PF, here's what works for me.
In Silhouette Studio,
- Design your cut. In this example, I used the Text tool to create some lettering.
- Create a rectangle that is slightly larger than the cutting area.
- Use the Fill Color window and fill the rectangle, e.g., with gray.
- Use the Cut Style window and make the rectangle No Cut.
- Right click on the rectangle and Send to Back.
- Send your design to the printer and print it on a sheet of copy paper. This will be your carrier sheet.
In the physical world,
- Cut a piece of self-adhesive trim, paper backing and all, the size of the rectangle.
- Use a glue stick to glue the backing side of the trim to the carrier sheet. The trim should cover the printed rectangle.
Back in Silhouette Studio,
- Load the carrier sheet into the Silhouette and Send to Silhouette.
- Simple designs you can probably just remove the self-adhesive trim from its backing and place directly on the final surface.
- For larger designs, you may wish to put a drop or two of soap into a dish of water, and dip the trim in this solution before placing the trim on the final surface. This allows you to reposition the trim.
- For lettering, use a piece of masking tape as a transfer. Cut a piece longer than the design, lay it over the trim, carefully peel the trim off its backing -- the front of the trim will stick to the tape, position the tape (and trim) over the final surface and press firmly, and finally peel the tape off the trim -- the back of the trim will stick to the final surface.
I hope the pictures help.