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Washi Cut With Silhouette Cameo


I’ve been wanting to try cutting my washi tapes with my Silhouette Cameo for a while but I was afraid it would tear but after I’ve received some reassurance from the wonderful community at Studio Calico that it works, I jumped right in.

I picked out some of my favorite washi tapes from my huge collection and taped them across onto a A4 size white non-textured cardstock. The washi tapes were placed in an alternate manner, giving it a little variety of colors and designs.


Then, I opened up my Silhouette Studio, picked out a Hearts design by Karla Dudley that I bought from Silhouette online store.

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This is the setting that I used to cut the hearts.

Custom Media – Textured Cardstock (Heavy 80 lb)

Speed – 5

Thickness – Default setting at 33

Blade – size 4 (I just changed to a new one few days ago)

Screen Shot 2014-03-01 at 12.05.33 PMAnd I’m all ready to cut!


Here’s how it turned out.

I’m happy that it cuts into the washi and cardstock clean and sharp. As long as you’re not using card stocks that are too thick, it will cut right into the paper layered with washi tapes.


Oh, this is seriously very addictive.

I even tried out a more intricate design, with words this time and reduced the size of the word to around 2 3/4″ width x 1 3/4″ height and it cut out perfectly as well. Love how it turned out!


You know I’ve been using alphas on my Project Life title card most weeks, so I cut out the word Week on my woodgrain washi, just giving it a different look.

The Week font used is Brush Script Std.


It’s been a fruitful and productive experiment. Love it and will definitely try it again, very often I foresee. 🙂


I hope you’ve enjoyed my quick review on how I use Silhouette Cameo to cut up some washi.

Happy Saturday!

  • LindaMarch 1, 2014 - 5:30 pm

    Awesome. Yes I will be playing with that tonight and making sure I have that font.

  • GabiMarch 2, 2014 - 5:35 am

    This is lovely! I love love LOVE how the finished product turned out!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  • MsaulaMarch 3, 2014 - 12:10 am

    You are a genius! What a brilliant idea!

  • AllisonMarch 3, 2014 - 1:27 am

    So great! I’m not a big fan of gadgets, but so many great things to be done with the Cameo.

  • StefMarch 6, 2014 - 4:58 pm

    This is a great idea! thanks for sharing, I will have to try this.

  • les petits papiers de christelleMarch 9, 2014 - 3:31 am

    I love!!!

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