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Baseball Team Tattoos

Show some team spirit with baseball team temporary tattoos! Make customized baseball temporary tattoos for the entire team using Silhouette temporary tattoo paper. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Temporary Tattoo Paper – Clear Printer Design ID#60502 Design ID#217896 Design ID#78729 Design ID#16980 Design ID#208970 Design ID#214885 Step One: Prepare the Design Open each design in Silhouette Studio®. Set up the page by changing the size of the paper to 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Since we will be doing a Print & Cut, you’ll need to turn on the registration marks…

3D Printed Zen Garden

Have you thought of some clever uses for the Silhouette Alta® 3D printer? I’ve created a tiny little Zen garden that I want to share with you today. This can be customized in many ways, but here’s how I created mine. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Alta® Silhouette 3D™ software Silhouette Studio® software PLA filament – white Sand Pebbles and tiny shells Design ID#268232 Step One: Set Up Your Alta In case you haven’t already done so, load your filament (instructions here). If necessary, calibrate your machine (instructions here). The flat base we’ll create that fills most of the print bed will…

Summer Window Clings

We’re nearing the end of summer, and that’s a little sad to us. Thankfully, we can use things like Silhouette’s window cling material and fun, colorful designs to keep a little bit of summer in our lives all year round. Keep reading to see how you can make your very own summer window clings! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Window Cling – Clear and Window Cling – White Printer Design ID #271645, Design ID #190648, Design ID #269672, Design ID #269674, Design ID #269675, Design ID #75824, Design ID #136865, Design ID #177136, Design ID #177148, Design ID #177160, Design ID #195076, Design ID…

Tiling Feature (Business Edition)

Silhouette Studio® Business Edition provides an automated Tiling feature, which is available only in the Business Edition’s Media Layout mode. The tiling feature gives you a method by which a larger job can be cut into a series of smaller tiles. Those tiles can then be assembled after the cutting process is complete to create the finished large-scale design. For this example, we’ll use the Tiling feature to automatically segment a design that’s about a 23-inch-by-23-inch square into a series of smaller jobs that can be cut out and then assembled to achieve a final project. Open the Media Layout Setup panel, which…

Metal-etched Key Chain

One of the very cool features of the Silhouette Curio™ is the ability to etch designs onto metal surfaces. We’re going to walk you through the etching process and show you how we made this custom metal key chain. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Curio Platforms Silhouette Curio Embossing Mat Silhouette Stippling & Etching tool Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Blank metal key chain Cardstock Tape Design ID#243631 Design ID #45890 Step One: Preparing the Design 1. Open Silhouette Studio®. In the Page Setup panel, change the mat size to the Curio Embossing Mat, which is 8.5 inches by 6…

Megan Hardy Designs: Silhouette Spotlight

Have you heard about Megan Hardy? She’s one of Silhouette’s design artists! Originally, she’s from the Midwest, specifically Chicago and Wisconsin, but she currently lives in Texas. Megan has been working with Silhouette since 2012 and has over 3,500 designs in the Design Store. Let’s get to know a little bit more about her. Megan got her start working for a nonprofit. “Nonprofit is another way of saying we didn’t always have a budget for t-shirts, event programs, posters, flyers and other stuff we needed. I knew layout and design, so from there I took several classes and learned how…

Mug with Oracal Decal

As you might know, Silhouette has a partnership with ORAFOL to offer 12 colors of Oracal 651 vinyl and Oratape, or transfer tape. Today we will use the Oracal vinyl to decorate a mug using a layering method. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Oracal 651 for Silhouette Oratape – transfer tape Design ID#271644 Step One: Preparing the Design 1. Download the “Can’t Touch This” design (Design ID #271644) from the Silhouette Design Store. Open it in Silhouette Studio® by locating it in your Library. Resize it so that it fits your mug. 2. Our…

Create a beautiful Wedding Keepsake Shadow Box with this beginner DIY project. Click here to see more.

Wedding Keepsake Shadow Box

I have been saving a corsage from our wedding for 3 years, and I finally got around to making a wedding shadow box, just in time for our anniversary. My wedding bouquet wasn’t something I wanted to keep, and the fluffy white flowers didn’t look that pretty all dried up, but I saved this corsage from one of our mothers. Honestly, I am not sure who it belonged to, but I am happy to have it. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Colored Cardstock Corsage (or other wedding memorabilia) Photo Shadow Box…

Silhouette Studio® 4.1 Software Update

Silhouette Studio® version 4.1.468 is packed full of amazing new updates and is now available to download! For a full list of updates that have gone into our latest release version of Silhouette Studio®, click here! But in the meantime, let us jump into my list of 5 reasons why you should be updating your software right now! Bluetooth Updates One thing we have been working on has been the Bluetooth feature. We wanted to make it even easier for you to connect and send jobs to your devices. The main point of interest is that you no longer need to go through the “Add…

Silhouette Story: Meryl Lee of Inspired Findings

When Meryl Lee created her first sign, she just wanted a reminder to “Be Still.” From there, her journey to create a successful and beautiful sign business began. “Words were always super meaningful to me. And some just resonate with me. I just love making something meaningful.” Creating beautiful things has always been a desire and passion for Meryl. Her mom let her graffiti her bedroom walls as a teenager and she used Mod Podge to decorate her own furniture. After she had her first child, she started making signs to decorate her house. From there, she started receiving commissions to…

Crafty Shirt Design

If you are DIY obsessed like I am, this crafty shirt design is made just for you! Remember the song—If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands! It’s a play on words, and I bet the song is stuck in your head now. LOL! This shirt is a perfect gift and a total conversation starter! I wear mine and people always comment on it! Here are simple instructions on how you can make one for yourself! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Heat Transfer – Metallic Gold Silhouette…

Stained Glass Coloring Bookmarks

These stained glass patterned bookmarks are a fun coloring project for kids and adults alike. Quickly and easily create the designs using Silhouette’s sketch feature and color to your heart’s content with colored pencils, crayons, and more! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Sketch Pen – Black Cardstock – White Colored Pencils, Crayons, etc. 1/4-inch Ribbon (optional) Design ID#101574 Step One: Make the Bookmark Base Use the Draw a Rectangle tool to make a 2-inch wide by 6-inch tall rectangle. Use the Draw an Ellipse tool to make…