Tutorial - using my handwriting with the cameo (ipad app)

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Posted 9/4/2012 by iluvfrogs in General Scrappin'
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PeaNut 266,671
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Posted: 9/4/2012 8:47:40 AM
I posted a tutorial on my blog. I used an iPad app to create the title using my own handwriting and then I cute the file with my cameo.

You can see the tutorial here: My Blog

You can see the whole page in the gallery here: First Day of School 2012

This is what the title looks like:



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Posted: 9/4/2012 9:17:13 AM
Great tutorial (I posted a thanks on your blog, too). I can't wait to give it a try.

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Posted: 9/4/2012 9:34:50 AM
Delightful layout, and great tutorial. I don't have the Cameo, but I would be able to adapt it to my Gazelle.

Now I need to get that app!

Thanks for posting the tutorial!

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Posted: 9/4/2012 9:37:12 AM
You are very welcome glad you found it useful.


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Posted: 9/4/2012 11:25:52 AM
This is amazing and opens up so many possibilities for me!!! Thx!!

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Posted: 9/4/2012 11:29:11 AM
Incredible! TFS! Love the idea and the layout!
I need to work on the basics with my cameo before I get all fancy fancy


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Posted: 9/4/2012 11:35:35 AM
Way cool!!! TTS and I sent your blog link to my two scrapping buddies who will be equally excited! Thanks!

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Posted: 9/4/2012 1:03:05 PM
Very cool!

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Posted: 9/4/2012 1:04:22 PM
Amazing!! I'm going to give it a try with my eClips!

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Posted: 9/4/2012 4:07:09 PM
How cool is that? I'm bookmarking this to try later Thanks for sharing!


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Posted: 9/4/2012 6:06:58 PM
This is so awesome! Thank you for sharing!!!
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Posted: 9/4/2012 6:16:48 PM
I'm just thinking about a Cameo so I'm saving this tutorial! Great job.



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Posted: 9/4/2012 10:25:27 PM
Thats awesome! But you have pretty handwriting mine not so much!

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Posted: 9/4/2012 11:27:53 PM
thank u so much for sharing...hopefully the app is also available for android, if so, can't wait to give it a try!

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Posted: 9/4/2012 11:36:27 PM
I just posted a link to your thread on my Facebook page. This really rocks and your work is AWESOME!

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Posted: 9/4/2012 11:40:41 PM
That is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing!!!


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Posted: 9/5/2012 6:02:47 AM
Thanks for sharing and I have to say that almost all of my "scrappin'" apps (not to mention my keyboard ) are recommendations from you ..


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Posted: 9/5/2012 6:27:56 AM
Truly an amazing trick and a fabulous layout! TFS!


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Posted: 9/5/2012 7:06:40 AM
that is just so cool! I've bookmarked your tutorial to try it for myself. Thanks for sharing this.

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Posted: 9/5/2012 7:30:51 AM
Awesome!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!! I can't wait to try it out.

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Posted: 9/5/2012 7:59:55 AM
You all are very welcome glad you found it useful!

Thanks for the compliments about my page.

@Nanna2five - it may look like I got nice handwriting but I am so inconsistent, lol. I think I re-wrote it 6 times.

@CheriVall - glad I could inspire...eh enable! lol Dayna has been my own personal pimp when it came to my iPad and the post about all the apps for a business. lol


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Posted: 9/5/2012 10:02:19 AM
This is AMAZING!

Truly one of the best and most useful tricks I've ever learned here. Last night I sat on my sofa and made up all kinds of things to cut, thank you! I love the idea of my own font on my layouts, awesome!

Love your blog, too...now I'm following!

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Posted: 9/5/2012 11:29:38 AM
Thanks so much for sharing this! I downloaded the ap and emailed my handwriting to myself and plan to try it out on my Cameo. Really, thanks for sharing....I'm sure a lot of people will be using this! This would be great for those of you who have small children just learning to write. Have them write their name and cut it out and put it on a layout. Or even cut it in vinyl and use on anything - the possibilities are endless.


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Posted: 9/5/2012 12:14:46 PM
Thanks so much for sharing this -- it's AWESOME!


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Posted: 9/5/2012 1:04:25 PM
Oh no, now I must buy a stylus and get myself that iPad app, lol, thank you very much OP!

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Posted: 9/5/2012 4:34:19 PM
Love this. I KNEW there was a reason that I needed an IPAD. I keep telling my DH that I need one.

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Posted: 9/5/2012 11:18:42 PM
This is a great idea! I have been a big skitch fan on my Mac and didn't even realize they had an app.
I think there is an easier way to do this for DE owners, though. The free app "neu.draw" let's you export in svg format. No tracing required.


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Posted: 1/3/2013 12:31:20 PM
My app doesn't look anything like the tutorial on the OP's blog. I think it's because I have a newer version of the app. Is there another app that is still as user friendly as the OP posted?

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Posted: 1/3/2013 2:13:30 PM
Thanks for sharing this!

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Posted: 1/3/2013 2:16:09 PM
love love love.. now i just need a cameo!



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Posted: 1/3/2013 5:10:23 PM
I wish i had your pretty handwriting!

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Posted: 1/3/2013 7:05:48 PM
I am loving this!!! Can't wait to try it!!!

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Posted: 1/3/2013 7:56:32 PM
I am definitely bookmarking this for later. Thanks so much for sharing.


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Posted: 1/3/2013 8:02:19 PM
You have great handwriting.

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Posted: 1/3/2013 8:33:31 PM
Very cool!! Thanks for sharing!!


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Posted: 1/3/2013 9:12:11 PM
You all are very welcome. I struggle to "like" my handwriting, lol.



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Posted: 1/3/2013 9:16:36 PM
This is amazing!! Thank you!!!


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Posted: 1/3/2013 9:41:21 PM
Thank you so much for posting/writing this tutorial. Just today I was looking into ways to digitize my handwriting! Too cool!

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Posted: 1/3/2013 9:43:28 PM
This works with IPhone!
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Posted: 1/3/2013 11:46:23 PM
Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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Posted: 1/4/2013 4:57:30 AM
This also works with sketchbook pro for us android users! Its such a great way to design on the move!


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Posted: 1/4/2013 9:53:23 AM
You have gorgeous handwriting! Loved the tutorial.

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Posted: 1/4/2013 10:14:09 AM
Man. Now I want a Cameo.

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Posted: 1/4/2013 10:39:28 AM
I am SOOOO glad to see this! I bought a Cameo (though it is still in the box!) and this makes me excited to pull it out and give it a go.

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Posted: 1/4/2013 8:32:16 PM
I just downloaded the app on my Galaxy S III.. It's an android app too.!! I can't wait to try this..


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Posted: 1/4/2013 11:50:14 PM
This is a wonderful tip. I got an iPad for Christmas. Now, I am saving up for a Cameo. Can't wait to try this.

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Posted: 1/5/2013 1:45:20 AM
Been trying to find a way to use my handwriting to make silhouette cuts, thanks for an easy tutorial!

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Posted: 1/5/2013 11:47:05 AM
Love this. Thanks for sharing! I ordered a stylus for my iPad.


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Posted: 1/5/2013 11:34:38 PM
I just downloaded your app recommendation, Skitch, to my Android tablet, and I'm going to try this. Thanks for the great tutorial!

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Posted: 1/6/2013 9:46:26 AM
Awesome,thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try it

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