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How To Print & Cut Planner Stickers Using Silhouette

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Paper & Glam Family, 

Today I'm excited to reveal the future of The Glam Shop!

Since August we've been working on a way to blend the flexibility and sustainability of printable planner stickers with the simplicity and ease of pre-cut and printed stickers. After months of testing and research, it's time to debut our solution!

Let's walk-through how to get machine cut planner stickers without taking the time to build a cut file.

When you purchase planner stickers from The Glam Shop, you'll receive a folder containing three types of files. 

Paper & Glam - Glam Shop Silhouette Tutorial

.pdf - The PDF is for printing and cutting your planner stickers traditionally. This is the method I've been using since I started making my own planner stickers a year ago. Before this solution, I felt taking the time to build a cut file for my silhouette was too time consuming when the end result of machine cut and hand cut stickers is the same. Printing and hand cutting planner stickers is viable, simple option. Get some sticker paper (Not sure which sticker paper is best for you? This video walks through all the options.), a rotary paper trimmer, and a pair of precision cut scissors and you're ready to go! I'm often asked if this is easy, and it couldn't be easier!

The next two files are for machine cutting your stickers on a Silhouette (no plug-ins or frills needed) or a similar die cutting machine (i.e. Cricut):

.png - This is the sticker image file you'll use to create your stickers.

.dxf - This is the "cut file" which will tell your die cutting machine where the cut. 

In this example, using the Glam January sticker set, there are three of each file, one for each sheet of stickers included. If you're hand-cutting your stickers, print the PDF and you're off!

The following steps are for machine cutting your stickers! 

Step 1: Open Silhouette Studio and ensure your print settings (File --> Print Page Settings) are set to US Letter and a Landscape (horizontal) orientation.

Paper & Glam - Silhouette Tutorial Step 2

Step 2: Ensure your Design Page Settings match with Letter and Landscape selected.

Paper & Glam - Silhouette Tutorial Step 3

Step 3: Open the .png file (File--> Open) for the planner stickers you'd like to cut and ensure the scale is set to 100% and the dimensions are 11Wx8.5H.

Paper & Glam - Silhouette Tutorial Step 3

Step 4: Open the Align window and click "Center to Page." It's typically already centered but it's always best to double-check. Also, never drag the files around Studio, we need them to fit together perfect to get an exact cut, so let the application do the work.

Paper & Glam - Silhouette Tutorial Step 4

Step 5: Drag your matching .dxf file on top of your .png. If you File --> Open it will open in a new .studio file and we want it on top of the one we're working on. It will look messy at first, but we'll repeat steps 3 and 4 to get the .dxf scaled and aligned on the .png. 

Paper & Glam - Silhouette Tutorial Step 5

Step 6: Ensure the .dxf is selected then scale to 100% with 11Wx8.5H dimensions. You'll see the cut lines grow!

Paper & Glam - Silhouette Tutorial Step 6

Step 7: Ensure the .dxf is selected then in the Align window click "Center to Page." Now you've got perfect cut lines created from the actual sticker file itself in just a few clicks! Are you blown away?! 

Paper & Glam - Silhouette Tutorial Step 7

Step 8: Now its time to set our registration marks. On the Registration Marks window, choose Style Type 1 and set the Length to .197 (as low as it goes), Thickness to .025, and the Insets to .394 (as low as it goes).

Paper & Glam - Silhouette Tutorial Step 8

Step 9: Print your stickers! File --> Print. Your stickers will print with the designs and registration marks so the Silhouette knows exactly where to cut. 

Step 10: Time to cut your stickers! On the Cut Settings window, ensure your cut settings match mine (all defaults) and click "Send to Silhouette!" See the red lines, those are your cut lines ready to go!

Paper & Glam - Silhouette Tutorial Step 9

And voila! You've got print and cut stickers ready for your planner! For a video walk-thru of this process, click play!

This looks like sticker peace, amen?!

Looking forward to a dynamic year of planning with you,


Kaitlyn Krna

This post came at the perfect time, thank you Lisamarie! I have a Sillouette wrapped up under my tree and now I'm even more excited for Christmas morning!


Hi Lisa I can't wait to try this. I have several stickers from your shop and was wondering if I could do this with those as well?


Lisa, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DOING THIS VIDEO!!!! I can't wait to buy your January sticker kit and try this out. So my next question is that I clicked on your Silhouette link and found on Amazon the machine that you use. Are there any other accessories that I need for sticker cutting? Thanks again!! Merry Christmas!!! Robyn

Paper and Glam

Hi Robyn! I AM SO HAPPY YOU LOVE THIS SOLUTION! Nope, no frills or accessories needed, just snag the basic machine and you're off! Merry Christmas and thank you for all the support this year, can't wait for this next chapter!

Paper and Glam

Hi Stephanie! Short answer is yes, very soon. Did you have an opportunity to watch the video? At the end I shared we're going through and retrofitting all of the stickers in the shop and how that process is working to get everyone cut files for their previously purchased stickers.

Paper and Glam

Hi Kaitlyn!

I'm so so glad, we've been working around the clock to get this functionality ready to roll out in time for Christmas because I had a feeling that might be the case for a lot of planners. It's a beautiful thing to hear a plan came to fruition.

Merry Christmas and thank you for all the support this year,


What is the best printer to use for printing stickers? I have a laser printer that doesn't like sticker paper, and inkjet isn't water resistant (although I know you wouldn't be getting your planner wet, lol) but was just curious. Thanks so much!

Paper and Glam

Hi Heidi! In this video, I walk through the best printer and paper combos to meet all your needs.
Thanks so much for hanging out with me!


Hi Lisa, great tutorial. I have a Cricut will it be the same process? How can I creat my own cut file? Thank you


I'm having trouble getting the size right on the stickers to print and cut. There is a message saying to large ? Any suggestions??

Paper and Glam

Hi Daisy, thank you so much!

Though I don't know the Cricut process, an amazing member of the P&G community created this tutorial for the Cricut:

She's also answering question in the P&G Planning Facebook group if you want to stop by and see if she can help:

Hope these resources get you up and running!

ashlee douglas

what type of printer do you use?

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