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Kindness Shirt

I think we could all use a little more kindness, so this shirt is the perfect fit for all of us. You can’t ever give too much, and you will never regret giving it away. This is one of my FAVORITE phrases and art in the Silhouette Design Store, and I HAD to make my daughter a shirt with this phrase on it. I think it’s a perfect statement piece in a wardrobe and fits the fashion bill. My daughter LOVED it so much, and I’m planning on making some for her friends too. To be honest, I want one…

Arrow Handle Treat Bags

Sometimes your treat bags just need an extra touch, and with Silhouette’s arrow design, we have ourselves a project. These little handles are perfect for little and not-so-little hands. Pair them up with treat bags, and you have yourself a sweet little bag waiting to filled with goodies. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio Cardstock Glue Design ID #63951 Step One: Create the Handle Shape Open the Arrows shape in Silhouette Studio, and put it to the side. Start creating the handle shape by making one rounded rectangle within another and make them a…

DIY Kissy Lips Seals

Today, we wanted to share how you can make your own transparent DIY Kissy Lips Seals for your pretty envelopes or packages. We also show you how you can change the color of an image using the Trace tool in Silhouette Studio®. Shall we continue? Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Printable Clear Sticker Paper Design ID #116088 Step One: Prepare the Design Create a new document in Silhouette Studio® and open the Mix and Match Valentines images (Design ID #116088). Ungroup the images and select the kissy lips with the outline. Set the lips…

Rose Wedding Invitation

Have you ever wanted to make your own unique wedding invitations? The Silhouette CAMEO® and Silhouette Studio® software will help you make something beautiful that all of your guests will be sure to love. To make your own invites patterned after ours, follow along with the tutorial below! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® Silhouette Cameo Cutting Mat 12 in. x 12 in.  Silhouette Cameo Cutting Mat 12 in. x 24 in. Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Metallic vinyl – gold  Cardstock – white (8.5 x 11) Cardstock or text paper – white (11 x 17) Metallic Paper – Azalea Printer Design…

Mini Pillows Using Printable Heat Transfer Material

One of the things I love about Silhouette is that they have numerous products to chose from, and for this blog post I wanted to create something with the printable heat transfer material. This was the very first time I used this product. Don’t get discouraged by the idea of trying something new because if I can make these cute mini pillows on my first try, then you can too. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Printable Heat Transfer Material (for Light Fabrics) Printer Iron Ironing Board Fabric Trim Pillow…

DIY Valentine’s Day Student Card

My name is Chad Boender, and I am a kindergarten teacher and the author of a blog called Male Kindergarten Teacher. Creating handmade Valentine’s Day gifts for my students is one of my favorite things to do each year. This DIY scent-sational Valentine’s Day gift tag is the perfect thing to pair with any smelly marker, pen, or pencil. Today, I am excited to share how I created this fun and easy Valentine’s Day student card in Silhouette Studio®. Let’s grab our supplies and get started! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade…

DIY Heart Patterned Gift Boxes

If you need a creative break, come on over and make pretty things with us. These DIY Heart Patterned Gift Boxes would be a great packaging idea for your beloved ones. You can leave it as black and white or color in a couple of hearts. Read on for the full tutorial! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Cardstock Glue Printer Optional – Colored Pencils Design ID #59832 Design ID #171499 Step One: Prepare the Design In Silhouette Studio®, open your Box design (Design #59832). Delete the flower, circle, and “thanks” design. Put…

Art Print With Silhouette Transfer Foil

We spend hours adding different fonts to our carts. What about you? We are always on the search for the perfect font for our projects. Imagine how excited we were when Gina Marshall uploaded her Sweetheart Font. We used this font to make an amazing art print that can be hung anywhere in your home. Follow along to see how we pulled it all together! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® and Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Cutting Mat – 24 in. Cutting Blade Silhouette Foil Transfer Sheets – Gold White Cardstock – 11 x 17 in. and 8.5 x 11 in. Black Vinyl Silhouette…

Made With Love

Nothing brings me joy like giving gifts to friends and family that are made with love. It doesn’t matter what time of the year; I can tell you that baking cookies and presenting them on a beautiful platter that says “Made With Love” will be a huge hit! Make this for Valentine’s Day, teachers, Mother’s Day, and grandparents. People will eat this up! For these cookies, we used a basic sugar cookie recipe and made our own royal icing too. Who knew egg whites were the trick? The fun part for me is using BEET JUICE as natural food coloring…

How-to: Cut and Apply Vinyl

With vinyl, you can apply precisely cut designs to almost any surface. Silhouette’s vinyl is available in over twenty-five different colors, two sizes (9-inch and 12-inch widths), and comes in glossy permanent, matte removable, and various specialty finishes. In this tutorial, we will show how to apply vinyl with transfer tape and something called the hinge method. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat (if you cut a small piece of vinyl) Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Vinyl Roll Feeder (only with the Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait®) Silhouette Hook Silhouette Scraper Silhouette Transfer Tape  Scissors Tape Step One: Cut Out Vinyl Open design in Silhouette…

Kiss The Cook Kitchen Decor

I am the one and only cook in the family, and I think that if you are too, you deserve a little love! This “Kiss the Cook” kitchen cutting board decor idea is both practical and the perfect addition to the heart of your home! I chose the Silhouette chalkboard vinyl for this purpose because I love the durability of it, and since this will be wiped down a lot it was a great pairing for me! This is a really sweet gift idea too for the cook in your life!  Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting…

Lips Matching Game

With this week’s tutorial, we wanted to show you that you can take any design in the Silhouette Design Store and totally customize it. For example, this Valentine’s Day Garland design is going to be turned into a matching game. How? You will just need to follow along to see. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® White Cardstock or Photo Paper Printer Design ID #241192 Design ID #133475 Step One: Make The Lips One Shape Open Design ID #241192  in Silhouette Studio® by locating it in your library. Delete everything but one row…