One of the most popular posts that I have ever done is a tutorial on how to make a 3D cardboard star out of a cereal box.
I have been asked so many times if I had a template for the cardboard 3D star. I thought that I had thrown my template away but as I was going through my pattern drawer, poof! There it was! I made it into a pdf and it is available for
download here. After I made it into a PDF, I printed it out to make sure that it was the right size and looked right. I traced it onto my cardboard box and cut it out. It worked great! We were good to go…or were we? I wanted to make more stars for an upcoming project but I wasn’t gung-ho about tracing and hand cutting them all out. What if I tried using my Silhouette Cameo to cut the cardboard instead? The wheels in my head were churning. Why not?
I cut off the front of the cereal box and stuck it to my silhouette mat. I adjusted the cut settings so that the blade was at a depth of 7 and the Double Cut box was checked. The cardboard stuck just fine to the mat and I now can cut out stars that are exactly the same size, something that is REALLY helpful when making 3D cardboard stars. Now off to make more stars!