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)
- Washi tape
Open Inkscape. You can work on the default canvas.
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.
Open the Text window and set the font you want to use and the size as default. I used Arial Black and size 48.
Write the text you want to add. Type each word separately.
You need to change the letter from filled to strokes.
Select all the text
Open Object/Align and Distribute
Align all the text to the right
Distribute centres equally vertically
Open Path and click on Exclusion
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.
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
Crafting Ireland Team