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Friday, March 6, 2015

How to make a stencil in Silhouette Studio

Today I am going to share a tutorial on how to make a stencil out of card stock in the Silhouette studio.

I am going to use No.1 & No.2 for examples

First thing you want to do is open up your software and pick out the font you want to use and type out  No.1 & No.2 I used the font called Bookman Old Style. Once you have them typed out re size them to the size you want, I went with 2.710 inch by 5.172 inches. you can make it smaller or bigger depending on how big you want your stencil to be

Once you have it like the picture above you are going to click on the knife tool. The knife tool you will use on the parts that have a inside like o's so they will stay inside for the stencil. So click on the knife tool and go to the first O and draw a line down the middle or where ever you want it to be and it will break the o into two parts. Do that for any letter that has a inside that you want to keep.

It should now look like the picture above and have a split in the O so it is two separate pieces now. If you was to click on any part of the letters or numbers it would move them one by one, So to fix that draw a box around the first No.1 and it selected each part and right click and select group do that for the next one also. That makes it to where if you want to move it around it doesn't mess up any placement of the letters.

For the last part we need to draw a rectangle around each one, or when it cuts it will just cut out no.1 or no.2 on on the same sheet and you would have to cut them to separate them, which you can if you want it to but this is easier and makes it all even. 

So click on draw a rectangle and draw one completely around No.1 then around No.2 like the picture below. 

And that is it. All the red lines are the cut lines so when it cuts out on card stock you pick out the no.1 & 2 and it will be the size of the rectangle you put. 

And here is what they look like all cut out. 

And here is what they look like stenciled onto ceramic canisters 

If you have any more questions just comment and ill try to answer them or shoot me a email.


  1. These turned out looking great and you made it look easy enough that I could even do it! lol