Easy-to-customize skins

Customizing your Silhouette projects has never been easier

The customizable skins are closed areas with the exact shape of each side of the mold, where you can apply different colors or digital papers.

Using the Edit Pattern Panel you can make adjustments to the size of your pattern, mirror it or change the orientation as you need.

What are they?

The customizable skins are areas to apply digital papers, patterns and colors.

What’s inside the file?

You’ll find inside the file:

  • Cutting File
  • Customizable skins without bleed
  • Customizable skins with bleeds

As in the image below:

 

 

What’s the difference between customizable skins with and without bleed?

  • Customizable skins without bleed

 

They have the exact same size of the cutting area and they are very useful to create frames, shapes or details on each side of your box. There is no space for artwork outside the cut line:

 

 

  • Customizable skins with bleed

 


They are a little bigger than the cutting area, so the fill runs beyond the cutting lines, creating a safety margin. With the bleed area added, you’ll avoid any misalignment and white borders while cutting your projects.

 

 

How to apply digital papers?

At first, make sure the customizable skins are ungrouped. To find the ungroup tool you must select your project, click with the right button and click on ungroup, or click on  ungroup on the sidebar.

 

As Cricut already has a native bleed feature, it is recommended to use Skins without bleed to create your personalization.
To make it easier, hide all objects that you will not use.

 

Then, ungroup the skins again

 

Change the operation to Print then Cut

 

Choose and select which faces to apply a pattern

 

On Print type change color to Patter 

 

Choose the pattern that you want to apply

Can I use any pattern?

You can use any image saved on your computer in .jpg and .png, as long as you have uploaded it to your Design Space pattern library.

How do I resize an applied digital paper?

When we import a digital paper to Design Space, it becomes a Fill Pattern. To edit it, you must follow some simple steps:

  • Select the face with the digital paper you want to adjust the size
  • Open Edit Pattern Panel
  • Edit the pattern as you need

 

You can do some adjustments like scale, angle, and mirror.

Customizable Skin with or without bleed? Which one should I use?

Our files are made to be versatile, regardless of the cutting machine you use.
Since the Design Space has a native feature to create bleeding, we recommend you using the Skins Without Bleeding if you want to customize your project directly on Design Space

 

 

How can I make ornaments?

You can easily add ornaments to your personalization using the pen operation:

  • Make a 2mm offset on the faces you want to add ornaments to.
  • Change the operation to Pen and choose the desired color and thickness

 

How do I prepare my project for printing and cutting?

After you finish your customization, prepare your project following the steps below:

  • Group the ornaments (if you have any) and then hide the group.
  • Weld the faces with the same pattern and that are side by side
  • Drag the ornament layer to the top
  • Select all customization and flatten
  • Select the personalization, the cutting lines and then center both
  • Select only the cut layer of the box border and hide it, leaving only the score lines visible
  • Select all and attach
  • If necessary, resize the attached set to fit the printable area. Remember to keep the proportions locked in order not to distort the project.
  • Click on “Make it” button to print and cut your project.

 

Your project set up is done. Adjust the cutting options as you need and now you’re ready to cut it.