How to design custom stamps in Silhouette Mint Studio

How to design custom stamps in Silhouette Mint Studio

How to design custom stamps in Silhouette Mint Studio | KatieJarman.com

How to design custom stamps in Silhouette Mint Studio

I downloaded Mint Studio to play around with it, & kind of see what’s up with the program. I can’t wait until I get my machine. I’m seriously impressed! There’s so many cool features, it’s very user friendly & easy to navigate. It takes no time at all to make custom stamps.

I’m going to take you through all of the steps to design a custom stamp using Silhouette Mint Studio and your Silhouette Mint machine. We’re going to be using designs from the Silhouette Design Store, and typing out text & styling it with fonts already on your computer. This is so quick & easy you guys!

I’ve also included a more in-depth video at the bottom, with a tutorial on putting text on a wavy banner.

designing an easy square stamp

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– You probably have a ton of shapes already in your library, that you probably bought for a paper project, or a vinyl project. It’s so easy to repurpose these designs for a stamp! Take a peek through the designs you have purchased, and pick out any you think would work for your stamp. I’m using these laurel wreath designs that you can find in my Silhouette Design Store Portfolio.

katie jarman silhouette mint stamps_2- silhouette mint-Click on the ‘stamp settings’ icon in the top right of Mint Studio. It’ll pop over a sidebar. Choose 45×45 for the large square stamp.
– Take the laurel wreath design, and place it onto the white square on the design area. Scale the design to fit onto the square.

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– Click on the text icon on the left bar in Mint Studio. Type out your words, in this case I’m typing out some initials. Choose your preferred font, size, spacing etc. Scale the initials to fit inside of the wreath. Make final tweaks to your design.
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– Now we need to get the design ready to send to your Mint. Select both the wreath & the initials. Right click, and select ‘make compound path’. This will essentially make the wreath and the initials the same design.
– Down in the lower left hand corner of Mint Studio, click on the ‘fill’ icon. This is the circle in the middle, that’s filled in & doesn’t have a border. Then click on the black square to the right of that. I do this to see a preview of what my stamp will look like when inked. It’s looking good!
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– Now we need to send it to your Mint. In the top right corner, still in the grey area of the designing area, click on the far right leaf icon. This will automatically mirror your design, so you don’t have to think about that. Make sure your mint is connected, loaded, and let the machine do it’s thing!

Designing a rectangle address stamp

Let’s make an address stamp! It’s essentially the same process as making the initial stamp, but I still go through all of the steps for you.

katie jarman silhouette mint stamps_6- silhouette address stamp– Click on the ‘stamp settings’ icon in the top right of Mint Studio. It’ll pop over a sidebar. Choose 60×30 for the large rectangle stamp.

– Take the laurel leaves design, and place it onto the bottom of the white rectangle design area. You’ll need to ungroup & scale the design to fit onto the rectangle. Position them until they look good.

katie jarman silhouette mint stamps_7- silhouette mint stamp– Click on the text icon on the left bar in Mint Studio. Type out your names. I’m doing the first names on the first row, and the last name underneath. Choose your preferred font, size, spacing etc. Scale the names to fit inside of the rectangle, and resize the last name.

– Using the text tool, add in the address. I use a contrasting font & font size for this. Make the final adjustments to your design.
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– Select both everything for your stamp, laurels, names, & address. Right click, and select ‘make compound path’.
– Let’s get a preview of what the stamp will look like. Down in the lower left hand corner of Mint Studio, click on the ‘fill’ icon. This is the circle in the middle, that’s filled in & doesn’t have a border. Then click on the black square to the right of that.
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– Time to send it to Mint. In the top right corner, still in the grey area of the designing area, click on the far right leaf icon. This will automatically mirror your design, so you don’t have to think about that. Make sure your mint is connected, loaded, and let the machine do it’s thing!

Here’s the YouTube video!

For a comprehensive tutorial on working with your Mint Stamps- inking, stamping etc., check out my friend Dawn Nicole’s post over on ByDawnNicole.com.
Enjoy you guys!

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