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DIY Leaf-in-Leaf Wall Art

We have a lovely piece of wall art for you to create today. This would make a lovely housewarming gift or summer or spring decor piece. Don’t you think so? Then read on for the tutorial! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® (there is a free version!) Pink (for the frame’s mat) and white cardstock for the cut design Square display frames (white 8 inches by 8 inches) Glue Design ID #2530 Step One: Cutting the Leaf and Backing 1. Download and open the Leaf In Leaf design (Design ID #2530) in Silhouette Studio®. Resize it so that it…

DIY Stencil Wallpaper

We just had a custom craft closet installed in our home, and I wanted to add a special touch with this DIY Stencil Wallpaper. It is much more affordable than tile and wallpaper, and it’s a project you can do ANYWHERE. In addition to it being cost effective, you can size your stencil tile perfectly to fit your space. Enjoy this fun home décor DIY craft project! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade (like the AutoBlade) Silhouette Studio® Paint (we used Valspar in Polar White) Stipple Flat Sponge Brush Measuring Tape Transfer…

Alta Your Thinking with Quality Printing

Hi there! I’m sure many of you are just as excited as I am about the new Silhouette Alta® but, like me, are new to this crazy world of 3D printing! Join me as I share some quick tips on how to get the most from your Silhouette Alta® and what to do when things don’t come out the way you expect. High-quality Print Jobs The “Standard Quality (PLA)” print profile is fantastic for quick and simple jobs; however, this print profile does exchange speed for detail. So the first thing I want to recommend is trying out the “High Quality (PLA)”…

Scratch-off Lottery Tickets

We’ve got another great summer-themed project for you to try. Check out these great lottery tickets that you can make! You can use these at a summer party to help give away goodies or you can use them as good behavior incentives for your kids. Follow the detailed tutorial below to see how you can create your very own scratch-off lottery tickets. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ (with a big base) Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Scratch-off Sticker Paper – silver Silhouette Scratch-off Sticker Paper – gold Silhouette Scratch-off Sticker Paper – printable Cardstock –…

Creating a Farmhouse-inspired DIY Laundry Room Sign is easy with some adhesive vinyl. Click here to see how to make one with this design from the Silhouette Design Store.

DIY Laundry Room Sign

I love trying new Silhouette products, and for this DIY Laundry Room Sign I used the Silhouette Roll Feeder for my adhesive vinyl. The roll feeder allows me to create large format designs without a cutting mat—the design can be even bigger if you piece your cuts together, but we’ll go over that another day. The design I made was 12 inches wide and 22 inches long. Keep reading to find a great Silhouette tutorial for first-time roll feeder users and all the details regarding how I made my farmhouse-inspired DIY laundry room sign. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™…

Nautical Crab Theme Party Decor

For everyone who is planning a seafood boil or loves the Americana of a nautical-style party, you will need this Silhouette crab design! It’s perfect for place cards, straw toppers, and centerpieces. Cut to your crabby heart’s content! We integrated our crab design with a red, white, and blue theme to bring home the nautical feel that really says summertime. I hope you love this quick and easy party theme decor! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Hook Tool White Heavy Cardstock (We used 120lb paper) Paper Straws…

4th of July Onesie Tutorial

I decided to create onesies for my twins, and I chose an Abraham Lincoln theme for the 4th of July! This is a super easy project that doesn’t cost very much to make, and I found a design online that was licensed for free use. Plus, I have bundles of onesies here at home, so I try to use them whenever I can! Silhouette Studio® is very easy to use, but there is a little bit of information to know before setting out with your first project. You’ll want to be sure to read the manual thoroughly to get a…

Need a place to keep all your Silhouette tools? Click here to see how easy it is to make your own tool box to keep everything handy and organized.

Silhouette Toolbox

It’s no secret that I love my Silhouette CAMEO and all the tools that come with it. I have struggled trying to keep track of all the little parts and pieces that came with it, and I still have the plastic bags to help keep everything organized in my desk drawer. I always seem to misplace tools or search through a drawer when I need something. Well I won’t need to spend so much time searching anymore because I made myself a Silhouette toolbox to house all of my favorite tools in one place. Keep reading to see how easy…

Gina Marshall: Silhouette Spotlight

This Silhouette Spotlight is all about designer Gina Marshall. Gina is from Austin, Texas. She grew up drawing, painting, studying art, and enjoying many artistic outlets, but she didn’t really envision herself as an artist in the beginning. “Although I loved art and design, I didn’t know anyone who made a living as an artist, so it seemed unrealistic. It wasn’t until I had spent some years working in the corporate world that I was offered an opportunity I couldn’t resist. I left my ‘real’ job and became an artisan for a floral crafting business. After that, there was no turning…

Hawaiian Scrapbooking Page

Aloha, friends! We’re going to show you how to put together this fun and festive Hawaiian-themed scrapbooking page featuring this adorable Hawaiian shirt design. Follow along to see what you need to do. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ (with a large base) Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Printable Adhesive Cardstock Cardstock – green, light green, white, glitter gold Patterned cardstock Printer Design ID #182641 Design ID #182587 Design ID #269675 Design ID #267805 Design ID #57483 Design ID #57486 Design ID #60753 Design ID #10191 Design ID #83624 Design ID #201461 Design ID #269747 Design…

Fun in the Sun Pool Party

The summer is in full swing, and we are all planning a fun in the sun pool party. Whether it’s with our family, our gal pals, or a play date, the pool party is inevitable! Here are a few simple ways to use your Silhouette to add a little personality to the party! For this event, we chose a bright color scheme with flamingo and stripe accents. Give each guest a favor (we went with sunglasses). It will be an eye-catching centerpiece and make your guests feel excited about taking something home with them! We used an adorable flamingo design…

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…