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Silhouette UK: Converting a Print & Cut file for Minting!

Hi everyone. I wanted to bring you a project today using the Mint machine. I think this is a great little machine for creating handmade stamps that you can use over and over again. For today’s project, I show you how to easy it is converting a  print & cut file for Minting.

There are some lovely designs over in the Silhouette design store but not all may be Mint ready. So this technique is a quick and easy way to convert them into a Mint friendly file.  

Converting a Print & Cut file for Minting details:

Load the design in the Silhouette Studio software – not the Mint software. If you don’t have this, you can download the software for free on their website. 

Right-click on the design and select ‘Make compound path’.  Next, select the design and go File > Save Selection > Save to hard drive. 

Open up the Mint software and load up the Silhouette file into the programme. This will now appear as a Mint friendly file for stamping. Resize and position your stamp accordingly. 

You don’t need to worry about flipping your design as when you open the ‘Send to Mint’ panel it does it automatically. 

Once you have minted your stamp, ink it up in the colour of your choosing. When using multiple colours I ink it in one colour, allow to soak in and then wipe off excess before applying a different colour. This prevents colours from bleeding into one another if in close proximity.

The colour inks I used were Ash Pink and Ash Blue.  

Did you like this project? Why not pin it and save for later? It will be there for when you need it!

For full details on how I made this card, head over to the Silhouette UK blog HERE to find out more.


Feel free to leave me a comment below, I would love to hear what you think of the card!

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Till next time,

*this post was  produce as part of my design team work for Silhouette UK/Graphtec GB. I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Silhouette UK/Graphtec GB to use. However, I only create projects I am proud of and use the products that I love.  The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.


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