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Metal-etched Key Chain

One of the very cool features of the Silhouette Curio™ is the ability to etch designs onto metal surfaces. We’re going to walk you through the etching process and show you how we made this custom metal key chain. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Curio Platforms Silhouette Curio Embossing Mat Silhouette Stippling & Etching tool Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Blank metal key chain Cardstock Tape Design ID#243631 Design ID #45890 Step One: Preparing the Design 1. Open Silhouette Studio®. In the Page Setup panel, change the mat size to the Curio Embossing Mat, which is 8.5 inches by 6…

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…

Summer Little Firecracker T-shirt

The season of summer parties and social gatherings is upon us, and I wanted to make sure my littles are dressed in style. So we decided on this Little Firecracker design from the Design Store! When I saw this design, I instantly knew I needed to make it for my daughter! Instead of a traditional T-Shirt iron on, I opted for an adorable tank top with a bow detail! I just love how easy it is to custom make clothes for any occasion, and this is perfect for the summer and the 4th of July! If you are new to…

Custom Debossed Planner

In this blog post, we will be learning how to create a beautiful copper accent for your planner or journal with this fun copper embossable foil! The best part of this project is it features this darling summer flower design! Supplies Needed: Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Embossable Foil Stippling & Etching Tool Curio Base Kit  Planner or journal Design ID #267813 Design ID #72320 Step 1: Measure Your Planner or Journal First measure your planner and decide on a good size for your custom foil. The embossable foil sheets are 5 in. x 7 in., so the design would need to fit…

Wooden Nursery Sign Tutorial

Creating a nursery is no easy task, but when I set out on this adventure, I just knew that I wanted some personal, handmade pieces in there to represent the love that I have for our twin boys! We spend a lot of time at national parks and doing other outdoor activities and I thought the bathroom signs would fit into the space quite well, especially over their changing table (my husband actually liked the idea of these hanging just outside of their door to the nursery, which I thought was a great idea as well.) This project is very…

How-to: Shape Tools

Silhouette Studio® provides you with a set of basic drawing tools you can use to create shapes. It takes the pain out of creating them yourself. For starters, you can locate the drawing tools on the toolbar on the left-hand side of the page. The drawing tool we want will be the fourth icon down that looks like a rectangle.  This tool is perfect for creating basic shapes.   When you hover over the rectangle icon, you’ll notice that our software gives you the capability to draw 4 different types of shapes. You are able to choose to draw a rectangle, a rounded…

Etched Glass Wedding Frame by Kelly Wayment for Silhouette

Etched Glass Wedding Frame

Wedding season is upon us, and I love making handmade gifts with the help of my Silhouette machine. Personalized gifts are the best, so this etched-glass wedding frame has become my go-to gift for newlyweds. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a design and etch the glass to make a customized frame like this on your own. (Warning: this gift may evoke tears or happy exclamations from the bride.) Supplies/Tools Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Portrait® Stencil vinyl Colored vinyl – glossy or matte (I used matte silver) Scraper tool Hook tool Transfer tape Glass etching cream Applicator…

Using Silhouette to Solve a Purse Clutter Problem

Every day I waste a lot of time trying to find things at the bottom of my purse. Whether I am searching for a pen, eyeglasses, or lipstick, I never seem to find what I am looking for. So last week I came up with an idea to solve my purse-clutter problem. I decided to make zippered bags to help me organize all of the clutter. Follow along if you think this solution could work for you!   Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Heat Transfer Iron or heat press Small zippered…

How to Print & Cut

What is Print & Cut? Print & Cut projects involve sending a project to be printed from the Silhouette Studio® program then cut from your Silhouette machine. You will use the registration marks feature to add marks to your file, print your project to your home printer, place your printed material onto a Silhouette brand cutting mat, and then load it into the Silhouette machine. The Silhouette’s optic scanner will find the registration marks on your printed material and know accordingly exactly where to cut your defined lines around the printed content. All current Silhouette models have the optical sensor…

Stippling

Stippling is the process of creating designs or images out of dots, and the Silhouette Curio™ and Silhouette CAMEO® have the ability to do ink stippling. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Curio™ or Silhouette CAMEO® Silhouette Studio® Sketch pen or pen with Silhouette pen holder Cardstock Frame Photo 1. Open your design in Silhouette Studio®. In the Page panel, change your page to “Curio (emboss)” if you are using your Curio or whichever page settings match the material you are using with your CAMEO. 2. Go to the Stipple Trace section in the Stipple panel and select “Select Stipple Area.” Drag a box…

Metal Etching

With the Silhouette Curio™, you have the ability to etch custom designs on metal. This opens up so many possibilities for you! You can make some awesome artwork, jewelry, or decor items. Follow these steps to see how it’s done. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Curio™ basic base and cutting mat (8.5 inches by 6 inches) Curio 7 inches by 5 inches metal etching sheets Curio stippling & etching tool Frame Design ID#271642 1. Open a design in Silhouette Studio®. Under the Page Setup panel, change your cutting mat to Curio (emboss) 8.5 inches by 6 inches mat. Resize your…

Nautical Nursery Art

If you’re expecting a little bundle of joy or if you’re like me and wait a year to finally decorate the nursery, then you’ll love this project. I’ve combined three different Silhouette products to create a darling nautical-themed piece of art, perfect for your nursery. If the thought of rhinestones turns you off, don’t worry; I’ve kept it tasteful, not tacky. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Printable Cotton Canvas Silhouette Rhinestone Template Kit Silhouette Silver Heat Transfer Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Rhinestones (Assorted sizes and colors of your choice) Iron Frame Design #93203 Step One: Design…