For all you bridal babes out there, I have an awesome DIY that will make addressing all those Save the Dates, invites and thank you’s much easier. I recently finished making my Save the Dates and was sitting down to address them when I remembered the Lettermate I saw on Pinterest. It’s such a brilliant idea that I decided to make my own. Our save the dates are a postcard so I created a smaller template to accommodate the two addresses as well as a larger size for the invitations. I have the templates for you to download below!
Open up the stencil JPG file in Silhouette Studio. Click the Select Trace Option and highlight the template(s). Uncheck the High Pass Filter and Low Pass Filter boxes and move the Threshold to 45 and the Scale to 10. Click the Trace button!
Highlight the original image and delete it. Double check that the stencils are the correct size – 3″ x 4″ and 4″ x 6″. If not, then select the stencils, hold the shift key as you drag the corner with the mouse to the correct size. The shift key keeps the proportions the same as you make the stencils larger. The measurements are shown. Go to the Cut Settings and select the Stencil Material ption, but change your cutting configuration to blade 10, speed 2, thickness 30, and uncheck double cut. I had trouble with the settings for the emoji stencil DIY, but found this to work on the first run. Click the Send to Silhouette button to start cutting! This cut so well the stencil popped off the cutting mat in pieces.
*If you don’t have a cutting machine, the easiest way to make the stencils is to print the this PDF stencil file onto the card stock paper and cut out the stencil using an X-acto knife and ruler.