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Tutorial: How to Make Vines Vinyl Monograms Using the Silhouette CAMEO

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A few months ago, I showed you how to make round vinyl monograms on the Silhouette CAMEO using a “hack,” and today I’m back with a very similar tutorial that will help you make the traditional interlocking “vines” monograms using the same technique (plus some updated tips on how to cut them successfully).  The best part is the only thing you’ll need is an iPhone app that costs $1.99, instead of the $20 you’d spend to purchase the Vines font.

There are tons of great monogram apps out there and I’m sure you could use this technique with many of them; however, the one that I have on my iPhone is {here} and this is what their screen image looks like:



Monogram app for iPhone by Yellow Lab

They have a free version, but you’ll need the $1.99 version to have access to the round monograms and the vines monograms in this tutorial.  I’m not sure if they have an Android version–sorry.

First step is to open your app and create your monogram.  I’ve found that using a solid black background and white text works best.  There are three (currently) Vines-style font choices; you’ll want the one that is the most solid (as of today it’s on the left, next to the round monogram option).  The round frame that I almost always use is just above the arrow in the photo below:

How to create a "vines" vinyl monogram | 11 Magnolia Lane
A few commenters on my previous post said that their round monograms turned out with the letters thinner than mine; after playing around with things a bit I believe that’s because they didn’t use the exact round frame that I used (there are several).

Once you’ve created and saved your monogram,  load it onto your computer.  I usually just email it to myself.  Then, open Silhouette Studio and import the photo:

How to create a "vines" vinyl monogram | 11 Magnolia Lane

The image will then be stored in your library in the “My Own Designs” section.  Double click on it to add it to a new design.  Drag a corner to make the image larger:

How to create a "vines" vinyl monogram | 11 Magnolia Lane

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