Tutorial: Making Die Cuts for your Stamped Images

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So today, I have another tutorial via video. Many have asked me to share this so I wanted to just get it shared finally. I actually made this video a few weeks ago but with all the crazy computer happenings, it just didn’t get posted. Here it is! A tutorial on how to use your electronic die cutter to make cuts to go around your stamped images.

You will need:

  • An electronic die cutting machine that works with computer software so you can design your own shapes (PLEASE NOTE: I am using a Cricut with Sure Cuts a Lot 2, but SCAL is no longer sold for any of the Cricut machines. If you don’t already own a Cricut + SCAL, then you will never be able to do this with your Cricut machines)
  • A design software program to use with your machine (many die cutters come with their own project but they should all have a very similar process like shown in the video.
  • A scanner or another way to get your stamped image from your paper to your computer. You do NOT have to have Illustrator or Photoshop in order to get this to work. I already had the stamp shape on my computer. All you need is a scanner to scan your images in & you can automatically have them saved as JPEGS.
  • Regular crafty supplies (the stamps, ink, paper, etc).

I also want to note, during the video where I changed the size of the shadow/outline you can really make that any size you want depending on how big you want the white areas around your stamped images.

And yes if you are wondering, this process is exactly how I create the SVG files that I offer in the SP Store 🙂

The stamp set I used for this tutorial is the adorable Falling for Autumn stamp set which is part of the SP & Company Vintage October collection by Chrissie Tobas.

Well, that’s it for today! See you back here tomorrow for a Filled with Cheer Emma introductory video & project! Have a great day!!

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19 thoughts on “Tutorial: Making Die Cuts for your Stamped Images

  1. I wish I had gotten SCAL while I had the chance 🙁 Oh well, just means I get to search for a new die cutting machine 🙂 Love my Cricut, but hate that it doesn’t work with SCAL anymore. Great tutorial, bookmarked it for when I get a new machine 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing, although you had me scared there for a moment when you said no longer works with the cricut I was worried my SCAL2 wouldn’t work anymore but it was clairfied that no you mean’t if you dont have SCAL2 it wont work anymore anyways thanks for the technique I never thought of doing that but that’s the reason I bought the cricut is cause I hate cutting things out will have to try that

  3. Even tho I’m hot tech savvy enough to do this I enjoyed your video. Unfortunately the only machine I have is the Expression and lots of carts. I’ve tried to figure out how to use their craftroom, but not even bright enough to do that…soo..back to the carts. LOL.
    Love you method of teaching even when I’m not able to participate.

  4. Oh I love this tutorial…I have tried and tried to do this, but I always got stuck when my images showed up too big. Never thought to simply measure–talk about a “duh” moment!! Can’t wait to put this to use! You ROCK!!

  5. Thanks for a great tutorial. I thought that was probably how you made your SVG files. I have a Silhouette so I really should do this for some of my favorite SP&Company stamps because I could then have a bunch of them pre-cut and placed with the stamp set for quick stamping. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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