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February 26, 2013

Silhouette + For The Love Of Days Journal Cards | Video Tutorial

I’ve received a couple of requests recently for a Silhouette tracing/cutting tutorial related to using my For The Love Of Days Journal Cards and For The Love Of Life Journal Cards.

I first used/designed these about a year ago in my Project Life 2012 | Week 13 spread (click on the images below to go to the original post):

Here’s a video tutorial that walks you through the steps of tracing and cutting these journal cards:

AE | Silhouette + For The Love Of Days Tutorial from Ali Edwards on Vimeo.

This image is included in the video above and shows how different settings and paper impacted the cuts. The top two rows were using Bazzill textured orange peel cardstock and the bottom row was a non-textured cardstock (that seemed to work the best with this particular design).

For The Love Of Days Journal Cards  and For The Love Of Life Journal Cards

I’ve also got two more sets of these journal cards coming out on Friday from Designer Digitals.


  • 1.
    Laura Moegenburg said…

    Thank you Ali for doing this tutorial – it helped a lot! I can’t wait til Friday to order your new products and put those to use as well.

    Thanks again,


  • 2.
    Sara said…

    Thanks Ali. I’m still playing around and learning how to use my Silhouette so your tutorial was perfect for the visual learner in me. Thanks!

  • 3.
    Kathleen Loughran said…

    Thank you!

  • 4.
    Dawn Schmitz said…

    Ok so for those of us who do not have a silhouette this tutorial is torture. Any chance you can sell these pre-cut? I’d be first in line to buy them :)

  • 5.
    nicole prather said…

    Hi Ali :)

    I was wondering if you can do a tutorial or send me to a tutorial on Like if you were to cut out just a regular png file file. I have tons of elements that I just want to cut out like journaling tags and I dont know how to do that ? I have had my cameo for a month now and still can not it hooked up to my printer to print and cut either ? just a hot mess ! thanks you are awesome love all the tutorials.

  • 6.
    Jo-Anne from ZA said…

    Hint hint:-)………….so when is Designer Digitals going to have a FAB sale again because i want (NEED) this whole set of Journal cards and of course the Silouette is also on the top of my ‘things to buy’ list………really loving them Ali!!!!

    You are a STAR:-)

  • 7.
    dawn said…

    These are AWESOME!!

  • 8.
    Shawna said…

    your silhouette tutorials = saving my sanity one video at a time!
    thank you thank you thank you!
    i just don’t know why i cannot figure out my silhouette, but i am making progress with your videos. thanks much!!! and please keep them coming!
    love your inspiration!

  • 9.
    Ruth G said…

    Love this! I don’t have a Silhouette, but just seeing how you did this is so wonderful and one more step towards getting me to buy one! Thanks for all you share!

  • 10.
    Barb said…

    thanks so much

  • 11.
    Sue FitzGerald said…

    Thanks Ali, love ‘seeing’ things done. I find with my cameo that I need to put the blade one notch higher than is recommended in the settings when using textured cardstock. I thought maybe it was just my machine but maybe it’s a common problem.

  • 12.
    elisa said…

    hurray! thanks for the tutorial! i redid a few cards i did before. they look much better now.

  • 13.
    irene said…

    Love your video. I’ve a new Cameo. Only 2 days old and I’m already cutting png files because of you. I’m loving it.

    And now off course I want to buy me some of your digital files. ;0)

    Bye Irene from the Netherlands.

  • 14.
    Lindsay said…

    I cut one of these cards out as a test and it worked great, but it is just a little too wide for the BH page protector pockets. Did you re-size yours at all? I am still pretty new at this Silhouette stuff!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      I didn’t this time, but I have trimmed edges in the past. You can easily make it a bit smaller before cutting with the Silhouette too.

  • 15.
    Aimee said…

    Ali, Help Me!!

    I am new owner of the Cameo Silhouette and for my first big project I am attempting at making my own wedding programs. I do not have a decent printer so I thought I would use the sketch pens to sketch the wording and inside border. My first attempt was flawless and it looked amazing, the problem lies in cutting only the outside border and not everything that I sketched. I’ve tried grouping the inside border and wording, then removing them to use the cut feature. When I do this the cut is always off and never lines up correctly. Do you know if there is a way to selective only cut certain things on the entire image?

  • 16.

    Wonderful data, numerous thanks towards author. It is incomprehensible to me now, but in basic, the usefulness and significance is overwhelming. Thanks yet again and fine luck!

  • 17.

    I was studying something else about this on another blog. Interesting. Your perspective on it is novel. – If I were in this business only for the business, I wouldn’t be in this business. – Samuel Goldwyn 1882 – 1974

  • 18.

    Does your website correctly show emoticons? Because my site cannot

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