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How to Create Perfect Chalkboards for Every Season

I love using my Silhouette CAMEO® to spruce up the decor in my home. My home is decorated in a farmhouse/flea-market style, and I love hunting for treasures at our local antique flea market every month. One of my favorite things to collect are chalkboards. As much as I think I have decent handwriting, I needed a better solution for writing words on my chalkboards. Fortunately, my Silhouette machine gives me the extra help. I have been making stencils for my chalkboards for a few months now, and the stencils help the chalkboards look so much better than if I…

Five Last-minute Christmas Gifts

You wake up in a cold sweat. Sitting straight up in bed, you realize something: there are only 3 more days until Christmas. Ahhhhh! In all seriousness, I am here to calm your pre-Christmas nerves with five last-minute Christmas gifts you can make today. This way, you can check those last few stragglers off your Christmas list and actually enjoy the remainder of the holiday season! 1. Personalized Return Address Stamp You’ll need: Silhouette Mint™ Mint™ Stamp Kit – 30mm x 60mm Ink in black and any additional accent colors you desire Design #4013 If you have a Mint, you probably have some…

3D Fall Paper Flower Bouquet (Part 2)

A week ago, we posted the first part of our tutorial about the 3D fall flowers bouquet and explained how to prepare the flower designs and cut them out. Today, we will continue with an explanation on how to shape and assemble the flowers and arrange them in a bouquet. Let’s get started! Supplies Needed: Dry foam ball (color – green; diameter – 5 in.) Floral tape Super glue Vase Ribbon Tools to shape flowers and leaves: Silhouette Spatula Tool Wood skewer Flower-shaping tool Embossing mat Step One: Assembling The Chrysanthemum To shape the chrysanthemum: 1. Wrap the petal around the handle…

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…

3D Paper Flower Bouquet (Part 2)

Two weeks ago, we posted the first part of our tutorial about the 3D flowers bouquet and explained how to prepare the flower designs and cut them out. Today, we will continue with an explanation on how to shape and assemble the flowers and arrange them in a bouquet. Let’s get started! Supplies Needed: Dry foam ball (color – green, diameter – 4 in.) Floral wire (green) Super glue Vase Ribbon Floral tape Tools to shape flowers and leaves: Silhouette Spatula Tool Flower-shaping tool Embossing mat Step One: Assembling The Peony After we cut out our petal layers, we need…

Decorating with Metallic Temporary Tattoo Paper

Did y’all jump up and down like little kids when Silhouette revealed a bunch of cool new products back in July?! Don’t lie, you know you did. I for sure did and knew I had to get my hands on the metallic temporary tattoo paper! Even though I’m not a tattoo junkie, the out-of-the-box thinker in me wondered what else could this neat specialty material be applied to other than skin? After seeing how the regular temporary tattoo paper can be used on a variety of other objects like Easter eggs, I thought I would try it on a craft…

Etched Geometric Cactus Clock

Ticktock, it looks like it’s time for you try out the Silhouette Curio™’s amazing etching function. How about you try it out by making a fun Geometric Cactus Clock? This is a quick and easy project that is perfect for anyone who wants to explore all of the exciting etching features of Curio. With such a fabulous clock to draw your eye, you’ll never be late for a party again! Supplies Needed: Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Metal Etching Sheets 5×7 (Black and Gold) Silhouette Gold Foil Sticker Sheet Silhouette Stippling & Etching Tool Clock Kit Drill Drill Bit 5/16 Strong Glue…

DIY Cork Board And Jewelry Holder

It’s back to school time, and today, we’re going back to college. I’m going to show you how to make a cute cork board and jewelry holder to decorate a dorm room. It’s both functional and fun! Supplies Needed: Silhouette Cameo® Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Chipboard Silhouette Vinyl Silhouette Transfer Tape Cork Board Scissors Pencil Plywood Acrylic Paint Spray Adhesive Wood Glue or Nail Gun Industrial Double-Sided Adhesive Tape Scroll Saw Safety Glasses Push Pins Design ID #118055 Design ID #142682 Step One: Open Silhouette Studio® I chose this awesome Buffalo Skull (Design ID #118055) by Amy Robinson. I stretched the design…

Design And Print A Custom Wall Calendar

The school year is in full swing for some of us and around the corner for others. Either way, you need this cute calendar to keep you on task. Or just because it’s super cute and customizable to your taste…or whatever is trending on social media. Let’s not procrastinate and get right to it! Supplies Needed:      Silhouette Studio®      Printer      Silhouette CAMEO®      Silhouette Cutting Mat 12 x 12 inch      Poster hanger or frame (optional) Step One: Import Designs For Your Calendar Decisions, decisions. What’s your current obsession? What catches your eye? When you narrow it down, let’s start designing….

Felt Pennant Flags to Decorate Your Dorm Room

So, you (or someone you know) are heading off to college! Congratulations! Textbooks, tuition, and rent may have you strapped for cash, but your dorm room décor need not suffer! You’re a DIY-er, so you can turn those cinder-block walls from drab to fab in 30 minutes or less with these spirited, felt pennant flags. In fact, these flags have so much school spirit that they may just ask you to join the cheer squad. Look out! Supplies Needed · Silhouette CAMEO® · Silhouette Studio® · Silhouette Heat Transfer Material · Felt · Cutting Mat 12 x 24 in. ·…

3D Paper Flowers Wreath

Today we are sharing with you a tutorial on how to make 3D paper flowers to decorate a grapevine wreath. Paper flowers give a unique look to any project and they never fade and these paper flowers make this grapevine wreath pop! Want to know the tips and tricks for making your paper flowers look like the real thing? Read below to find out. Supplies needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Grapevine wreath (14 in.) Floral wire (brown) Super glue Paper for: Flower (81# text weight double sided paper with metallic…

Patriotic Home Decor: Barn Quilt Blocks – Two Ways

You guys, have you noticed wooden barn quilts taking over the world of home décor? They are absolutely gorgeous and, in my opinion, nothing looks more Americana! While I don’t have a barn to hang these beauties, I thought they would look just as great as indoor patriotic home décor. This tutorial shows you how to make them two ways: with paper (because I am a paper hoarder fanatic) and with paint. First Way: Paper You Will Need: Silhouette CAMEO® or Portrait® Cutting Mat One 12in x 12in cardstock in white One 12in x 12in craft (birch) plywood available at…