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Cutout Birthday Name

anne gutzmer

Project by

anne gutzmer

General Information

A Pattern includes a cutout of a name – hearts included to tie fragile letter parts such as the dots of i’s.
Tabs are added to outside edges.
Steps – type name in Easel
Use Offsetter App to make the background – full depth cut
slide under your original and set original to 0

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Baltic Birch Plywood

Baltic Birch Plywood

8" × 12" × 1/4" Baltic Birch Plywood


Choose Font - Type Name

1 minute

This is a simple pattern.
You type in a name
Duplicate the name
Set the original to zero.


make the cutout background

1 minute

Take the duplicate and use the offsetter app to make an offset


combine the offset

1 minute

combine the offset and set it to full depth


slide the offset in place

1 minute

slide the offset behind the original
and “select all”
the center horizontal and vertical.


add support tabs

1 minute

add support tabs to the outside edge.

Since you will be completely carving away around the letters,
add little support tabs to hold the work until complete.
I used rectangles 1/4 × 1/4 inch set to .001 depth cut.