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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…

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…

The Best Of July 4th Projects

The stars were spangling bright this past Fourth of July, and I hope everyone had a fun-filled, long weekend. My Instagram feed was overflowing with patriotic photos showing everyone’s love of red, white, and blue. Don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to appropriately adorn your house or festively decorate for your party. I have collected all of the spectacular crafts that will leave you seeing stars and stripes for years to come. 3D Patriotic Sign The patriotism is strong with this project! Former Design Team member, Marie Chorak, has beautifully combined a 3D paper star with stenciled and painted…

8 Crafts That Make DIY Weddings Perfect

I love weddings! Seeing people in love is just the best. Every wedding is so unique and different with amazing colors and decorations and FOOD! And don’t forget about the bride’s dress, oh how fun it is to see the new bride glowing in her beautiful wedding dress! If you’ve got a wedding coming up you’ve come to the right place to find inspiration. I’ve scoured the web and found some ah-mazing crafts that will make your DIY wedding perfect. And Silhouette is here to help you create the perfect finishing touches for your wedding. It never ceases to amaze me how…

5 Fun Easter Baskets you can make in minutes with your Silhouette CAMEO or Mint

Quickly Create Unique Easter Baskets with Silhouette

Creating cute, personalized, and unique Easter Baskets is quick and easy when you enlist the help of Silhouette. Besides the thousands of amazing Easter designs found in the Silhouette Design Store, there are hundreds of inspiring ideas all over the internet. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite Easter Baskets made with Silhouette products that you can put together in just an afternoon. Personalized Easter Baskets with Real Grass Oh my heavens! These cute little bunnies with their cotton tails are so adorable, aren’t they? And did you notice the real grass? My kids would love to get these baskets on Easter…

Five Silhouette Projects to Make You Smile

Hey—do you know what today is? It’s the International Day of Happiness! I know, it would be even happier if it was a bona fide holiday, but we’ve gotta work with what we have. Ha! I’ve been in a bit of a creative slump lately, so I’ve been searching the web, looking for inspiration. In honor of today, I thought I would share with you five projects here on the blog that just, well, make me happy! This Beautiful Mug Maybe it’s the colorful vinyl on white, the font, or just the message but—I love this mug. It speaks to me…

Easy Etched Monogram Charm Leather Wrap Bracelets

Ahh Valentine’s Day . . . a holiday you either love or dread.  Not everyone has a special partner in their lives to make gifts for BUT I’m sure we all have amazing girlfriends.  My husband is not really the “make me a special craft” type so when I go to make pretty things for people, the first in line are my ladies who’ve been there with me through everything. I have been wanting to master etching metal charms with my Curio™ for awhile now and figured now is the time.  I already did the trial and error, and error—did…

Customize A Jewelry Box With The Silhouette Curio™

Few people enjoy the crafty gifts I make quite as much as my six-year-old niece. And because she loves them so, I do my best to create something fun and personalized to give her for nearly every special occasion. Valentine’s Day is only a couple of weeks away, so I broke out my Curio to turn an unfinished wooden box I found at my local craft store into a custom jewelry box with a little vinyl and metal etching. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Curio™ Matte Adhesive Vinyl Transfer Paper Hook Tool Scraper Tool Metal Etching Sheets Curio Stippling & Etching Tool Wooden…

One Inspirational Word: Curio Stipple Tutorial

One Inspirational Word: Curio Stippling Tutorial

Hello, my friends! For the new year I decided to create a piece of metal word art to inspire me in 2017. The Silhouette Curio™ is an ideal machine for this because of its ability to work with special metal sheets. I love a little metal in my décor!   Here is what you’ll need for this project: 5 in. x 7 in. Metal Stippling Sheets Curio Stippling & Etching Tool Silhouette Curio™ 8.5 in. x 6 in. Silhouette Curio™ Embossing Mat 5 in. x 7 in. frame LW Title font (Design ID #122249) Expressions Shapes (Design ID #57468)  …

Things Curio Can Do That No Other Silhouette Machine Can

Hello friends. Connie here with a post to show you the amazing things Curio can do that other Silhouette machines like the CAMEO, Portrait, and the Mint cannot do! If you don’t already own Curio, I can guarantee you’ll be wanting to add this gem to your Christmas list after reading the amazing things it does.   Stipple Metal: Curio can create beautiful stipple metal art.  Tiny dots stippled in the metal form together to create a beautiful unique work of art like none other! I love the edgy look of this stippling method that easily adds a touch of…

Top 5 Reasons You Need A Curio

Hey there, crafty peeps!   Kathi again, here giving you a David Letterman-esque “Top 5 Reasons You Need A Curio In Your Life” (and a little bonus tutorial too, cause I just love this machine!).   So grab your cup of coffee, get comfortable, and let me satisfy your CURIO-sity.   1. DUAL CARRIAGE CAPABILITIES     Did you know that Curio can do double-duty?   For my mini project, I debossed the word “wanderlust” and sketched a feather with my glitter Silhouette sketch pen—all in one run. I then went over the word “wanderlust” with my marker.       Are you…

Metal Etched Butterflies

How are your Silhouette Curio™ creations coming? Are you ready for another metal etching tutorial? I tried my most recent etching project on a black metal etching sheet, and I love how the exposed silver metal really pops. I’ll show you how I did it.   Here is what you’ll need to create this project: Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Curio™ basic base and cutting mat (8.5 in. x 6 in.) Curio 5 in. x 7 in. metal etching sheets Curio stippling & etching tool 5 in. x 7 in. frame Butterfly field design (ID #42668)   1- PREPARE YOUR DESIGN  …