This is the first freebie on Project Abode! It’s a print & cut file for your Silhouette (make your way to the end of the post for the file). Yay for Silhouette Freebies! If you don’t know what a Silhouette is its pretty much the greatest thing on earth. It’s your own personal electric cutting machine that makes DIY projects with paper, fabric, vinyl, & more so much easier! And for designers its even more amazing because you can import designs you create in Illustrator to Silhouette Studio to cut (I wish I had this thing in college!). Here’s a peek at mine. I have the Silhouette Cameo with a teal dust cover 😛
Anyway, back to business! This freebie is for the personalized name plate on the Wedding Card Box that I made. Check out the Tiered Wedding Card Box tutorial I posted earlier this week to see how to make a Wedding Card Box to put this on! You can personalize this file anyway you want but on mine I have our first names large, last name smaller, and our wedding date below that. Had to incorporate a small chevron in it too 🙂 You will need to download the free fonts I used first before you open the file if you want it to look exactly like mine. Here is a list of the fonts I used:
- First Names: CAC Champagne from Font Squirrel
- & symbol: Chopin Script from DaFont
- Last Name/Date: Open Sans (bold) from Google Fonts (I actually used Avenir Next on mine but that’s not a free font so I changed it to something similar that anyone can download!)
Also, to get the original look that I have on my card box you will have to download the file in the Silhouette store called 2 Labels by Lori Whitlock. Because this is a personal use only file I cannot distribute the design I originally created. Therefore, I have designed my own label with a similar shape that I think is just as cute and will allow more space for longer names! So anyway, I have the file set to the 8.5×11″ size because you will first need to send the paper through your printer to print the registration marks and the personalized text. (I’m not going to go step-by-step on how to use the Silhouette program unless someone asks! This will just be the general steps you need to know.) There are two different shapes on the file. Here is a screenshot of what the file looks like when you open it in Silhouette Studio.
You will want to cut these shapes out separately (unless for some reason you want the mat to be the same color as the personalized part). So drag one off the cutting surface. The shape on top you should use a light color that you can print on. I used a nice, lightly textured, white. And the shape below will be what you cut to mat the first shape onto. This can be any color you want but I used a Dark Blue Metallic Cardstock from paperandmore.com. This is where I got all my paper for the wedding. It is good quality and cheap!
When you go to cut your file make sure to change the cut settings to fit your paper needs. When the first file cuts out you might need to poke some of the little dots through to get them all out. Its worth the time because it looks awesome when you mat it on a dark color!
Feel free to use this file on anything to personalize your wedding, it doesn’t just have to be for a card box! Let me know in the comments what you use the file for! I’d love to see your projects!
This design is for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
Not for resale or commercial distribution.
ps. If you are having trouble opening the .studio3 file, go to your Silhouette Studio app, then hit File > Open and search for the .studio3 file in your downloads folder. Should open that way! Enjoy 🙂