I’m so excited to share some tips on how to print your own post-its, using Silhouette Studio as well as the VB Digitals. (This tutorial will require some basic knowledge of how to work around Silhouette Studio. It would be very difficult to write a blog post explaining the ins and outs of the program, but there are MANY videos on YouTube that you can use.)
Things you will need:
Silhouette Program (this is free and you do not need to own a Silhouette to download the program) White Post-It notes VB Digitals of your choice Plain printer paper Color printer (Top loading works best)
Step One:Use Silhouette Studio to draw six 3x3 size boxes. We will be using these as a template for where we will be putting the post-its when we print. I lined up three per column, for a total of six possible post it designs. Print this template out! We will need it for attaching our post-its after adding our designs.
Step Two:Open your VB Digitals and choose the digitals that you would want on your post-its. As a tip, I chose some of the simpler and smaller elements, as I knew that I would be utilizing the post-its for my page flags and jotting down other notes. Once you have selected the elements you want, drag them into Silhouette.
Step Three:Create a new layer. You’ll want to do this because you want to make sure that the outline of the squares do not print onto your post its. Additionally, this ensures that all the items will be correctly sized. Play around with the elements and design a couple different looks that you’d like to print out. See some of my examples below.
Step Four:You’re ready to print! Before printing your designs, go to the layers tab and turn off the first layer with the boxes (close the eye icon). Take your printed paper from step one and stick your post-its, carefully, in the boxes. This step is important because if you don’t stick them carefully, it will not print correctly. After adhering the sticky notes, place the paper, with the post-its attached, into the printer and then hit the print button on silhouette!
Step Five:Repeat the printing process as many times as you need to, and then you are ready to use them in your planner!
I hope you enjoyed this super simple tutorial. Can’t wait to see what you all make!