I want to give another big congratulations to my cousin who graduated from Law School over the weekend. She’s like my sister and I ‘m so very happy for her. And I can’t wait for her wedding. She will definitely be a busy girl these next few months since she’s studying for the bar in July and planning her wedding in August. But if anyone can handle it – she can!
I found this frame at Target and thought it would be perfect to personalize for her to commemorate her graduation.
I had the idea to use her school’s logo to personalize the frame. So I turned to my trusty Silhouette to cut out a vinyl shape.
I found a JPG of her school’s logo just by doing a Google image search. I saved it to my harddrive. You can use this method to trace any shape that you have that you want to be able to cut out on the Silhouette.
Then, I imported it into the Silhouette Studio program. Go to File>Import to My Library and then click on the file you want to import.
This then drops the image into your library so you can create a project with it.
Once the image is dropped on to your workspace click the “Open the Trace Window” button.
Then, hit the “Select the Trace Area” button and select the area you want to be traced. Once you have selected the area you can adjust the “Trace Setting” to get the cutouts exactly as you want. Then, hit the “Trace” button.
This should now leave you with a cutout of your shape.
You can now resize it to the desired size. I also added some text and a simple rectangle shape to go at the bottom of the frame. I like to fill in my image with a color because it just gives me a better idea of how it will look when it is cut out of the vinyl.
I then cut out my shape using the below printer settings.
Once I had my shape cut out I followed the same method I used here, to apply the vinyl to the frame. I think the hardest part of this project is getting the image straight. There is no easy way, so I just had to eyeball it.
I was very happy with the way it turned out. I even managed to print a photo from her graduation that I put in the frame before I gave it to her that night.
The graduate really liked her frame, so I will probably be making more like this in the future
What gifts do you like to give graduates?
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