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Sketch Pen Coloring Page

  Did you know that you can create your own DIY coloring page using the Silhouette? While you can use the print and cut option, you can also use sketch pens! Today I’ll share how I made this intricate coloring page, perfect for a rainy (or snowy) afternoon! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® Cardstock Sketch Pens   Step One Open the software and select your design. To make this design available for sketch pens, I went to the modify tab and clicked “make.”     Step Two Select sketch pen in the Silhouette Studio®.     Step Three Insert sketch pen…

Christmas Marker Home Decor

Friends! The holidays are among us! Brittany here, testing out another awesome feature of the Silhouette Curio and sharing it with you all. With Thanksgiving nearing, that means Christmas decorating can officially begin! This week I tested loading thicker material into my Curio, and utilized the sketch pen option to ‘pen’ the quote for me! It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the dark wood/gold color combo, and that is no different during the holiday season. In fact, I think it might be an even stronger color pallet of mine this time of year! For this project, I…

Christmas Tree Gift Bags

It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas. Especially if you’re like me and enjoy putting a handmade touch on everything you gift. I used this week’s free design by StudioIlustrado to jazz up some fabric gift bags in a mater of minutes.   To make these you’ll need: Fabric Gift Bags Green and Yellow Sketch Pens Printable Cotton Canvas   First, you’ll want to ungroup your design. Change the line color of the star to yellow and the tree to green. Select the entire design and open the offset window. Create an offset line that goes around the…

Vinyl Table Art

  Today I’m excited to be sharing my first project using my new Silhouette Curio. As a first time user, I was nervous about the learning curve with a new machine. Can I just say that my fears were unfounded? Not only are there various video tutorials on the Silhouette blog to get your started, but after I plugged in my machine and designed my stippled project in the software, it told me exactly what mats I needed to use, what cut settings to use, and even which tool per color to place my sketch pens.   To create this art, I…

Multicolor Sketched Scrapbook Layout

  Well I can now finally say that I’ve tried the new Curio! That’s right. I finally had a chance to open up the box and play with this fun new machine!  I must admit that I was intimidated at first because I was worried about learning a new machine. But it is honestly very easy to use. I thought I’d try an easier project for my first use of the Curio. So I created a layout using the sketch pens.  I was super excited at the thought of being able to use 2 sketch pens. What a great idea!!…

Wedding Escort Cards

Here’s a little wedding project to share with you, made brilliantly simple by combining the CAMEO and sketch pens. I love the way that it still gives a handwritten feel . . . without the carpel tunnel of writing them each by hand. Magic.   I also printed out a few strips of this vintage floral pattern onto the printable white sticker paper and added them to the front of the clothespin for a little added flair. I kind of want to make them for everything now. Play around with different sketch pen colors, fonts, and printable patterns. You’ll get a…

You Are My Sunshine Printable | Erica Sooter for Silhouette America

Printable Shelf Art

    Hey friends! I just love all the fun free designs that Silhouette offers, don’t you? I just want to download and use them all! Last week’s awesome free design was a sunny ‘You are My Sunshine’ printable. Now, you could very easily just print this off and have a fantastic piece of art to hang on the wall! I wanted to add a little bit of extra flair, so I added a few extra steps to make this piece even more special 🙂   Step 1 Open up the sunshine design in your Silhouette Studio® software, and select the image….

Watercolor Stencil Page

    Watercolor prints are a hot trend right now, and with the Silhouette Sketch Pens, you can create your own artwork. First off you’ll want to select your design. When using the sketch pens, you’ll go under cut settings and set ‘no cut’ as well as selecting Silhouette Sketch Pens under the material type.     In your machine, you will undo the blue latch holding the blade and remove the blade. Next you’ll take off the cap of your sketch pen and slide it in where the blade usually sits. Tighten the blue latch to secure the sketch…

Canvas Bookmark

    All of the gifts I gave while growing up were handmade. Thinking back to years of handmade Mother’s Day gifts I remembered lots of bookmarks. They were the perfect gift for an avid reader like my mom. If you’re searching for a giftable Mother’s Day kids craft you’ll love this canvas bookmark. It is easy to prep and can be created by children of varying ages and abilities. To make these canvas bookmarks you’ll need: Silhouette’s printable cotton canvas Fabric markers or crayons Ribbon Your printer To get started, open both the bookmark and the mom design and…

Shine Bright Like a Diamond Framed Art

    One thing I love making is home decor items with song lyrics on them. Song lyrics often have so much meaning and can make really fun phrases to put up in your home! One such phrase is ‘Shine bright like a diamond’ from Rihanna’s song “Diamonds.”   The words of this song are very empowering. Let your true self shine and be as bright as you can be. It’s a great reminder to be confident and get your sparkle on! I wanted to make some fun wall art featuring these words and decided to try it out using some…

Sketch Pen Valentine’s Party Treat Bags

Valentine’s Day Parties are always filled with card exchanges, loads of sweets, and lots of love filled fun! These sketch pen treat bags are a simple way to really hit the “handmade home run” with half the work, thanks to the crazy abilities of the CAMEO and Portrait. No joke, you’ve got you’re very own drawing genie at your call. How awesome is that?     I love the convenience and ease of the sketch pen feature, but am also continually astonished at how awesome it really is. (Truth: I sat and watched the CAMEO work its magic, in complete awe, multiple…

Notepad Decor

Everyone loves an excuse to color. This notepad is fun for kids (or adults!) of any age since you can add in any design to sketch and color in. After opening the notepad design in Silhouette Studio, ungroup the two shapes and move the small rectangle off to the side of your cutting mat. Flip the notepad shape horizontally. Add the sketched flower design to the front of the notepad. Resize it and delete the line that goes around it. Place a sketch pen in your blade holder. In the cut settings window, select only the sketched flower design to…