on the right hand side is the a blue lever…you pull it down and unlock it and then you an adjust your rollers…. there are little notches along the roller to move the roller on the right (the left one is stationary) so if your vinyl is 6 x 12 you will want to move it down to the lowest notch…
now. another thing that i didn’t realize and then when i did i felt like an idiot….
to use your cameo without a mat…you really need full pieces of vinyl (no scraps)
the sides of the vinyl need to stay under the rollers the whole time to stay in place
so to cut without a mat..you have to have a full vinyl. save your scraps for the mat!
( i got a text from a girl that was having problems…and after trouble shooting all my advice…her machine was defective…so it happens. don’t think that it’s just you! sometimes it’s not!)
here’s the trick with vinyl…you want the pressure to cut through the vinyl…but not the backing.
you want to be able to make your cut…peel away the negative space and be left with your vinyl like this…
alright…so you have this big giant project! i decided to make a growth chart…and since it was massive and i had to have it measured out just right..i went to my grid button and spaced out the grid to one inch.
and then when i was writing the words i unclicked (under options) the show grid and it hides it so you can actually see what you are doing!
used text to write it out….
and i adjusted my character spacing to make the chart right under the growth (the tutorial is found HERE)
then i added my numbers…
expressions has like every color! so you can really make it unique!
(i have a BIG project i’m going to tackle using this technique..pretty psyched about it….which probably means it won’t turn out.)
okay so as usual..leave me any questions you have about your cameo and i will try my very stinking best to answer them!
tomorrow is registration marks…using your cameo with your printer and using all those fun colors and patterns!!!!