DIY: Silhouette Cameo Tutorial! Freezer Paper Stencil

A few posts ago, i talked about the new addition to my crazy life.
Yup my Silhouette Cameo.
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For those who are unfamiliar with this item here is the official spill from the website
“The Silhouette CAMEO™ is an electronic cutting tool for personal use. Like a home printer, it plugs into your PC or Mac® with a simple USB cable. However, instead of printing, the CAMEO uses a small blade to cut your designs into a wide array of materials.”

Many of you asked me to post a tutorial or show an example of something i made so far. So here it is!
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The tool comes with software you load onto your laptop and you can design anything you want for the machine to cut.
I chose to do a starwars design.*
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* Dear Mr George Lucas, this was for personal use only so please do not sue me.

I cut out some freezer paper to fit the machine. [Thanks labbit for lugging it all the way from USA to Tokyo for me]
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Remember to stick the freezer paper on the sticky mat [SHINY SIDE DOWN] If you prefer to put it shiny side up, remember to mirror your design.
*For those unfamiliar with freezer paper, try googling Reynold’s Freezer Paper. Bascially its paper with a waxy plastic coating on one side. Using a low temp iron, this coating will melt and adhere itself to whatever u are ironing it too. However its easy to peel off later [kinda like a post-it note[

All cut
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*I used vellum settings on my cameo.

I bought this from Amazon.com whilst i was in LA for a holiday [ahaha i had it delivered to my hotel]
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it seems totally useless at first but once u start using it, you’ll be like..wow this is pretty useful XD

I picked out the exccess so you can see the design that got cut
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Iron onto the fabric of choice [low temp iron]
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Since it was my first try on the machine, i chose not to do a super intricate design. Hence transfering the pieces wasnt hard XD

Paint with fabric paint
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Speaking of fabric paint, lookie what i bought in LA
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Yah i am a huge martha stewart fan. i have been lusting over these for ages. [since i saw them in blogs and magazines]
So i stocked up when i visited LA for a holiday last month XD
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Now i wish i brought more home XD

Oh yes back to the tutorial, once the paint dries,peel off the freezer paper to reveal the design.
Then i heat set it with an old cloth and low temp iron.
Finally, i sewed it into a drawstring bag.
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If you dont have a silhouette cameo, you can do this easily with just a xacto knife :D

Its a public holiday in Japan tomorrow so i’ll try to post 3 times this week instead of two :D
Have an awesome week ahead!!
XX yumeko

p.s what did u get up to over the weekend?
I spent most of the weekend with friends celebrating St Patrick’s Day

Clockwise from left: Bath and Body works Hand Sanitizer [bought a bunch of these as gifts for our St Paddy’s Day Brunch] , Tea Towel i bought in Joann’s [also from LA] and keylime pie i made for the brunch.

p.p.s p.s if you have a facebook account, could you “like” my page? I would really appreciate it and would love to hear from anyone of you there too! xx
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29 Responses to DIY: Silhouette Cameo Tutorial! Freezer Paper Stencil

  1. Jian says:

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    • Bittenbefore says:

      aww thanks babes!
      glad it was somewhat interesting for you! i figured most ppl prob wouldnt care abt this post but i wanted to post anyway ahahah

      omg the book is so cool. its inside this super cool vault box. u gotta go hunt on youtube to see how it looks like.
      the hat is the one i bought in disneyland haha [its so cold in the house right now and i refuse to turn the heater on]

      hope u finish ur paper asap!

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    • Bittenbefore says:

      i dont know if there is an equvalent but this is the only brand i know
      http://www.reynoldskitchens.com/product.asp?prod_id=1798
      its not sold in jp which is why someone had to bring it from usa to japan for me

      its paper with a waxy plastic coating on one side. when u iron , that side melts and adheres to the fabric
      its not a super stick though [its kinda like post it notes, u can remove it]
      so after painting, u just peel it right off

      also i thought i explain, the plastic grid [wat the paper is stuck on] is actually a sticky grid pad. so any paper [any type] u put on it, will stick to it. it helps to feed it into the cutter. :D

      hope this helps

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    • Bittenbefore says:

      woohoo! we have so much in common
      i am CRAZY jealous of you for going Ireland for St Pats. thats like one of my dream things to do!
      even when i lived in London, i was unable to go for St Pats. [didnt get round to organising]
      i hope to do it one day.

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    • Bittenbefore says:

      i used the vellum setting on the software [scroll down on settings , i think there’s print paper etc etc but keep scrolling n u will see the vellum setting]
      i havent quite figured out the settings since the “glue” on my mat keeps getting cut into. but it doesnt cut through my mat so i figured tats a good start.

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