Sneak Peek + Cutting Machine Tip

Hi! First of all, I want to invite you to see a wonderful card that my dear friend Virgina Lu has created using February’s theme : Butterflies and Hearts… Please click on the sneak peek below to hop over to her blog…Aren’t those colors fabulous?

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On another note, I received another email from a reader asking me about how to cut thin lines using your Cameo. This is a card that I created using a Silhouette shape with a very thin outline….


Sometimes it can be tricky to obtain a clean and perfect thin cut when using your cutting machine. If you have tried many times, and  your machine  keeps tearing your paper, plus it is making you feel frustrated, take it easy 🙂  it can be as simple as  a dirty blade… You can see a tutorial on how to clean the blade by clicking >>>HERE<<< . Believe me, it helps a lot to clean it. Well,  Today I am sharing  how I cut the same shape in a different way. The original Doggy shape by Silhouette has two layers: white base and black outline… mgdoggycut

A good  alternative to cut this shape is to separate the inside of the outline shape into another layer; so instead of having just two layers (brown-black), now  I have three (brown-black-brown)… You put them together, and this is the result…doggylayers2

Do you notice the difference?…. Is just the way the shape was cut. The image looks the same. A second alternative would be to cut the thin black outline using vinyl instead of card stock, but I think the triple layer method works perfectly fine! I hope this trick can help you with some of your shapes when using your cutting machine.

Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be back soon with another February theme project 🙂


3 thoughts on “Sneak Peek + Cutting Machine Tip

  1. Thanks for the shout out here! It was super fun to create with your inspiration photo! Love your darling card. You step by step tutorial is AWESOME!

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