We were recently discussing Print Then Cut in The Cut Shoppe -Scrap Spot- Facebook Group. There were quite a few people who had never tried this feature and were curious how it worked or just wanted more detailed information. My friend & owner of The Cut Shoppe, Ashley Horton, and I are teaming up and creating tutorials showing how easy it is to use this feature. Ashley is a Silhouette Cameo user so her video will focus on how to use this feature using the Cameo. My blog post & video will focus on how to use this feature in Cricut Design Space.
Ashley designed this FREE Summer Sizzle Print Then Cut that is only available in The Cut Shoppe -Scrap Spot- Facebook Group, so be sure to head there to download a free copy. You can still use this printable even if you don’t own a die cut machine. Just print it out and then fussy cut all of those cute images!
I do have a step-by-step tutorial for Print Then Cut (PTC) included in the Process Video at the end of this blog post, but a PTC file is uploaded almost exactly the same as a regular cut file in Cricut Design Space. The only step that is different is at the very end. You will want to save it as a PTC file rather than a Cut File. One of the things I love about The Cut Shoppe is all files are on a transparent background so it makes uploading into Design Space a breeze!
For my layout today I cut a circle from the Full Circle Cut File on white cardstock. I then backed the cut file using the Tropical Bliss Patterned Paper from the Bella Blvd Island Escape Collection. PTC files are great to use as embellishments and the bonus is you will never run out! You just print another copy! I used multiple icons from The Cut Shoppe FREE Summer Sizzle Print Then Cut. I also used multiple Die Cuts and Chipboard Pieces from the same Bella Blvd Collection for additional embellishing.
Sometimes white cardstock feels too bright so I wanted to break that color up a bit before I adhered down my embellishments and photo. So, I added a splash of pink behind the embellishments using a pink mist from Shimmerz Paints. I was trying to figure out what I should do for a title & where my title placement should go. I decided to place it directly in the center of the cut file using a phrase and a banner from The Cut Shoppe Printable.
Now you can take a look at my process video that includes a Cricut Design Space tutorial showing you how to upload, print and cut this free printable from The Cut Shoppe.
Thanks so much for spending part of your day with my today! Please let me know if you have any questions about the Print Then Cut process!