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Mother’s Day Personalized Candles

Are you guys excited as I am about Mother’s Day?! Not only do I look forward to being pampered by my kids and husband, but I’m fortunate to hang out with my awesome mom and mother-in-law too. So I wanted to create some meaningful handmade gifts, and the easiest project I can think of is making personalized candles. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Blade Silhouette Adhesive Cardstock Plain Cardstock (White) Decorative Floral Paper Printer Glue Gun Ribbon Scissors Ruler Candle Making Kit Design ID #202913 Design ID #16776 Design ID #94637…

Use The Pen Holder To Make Personalized Gifts

No matter the holiday, we always find that we’ve got gifts to give. This is why we love having a cutting machine because it cuts down on all the time it takes to make personalized gifts. Today, we wanted to share with you a simple way to personalize a treat that you can give out this Easter. All you need is a pen holder or a sketch pen, and you’re all set! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Pen Holder Silhouette Sketch Pen Cardstock Candy Design ID #257801 Step One:…

3D Flower Card

To celebrate the fact that spring has finally sprung, we want to share with you this cute 3D flower card that you can use to spread the springtime cheer around. Follow along to see how you can make your own. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Glue Cardstock Design ID #20216 Step One: Create The Card Open up Silhouette Studio® and create a rectangle. You can locate the rectangle tool as the 4th icon on the tool bar to the left of your page. Once a rectangle is created, adjust its measurements…

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…

Spring Décor Ideas

Spring has arrived here in Florida, and I am ready to share some fun Spring Décor ideas using my Silhouette CAMEO! These ideas are perfect for everyday interior design inspiration or perfect for a tea party or an Easter brunch! I am big on personalizing my guests’ place settings, and if you are a Silhouette lover like I am, you probably are too! I tried to use a few different Silhouette Store designs to make a beautiful array of design options. My favorite is probably the doily, and I was AMAZED at how beautiful it turned out. Since I printed…

Masked Watercolor Card with Stencil Material

I love the look of watercolors, don’t you? Although I haven’t spent much time learning and practicing my watercolor skills, I’ve found a few ways to use basic watercolors with my Silhouette creations. This technique uses Silhouette Stencil Material to create a mask on watercolor paper, so you can add lots of color but include a crisp white phrase within the design. While you could use regular vinyl or stencil vinyl for this project, I prefer the thick stencil material because it’s stiff enough that you don’t need any transfer tape. You can also reuse it, so one stencil lasts…

Baby Shower Set

Springtime is just around the corner, and you know what that means—spring and summer babies! We love this watercolor splash pattern, and we thought it would be such a great idea to show you how to make a themed baby shower set with it. Let’s get to it! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® Silhouette Cameo Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Metallic Vinyl – Blue Cardstock or photo paper – white Ribbon white and blue Two sticks Printer Design ID #251908 Design ID #245584 Design ID #243742 Step One: Making the Banner 1.  Download the watercolor splash pattern design (Design ID…

Classroom Leprechaun Pennant Banner

My name is Chad Boender, and I am a kindergarten teacher and author of a blog called Male Kindergarten Teacher. Leprechauns are up to their old tricks now that St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner! Having a classroom leprechaun is a great way to keep students engaged throughout the month of March. This DIY classroom leprechaun pennant banner is the perfect addition to any classroom entrance or bulletin board. Today I am excited to share how I created this fun and easy classroom leprechaun pennant banner in Silhouette Studio®. Let’s grab our supplies and get started! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette…

Mini Hibiscus Journal

I’m obviously feeling a tropical vibe these days because today’s Mini DIY Hibiscus Journals were totally inspired by one of my favorite tropical flowers. I live in a pretty little neighborhood that reminds me of the movie set of Pleasantville – I kid you not. Some of these pretty little homes have gorgeous hibiscus plants, and I swear I’ve seen some blooms the size of my head. Gorgeous. So here I am surrounded by these stunning flowers, and that led to today’s DIY stationery post. Want to make your own? Read on! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette…

Paper Succulent Trio

I don’t know about you, but I love all kinds of paper flowers and plants. After I managed to kill off my real succulents (you know, the ones that are supposed to be easy to take care of), I decided to make a set of paper succulents. Keep reading to learn my favorite tips and tricks for making these look realistic. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Cardstock in varying shades of green Ink pads Ink applicator (sponge or felt dauber) Spatula tool Low-temp hot glue gun Small pebbles Small containers Ready, Set, Make project: Paper Succulents…

Watercolor Flowers Art

You’ve seen paper flowers before but not like this! Today we are using this brand new design in the Silhouette Design Store, Watercolor Layered 3D Flower. We are so ready for spring to come around, so this design was absolutely perfect. Follow along with us to see how we made this. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Glossy Vinyl – Pink Cardstock – White and Grey Chipboard Glue Silhouette Tool Kit Printer Design ID #249118 Design ID #93675 Design ID #203014 Step One: Prepare the Design In Silhouette Studio®, open Design ID…

Arrow Handle Treat Bags

Sometimes your treat bags just need an extra touch, and with Silhouette’s arrow design, we have ourselves a project. These little handles are perfect for little and not-so-little hands. Pair them up with treat bags, and you have yourself a sweet little bag waiting to filled with goodies. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio Cardstock Glue Design ID #63951 Step One: Create the Handle Shape Open the Arrows shape in Silhouette Studio, and put it to the side. Start creating the handle shape by making one rounded rectangle within another and make them a…