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DIY Gym Bag with Heat Transfer

Today I wanted to share my DIY Gym Bag I made with glitter heat transfer material. I used a fun design from the Design Store with the phrase “I Do It For The Tacos.” Getting to the gym has been a struggle lately, but this cute bag is encouraging me to get there. It is perfect for holding my yoga mat, towel, water bottle, etc. at the gym and keeping everything organized at home. Besides, nothing motivates me more than Taco Tuesday! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Glitter Heat Transfer –…

DIY Potted Paper Cactus

This little DIY potted paper cactus is low maintenance and cute. It can be part of a sweet gift to a fellow not-so-green thumb or they can be used to decorate place settings—they are small enough to fit on a plate! Are you in? Read on for the how-to! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® (there is a free version!) Design ID #181963 Colored and patterned cardstock Glue Step One: Cutting Out the Cactus Leaves Download and open your cactus in a pot design (Design ID #181963) in Silhouette Studio®. Select the design and ungroup…

Fire Truck Party Set

We’re going to show you how to create your own custom party set for any upcoming parties you may have. Follow along to see how it’s done! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Cardstock – white Printer Wood sticks Tooth picks Ribbon – white Tape Glue or double-sided tape Design ID#259754 Design ID #47536 Design ID #9994 Design ID #94457 Design ID #246490 Design ID #74286 Step One: Creating the Invitation 1.  Draw a 6.3 in. x 4.5 in. rectangle using the Rectangle tool, which is located on the left-hand side of the screen….

How to Sketch on Treat Bags and Tags

Did you know that you are capable of turning a cut file into a design that can be sketched? We know it seems complicated, but we promise that it’s a lot easier than it looks. Keep following along, and you’ll to master this technique in 10 minutes.  Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Sketch Pen – White Brown Treat Bags Design ID #59440 Step One: Creating the Sketch Design Download and open Design ID #59440 (Mother’s Day Floral Card) in Silhouette Studio®. Although it is a card, we will teach you the steps to make it something…

Mother’s Day Personalized Candles

Are you guys excited as I am about Mother’s Day?! Not only do I look forward to being pampered by my kids and husband, but I’m fortunate to hang out with my awesome mom and mother-in-law too. So I wanted to create some meaningful handmade gifts, and the easiest project I can think of is making personalized candles. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Blade Silhouette Adhesive Cardstock Plain Cardstock (White) Decorative Floral Paper Printer Glue Gun Ribbon Scissors Ruler Candle Making Kit Design ID #202913 Design ID #16776 Design ID #94637…

Shrink Plastic Earrings and Pendant

Have you ever had a chance to play around with Silhouette’s clear shrink plastic material? It’s lots of fun, and there are so many things you can do with it. Today we’re going to show you how to make a matching pendant and earrings set out of the clear shrink plastic. Follow along to see how it’s done! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Shrink Plastic – Clear Printer Oven Baking tray Parchment paper Flat tool Hook earring wires Leather cord – black Plyers Design ID#259094 Design ID #21861 Step One: Preparing the…

Drawing Line Tools

Let’s continue our tour of Silhouette Studio’s Version 4.1! We’re going to specifically talk about the Draw A Line tool, and all that you are able to do with it. For starters, you can locate the Draw A Line tool on the toolbar on the left-hand side of the page. This will be the third icon down that looks like a line.  This tool is great for customizing your designs, adding weed lines, and building specific shapes. When you hover over the Draw A Line icon, you’ll notice that our software gives you the capability to draw 4 different types of lines. You…

Silhouette Heat Transfer Materials

Heat transfer is one of the most popular materials to cut with your Silhouette! Using heat transfer, you can design and create custom-made apparel, home décor, and so much more. Heat transfer is a film material that has a heat-activated adhesive backing, so it can bond permanently to fabric. This means it can be applied onto various fabric surfaces, such as t-shirts, jerseys, or bags. Just think of all the amazing possibilities! Heat transfer material (with the exception of printable heat transfer sheets) can be loaded directly into a Silhouette cutting machine and does not require the use of a cutting mat. In addition, heat transfer material…

Fabric Gift Boxes

Printable Cotton Canvas is going to become your new favorite Silhouette material to play with. What’s so awesome about it is that you can print full patterns on it to give a textured element to a project. I used the gift-box shape and shrunk it down, cut it out in cardstock, then cut it in the canvas and stuck the two materials together to make these cute boxes that can be used as gift boxes or storage for your little bits of craft supplies. Before we start the project, a couple of notes: Pay close attention to how you feed the canvas sheet into your printer….

Create With Silhouette Wood Vinyl

I don’t know if you guys have noticed but Silhouette has created new awesome wood vinyls. They come in three colors: Ebony, Maple, and Walnut. This is my first time using this vinyl material, and I am amazed at how my project turned out. What is my said project, you ask? Well, I’ve always had a rack on the back of my bike but no storage basket. So I took a vintage box I purchased from my local flea market and attached it onto my bike rack. To personalize it, I decorated it with my favorite Monstera plant using Silhouette’s…

Pillow Phrases

My three boys are grown and are no longer living at home. Even though they have all graduated from college, they still like to come home often. And we love it! The days of being able to leave notes in their lunch bags and gym bags are way behind me. But I recently figured out a way to add a special touch when they come home to visit. Instead of leaving notes on their beds, I thought it might be fun to leave a personal note on their pillowcases. The best way to do this is with my Silhouette machine. …

Super Cute Wooden Easter Sign

You guys, ever since I saw these new egg designs by Paige Evans in the Silhouette Design Store, I knew they were going to be in my next project. They remind me of Scandinavian design, which I’m a fan of. By the way, this is a build your own sign project. But if you don’t have the tools, there are always premade wooden signs available at your local craft stores. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Matte Vinyl (White) Vinyl Transfer Tape Jigsaw Safety Goggles Plywood Sander Ruler…