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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…

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…

Glass Etching Plate

With the holidays just around the corner, we want to show you how you can use glass etching cream and your Silhouette machine to add any design you want to glass. Grab all the supplies listed and follow the steps below to frost your glass accordingly. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Stencil Vinyl Transfer Tape (If using Silhouette’s stencil vinyl, the transfer tape is already included.) Etching Cream Silhouette Hook  Silhouette Scraper Gloves Paper Towels Glass Plate Design ID#229474 1. Open the Fall Frame design (Design ID#229474) in Silhouette Studio®. Resize it and…

Seven Date Ideas Made With The Silhouette CAMEO®

Let’s be honest here….. Date night is fun, but sometimes it’s a CHORE to pick the activity. We scoured the internet for the best ideas. We want to make date night sizzle again. Have we got your attention now? Grab your CAMEO and let’s get to work! Idea One: Adventures Saving Jar This cute jar is meant to save all of your change in to use on adventures. I thought of two different ways you could incorporate this jar into date night. The first way is to decorate the jar together! Use decor or sentiments from your wedding or a…

Customize Your Wedding Table Decor With Silhouette

Is your big day looming on the horizon and your table decor is lacking a personal touch? Or maybe you’re pitching in to help a loved one celebrate in style and you need some inspiration? Never fear! It’s Annie, and today I’ve rounded up six fun and unique projects you can create with your Silhouette machine to add that custom-made touch to a day that should be decidedly all about the special couple. Table Numbers Let’s get your guests to their seats easily and stylishly. A detail sometimes overlooked, you can use bold or distinctive table numbers to really set the tone for your wedding…

Etching Materials Other Than Glass with Your Silhouette by Annie Williams - Detail

5 Projects Where The Scale Tool Is A Must

Have you ever wanted to create a project and easily resize your cut files to fit perfectly? Not all cut files come just the right size. Take the guesswork out of resizing cut files by using the scale tool. The scale tool is a wonderful tool that helps you scale your cut files to the perfect size for any project in a manner of seconds. If you’re staring at the screen with a blank look on your face wondering what the scale tool is, you’ll find a fantastic tutorial by Melissa Dennis right here on the Silhouette Blog. 5 Projects…

Fabulous Fall Projects

Ahhh, the air is a little more crisp and cool. And the color schemes are turning more rich and dark. It’s fall which means cooler mornings, leaves turning, hot chocolate, layered clothes and homemade apple pie. I really love fall, do you love it too? Let’s celebrate with some Fabulous Fall Projects you can create with your Silhouette machines. I’m excited, are you? Glitter Monogrammed Pumpkin Create a beautiful Glitter Monogramed Pumpkin to welcome guests to your home all season long. Meredith from Unoriginal Mom created this gorgeous pumpkin.   Fall Gift Tags Personalize gift giving with simple Fall Gift…

Etching Materials Other Than Glass with Your Silhouette by Annie Williams - Detail

Etching Materials Other Than Glass With Your Silhouette

Did you know that you can use your Silhouette Etching Cream to etch more than just glass? I picked up this cute set of mismatched cappuccino mugs at the store and wanted to dress them up a bit for autumn. Since the glaze used on stoneware like this is glass-based, I thought I might be able to stencil a custom design into the side of each one…and I love the subtle effect I was able to achieve! What You’ll Need: Ceramic mugs Stencil Vinyl Etching Cream Silhouette CAMEO® Hook Tool Scraper Tool Designs Used: 3 Flourished Leaves (ID: #21307 and…

Etched Glass Skyline

So, my girl wants to travel the world. But since she’s still in high school (and one of six kids), she hasn’t had the opportunity to leave the country just yet. She is, however, much more traveled than I was at her age, having visited many more areas of the US. The city currently at the top of her bucket list is New York City. So, until she can get there, I will just have to bring it to her! Follow along to see how to make this cool etched glass NYC skyline. 🙂   You Will Need: Silhouette CAMEO®…

Etched Glasses

Looking to create a fabulous holiday table setting? These custom etched glasses add some fun personality that your guests will love and they are super easy to create.   To create these custom etched glasses, I picked up a few beautiful designs in the Silhouette Design Store and cut them using stencil vinyl with my Curio.   Weed the stencil vinyl using the hook, and apply directly to the glasses.   Make sure it is firmly pressed down to avoid any leakage of the etching cream. Now its time to apply the etching cream according to the directions on the box….

Etched Glass Serving Pitcher

I get so excited when the arrival of Spring approaches. Springtime in the South represents everything that is lovely; porch swinging, flowers blooming, birds chirping….and lemonade sipping! To get your lemonade soirees in tip top shape you’re going to want to make yourself a fancy etched glass serving pitcher. And by “fancy”, I mean it has your initial on it. Etched. On the glass. Fancy!     To get started, you need: A glass pitcher Glass Etching Starter Kit Begin by choosing a monogram for your glass pitcher. I found this “Monogram B” in the Silhouette store and liked that…

Etched Easter Basket Vase

    Hey y’all…Annie here with one last project to share as my time on the Silhouette Design Team comes to an end.  With the first day of Spring behind us and Easter just around the corner, I decided to use my one of my favorite techniques this week to create a quick and pretty flower vase etched with a beautiful basket-weave pattern.   To add interest and a little something different, this time I painted the inside of my vase with pastel green glass paint (found at your local craft store).  You simply add a good amount of paint…