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Software Tour: Edit Points Tool

Let’s start our tour of Silhouette Studio’s Version 4.1! Specifically, we’re going to talk about the Edit Points Tool and all that you are able to do with it. For starters, you can locate the Edit Points Tool on the toolbar on the left-hand side of the page. This will be the second icon down that looks like this:  This tool is great for customizing your designs, adding weed lines, and building specific shapes. Edit Points To enter the Point Editing Mode, either double-click a selected image or use the Edit Points Tool which will open in the Quick Access Toolbar. This…

DIY Santa Gift Tags

I’m so excited to be getting into the Christmas spirit, and today I’m sharing the how-to for these DIY Santa gift tags! When it comes to Silhouette, the possibilities are ENDLESS! I always say that, but it’s SO TRUE! I dreamed up these Santa tags and knew what I wanted them to look like, but I couldn’t find a Silhouette file that would bring my creation to life. But that’s the thing; in Silhouette Studio® you can create ANYTHING! So I found a couple of Santa designs that I thought were cute, and then I opened up my FAVORITE Silhouette…

What Can You Do With Dingbat Fonts?

Hi there! Kelly here. Have you seen the fun dingbat fonts in the Silhouette Design Store? I want to share some of the fun ways you can use these special font sets. Don’t let the higher price point scare you off. You’re actually getting at least 26 coordinating designs with a single dingbat font purchase. What are dingbat fonts? They are fonts where each letter is assigned a special character so instead of seeing A, B, C, etc. as you type, you’ll see an image like a tree, a phrase, an animal, etc. This tutorial will show you how you…

Customize Your Designs In New Ways

Hello, my Silhouette friends! Today I want to show you a terrific new feature that became available with Silhouette Studio® version 4. It’s called Object on Path, and it’s pretty cool. Now you can take any shape on your page and drag it to another shape, and it will follow the curves and contours of that shape you’ve selected as your path! It’s similar to Text to Path, but it works with shapes instead of text. For this project, we’ll add leaves to a circular path and add the finished design to a mirror candle base. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette…

Bingo Dates Tutorial

Do you guys know when the “Honeymoon Stage” is over? Well, they say it only lasts one year after marriage. But you know what? We will beat those odds with this adorable Bingo Date Tutorial that I’m going to show you. I, myself have been married for 6 years now so this project was really fun to make because you can customize it however you want. Materials Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® Silhouette Sticker Paper Silhouette Chipboard Printer Small Container Step One: Making Bingo Card Open Silhouette Studio® and create a paper size (8.5 in. x 11 in.) layout. I chose this divider…

Wedding Announcement Designed in Silhouette Studio®

A lot of people don’t realize how much you can do in Silhouette Studio®. It’s a powerful program that can do more than just send your cut files to you Silhouette machine. For example, did you know that you can design your own Print & Cut projects? Today I’ll show you how I designed this wedding announcement, which was a piece of cake with designs from the Silhouette Design Store and the capabilities of Silhouette Studio®. Choose your basic layout I’m a big fan of AngieMakes and used her designs for this announcement. I chose one corner of the “hand painted floral cross (Design…

10 Things You Need To Know About The New Silhouette Handbook [Free Sample Included]

Silhouette has released its landmark publication, the Silhouette Handbook. We at Silhouette have worked hard to bring you a comprehensive guide for all-things Silhouette. Click here for more information. Here are 10 things that you need to know about the newest (and most anticipated) addition to the Silhouette family of products. 1. The Silhouette Handbook is different from a manual When you think manual, you probably think about an info booklet that comes in the box or that is available online for free. But the Silhouette Handbook isn’t a manual, it’s a compilation of all of the information currently available…

Big News—Silhouette Studio® V4.0 Is Released!

We are very proud to announce the release of Silhouette Studio® Version 4.0. While it did take countless hours of Beta testing to get to this point, the extra wait was worth it! Let’s take a look under the hood and see what makes this major update to Silhouette Studio® so special! New Look and Feel Silhouette Studio® has gotten a face-lift! Below are some of the highlights of the new interface. New theme options, including a darker theme to prevent eye strain Better multitasking, with detachable, floating panels Easier navigation panel for sending projects to your Silhouette Dynamic top…

Plan A Bridal Shower With The Help Of The Mint

If you’ve ever thrown a bridal shower you know how much fun, yet stressful it can be. Let’s see if this roundup of ideas using the Silhouette Mint™ can help simplify it for you. This nifty, little personal customized stamp maker can cut some serious corners when planning a gathering. Stamped Wrapping Paper Everyone likes to make gifts special, from the gift selection itself to the presentation. I wouldn’t even want to disturb the paper on this beautifully wrapped gift! With eighteen different Mint Ink colors to choose from, your custom-made stamp can be any color(s) you want so you…

Surprise Your Guests With This Gender Reveal Project

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE watching gender-reveal videos and announcements—even random people’s announcements online. They are just so fun and creative to watch. When I had my daughter, my husband and I chose to do a cake gender reveal that had the color of the gender inside! It was pink. And now my daughter is almost two, and boy does time sure fly. Today I am going to show you how to make the cutest gender reveal scratch-off sticker cards with Silhouette’s printable scratch-off sticker sheets. Step One: Create Your Design I chose to make a cute…

Create A Quiet Book With Silhouette Printable Cotton Canvas

In the Specialty Media section of the Silhouette website, there is a plethora of products that you might not have realized exist. You should really check it out if you haven’t! One of those types of Specialty Media is Printable Cotton Canvas, and today I’m going to show you a little project that I’m currently using it on. A few things about Printable Cotton Canvas first: Each pack contains eight white, letter size (8.5 in. x 11 in.) sheets. It’s printable, of course! You can load it right into your home printer and print like normal. You can cut it on…

Hand-Painted Planters Using Silhouette Stencil Material

Friends! Spring has sprung and it has got me wanting to be surrounded by beautiful botanicals, both indoors and out. So, here I am with a fairly fast and inexpensive way to add a little personal touch to the plants you keep around your place and the vessels that hold them. Let me be clear, I have no idea how to repot a plant, so this plant is literally sitting in its original potter, inside the painted pot. Whatever. This is why I’m in charge of the pretty pot part, people! We all have our strengths. For this project, you’ll need a few things: A Silhouette Electronic…