a ‘tiny’ tip for silhouette cutting

I just made the itty bittiest of cuts using a handwritten cut file from the Happy Stuff kit and thought I’d share a couple tips for cutting the tiny things on your Silhouette.


1.  Add a slight Offset to thicken up the itty bitty parts.
2.  Change your blade depth to one set higher than what you use normally on cardstcok.
       (I set mine to 5, when usually it’s 4.)
3.  Double cut the image.

I did my usual cardstock settings and it was a little more awkward to try and remove. I did all three options listed above and it worked like a charm.

The tallest letter, the ‘h’, is only 3/4″ tall.

Gotta love the Silhouette baby!

[ Need help using Offset to thicken letters? Check out this tutorial HERE. ]

2017-10-17T15:32:20+00:00April 25th, 2014|silhouette, tips and tricks|8 Comments


  1. Lizzy Hill April 25, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Thank you! All help gratefully received & listened to regarding the Silly machine!!! Tips noted & hoping they work as well for me as they did here for you:):)

  2. Luba Andrews April 26, 2014 at 6:49 am

    Can you tell us how to “add a slight offset?” not sure if I understand that….. ;)

    • Kerri April 26, 2014 at 7:24 am

      I have a little tutorial on how to do that HERE.

  3. Kirsten April 26, 2014 at 10:47 am

    By “higher” do you mean deeper or shallower? Is 5 your usual setting or the adjusted setting? (Adjusted=you usually cut at 4?) Thanks for understanding my babbling!

    • Kerri April 26, 2014 at 10:55 am

      Yup, I usually cut at a 4, so I upped it to 5. :)

  4. yolande k April 26, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Merci pour ce tuto, tr-s utile ! Ta découpe est superbe !

  5. Lindy April 26, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Thank you for these tips, Kerri! I’m always trying to cut tiny things and it’s a challenge. Slowing the speed down can help, too.

  6. Dianne Judalet September 24, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Interested in your classes

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