Tutorial: Conversation Cards using Silhouette PixScan


Full Of Conversation Centerpiece made with Silhouette Cameo-2

These cute conversation cards were made to fit right inside my small vintage canister that is apart of my Full of Conversation Centerpiece. I used Silhouettes Pixscan technology to cut each card. The reason why I choose Pixscan for this project verses the cut and print option is because my conversation card design used my entire sheet of paper and I simply did not have room for the printed registration marks.


1. Place your card stock onto the  PixScan matt, take a picture, and upload it to your computer. I use my iPhone and then upload my picture with my dropbox app. Full Of Conversation Centerpiece made with Silhouette Cameo-9

2. Open the PixScan panel then import your picture from file. Screen-Shot-2015-02-11-at-12.1333. The picture will appear on your screen and you can draw rectangles around a conversation card. I wanted mine to have rounded ends chose the rounded rectangle and drug the editing points to round the ends. Screen-Shot-2015-02-11-at-12.1434. Once your shape is exactly how you want it you can duplicate it. Keep placing your shapes around each card.

Screen-Shot-2015-02-11-at-10.235. Once all your shapes are in place go to cut settings like you normally would. Choose your material, set your blade, ect. Don’t forget to adjust your blade in the machine to match your screen settings. * Note: Set Your Blade to what is works for your machine, You may need to do a small test cut to get the right settings. My blade is fairly new so I usually can back down my setting a stop or two. Now you are ready to send it to send to Silhouette!Screen-Shot-2015-02-11-at-12.14d

Full Of Conversation Centerpiece made with Silhouette Cameo-3 Full Of Conversation Centerpiece made with Silhouette CameoIf you don’t have a Silhouette you can cut your cards out by hand but if you are a craft person then I highly recommend one. See all of my Silhouette projects here.


What questions would you put on your conversation cards?

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