How to Make Your Own Journaling Cards with the Silhouette Cameo

Hey everyone! It’s my day over at The Pocket Source so I whipped up a fun little tutorial for you!!

These die cut word journaling cards seem to be pretty popular now & it gave me an idea to make a tutorial. With the Silhouette Cameo, this is actually a really easy process. To go along with today’s video, I have a FREEBIE studio file of the card that I made in the video. Download it at the bottom of this post 🙂

How to make your own journaling cards for Project Life with Silhuette Cameo

I went pretty basic with my journaling card example in this video but you could get really fancy with it by using two different fonts, playing around with sizing various words differently, rotating the font, having the letters go up & down, and even adding in some shape elements as well. The sky’s the limit!

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Once you are done designing, simply cut out your design! Here’s the finished card I plan on using for my layout. I just cut out the design I had made using white paper & then I backed it with a multi-colored stripe patterned paper so the letters would be colorful.
How to make your own journaling cards for Project Life with Silhuette Cameo

To make the letters stand out a little bit more, I used my journaling pen to trace around all the edges of the letters:
How to make your own journaling cards for Project Life with Silhuette Cameo

 

I’ve been asked about my favorite free font websites so here’s a list of my top 3 favorite font sites. They are all pretty easy to navigate. Enjoy!

What are some of your favorite fonts or font websites?

I hope this tutorial sparks your creativity! Thanks for stopping by! Click the download button below to grab your freebie studio file.

Freebie Studio File from thescrapmaster.com

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6 thoughts on “How to Make Your Own Journaling Cards with the Silhouette Cameo

  1. Hi Sami. I am really enjoying your tutorials on using the Silhouette cameo. I am a beginner for sure, just having purchased the machine and appreciate the info you are giving. I am trying to get the hang of the software and wonder how you are discovering to use it? For example, in a print and cut file, how did you figure out that you had to merge the file first, and then trace it? No where can I seem to find step by step videos for the ins and outs of using the software!

    1. The Silhouette software is somewhat intuitive for me because I’ve had training in some Adobe programs that use similar functions/features so I kind of already had an idea on where to look for things and what actions to take to get things manipulated correctly in the program. I wish I could offer more guidance, but it seems like for most people it is just learning as you go & figuring things out as you test them out. I have done a lot of trial and error learning myself lol.

    1. Thank you! I’ve seen some great 12×12 layouts using the Journaling cards too! They are just great in general lol.

  2. Sami——great video and helpful tips. Do you know how to make the curve of the card fit the same curve like on the BH cards? ie, the same amount of degree of curve? Don’t want to sound too OCD but would like my cards to match back to back. thx!!

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