Do you constantly find yourself looking at these beautiful intertwined monograms and think "How in the world do I do that, let alone CUT that?"
Well wonder no longer! It's actually really easy once you figure it out, and luckily today is the day you figure it out! I absolutely LOVE this style of monogram.
TIP- You do not have to use a Silhouette Cameo or any other die cutting machine. You can still download the silhouette studio software free of charge and use it to design your monogram, print onto cardstock and cut with scissors or an Xacto knife!
First pull up your Silhouette Studio Software. Click on the "A" on the left side bar to add in text. Type a lower case letter of your first name. Change the font to the "Monogram kk sc" font (be sure to install this prior) and change the text size for now to the largest preset which is 288 (we'll change the size later)
Fill in the color of the monogram to black (or other color if you are going to print it instead of cutting it out)
Now we want to place each letter where we want it. The letters on either side will slightly overlap the big middle letter. I always have the grid lines showing so I make sure to line each of the 2 outside letters up perfectly on a grid line to ensure they are even, shown in the left picture below.
Then, move them each close enough to the middle letter so they are slightly overlapped/entertwined like the right picture below.
Now, if you were to cut this as is, as you can see in the below photo, it would cut right through your monogram where the letters overlap. We don't like that!! So keep reading so it won't do that!
Select the whole image and all 3 letters by clicking your mouse and dragging it over all 3 letters.
Right click and select "Weld" from the dropdown menu.
Now you can see that the cutlines look much nicer and your Silhouette Cameo won't cut through the monogram. Much better!
Now you can resize the image as needed. Select "CUT" from the cut screen and select the correct material type and get to cutting!
I cut this out on some pretty pink glitter cardstock. You could make a decal, cut with Vinyl or heat transfer vinyl on a shirt, frame it etc. It would make a lovely wedding or anniverysary gift framed or be beautiful as an embellishment on a card or scrapbook page! Seriously, it's so pretty and fancy yet casual enough for every day wear!
Let me know if this tutorial helped you and what you make with your monogram!
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