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DIY Watermelon Stickers

These little stickers or seals will be perfect for adding a fruity touch of summer to your pretty packages or planners. Read on to make your own sweet watermelon stickers! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Printable White Sticker Paper Printer Design ID #138518 Step One: Prepare Design 1. In Silhouette Studio®, open your watermelon design (Design ID #138518) in a new document. 2. Ungroup the design and change the colors if you choose to. 3. Assemble your watermelon pieces, group them together, and resize them to the sticker size you will cut….

5 Different Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

Easter is coming up on us quick! We love decorating eggs for Easter and are bringing to you five different ways to decorate Easter eggs. Now we know that traditionally eggs are dyed fun colors; we took our decorations one step farther. We used paper, vinyl, and tattoo paper to make really fun-looking eggs. Follow along with us as we show you the five ways we decorated eggs this year. Paper / Cardstock You don’t need much to make these cute little critters. All it will really take is some paper. We cut faces and grass egg holders out of different colored…

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…

Become a Print & Cut Pro

How are your Print & Cut skills? Kelly here, and today I’ll show you how to create some Print & Cut valentines, but the techniques translate well beyond this simple kids craft to help you become a Print & Cut pro! Watch for links to how-to videos throughout this tutorial to find out more about certain Silhouette Studio® tools you may not be familiar with. Ready to get started? Supplies Needed: White cardstock Glitter sticker paper Silhouette CAMEO®, Portrait®, or Curio™ (with large base) Printer Hershey’s Nuggets or similar-sized candy Robot designs (Design ID #74821, #74819, #74817, and #74823) Font…

Valentine Monogram Gift

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and I want to make sure my kids have personalized goodies that make them feel special and loved. You can use this simple DIY Silhouette project in a MILLION different ways. I have four uses that are perfect for your little (or big) valentines. Use it as a party decoration and fill with decorative straws Make a DIY station for hot chocolate and they can use as a cup Fill your vessel with sweet treats for your valentine Fill with baking utensils and have a DIY cookie party Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®  Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette…

Make A Scalloped Faux Leather Pencil Pouch

Start the school year off in style, with this beginner sewing project. This pouch is just the right place to stash pencils and other school supplies, keeping everything organized and cute. The faux leather paper is great to work with because it never frays and is easy to sew. Don’t let the zipper intimidate you—stitching it to the paper is easier than you’d think! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio Silhouette Faux Leather Paper 7-inch Zipper Glue Stick Sewing Machine Thread Design #26510 Step One: Cut The Back Of The Pouch Start…

Back to School Projects

Summer is coming to an end and it’s time to start thinking about going back to school. Here are a few lovely projects to put those summer days behind you and get excited about getting back in the classroom. Send your little one off to school with this sweet little project by Kelly Wayment. Give a few words of encouragement and let them know you’re thinking of them with these adorable lunch notes. Find them here. This next project is a super cute one, and would make such a fun lunchbox surprise along with one of those little notes. The Print…

First Day of School Chalkboard Sign

Wow, hard to believe summer is coming to an end! Does it seem like time flies faster every year? Well, if you’re excited about the school year starting, I have another reason for you to get even more excited! Here is a tutorial on how to make your very own “First Day of School” Chalkboard featuring Silhouette’s chalkboard vinyl material. This was the first time I used this type of vinyl and it is such a neat and easy-to-use specialty material! You Will Need: Silhouette CAMEO® or Portrait® Silhouette Design ID #72809 Chalkboard vinyl Hook (for weeding vinyl) Transfer Tape…

The Perfect Teacher’s Gift

I want to let you in on a secret. The easiest way to become a teacher’s favorite is to bring them a homemade gift! In this tutorial, I will show you how you can create a simple, yet memorable, gift for your new teacher. This project is so cute that I promise you’ll get an A+. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® Silhouette Transfer Paper Silhouette Cutting Mat (Cameo 12 x 12 in.) Silhouette Gold 12 x 12 in. Matte Vinyl Silhouette Red 12 x 12 in. Matte Vinyl Silhouette Green 12 x 12 in. Matte Vinyl Silhouette Hook Silhouette Scraper Silhouette…

Quick and Cute “Back to School” Party Invites

You know it’s that time of year again when you see store shelves stocked with notebooks, folders, and pencils! It’s time to send the kids back to school. At my house, we’re always looking for a reason to throw a themed party and “Back to School” fits the bill! This is a great opportunity to let your kids reconnect with their school friends and get them excited about another year of learning. The first step to throwing a party, invitations! This tutorial will get you started. Supplies Needed: · Silhouette Studio® · Silhouette CAMEO® or Portrait® · Silhouette Adhesive Cardstock…

Summertime Stargazing with Kids

One of my favorite things about summer as a kid was staying up late and stargazing, especially during a meteor shower. There’s something spectacular about looking up into the dark skies and seeing glittering stars and planets, some brighter than others, and some you don’t see until you stare long enough and a little faint twinkling dot appears. Do you have a little Galileo at home? This easy-peasy project will surely excite those curious minds and make stargazing a fun family activity this summer! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Portrait® Cutting Mat 12in x 12in. Printer 8.5in x 11in light-colored…

Create A Shadow Puppet Theater

Looking for a fun project for kids? Look no further than this shadow puppet theater to delight little ones. Using Adhesive Cardstock to decorate the theater makes this project a snap (and easy for little hands to help), and the CAMEO can cut out just about any shape for the puppets. We stuck with a woodland theme, but the possibilities are endless for characters for storytelling. So get your supplies ready to put together an exciting show! Supplies Needed: Shoebox Silhouette Vellum Black Cardstock Silhouette Adhesive Cardstock in Yellow Green & Sea Mist Craft knife Hot glue gun Wooden Skewers…