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Yesterday, I led you through a tutorial to create custom photo jewelry with Silhouette Studio and sublimation. Today, we are going to tackle odd shaped sublimation blanks – like a shaped pet tag – using templates provided by Unisub. Why do we need a tutorial? Unfortunately for Silhouette Studio users, Unisub provides templates in formats that Silhouette Studio doesn’t open. No worries though, through tracing you can still use them.
How to Use Unisub Templates for Sublimation in Silhouette Studio
- Visit unisub.com and enter the SKU of your sublimation blank into the search bar at the top of the website. In this case, I’m using 5771 – a bone shaped pet tag. (Want to buy pet tags for sublimation? Click here.)
- After locating your shape, click the “View Templates & Product Shots” button.
- Click the template to download it.
- Once unzipped, open the .JPG version in Silhouette Studio.
- From the ‘Trace’ panel, trace the template (‘Panels’, then ‘Trace).
- Now, you’ll resize the template according to the sizing listed on unisub.com. Go to the ‘Transform’ panel, then click on the ‘Scale’ tab. For the bone shaped pet tag, it’s 1.5″ by 1″. I made my template slightly larger in case I made an error lining it up.
- Now, you can create your design, print, and press! A step by step tutorial was featured in yesterday’s post.
Did you know: Unisub offers templates for every product they manufacture and they are free on their website.
Here’s a peek at my dog’s new tag:
You can pick up pet tags for sublimation here.
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Since 2015, Christine Schinagl has been helping crafters start and run craft businesses through her blog, Cutting for Business. As a Silhouette and Cricut crafter herself, she has a unique take on what works and what doesn’t work in the craft business world. She also teaches a course on creating digital SVG designs, available at How to Design SVGs.