M2B Studio - Calligraphy by Missy Briggs

Silhouette CAMEO

AUTUMN LEAVES - Fall planner stickers

Silhouette CAMEOMissy Briggs
Fall Bujo Planner Stickers

What’s a fall planning page without fabulously bright autumn leaves?

I love my planner. When everyone else went digital (think first-gen Blackberry), I was furiously re-imagining paper and ink layouts suited to my fast-changing life. A new workout routine demanded a fresh tracking sheet. Wedding planning made timeline and budgeting pages a necessity. Pregnancy made me start tracking fruit. I had to keep tabs on the weekly growth of my unborn baby fruit with colorful detail. This week she’s a PEAR!

Stickers are the quickest way to achieve patterns, cute backgrounds or create colorful tabs for your planner. My Silhouette CAMEO® Print & Cut features make all of this possible in minutes.

I’m going to show you how it all comes together. Even better… I’m going to give you my SVG cut files so you can re-create this exact planning page!

STEP ONE: OPEN YOUR FILE

Download my autumn leaves SVG and save to your computer. Open the leaf file in Silhouette Studio®. The leaves will appear in black and white. You get to choose the colors!

STEP TWO: SET REGISTRATION MARKS

Open the Registration Marks option from the Silhouette menu (or click Ctrl + F3 on your PC). Choose your machine as the desired style. I’ve chosen the CAMEO. Now move your autumn leaves inside the registration marks. Anything outside of the brackets WILL print but WILL NOT cut.

 

STEP THREE: UNGROUP & COLOR

Ungroup your leaves (right click and select ungroup) and change the desired color to something you prefer by clicking on the icon of a spilling cup to open the Fill Color menu. Select each leaf separately and choose the fill color. Don’t forget to select the counters (the inside of a letter “O”) and color those as well.

STEP FOUR:  PRINT & CUT

When you have all your stickers arranged within the registration marks, double check your cut settings. With the shape still ungrouped, you can click the leaf only and select cut edges to create a cutout while leaving the text uncut. Check every leaf!

Send your image to print on white Silhouette brand sticker paper. Then feed into the Silhouette Cameo on a cutting mat and watch it register and perfectly cut these intricate stickers.

 

Mine are 1.5” each and cut easily using the standard Sticker Paper cut settings.

BONUS

Right click on a leaf design and select Release Compound Path. You can quickly delete my hand-lettered text and add your own!

I hope you enjoy these free cut files.

Cutting mirror-finish vinyl

Cutting calligraphy, Silhouette CAMEOMissy Briggs
Making-Magic-Happen-Missy-Briggs

Do you know the story behind my Silhouette CAMEO? 

I cannot cut. I'm not kidding. I usually switch to righty when forced to use scissors and it's a disaster. I purchased the SIlhouette CAMEO several years ago to cut basic shapes out of paper. Now it's my weapon of choice to apply lettering to just about anything. I cut paper, vinyl, heat transfer materials, thick cover stock, vellum, and stickers.It's really quite addictive and an easy way for a Pinterest Fail kind of mom like me to feel a bit crafty.

My latest #pinterestfail was applying gold foil to my calligraphy. I could not make it work. And then I remembered the car at the bakery. The doors were like gold fun house mirrors. These mirror-finish chrome cars are painted by a specialty shop, but it can also be achieved with a mirror-finish vinyl wrap. How do I know this?  My husband and my son are obsessed with cars and information from the seven year old focused mind is constant. He patters on and on about manufacturers I've never heard of and certainly cannot spell. No... the best thing I've learned, is that mirrored vinyl exists!

The finish on this is smoother than expected. I could barely take a picture. Try photographing a mirror!

If you'd like to see a tutorial on how I cut my handwriting, please drop me a note here or on Instagram and follow me on Periscope. It might be a long scope... but worth it! I promise not to talk about cars. 

HI! Can you see me in the reflection? 

HI! Can you see me in the reflection?