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Chalkboard Cardstock Photo Props

Today we are going to share with you how to create photo props using items from the Silhouette Chalkboard Starter Kit, such as chalkboard cardstock, chalk, a pen holder, a chalk sharpener, and a chalk eraser. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio®  Silhouette Chalkboard Starter Kit Wood sticks Design ID #24865 Design ID #122243 Design ID #72251 Design ID #72252 Step One: Preparing Design 1. Open Design ID #24865 in Silhouette Studio® by locating it in your library. Ungroup the design and release compound path (to do so, select shape, right-click, and select…

Summer Little Firecracker T-shirt

The season of summer parties and social gatherings is upon us, and I wanted to make sure my littles are dressed in style. So we decided on this Little Firecracker design from the Design Store! When I saw this design, I instantly knew I needed to make it for my daughter! Instead of a traditional T-Shirt iron on, I opted for an adorable tank top with a bow detail! I just love how easy it is to custom make clothes for any occasion, and this is perfect for the summer and the 4th of July! If you are new to…

Custom Debossed Planner

In this blog post, we will be learning how to create a beautiful copper accent for your planner or journal with this fun copper embossable foil! The best part of this project is it features this darling summer flower design! Supplies Needed: Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Embossable Foil Stippling & Etching Tool Curio Base Kit  Planner or journal Design ID #267813 Design ID #72320 Step 1: Measure Your Planner or Journal First measure your planner and decide on a good size for your custom foil. The embossable foil sheets are 5 in. x 7 in., so the design would need to fit…

Wooden Nursery Sign Tutorial

Creating a nursery is no easy task, but when I set out on this adventure, I just knew that I wanted some personal, handmade pieces in there to represent the love that I have for our twin boys! We spend a lot of time at national parks and doing other outdoor activities and I thought the bathroom signs would fit into the space quite well, especially over their changing table (my husband actually liked the idea of these hanging just outside of their door to the nursery, which I thought was a great idea as well.) This project is very…

Stars & Sips Party Décor Inspiration

I always like to have a theme for my parties and events, and Independence Day is no different! This year I came up with the idea of “stars & sips” and I am going to offer an array of beverages and DIY stations. And what 4th of July party is complete without some patriotic stars to represent the 50 states! Here are a few ideas on how to use this design: Use it on a platter and display hors d’oeuvre Place the Stars & Sips Design on a Pitcher of your favorite beverage Provide the cups with the design as…

How To Create Sketch Pen Fills

Have you ever created a design with text where you wanted to use your sketch pens and have the font filled in? Kelly here to show you a few tricks to fill in those fonts! Supplies Needed: Sketch pens or an adjustable pen holder Silhouette CAMEO®, Portrait®, or Curio™ Paper Frame As you probably know, simply typing regular text in Silhouette Studio® creates unfilled text. If you sketch the design with sketch pens after creating your text, you’ll just get the outline with no fill. You do have sketch font options in the Design Store. If you choose a sketch…

Father’s Day Card and Gift Tag

Today we want to call your attention to the Project Wizard Tool, which helps making your projects faster and easier. Let’s take a closer look at this tool by making a Father’s Day card and gift tag. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ (with a big base) Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Cardstock – white and dark blue Silhouette Printable Adhesive Cardstock Silhouette Corrugated Paper Printer Design ID#268259 Design ID #22276 Step One: Preparing the Card Design 1. Open Silhouette Studio® and go to the menu panel on the upper left corner of the screen. Click File…

Geometric Ribbon Spools

I love a good little DIY! These geometric spools are a relatively simple project. The end product will be pretty and handy for all those left over bits of string, thread, ribbon, and twine. I somehow accumulate a bunch of these, and not only will they keep me organized but they are oh so cute! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Chipboard Cardstock Glue Step One: Create the Spool Create a new document in Silhouette Studio® and use your shape tool to create your spool components. I used the polygon for the top and…

Nic Squirrell: Silhouette Spotlight

We are very excited to tell you a little bit more about Silhouette artist Nic Squirrell. Nic is from a small village in the southeast of England and has been a featured artist in our Design Store since June 2014. Before Nic started designing professionally, her career was in a completely different field. “I trained and worked as an optician before returning to college to study art. I am now a full-time artist and illustrator.” Nic loves to draw. Many of her designs are derived from her drawings. “I’m an optimistic and usually happy person, so my designs tend to…

DIY Matching T-shirt and Bow

Summer is quickly approaching, and this sweet Popsicle design is just the thing you need to remind you to stay cool. I love this adorable t-shirt and matching cheer bow. This would be the perfect addition to anyone’s summer wardrobe. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Heat Transfer Silhouette Hook Tool Printable Adhesive Cardstock Iron Thin towel or parchment paper Shirt Premade Bow 1-inch round bottle cap — Can be found online or at your local craft store 1-inch or 25-mm epoxy stickers — Can be found online or at your local craft store Hot glue gun…

Heat Transfer on Vintage Army Jacket

I purchased my first Silhouette CAMEO machine in 2011, and I have never customized clothing with heat transfer material before. Can you believe that? I’ve always placed heat transfer on tea towels or pillows but never clothing, so this project is the first for me. My 12-year-old daughter purchased this vintage army jacket from a surplus store, and I wanted to make it unique for her and make it a little more feminine but age appropriate as well. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Iron Ironing Board Cotton Fabric Military Jacket…

Making a DIY makeup bag is easy with iron-on vinyl. Click here to see how to make one for yourself.

DIY Makeup Bag

Keeping my purse organized is a MUST, and I needed a new makeup bag. I decided to make this DIY Makeup Bag with Glitter Heat Transfer and a cute design from the Silhouette Design Store. It is perfect to hold my lip gloss, mirror, and miscellaneous makeup and keeps it all from making a mess in the bottom of my purse – nothing is worse than when your eyeliner lid pops off. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Glitter Heat Transfer – Black and Red Canvas Makeup Bag Design ID #172960 Step…