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How-to: PixScan™

Silhouette’s PixScan™ feature gives you the ability to cut out any image using our special PixScan™ mat. Today we’re going to show you just how easy it is to make any custom cut you want. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette PixScan™ Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade How-to: PixScan™ 1. Place the photo or image you want to cut out on your PixScan™ mat. Press down so that your image is stuck securely to the mat. Take a picture using your smartphone or scan in your PixScan™ mat. For optimal results, when photographing or scanning the PixScan™ mat, ensure…

Finally Use Those Paper Scraps with PixScan™

Where are my scrapbook paper fanatics/hoarders at?! I know you’re there, and I KNOW you have saved a ton of paper scraps thinking that one day you will use them for some project. Well, today is your lucky day because you not only will be making an adorable handmade card but will also finally use those paper scraps! And once you do, you can replenish your stash and buy more cute paper. I told you today would be your lucky day! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette PixScanTM Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Pick-Me-Up® Tool Silhouette Studio®…

Lovely Gift Ideas To Impress Mama This Mother’s Day

We all love mom! But let’s face it, it can be tough to shop for the perfect gift. So, today I have rounded up a few amazing gifts that you can DIY that are sure to impress mom this year and maybe help you move up on her favorite’s list. Ok–maybe I am making promises that are a little extreme, but one thing I do guarantee is that the special lady in your life will absolutely love anything that is given to her, especially when it is handcrafted with love and care. Footprint/Handprint Love Sign I absolutely love this sign…

How To Use PixScan™ To Decorate Handmade Cards

Did you know you can use PixScan™ to decorate handmade cards? Today, I’m going to tell you how you can “fussy-cut” patterned paper without even having to lift your detail scissors. To be honest, I’ve had a PixScan™ mat since last Christmas when I received it with the CAMEO, but I had never tried it out. The great thing is the same PixScan™ mat that works with the previous model of the CAMEO will also work with the CAMEO 3—no need to purchase a new one. How cool is that? Want to see how it works? Let’s go! Supplies needed: The…

How To Use PixScan™ Mobile

What is PixScan™? PixScan™ technology allows you to cut precisely around any printed image or position cut lines on a specific place on your material. PixScan™ technology cuts according to an image’s actual size. What does this mean? When you use PixScan™ mobile, you can take a picture of an image on the PixScan™ mat, trace it and edit it in the app, and cut it out. Opening the App First, download the PixScan™ Mobile app on your device. Open the app. It will open with a brief tutorial. Taking the Picture After reviewing the demo and when you are…

Try Something New With Silhouette PixScan™

  Hi there! Kelly here to tell you more about the PixScan™ mat. Do you know how much this simple mat can do to expand your Silhouette machine’s capabilities? In today’s post I’m sharing how to use the PixScan™ mat to add writing to tags from a scrapbook kit. PixScan™ Overview: What Can It Do? The PixScan™ mat comes with its own registration marks, which allows it to use the Silhouette’s optical scanner to find the right place to cut. It has a surprising number of uses to add to the “toolbox” of each Silhouette machine. You will need the…

Framed Dog Art: A PixScan Tutorial | Erica Sooter for Silhouette America

PixScan Photo Art

One of the coolest pieces of technology when it comes to Silhouette has to be PixScan™. Have you ever had a photo of someone or something you found in a magazine that you wanted cut out perfectly, but didn’t trust you and your scissors to get it right? Well now you can have your CAMEO do it for you using PixScan™ technology! Simply take a photo of what you want cut out, upload it, and Silhouette will do the rest!   I found a super adorable greeting card with a Great Dane on it that looks exactly like my sister’s…

Stamped Scrapbook Layout

I’m sharing with you a layout that I created using a stamp that I made with the Silhouette Mint™. I used the stamped image to create the design of my layout.   To create this layout you will need: Silhouette CAMEO®  and 12 in. x 12 in. mat Silhouette Mint™ and stamp ink of your choice (in 2 colors) Cardstock (in 4 colors) Silhouette Rhinestone setter and rhinestones (2 sizes) PixScan™ mat Adhesives   Step One: Creating My Stamp To begin my layout, I started by creating the stamp.  I opened up the library in Mint Studio™ and chose the round “I love you” design. (This…

Free Shape Of The Week: Be In The Moment

    Are you all slowly getting back into the daily routine again? I think we are around here.  This time of year is always a great time to re-organize life, home, work, etc. but it’s also a great time to enjoy the winter season and all that is has to offer.   Today I’m sharing a layout using the FREE Shape of the Week. An adorable snowflake design with a base to create a card.  Instead I chose to use part of the design for a stamp and create a layout.   You will need: Silhouette Mint™ Machine 45…

Fabric PixScan Ornament

    This is another fun way to use your PixScan™ mat. I made a fabric ornament and wanted to cut my pieces from a certain part of a scrap of fabric. The PixScan™ mat allowed me to do exactly that. I found this great wise men design and phrase for my ornament, so I resized everything to fit the front and back of two 4-inch circles. I have had this small scrap of fabric in my stash for a while and wanted my wise men to have these colors. The best way to choose exactly which part of the design…

Wooden Photo Ornament

My husband and I take a lot of pictures. Our walls can only hold so many picture frames, so I try to find other creative ways to display them. I wanted to do something special with this picture of my little guy playing in the snow. By putting it on a blank wooden ornament, I’ll be reminded of that memory every year while it hangs on our Christmas tree.         The PixScan™ mat makes projects like this so easy. I just placed the ornament on the PixScan™ mat and took a picture with my phone.    …

PixScan Stamps

    Do you have a PixScan™ mat? Have you used it much? I love mine; it adds a whole new level to my CAMEO’s abilities. Kelly here, to show how to use stamps with a PixScan™ mat. I’ll be using a stamp I created with my Mint machine, but you can use this PixScan™ technique with almost any stamp you have. Did I catch your attention, stampers?   Stamp your Paper I had a scrap of white sticker paper that was too small to run through my printer as a print & cut, so it’s an excellent choice for…