Hello Super Cute!
Some cultures think we should see death as part of life, so Halloween deserves to be celebrated in style.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to make spectacular silhouettes of Bats for Halloween with Silhouette Cameo, if you have Cricut, Brother or any other cutting plotter machine you can use the format compatible with your software and follow the tutorial.
When you download a design file it automatically downloads in SVG, Ai, DXF, Studio3, and Webp formats.
Plus I’ll give you lots of free design templates for you to enjoy making your DIY arrangements for this remarkable date.
These are the topics that we will cover in today’s tutorial:
- Materials and accessories
- Steps to organize bat designs in Silhouette Studio
- Cutting process in Silhouette Cameo 4.
In this tutorial, we will learn and have fun at every step, so if you are new to this world I suggest you stick to the instructions to get a wonderful project.
Materials and accessories
- Silhouette Cameo 4
- Standard grip adhesive cutting mat
- 65 lb (176gr/m2) flat cardstock: I used black color
- Rubber roller
- Free design templates – Download them at the end of this article by clicking here.
Arrange the Design in Silhouette Studio
Step 1: Upload the Bats for Halloween design template.
Download the design file to a folder on your PC, then open the Silhouette Studio program and click the “File” button in the top panel, then click “Open.”
In the dialog box, browse to the folder in which you saved the design and double-click on the file to open it in the Silhouette design software.
Step 2: Organize the design for cutting
From the collection of bats, select the ones that you like the most and that suit your needs.
Adjust the size of the bats according to the place where you are going to glue them, I recommend varying the sizes so that when you glue them some seem to be closer and others farther away.
Step 1: Select the elements, materials, tools, and cut settings for each element
I suggest you duplicate the elements to cut several bats at the same time.
Click the “Send” button in the upper right section of the menu and set the cutting options.
Tip: I recommend turning on the “Line Segment Overcut” at 0.5mm.
To cut these elements you must select the black cardstock and place it on the cutting mat, load the mat into the machine with the added material.
Insert the AutoBlade into carriage 1 of the machine.
Click on the “Send” option in the lower section of the cut menu.
They look spectacular, no doubt these bats will add a unique touch to your Halloween decorations! Don’t you think so?
Congratulations, your Halloween Bats are ready!
Free Templates with Halloween Card Designs, Details and Vinyl Transfer.
I hope you have as much fun as I did making Halloween crafts! Here you can find the design templates I used in this tutorial and many others to inspire you to make multiple Super Boo’s! Crafts.