We decided we wanted to get a bookmark with recalculate on it. I volunteered to make them at the techshop.
I had shared with the ladies how I had overcome my intimidation of the machines and used the laser cutter. I often repeated to myself while taking the class and using the machine "I have the mind of Christ." "I have a spirit of a sound mind" So I know they will treasure this simple project.
Learn about the techshop at www.techshop.com
I made the template in Corel Draw and asked for help to put it in a file that the Vinyl Cutter could read.
Then I printed out several copies of Recalculate. I weeded them then put the release paper over top of the word.
I started in corel draw and made a shape around the letters to the word "Recalculate" I did this by taking simple shapes and welding them together. I did this right over the word I had made to get the exact shape I wanted.
I asked for help in what to set the machine at for cutting cardstock. I then pushed print and nothing happened. I again asked for help and found I didn't put my drawing in hairline. Once I did that I cut the paper with no problem.
Paper and stickers I know quite well so that was the easy part. I didn't need to ask for any help then.
I'm happy with the result and can't wait to share the bookmarks.