12 Days of Christmas – Day 5!!

Hi everyone, welcome to our 12 Days of Christmas Inspiration – Day 5,

Today we will show you a tutorial on how to create a custom cutting file for your electronic cutting machine.

What you will need:

  • Inkscape program (free to download)
  • Electronic cutting machine (I use an eCraft)
  • Cardstock
  • Washi tape
  • ribbon

Step 1

Open Inkscape. You can work on the default canvas.

Step 2

Draw a  18 cm wide and 8 cm high rectangle. If you want the edge rounder use Rx and Ry – I added 0.310 cm, it is just a nice rounded corner.

Step 3

Open the Text window and set the font you want to use and the size as default. I used Arial Black and size 48.

Step 4

Write the text you want to add. Type each word separately.

Step 5

You need to change the letter from filled to strokes.

Step 6

Select all the text

Step 7

Open Object/Align and Distribute

Step 8

Align all the text to the right

Step 9

Distribute centres equally vertically

Step 10

Select All

Open Path and click on Exclusion

Step 11

Save as a Plain SVG file.

Use this file with your electronic cutting machine.

After cutting a tag you can decorate it with some washi tape and add to a present with some ribbon.

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I hope you like this very easy tutorial and will try it this Christmas.

To be in the chance to win some Christmas goodies visit our Day 1 post here and you’ll find the InLinks there

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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2 thoughts on “12 Days of Christmas – Day 5!!

  1. Looks great but what is eCraft? Can you explain further? Thanks.

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