You would probably freak out if you knew I have a Cameo Silhouette sitting almost untouched in a box in my attic. I know, I could probably make all sorts of amazing if I could figure out the stinking program but I'm just a untechy hick. So instead, give me a utility knife and I'll just do it myself!
All you need is your image (you can draw your own outline, or print one off) and then a transparent folder or other thin plastic sheet, a utility knife (or x-acto knife) and something like cardboard to put under it so you don't cut your table.
Put the clear plastic sheet over the outline and start cutting around the image. I usually tape the corners down so it doesn't move, but this was such an easy outline, I didn't bother.
Take your time!! :)
Bam. There it is.
Fun to use the part you cut out too - so don't throw that out!
For my letters, I buy the packs at Wal Mart for cheap and they last a good long time. I just bought my second pack after about four years of gunked up paint on the old ones! the "E" was getting so thin you could barely make it out anymore.
I sanded over my white paint lightly to distress it a tad bit.
By the way, this cutting board has a crazy carved design on the front. Yes, this is the backside you are looking at! I just stained it with some Old English so it was a nice wood color. Picked it up for fifty cents at a garage sale. Man, I can't wait for garage sale season to start up again - eek it just ended and I have to go all winter without them!!
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