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UV Light Sensitive Fabric Ink T-shirt

Have you ever tried to apply fabric ink to a t-shirt using a stencil? That’s what we’re going to walk you through right now using stencil vinyl and UV light–sensitive fabric ink. The ink looks creamy white when you’re indoors, but as soon as you go outside into the sun, your inked design will show its true colors and display as a bold, darker color. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Stencil Vinyl  Silhouette Fabric Ink Silhouette UV Light Sensitive Fabric Ink Silhouette Hook Tool Paint brush or sponge Mixing tray Piece…

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…

How to Create Perfect Chalkboards for Every Season

I love using my Silhouette CAMEO® to spruce up the decor in my home. My home is decorated in a farmhouse/flea-market style, and I love hunting for treasures at our local antique flea market every month. One of my favorite things to collect are chalkboards. As much as I think I have decent handwriting, I needed a better solution for writing words on my chalkboards. Fortunately, my Silhouette machine gives me the extra help. I have been making stencils for my chalkboards for a few months now, and the stencils help the chalkboards look so much better than if I…

How to Spruce Up Your Thanksgiving Dinner

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I am always looking for ways to enhance my traditional turkey dinner. I love using my Silhouette machine for nonconventional ideas. So today I am so excited to share how I used my Silhouette machine to enhance the look of my pies! I know what you are thinking! How can a Silhouette machine make my pies amazing? It’s easy! I made a stencil to cut out the top of my pie crust. Follow the steps below to see how. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Stencil…

Fabric Inked Pendant Flag

Did you know that Silhouette sells a fabric ink? It’s a soft-drying ink, so it will better resist cracking and peeling once dried. The dried paint has a soft feel that blends with the feel of the fabric, so you get the visual appeal of a custom design on your fabric but keep the original feel of the fabric surface. In this tutorial, we’ll teach you how to use it and apply it to make a totally custom project. Today is the day for you to Say Yes to New adventures! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Stencil Vinyl …

Make Waves With A Personalized Beach Towel

As a kid, whenever we went on vacation, you could always find me lurkin’ around the personalized key chain display. I love things with my name on them! This love for monograms and personalization is what sparked the idea for today’s DIY project: a customized beach towel. I’ve always wanted a personalized beach towel, the perfect summer accessory, but I’m too cheap to pay the personalized price. This is why I spent many hours (and ruined many towels) honing this method, so read on to find out the secret to trendy beach towels.   Supplies needed: Silhouette CAMEO® Silhouette Stencil…

Easter Brunch | 5 Crafts to Spruce Up Table Decor for Easter

Hippity, Hoppity—Easter is certainly on it’s way! And with Easter comes brunch, and with brunch comes a bunch of cute ways to spruce up your Easter Brunch table. From place settings to drink accessories, today I’m sharing five of my favorites. Long gone are the days when a table centerpiece had to take the main stage. With your army of Silhouette machinery and materials, even little flagged straws have a chance to steal the show. Any excuse to get your craft on, amirite? ONE: STAMPED FLAG STRAWS With her CAMEO® and Mint™ in tow, design team member Kathi Arbiso made these adorable…

Hand-Painted Planters Using Silhouette Stencil Material

Friends! Spring has sprung and it has got me wanting to be surrounded by beautiful botanicals, both indoors and out. So, here I am with a fairly fast and inexpensive way to add a little personal touch to the plants you keep around your place and the vessels that hold them. Let me be clear, I have no idea how to repot a plant, so this plant is literally sitting in its original potter, inside the painted pot. Whatever. This is why I’m in charge of the pretty pot part, people! We all have our strengths. For this project, you’ll need a few things: A Silhouette Electronic…

Five Ways To Customize Your CAMEO Dust Cover

One of the first projects I think every proud new CAMEO owner should do when you get a new Silhouette machine is to customize your CAMEO dust cover. I love having a matchy-matchy workspace—I try to do a little custom work on everything to make it fit right in with my décor. The covers are made from a sturdy canvas material so they will hold up to lots of different methods of personalization. They come in a few different colors, too! For today’s post, I came up with five quick and easy ways to inspire you to customize your dust cover. Some of these are…

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…

Using Silhouette Machines And Products To Create Home Decor

Decorating a home never stops, am I right? Well, if you haven’t thought to use your Silhouette to make something really cool to add some style to your home, you should! If you can look past my dust and the many, MANY other things in the background that need painting or replacing, I will bring you into the one room in my house, my dining room, that has been updated since we moved in earlier this year. This house is so very 90’s that it’s almost back in style. But…it’s not my style so we’re slowly renovating and updating. There…

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…