Monday, April 1, 2013

Silhouette Cameo Tutorial - Quatrefoil Shape

PINspiration Blog Hop

I am joining in on my friend Amy of Disney Livings PINspiration Blog Hop today.  I hope you will stop by and join in on the fun.

If you were here last week you saw the cute quatrefoil coasters I made with my Silhouette Cameo.  Today I wanted to bring you the tutorial for creating your own quatrefoil shape using the Silhouette software.

Quatrefoil Shape Tutorial

Step 1.  Click the Ellipse tool then click on your page and draw a circle while holding down the shift key.  The shift key allows you to draw a perfect circle.  The one I drew here is approximately 8".

Step 2.  Click the Rectangle tool the click near the top left side of your circle and draw a box while holding down the shift key.  This will allow you to draw a perfect square.  Your square should be a little smaller than your circle.  The one I drew is approximately 7.5".

Step 3.  Select both shapes.

Step 4. Weld them using the weld tool on the bottom of the screen, or by clicking Object/ Modify/ Weld.  Congratulations!  You have just created a Quatrefoil shape!

Step 5.  Now lets take it a step further and make a Quatrefoil Frame.  With your Quatrefoil shape selected click on the Offset Window (upper right hand side, next to the last set of options, middle box).  Next click Internal Offset, then click Corner.  Now set the amount of offset you want. Mine is set at .650, you can set it more narrow if you like but I was resizing my shape smaller for my coaster.  Click Apply.  Now you have a Quatrefoil Frame!!

Step 6.  SAVE YOUR FILE!! You don't want to loose your work.  Click File/ Save As and I named mine Quatrefoil Frame. If you like you can fill it with a color, I like to do this to be sure I like the shape and thickness of my frame, but this step is totally optional.

Step 7. Here I just added an"A" for Anderson to my frame for cutting. This is optional as well.

Once you have created a quatrefoil a few times try playing with it by using an oval and rectangle instead of a circle and square for  a great label.  

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial, be sure to check out the other great projects on the PINspiration Blog Hop!! And as always thanks for hosting Amy!!

Have a Magical Day!!
Donna Kay


  1. That's pretty cool. I wondered how you were making those cool designs! Thanks for joining up today!

    1. Thanks! I love the blog hop!! Thanks for hosting!


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