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Chalkboard Cardstock Photo Props

Today we are going to share with you how to create photo props using items from the Silhouette Chalkboard Starter Kit, such as chalkboard cardstock, chalk, a pen holder, a chalk sharpener, and a chalk eraser. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio®  Silhouette Chalkboard Starter Kit Wood sticks Design ID #24865 Design ID #122243 Design ID #72251 Design ID #72252 Step One: Preparing Design 1. Open Design ID #24865 in Silhouette Studio® by locating it in your library. Ungroup the design and release compound path (to do so, select shape, right-click, and select…

How To Create Sketch Pen Fills

Have you ever created a design with text where you wanted to use your sketch pens and have the font filled in? Kelly here to show you a few tricks to fill in those fonts! Supplies Needed: Sketch pens or an adjustable pen holder Silhouette CAMEO®, Portrait®, or Curio™ Paper Frame As you probably know, simply typing regular text in Silhouette Studio® creates unfilled text. If you sketch the design with sketch pens after creating your text, you’ll just get the outline with no fill. You do have sketch font options in the Design Store. If you choose a sketch…

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:…

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…

Appreciate Your Teachers With This Hand-Lettered Gift

We’re rounding into the home stretch of the school year. Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up, and what better way to celebrate your teachers than with a custom chalkboard vinyl design. I love to hand-letter my gifts, but if you have several designs to replicate Silhouette CAMEO® 3 has you covered while maintaining that one-of-a-kind look. The first step is to hand-letter a design. I either write on paper and scan or letter directly on my tablet. (If you’re using one of the hundreds of fonts for sale in the Silhouette Design Store, then skip the next step). Import the…

8 Must Have Valentine’s Day Crafts

Ah, love—the thing the world needs most right now. I’m taking the opportunity to smother people in that love lately, so we’ll put our focus into Valentines Day for now . . . but keep spreading those warm vibes year round, k? I’m not a fan of this one-day dedication when our daily lives should be giant love letters to each other. Whether it’s Valentine Cards for the kiddos, holiday decor for the occasion or any other token of admiration, when you add the magic powers of your Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Curio™, or Silhouette Mint™ to the mix, you’re sure…

Multi-color Stippled Ink Decor

Happy Spring! (Or happy fall to our southern-hemisphere friends.) Either way, both seasons often mean it’s time to keep an umbrella handy, which is my inspiration for this project. I have been working my Curio pretty hard lately with all kinds of experiments, and I want to share how to create this multi-color stipple art with you.   Tools/supplies I used for this project: Silhouette Curio™ Large Curio base and cut mat Sketch pens OR Markers or other pens with the adjustable pen holder * Silver smooth heat transfer 8 in. x 10 in. canvas art panel 8 in. x…

Sketched Canvas Easter Art

Flat canvas panels are lifesavers if you don’t have much room for seasonal decor. With Curio™ I can sketch out a design for every holiday and frame it for an easy to display piece. Let’s get started with this canvas art for Easter.   What you’ll need: Silhouette Curio™ flat canvas panel permanent markers pen holder         Step One When using thick materials with Curio™ you’ll have to adjust the platforms. Try different combinations until you get the right height. You want the combo of the platforms plus the canvas panel to be level with the raised…

Ink Stippled Scrapbook Layout

I’m so excited to share this layout with you because I had so much fun creating it and playing with the stippling feature on Curio. The stipple feature lets you create dots of an image and there’s a variety of patterns to choose from to create the dotted design.       Supplies needed:     Silhouette Curio™ Adhesive Printable Cardstock Adhesive Corrugated Paper Adhesive- Backed Cardstock Markers (or Silhouette Sketch pens) Silhouette Pen Holders (*optional – only needed if using pens/markers other than Silhouette Sketch Pens) Silhouette CAMEO®   STEP ONE   STIPPLE DESIGN Open image up in Silhouette Studio®, size…

Conversation Heart Balloons

    I am SO excited to announce that I’m partnering up with Silhouette  to bring you fun projects every month that you can make with the Silhouette CAMEO or the Silhouette Mint, including this easy conversation heart balloon string! These machines are SERIOUS game-changers for your crafting game. I have no idea how I was surviving without them all of this time!! Ha! The Silhouette CAMEO can cut any material from paper, to fabric, to vinyl, and is what I used to write on and cut out these balloon strings. This is a great project to make before your Valentine’s Day party this…

Scratch-Off Valentine’s Day Card

It’s important to get out of your creative comfort zone and try something different, especially when you have a machine that can do so much! I’m not much of a card maker, but I do enjoy trying out cool pop up cards I find in the Silhouette Design Store. We’re making this one even more exciting by adding a hidden message that has to be scratched off. Follow along and you’ll see how simple it is to put together.   What you’ll need: Silhouette Curio ™ 8.5 in. x 12 in. Curio ™ base kit scratch-off sticker sheets sketch pens…

XO Marker Notecards

  Do you celebrate Valentine’s day? Or do you celebrate what Leslie Knope and I like to call it:  Galentine’s Day. So, what better way to send love to some of your favorite gal-pals then with some handmade VDay cards. Using your Silhouette Curio™, you’ll be able to sketch and cut these cards in one run- making multiple cards in a matter of minutes. Let’s get started! Open Silhouette Studio, and download design #55006 (Hugs and Kisses) from the Silhouette Design Store. Using the rectangle tool, create a rounded rectangle the size you want your Valentine card to be. Mine is sized 3…