkboard {or any solid surface} using the transfer method.

Supplies Needed:

Step 1: Design Image on Computer

I purchased this design at the Silhouette store and imported it to Silhouette Studio.

How To Cut Vinyl on Silhouette Cameo

Step 2: Cut Settings

  1. click SEND
  2. select CUT with the circle and square
  3. chooseVINYL, GLOSSY (or whatever type of vinyl you are using) in the drop down material menu
  4. click BLADE type (I am using AutoBlade)
  5. all settings are highlighted towards the top right corner
  6. click SEND at the bottom of the screen
How To Cut Vinyl on Silhouette Cameo

Step 3: Send Cut File To Silhouette Cameo

How To Cut Vinyl on Silhouette Cameo
How To Cut Vinyl on Silhouette Cameo

Step 4: Weed Design

You can use the Silhouette tools. I prefer to use a sewing seam ripper as I always have one on hand and it’s very sharp!

How To Cut Vinyl on Silhouette Cameo

Step 5: Apply Transfer Tape

It’s recommended to use transfer tape. I always use clear sticky shelf liner because it’s so economical and I can purchase it at my local grocery store. Apply the sticky side of the transfer tape to the top of the vinyl image. Use a credit card to carefully smooth the transfer tape to the vinyl design.

Carefully lift the transfer tape up, ensuring the vinyl has stuck to the transfer tape. Go slow, and re-smooth with the credit card if needed.

How To Cut Vinyl on Silhouette Cameo

Step 6: Transfer Vinyl Design to Solid Surface of Choice

Line up the design on your solid surface and lay transfer tape with vinyl down. Press firmly with your hand to begin the “sticking” process. Use a credit card to smooth out the design.

How To Cut Vinyl on Silhouette Cameo

Step 7: Remove Transfer Tape

Carefully remove the transfer tape from the vinyl (the vinyl will stick to the solid surface.

How To Cut Vinyl on Silhouette Cameo

And that’s it! Easy peasy!

I hung this adorable sign in my laundry room! I love it! …for some reason, I haven’t had any takers to fill the open position! lol

How To Cut Vinyl on Silhouette Cameo

More Great Tutorials

Make A Card with A Silhouette Cameo

Wooden Porch Sign with Vinyl

Apply Heat Transfer Vinyl to Clothing or Fabric

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