I got a bunch of questions about how to cut chipboard and/or cereal boxes using the Silhouette Cameo after I posted my hamburger mini album the other day. So, help is on the way! Da ta da daaaa!
Here’s how it’s done:
The Silhouette is a great paper cutting machine. It’s not the best for cutting chipboard. It can do it but you need to use a thin chipboard…like…say…the thickness of a cereal box. Whaddya know? I’ve got a cereal box right here…after I leave the half eaten bag in the pantry. LOL.
Step 1: Cut your cereal box down (skip this if you’ve got thin chipboard, no need to cut it down).
Step 2: If your mat isn’t sticky you might want to tape the box/chipboard down. I’m using painter’s tape. You can use whatever you have on hand.
Can you believe this? Every time I try this machine’s suggested settings they are correct! That’s very impressive. Not all die cut machines are like that. So…
Step 3: Choose the “Coverstock: Heavy 105lb to 122lb” Silhouette cut setting.
Step 4: Turn your blade to 7.
Did you always know that little ratchet was on your Cameo? Well, I sure didn’t. Read about what a dork I am aka “There’s a ratchet there.”
Step 5: Cut.
You’re ready! Be brave! Press cut.
Step 6: Remove your awesome project.
What? It worked? That’s crazy! Just kidding. I knew it would work.
Wondering about that mat I’m using? It’s a Cricut mat. I prefer it over the Silhouette mats and it works with it perfectly.
In this post you saw me cutting out my hamburger mini album. Here’s how it turned out:
Want to see how it looks opened up? Take a look at this post to see the whole hamburger project.
I forsee many bags of cereal around the world sitting in kitchens without their boxes. LOL!