You will need Silhouette Studio Designer Edition for this - but believe me if you don't have it already - you'll want to get it after you see this. This is so cool...okay so I was in need of some cupcake paper because I was working on a cupcake inspired pocket letter (more on that in another tutorial). Anyway, of course I had no cupcake paper on hand...but (light bulb moment here) my daughter has a cupcake pillow case.
In about 2 minutes I turned that pillow case into some cupcake paper! Here's how....
First I snapped a straight on picture of the pillow case with my phone making sure there weren't too many shadows (or wrinkles). I also made sure not get the edges of the pillow case, just a large section of the fabric. You also want to make sure you have good natural light.
Then I emailed the photo to myself and downloaded it onto my computer.
With Silhouette Studio open, I opened up the My Patterns folder by going to Silhouette Studio Library > My Patterns. Please note, you can only add custom patterns to your My patterns folder if you have Silhouette Studio Designer Edition.
Then I simply dragged and dropped the photo of the cupcake fabric into the My Patterns folder...again you will only be able to do this if you have Designer Edition.
To fill it with the pattern, I selected the shape and clicked the "Fill Patterns" tool. All of the default patterns are at the top, but if you scroll down you'll see the patterns you have added to your My Patterns folder.
Then I just selected the cupcake pattern and my shape is filled with my custom pattern.
You can leave the pattern the same size or you can make it larger or smaller by using the scale pattern tool which is below the pattern swatches - I did a few different sizes.
Here's how I used them...
But think about all the possibilities, because you can do it with anything really...need some wood grain paper? Take a picture of a section of your hardwood floor. Want to coordinate a wall decoration that you're making with the drapes? Think about all the possibilities...they're endless, really!
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